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 […]
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Ceramic tile allows the flexibility to create one-of-a-kind designs for walls, floors and countertops. The wide range of tile styles, shapes and colors means the look of the final layout is limited only by creativity. However, tile has one annoying drawback: grout. Due to its porous nature, tile grout can be the “Achilles’ Heel” of a ceramic floor. This porosity […]
Q: Can you lay new tiles (saltillo) on top of old ceramic tiles? A: Yes, but only if the existing tile surface is in good shape without cracks or loose tile. The tiles need to be cleaned of any grease, oil or other bond breakers. Use a belt sander or angle grinder to scuff the glazed surface of the […]
Q: Do you foresee any problems with using ceramic tiles to re-surface the interior of a bathtub? A: If the tub is fiberglass or acrylic, then the answer is “don’t try it.” To tile a fiberglass tub, the tub must be fabricated with the intent of ultimately tiling over it. If cast iron, then you’d have to use epoxy to […]