Tec Skill Set Blog

How to Select a Grout Color to Match Your Personality

22 Nov
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
How to Select a Grout Color to Match Your Personality
You are renovating your bathroom or kitchen and you have already picked your tile. Now all you need is the grout that holds it all together. Often, attention for selecting a grout color is overlooked, but it is as important as the tile selection, as it adds an additional design element that can change the look of tile completely. Read this blog to find inspiration on grout colors to complement your home.
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How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

17 Nov
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Video: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor
You have decided that you want to install a new tile floor in your bathroom. In order to do that, you will need to follow a couple of steps to ensure your installation goes smoothly.
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DIFM vs DIY. Which is the fit for your skill level? Part 1

28 Oct
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
DIFM vs DIY. Which is the fit for your skill level?
“Should I hire someone to do the job for me or should I do it myself?” Whether it’s installing new shingles on the roof, building a deck, or installing a backsplash - every homeowner has asked themselves this question. Depending on the skill level, DIY tasks can be quite an undertaking in time, money, equipment, and effort. Which brings us back to the question, should you hire someone to Do-it-For-Me (DIFM) or Do-It-Yourself (DIY)?
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Contrasting Grout Colors—A Growing Trend

16 Sep
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Contrasting Grout Colors—A Growing Trend | TEC Skill Set
Contrasting grout colors continue to receive attention as this trend increases in popularity, particularly for homeowners. A pop of color can really bring a room together, and using contrasting grout colors in conjunction with your tile is no different—it can make a very big impact on your space.
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Kitchen or Bath Tiling Projects: Places to Go for Design Inspiration

09 Sep
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Kitchen or Bath Tiling Projects: Places to Go for Design Inspiration
You would like to give your bathroom or kitchen a new look by adding new tiles. For a project like this, you can either hire someone to do the job for you, or you can do it yourself. Either way, you will need to get an idea of what you want your kitchen or bathroom to look like before you begin to remodel. Here are plenty of online resources to find inspiration, how-to-guides and tools for a successful tile installation.
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3 Ways To Make Your Laundry Room More Inviting

02 Sep
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
3 Ways To Make Your Laundry Room More Inviting
Laundry rooms have become common renovations. Many have renovated these spaces to become more inviting and spacious, and to transform them from barely functional and unexciting, to a useful, stylish room in the house. The following ideas will give you inspiration on how easy it is to make more out of your laundry room with just a few simple steps, so you can enjoy your laundry room and embrace its style and character.
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How to Tile a Floor – Pre-Project Planning Infographic

26 Aug
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
How to Tile a Floor – Pre-Project Planning Infographic
When it comes to a tile floor installation, it is important to create a plan and to have all the appropriate materials before you start a tiling project. Use this infographic as a checklist for required materials for your tile floor installation, as well as a guide for preparing the floor and applying mortar and grout.
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4 Ways to Help Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

24 Aug
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
4 Ways to Help Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home | TEC® Skill Set™
Have you noticed your family’s been coughing and sneezing more than usual inside your home? Perhaps your eyes, nose, and throat have been irritated lately? Before pointing fingers at outdoor allergens or your dog, it might be worth considering whether your indoor air quality is to blame. Often, the amount of dust, dirt, and debris that accumulates in the home is the culprit.
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How to Achieve One-of-a-Kind Marine Carpet Installations

02 Aug
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
How to Achieve One-of-a-Kind Marine Carpet Installations
Installing carpet on your boat deck is a job that can completely change the look of your boat. In order to achieve the ultimate end product, you’re going to need to pay attention to detail and commit to a bit of hard work. Here are some basics for successful marine carpet installations.
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How to Create a Colorful Mosaic Tabletop for Your Backyard

13 Jul
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Mosaic Tabletop
The fun part of a DIY project is that you can embellish as much or as little as you would like, making a totally unique piece that suits your own personal style. And if you’re looking for that perfect outdoor project to complete just in time for the summer, why not start with a mosaic table top for your backyard garden, patio, or deck?
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How to Design a Mosaic from Tile for the Outdoors

06 Jul
You’ve decided to undertake an outdoor DIY project, and you’ve determined that you want to incorporate a mosaic piece into the space. First things first, you need to know the lay of the land and how to actually design a mosaic, as this is one of the most important steps in all mosaic tile projects. This fool-proof guide will walk you through all of the preparatory work necessary to successfully design your outdoor mosaic and ensure that you’re armed with the knowledge to get started.
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6 DIY Ideas for an Impressive Mosaic-inspired Backyard

28 Jun
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Want to add a little glitz to your backyard in time for summer, but not sure where to start? Consider doing a few DIY mosaic tile projects to really help make your outdoor space come to life. Any one of these small changes can add a lot personality and color to your backyard. Not only are mosaic tile projects budget-friendly, but they’re also an easy DIY project that looks anything but low-grade.
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