Stains are usually very shabby, messy and damaging. With kids and pets running around the whole day you cannot expect the floor carpet to be spic and span all the time. More than anything else the first thing one must learn is to accept the fact that things cannot stay neat and clean for a […]
Leveling compound is a mixture of cement designed to pour easily over a concrete floor to smooth out any uneven areas in that floor. The leveling compound is also called self-leveling cement or compound. All it is, is very wet mix cement with a consistency much like tomato soup. It is important to level a […]
If you plan on tiling your concrete floor, it is imperative the floor be perfectly flat first before you lay tiles on it, especially if you plan to lay large tiles. If the floor is not leveled, the tiles will lay at an angle, the sides won’t line up and you’ll have gaps between the […]
Choosing grout might seem simple, but choosing the right grout is not such an easy task. There are many things to consider before you make your choice like color, water resistance, and its potential to stain. Consider these factors before you choose your grout and your tile installation will look and perform better.
Selecting the right grout is not as straight forward as you might think, and it is not simply a choice of color. Different types of grout are used for different types of installations. For instance, some tile installs require sanded grout, and others do not. You must know which type of grout is right for […]
Grouting floor tile is slightly different than grouting wall tile. Since the tile is on the floor, you will use different tools to apply and scrape your grout. You’ll also take special steps around fixtures to help seal out water and protect your walls and floor.
Grout is the key to any tile installation. Grout helps hold tiles in place, creates a water-tight barrier and also adds a cosmetic touch. Sometimes, grout can offset uneven tiles as well, especially if you are using tiles without straight edges. But in order for it to work properly, you need to learn how to […]
If you want to update a bathroom, tile a bathroom. You can find inexpensive tile that is anywhere from $1 to $3 a foot. Some tile outlets even sell lots of tile that is less than that. Since most bathrooms are small, your entire budget for the project can be as low as $250, including […]
Replacing wall molding is an inexpensive way to improve your home. Removing damaged or old molding and replacing it with brand new molding brings many rooms from ugly to grand in just a few days. If your home needs a makeover, think about replacing molding first. Sometimes it’s all you need to do to brighten […]
Sometimes it is necessary to install a subfloor to install new hardwood flooring, stick-down tile or laminate floors. Keep in mind that installing a new wood sub floor requires a substantial amount of work, but if your cement floor has large gaps, holes or gouges, the wood will cover them and provide a better surface […]