Tec Skill Set Blog

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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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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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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5 Easy and Affordable Summer Backyard Projects

21 Jun
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
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.
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A Quick and Dirty DIY Guide to Tile Backsplashes

15 Mar
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
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!
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9 Tips and Tricks of How to Tile a Glass Backsplash

08 Mar
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
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.
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10 Easy DIY Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

02 Mar
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
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.
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How to calculate the amount of grout you need

09 Jun
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
how much grout do I need
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.
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How to mix DesignColor™ Grout

15 May
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Looking for the perfect grout color to complement your kitchen or bathroom design? Just like shopping for paint, TEC® Skill Set™ DesignColor™ Grout lets you mix your own unique grout color!
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Save Project Time by Tiling Over Existing Tile

01 May
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Tiling over tile
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.
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How to Install Backerboard for Tile Backsplashes

22 Apr
Posted by Ron Sheldon Tile Installation Expert
Putting up backer board on kitchen backsplash
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.
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