The temperature is rising, the days are sunnier, and flowers are starting to peek their heads above the ground. It’s springtime, and with it comes warmer weather and the motivation to get the house and garden ready for the new season. As the birds chirp outside your window in the . . . Read more
Sure, your grout was sealed when you first installed your tile, but did you know that you’re supposed to reseal grout? It’s true. Grout sealant can erode away with harsh cleaners and hard scrubbing. In order to protect your grout, you need to maintain a good sealant. Check out the . . . Read more
For those who don’t love their bathroom tiles, we’ve got great news. Painting tiles is the easy, affordable DIY alternative to an expensive bathroom renovation. As long as the tiles are still in good shape, painting will save you the cost and inconvenience of tearing them out and replacing them. . . . Read more
If you’re a DIY pro, or even a skilled and ambitious DIY beginner, laying tile isn’t as difficult as you may think. In fact, anyone who knows their way around a trowel and a tile cutter can lay ceramic or porcelain tile in just 7 easy steps! Check out the . . . Read more
Many homeowners wonder whether they should start with the cabinets or floors. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order.
Depending on your type of floors, the type of cleaning will vary, but any floor can be cleaned easily. Here’s how to clean your kitchen floor.
One cracked tile doesn’t mean you have to retile an entire room. To repair cracked tiles is fairly easy and can be done without professional help. Here are three DIY ways you can deal with a cracked tile. The Top 3 Ways to Repair Cracked Tile 1. Paint Over the Cracks . . . Read more
Grout for ceramic tile is a cement-based bonding material used for filling joints between tiles. The space left between tiles is called a grout joint. Grout joints need to be sealed and properly maintained to prevent stains and discoloration. They are very porous. If properly protected, the tile and grout . . . Read more
Porcelain tiles are fired at a very high temperature to enable a hard wearing and stain resistant finish. But, accidents do happen. While lighter fluid can be used to remove many types of stubborn stains from porcelain tile, here are some of the most common types of stains and how . . . Read more
A common complaint associated with tile flooring is staining due to kitchen mishaps. These stains can sometimes penetrate the porous finish of ceramic or porelain and become quite difficult to remove. Usually, bleach and other oxidants are used in these cases to remove stains from ceramic and porcelain tile. However, . . . Read more