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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

6 Floor Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

The average floor takes a ton of abuse. Shoes, pets, kids and furniture all take their toll, leaving your floors looking worse for wear. While materials like natural stone, laminate, porcelain tile and even hardwood are designed to be durable, you still need to put some effort in when it . . . Read more

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