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How to Level a Concrete Floor for Tile

Floor Tiles

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 […]

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Choosing Grout

Grout on Bathroom Tiles

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.

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Grouting Floor Tile Properly

Smoothing Grout

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.

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How to Grout Tile the Right Way

Smoothing Grout

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 […]

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How to Tile a Bathroom

Installing tiles on floor

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 […]

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Install Fiberglass Shower Panels on a Wall

Shower Panels

Fiberglass shower wall panels are used in conjunction with a shower pan to create a standing shower. The fiberglass shower panels are waterproof and therefore protect the drywall and wall frame from the rot, which occurs due to excess water exposure. These shower panels install with little difficulty and if you have carpentry skills, you […]

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Install a New Shower in Drywall

Bathtub and Shower

If you want to install a new shower in new drywall, you do so without advanced plumbing skills. If you have already installed drywall over the shower area, you need to remove it first. If you have not installed drywall, install the shower valve first, then complete the project. Here’s how to install a new […]

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Cleaning Tile Properly

Red and White Tiled Floor

Tile is a very durable surface area for a kitchen, bathroom or living room. However, it will collect dirt and mold. Cleaning tile to remove this dirt is often a challenge because some cleaners harm tile or scratch the surface. Use these tips to help clean tile and return it to its former, bright shiny […]

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How to Replace an Old Bath Tub Faucet

Bath tub faucet

An old bath tub faucet is something you can replace, but you do need to know how to remove and install one to get the job done. Usually, bathroom faucets are single handle varieties, which means they have one handle for both hot and cold water. All faucets are not exactly the same, but most […]

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Installing a Single Handle Shower Faucet the Right Way

Single handle shower faucet

Installing a single handle shower faucet requires some basic skills and some patience but it is a project any homeowner can complete with relative ease. It is a simple way to add new life to a bathroom, or update that old, leaking, stained faucet fixture. All you need while installing a shower faucet is a […]

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