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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

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

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

How to Prepare Concrete for a Tile Installation

Think you need to install a layer of plywood or a cement board underlayment over your concrete floor before laying tile? Before you do all the extra work, discover how easy it is to lay tile on concrete. Find out which precautions you should take before placing tile and find . . . 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

Kitchen Renovation Tips: Should You Install Flooring or Cabinets First?

Many homeowners wonder whether they should start with the cabinets or floors. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order.