Blog Posts for the year 2015

Tile, Meter and Pencil
Dec 28, 2015
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Estimating Tools for Installation

Estimating Tools for Installation For a good layout certain tools are necessary. The first on the list are measuring tools. They include tape measures, squares, chalk lines, pencils, straight edges and levels.

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Man Measuring CounterTop Tile
Dec 14, 2015
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CounterTop Estimating

CounterTop Estimating Layouts for countertops are a combination of all of the above. It is essential that the countertop layout be visually appealing. Full tiles should abut trim at the front of the deck.

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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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Blue Tile With Blue and Beige Glitter Grout
Oct 23, 2015
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Tips For Selecting Grout

You may have already selected tile for your kitchen or bathroom remodel but now it's time to accessorized with your grout selection. Don't miss a prime opportunity to put the finishing touches on your design.

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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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Grouting Red Floor Tile
Sep 09, 2015
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Grouting Floor Tile Installations

Let's talk first about Portland cement based grout since this is the most commonly used material. Once the grout is mixed per the Manufacturers instructions, it needs to be installed.

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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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