A Step-by-step Approach to a Beautiful and Budget-conscious Bathroom Overhaul
Although showers laden with ceramic tile look great, leaks are an inevitable fact of life. You can’t assume your shower floor is waterproof just because you see no visible signs of tile or grout damage. Ceramic tile showers are not waterproof; they are water-repellent. Under the tiled floor surface lies about 2 inches of cement mortar. When using the […]
Here’s a case study of a bathroom remodel from re-caulking to radiant heat floors.
What Lies Beneath?
Keep ahead of the game with mildew-resistant building materials.
Q: Can I install plastic laminate over a countertop that’s already covered with existing laminate material? A: Yes, but the existing surface must be even and smooth. Repair any gouges or loose edges and make sure the existing laminate is glued firmly. Rough-up the surface with sandpaper, and then use a soft paintbrush or a vacuum cleaner to completely […]
A close look at material options and DIY installation
Grout restoration can renew the look of a tile floor.
Casting Light on the Most Used Rooms in the House.
For those new to laying tile, the temptation is to pick the straightest wall and start laying the floor along it. While that may work with other flooring materials, tiles must begin from the center of the room. This gives you plenty of space to work outward to the walls and ensure a symmetrical pattern. The first and foremost rule […]