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Epoxy Grout Is the Best Option for Showers and Moist Environments
Jan 09, 2019
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What is the Best Grout to Use in a Shower?

Showers can be a particular challenge for grout. Why? Because the moisture level in showers, not only from the direct contact of the water itself, but also from the heavy moisture produced by steam and condensation, can lead to all ...

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Laying out Grout
Jan 19, 2018
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How to Install Starlike Grout

Learn how to prepare and install Starlike Grout. Starlike is the only product that can be used in three diferent ways: as an Epoxy filler for grouting, an adhesive for tiles, or a decorative wall smoother.

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Kitchen With Decorative Tiles
Jan 30, 2017
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Listellos

Listellos or other highly decorative tiles are installed in the same method as other ceramics or stone. The field or trim tile layout is simply adjusted for the fit of the pieces. The same is true of murals, liners, and patterns.

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Cracked Stone Tile
Dec 26, 2016
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Damaged Tile

Tile repair, bathroom tile repair, and tile fixture repair, welcome to the section that will answer these questions and show you how to do it. This section will detail the proper methods in removing, replacing, and re-grouting.

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Man Installing Shower
Jul 05, 2016
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Shower Tile Installation

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike® Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile.

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Men Installing Tub
Jun 20, 2016
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Tub Tile Installation

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be installed in bathtub surrounds with dramatic results. This section details the most popular methods today. The tub can be made out of fiberglass, steel, or cast iron.

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Man Setting Tile on Wall
Jun 06, 2016
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Setting Tile For Showers And Tubs

Once the bond coat or setting bed has been trowelled, it is time to set the tile. Remember that it is a good idea to back butter tile larger than 8″ or any tile where 100% coverage is desired.

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Man Installing White Tile
May 23, 2016
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Shower And Tub Layouts

Porcelain, ceramic and stone tile imparts a long lasting and easily maintained surface for bathtub surrounds and shower walls. The layout of the tile, according to industry standards, is the same for any other tiled installation.

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Laying Pink Tile
Apr 18, 2016
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Installing Bond Coat For Showers & Tubs

The bond coat must be applied to produce a minimum coverage for the item to be bonded. It is recommended that tile, when set and beat in, has coverage of mortar on the back of the tile greater that 80% in dry interior areas.

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Applying Mortar to Wall
Mar 07, 2016
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Mixing For Wall Tile Installation

Follow the Manufacturers instructions for mixing the materials chosen for the project. In addition to the mixing instructions, Manufacturers will include instructions concerning application and estimated coverage.

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