Most tile installations require cutting tile to size to fit the space properly (primarily around the perimeter). There are different methods to cut tile and some require more skills and technique than others. The following gives you a basic overview of the most common methods to cut tile and explains when and how to use them.
Once reserved for millionaire homes and mansions, heated floors are now accessible to anyone wanting to install heated, tiled floors. And the best part is, you can install them yourself with TEC® Skill Set™ In-Floor Heat.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Summer is just around the corner, and nothing says sunny season more than getting outside. Why not take some time to get a few backyard projects checked off your list? Not only are these easy and budget-friendly, but they’re also guaranteed to add a little life to your outdoor space, and just in time for those summer barbecues and picnic parties.
The right backsplash can make all the difference in your home’s kitchen. As a focal point of the house where activity is booming, you’ll want to be sure that your glass tile backsplash (or other material) is good-to-go when called upon for a little entertaining in the home.
You’ve decided to move forward with installing a tile backsplash as your next DIY home improvement project, but have you considered all of the necessary steps, from inspiration to finished product? Take some time to review our quick and dirty DIY guide to tile backsplashes to prevent any unnecessary mishaps along the way!
If you’re considering undertaking a glass tile backsplash installation, there are a few tips and tricks from the experts you should keep in mind before, during, and even after the installation process. When done correctly, the result is a beautiful and timeless glass tile backsplash you can enjoy for years to come. After you’ve combed the list of backsplash ideas for your kitchen and selected which style you’d like to move forward with, you’re ready to tile a glass backsplash. However, make sure you keep in mind the following.
Are you ready to personalize your cooking space, but are on a budget? Take some tips from these tried and true DIY backsplash ideas. These inspirations are sure to get your creative juices flowing as you contemplate which backsplash will be the perfect complement to your kitchen. You’ll be certain to add a little style—but without breaking the bank! Once you decide which of these backsplash ideas is a good fit for you, don’t forget to check out our simple backsplash tile installation eight-step guide.
Are you starting a tile installation project and asking yourself "How much grout do I need?" If you find yourself scratching your head, don't worry. We developed an easy tool to help calculate the estimated amount of mortar and grout needed for your tile install.
Is your tile worn and outdated? Want to update the floor as quickly and cost-effectively as possible? Instead of hiring an installer, opt to do it yourself! If you have no idea where to begin, just follow this guide to learn how to pull off a successful installation of new tile over existing tile.
So, you’re not ready to commit to a complete kitchen overhaul, but you want to add value to your home and refresh your kitchen’s look. Consider installing a new backsplash or re-doing an existing one to upgrade your kitchen. Backsplash installations are relatively inexpensive and only take a day or two, but can completely change the flavor of a space. Before backsplash installation, properly installing backerboard will help a new tile backsplash withstand anything you (or your family!) can throw at it.