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 […]

DIY Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Creating a beautiful mosaic tile backsplash is one of the quickest ways to give your kitchen an attention-grabbing upgrade.This easy DIY mosaic tile backsplash is gorgeous, easy to maintain, and simple to DIY. Plus, it can be a big help in protecting walls from spills and water damage. Here’s the step-by-step tutorial to create your […]

Mosaic Tips 

Start simple. Make a small mosaic plaque before you mosaic a wall or floor. That way you can work out your materials and methods before the big job. How can you draw a design? Simple drawings like those in a coloring book work best. The color and the details come when you add the tile […]

How to Make a stained glass mosaic portrait from a photograph

Make a stained glass mosaic portrait from a photograph Materials and Tools: enlarged photograph,mat board,masking tape,clear adhesive shelf liner several colors and shades of opaque stained glass,plastic containers,glass cutter square-nose pliers,glass nippers,tweezers,diamond wheel glass grinder,safety glasses latex gloves,black felt-tip pen,ultra-sticky clear adhesive film,piece of tile backer board (cement board) craft knife,epoxy adhesive,notched trowel,roll of paper towels,instant glue,premixed grout,rubber […]