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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 keep 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 with a damp . . . Read more

The Pros and Cons of Installing Ceramic Tile in Your Kitchen

Choosing the best flooring for your kitchen can be an overwhelming decision. Ceramic kitchen tile is a popular product for this flooring because of the many benefits it brings to both the design and the functionality of the room. This oven-baked clay material that dates back thousands of years and . . . Read more

How to Clean and Maintain Natural Tile Flooring

One of the benefits of natural tile flooring is that it is incredibly durable, enabling it to hold up well over time. When it comes to caring for stone tile, however, it’s important to make sure you clean it properly. Using the right methods to clean your natural tiles is . . . Read more

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile: What’s the Difference?

If you haven’t purchased porcelain or ceramic tiles before, differentiating between these two materials can be tricky. They have similar qualities and look the same. To make matters even more confusing, porcelain is technically a type of ceramic. So how much of a distinction is there, really, besides the price? . . . Read more

Essential Tools for Laying Tile and Tips on How to Use Them

When you’re installing tile flooring, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools. Having the correct tools will make the process easier and quicker, and you won’t need to stop your project to run out to get the proper supplies. You’ll want to have the correct tools for . . . Read more