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What Type of Tile Backer Board Is Right for My Project?

A successful tile installation depends largely on the type substrate the tile is adhered to. Whether it’s a wall, floor, or countertop tile installation, using the right substrate is crucial for preventing cracks and breaks in the tile and grout. Backer board is the best substrate for tile. Plywood and . . . 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

Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Glossary

Ceramic: A fired clay material. Click here to learn more about the development of ceramic on our blog. Double-fired or Bicottura tiles: Double-fired or Bicottura tiles are glazed ceramic tiles produced by a procedure that breaks the firing process in two phases. An initial firing of the shaped raw materials produces . . . Read more