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How to Grout Tile flooring

Unsanded grout readily clings to vertical surfaces, but sanded grout tends to rolldown the wall and end up in little piles on the floor. Unlike products of ten years ago, most grouts on the market now include a latex or polymer additive that strengthens the grout and helps it to resist staining. Select Here to Download instructions.

Ceramic tile countertops

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Ceramic tile counter tops were, for many years, very popular. Much hasn’t been said about them lately, but people are often using them in bathrooms and on kitchen islands. Sometimes porcelain tile is also used. There are a many pros and cons when it comes to ceramic tile countertops.  With the rise in do-it-yourself home improvements, they might be making a genuine comeback in 2010. Continue reading

Can I Lay Ceramic Tile Over an Existing Vinyl Floor?

By David A Z Platinum Quality Author

One of the most common questions when laying tile is, Can I lay ceramic tile over an existing vinyl floor in my kitchen/bath. Well the answer to that question is yes and no. It all depends on two things, the condition of the vinyl floor and what is underneath the vinyl floor. Let’s look at these two items in more detail. Continue reading

How Ceramic Tiles are made

Ceramic tiles are flat, thin items made of clay, silica, fluxes, colouring and other raw materials. They are generally used to pave floors and cover walls and façades.

The clay used to make the slab may be for red firing or white firing. Both the floor tiles and the wall tiles are impermeable ceramic tiles that are normally made using a clay slab and vitreous coating called ceramic glaze.

Where can Tiles be installed

The wide range of ceramic products currently available on the market is conditioned by the different uses of this construction material. Depending on their use, there are different types of products with different characteristics. They are currently used for floors and facing. Continue reading

The Benefits of Tile Installation

Although carpet and hardwood have been at the forefront of the flooring world for decades, tile is quickly becoming a mainstay in homes, apartments, and office buildings all over the world. While carpet is associated with comfort and hardwood is linked to elegance, neither flooring option matches the overall versatility of tile. In addition to being easy to maintain and clean, tile has connections to both beauty and safety. Continue reading

How to Install Tile Flooring

The Easy Part of Tile Installation

It’s a lot of fun to picking out the right tile for your project. Tile is one floor covering that you can pick up and get a good feel of it. You can find better deals at online stores and sometimes you can get free shipping and no tax. You will discover a plethora of tile that you may have never know existed. Online sites may also provide complete how-to-install instructions and videos.

The Hard Part of Installing Tile

There are a lot of  potential issues involved with setting tiles that you may forget.

•Planning can be complicated because you have to think several steps ahead of the process.
•You need a good subfloor.  If you do not have a good sub-floor for laying tile, you will need to first install one or your job will turn out to be a disaster
•Perimeter tiles will need to be cut. Its best to use  a wet tile saw or at least a snap tile cutter. Its best to have both types of tile-cutting tools.
•Tiles within the perimeter can be difficult. They do not automatically fall into straight lines you will need to account for this
•The tile mortar is heavy and can be difficult to mix. Its best to buy a pre-mixed mortar however its more costly

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Home Remodeling and return on investment

1. The Kitchen – Update your Kitchen and expect about an 85% return on investment.

2. The Bathroom  – Update your old bathrooms and expect about an 80% return on investment.

3. Decks – Putting in a new deck and expect an 80% return on investment.

4. Siding  – Update or Repair your homes siding and expect an 80% return on investment.

5. Window replacement – Replace old windows and expect a 70% return on investment.

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