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All posts tagged tile flooring (25)

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

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

How to Test Your Tile Flooring Samples

Ceramic and porcelain tile are popular flooring choices in many rooms of the home. Install tile in the foyer and throughout your home for a consistent look. Tile is man-made crafted from pressurized clay and baked at high temperatures to ensure hardness. Because it is man-made and not a natural . . . Read more

Natural Stone Tile vs. Ceramic: What’s Better for Your Project?

The flooring of a room sets the tone for the rest of the space. It needs to be durable, stylish, and ready to take on the daily wear and tear of the space. Two of the most common flooring types are natural stone tile and ceramic tile. With similar overall . . . 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