How to Keep Your Granite Countertops Glowing

Having chosen granite countertops for your home, you have probably fallen in love with them. Their durability, classic style, easy maintenance, bacteria-free properties and natural look are all characteristics that make them stand out, even to visitors to your home. You have probably heard that with proper care and maintenance, granite countertops will last a […]

How to Keep Your Granite Countertops Looking Great

If you tell a dozen people that you are considering granite countertops for your new kitchen, you will probably have at least one who will regale you with a horror story. The truth is that granite is durable, and it doesn’t take much to keep it looking great for a lifetime. You do not need […]

How to Make Ceramic Tile Look New

If you are tired of looking at the dirty and dingy tile in your bathroom or kitchen, pick up the right products to make your ceramic tile look new. Ceramic tile is a durable material made by mixing clay and sand and firing the tile in a kiln. While properly installed ceramic tiles will last […]

Mortar vs Tile Adhesive When Installing Wall Tiles

Two basic types of material are used to install wall tiles for home renovations, such as a backsplash: portland cement-based mortar, which is also known as thinset, and mastic, an organic tile adhesive used only on drywall applications like backsplashes. Both materials are suitable for backsplash applications, but both materials are not suitable for each […]

How to Attach a Glass Splashback Tile to a Wall

Glass backsplash tiles are available in a wide selection of colors, shapes and sizes. Specialty tile suppliers or your local home improvement store will have glass tile sheets available for uncomplicated installation. Cutting the tiles for a perfect fit will require a wet saw.A glass backsplash will add a sparkly, contemporary element to your kitchen […]

How to Tile Over Existing Tiled Walls

Tiled walls can last many years, but that’s not always a good thing. Colorful tiles may go out of style, and some tiles are inappropriate for the space. No matter why you want another look, you can tile over existing tiles if the wall is sturdy and none of the old tiles is cracked or […]

How to Tile Over Painted Drywalls

Tiles are ideal for bathtubs,showers and backsplashes. If you want to update your kitchen or bathroom walls with tiles, you don’t have to remove existing painted drywall to do so. You can rough up the painted surface, which allows the mastic or thin-set mortar — especially those designed for painted drywall — to adhere. 1,Sand […]

How to Install Mesh Mounted Slate Mosaic Wall Tiles

Slate mosaic tiles can add texture, color and interest to any wall tile design. Slate tiles measuring 2 inches and smaller are frequently mounted onto mesh sheets for easier installation. Although larger slate tiles often vary dramatically in thickness from piece to piece, mosaics can be installed without this issue; any size variation between the […]

How to Install Mosaic Tile?

While mosaic tile surfaces look intricate, creating these tiled designs may not be as difficult as you expect. The options for installing mosaic tiles are to create your own designs with individual tiles or to purchase sheets of tiles mounted on a mesh backing. . Sheet Tiles Sheet tiles are easier than individual tiles to […]

Tile Laying Techniques for Uneven Surfaces

An uneven floor or wall surface can lead to several problems in a tile job. Tiles may crack, pop loose or “lip” — a condition that occurs when the corners or edges of some tiles stick up higher than those around them. Many older homes have uneven surfaces, but several techniques can be used to […]

How to Do Mosaics

Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. They date as far back as 1500 BC and are all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details or they can be found in a simple pattern on the coffee table in your […]

How To Clean Granite Countertops

Cleaning Granite Countertops: A Step By Step Guide So you have your beautiful new granite kitchen countertops, but how can you keep them looking new and shiny for years to come? Even some of the strongest materials around need care from time to time, and granite kitchen countertops are no exception. In this post we […]