Blog Posts About Installation Tips

Welcome to the Installation Tips category for the Tile Doctor Blog. Here you'll find blog posts related to all sorts of Installation Tips for Tile, Stone, and Grout where the innovative line of Tile Doctor products were used. Feel free to share and leave your comments.

Different Floor Tile Examples
Nov 23, 2015
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Sorting Floor Tile

Sorting Floor Tile Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface and color or shade differences.

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Man Setting Floor Tile
Nov 09, 2015
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Setting Floor Tile

Setting Floor Tile 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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Grey Tile Stairs
Oct 26, 2015
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Ramp Floor Tile Installation

When selecting a method, you will encounter height differences between existing floors and the new installation. If the new installation does not involve a height difference more than 3/4, a threshold may not be necessary.

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Man Applying Bond Coat
Oct 05, 2015
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Mixing for Floor Tile Installation

As usual, 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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Applying Grout to Back of Tile
Sep 21, 2015
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Floor Tile Installation Methods

Let's start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used.

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Man Placing Tiles Over Membranes
Aug 24, 2015
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Membranes and Expansion Joints

Membranes can be the first line of defense against damage to tile work and substrates. Sometime they are required or recommended. Sometimes membranes should not be used.

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White and Grey Kitchen Countertop
Aug 03, 2015
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Types of Expansion Joints

Let's look at the joints that do apply in interior applications of all types. A cold joint is formed when one mortar setting bed has cured and another adjoining mortar bed is placed next to it.

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Grey Tile Bathroom Corner
Jul 27, 2015
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Tile Expansion Joints

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile expands and contracts with thermal and moisture changes in the environment as do all building materials. The expansion or contraction will rarely be seen with the naked eye.

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Tile Options on Store Display
Jul 15, 2015
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Five Questions You Must Answer Before Choosing Your Backsplash

What is your current counter top? Of course if you are open to changing your counters along with your backsplash this doesn't matter. Common types of counters are butcher block, tile, granite, laminate or engineered quartz.

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White Floor and Wall Tile
Jul 06, 2015
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Expansion Joints

How do we construct expansion joints? First, there is one cardinal rule for expansion joints of all types. It is mandatory that the joint, whatever depth, be free and clear of all debris prior to the construction of the joint.

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