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What Is an Uncoupling Membrane and Why Do I Need One?

Laying tile is a fairly straightforward DIY project if you’re familiar with the components, processes, and tools of the job. One of the most important factors for tiling success is the type and condition of the substrate, or the surface upon which the tile will be laid. In some situations, . . . Read more

How to Remove Tile Sealer Without Damage

If you have tile flooring, a sealant can be applied to keep the surface protected from scratches and stains. This sealer is durable and resistant to things like moisture and scuffs, making it a wise choice if you want to prolong the life of your tiles. Sometimes, however, you might . . . Read more

How to Repair Damaged Grout

Grout is a common material used with tile, and it keeps the spaces between each tile looking uniform. This material can become damaged over time, and it will likely require a bit of repair to restore it to its original state. If you’re dealing with damaged grout, there are some . . . Read more

Flooring Transition from the Kitchen to the Living Room

The living room and the kitchen are two of the most-used rooms in the home but their needs are very different, which often results in two different flooring types in these spaces. Keep the look between the two rooms smooth and safe by ensure that proper transitions are installed between . . . Read more

Tile Cutter vs. Wet Saw: What’s Better for Your Project?

Installing tile flooring, backsplashes or countertops requires precise cuts, even grout lines, and a perfectly level surface. Completing a weekend tile project isn’t hard when you have a tile cutter or wet saw to help you achieve those precise cuts. But when it’s tile cutter vs. wet saw, which do . . . Read more

How to Remove Dried Grout from Porcelain Tile

Grout is a cement applied between tiles to fill the gaps and help to keep the porcelain tiles in place. Applying grout can be messy and leftover grout on the surface of the tile or baseboards can make a tiling job look unprofessional. Wet grout is easy to wipe away . . . Read more