7 Updates for Your Bathroom

Hastings bathroom

You may find yourself wanting to update your bathroom, but the off-putting part of updating bathrooms is the cost. Would you be more willing to update that bathroom if you were sure, it wouldn’t break the bank? Below are 7 bathroom updates that won’t run you dry, but will change your bathroom’s overall appearance. Continue reading →

How to Install Your Whirlpool Tub

Zuma whirlpool tub

Getting Ready For The Whirlpool bathtub Install

Whirlpool bathtubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes and, generally are not too difficult to install. Some prep work is a good idea to help alleviate any problems along the way. Planning for some surprises or unforeseen circumstances along the way is always a good idea as well. Let’s get started on installing your new tub! Continue reading →

Replacing Your Faucet In Your Guest Bathroom


Expecting guests over anytime soon?  There’s no better time to give your guest a bath makeover, and a new faucet is a perfect place to start.  Surprisingly, it’s simpler than you think.  From start to finish, it can be completed in one afternoon.  You’ll spend more time shopping for the perfect fixture than actually installing it.

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How to Replace Your Broken Tile


Unfortunately, sometimes porcelain tiles can break over time, and then there is a need to replace them. But you may not want to replace your entire floor. You can just replace the tiles that are broken. First what you will want to do is to remove the grout. To do that you will need a handheld grout saw, and carbide-tipped cutting knife, a triangular grout saw, and an oscillating multi-tool with grout. Continue reading →

DIY: Installing Tile Flooring


When setting and creating a beautiful room with gorgeous tiles you will need to do a lot of preparation and planning. Choosing your beautiful tile is just the first step in making sure your remodeling has been done correctly.

Some things you might want to keep in mind before you start placing your tiles. Do you know what type of tiles you want to use? Knowing what tile, you will want to place down whether it is glassporcelain, or wood tiles will determine the rest of the materials used.


Once that is set you will want to choose the type of mortar. You will also want to get a piece of flat wood or metal board, so you can level the mortar before it dries. You will also want to get grout, a square to lay the tile, and something to cut the tiles.

Once you have all of your materials lined up you can begin by creating a layout design of your room, so you know where you will be making cuts. If you don’t go in prepared you may end up

Making a lot of mistakes and wasting many tiles. If you are using patterned tile you will want to make sure that when you cut it, you line up the patterns.


You will want to make sure you transition any tiles that are on the ends or against the wall. If you don’t transition them properly it will look unfinished and unpolished. Figuring out how you will handle these transitions is part of the planning process because you will need to order these pieces with your tile.

One more tip you want to keep in mind is the thickness of your tile. Tile can become heavy and you will want to make sure your floor joists can handle the weight and put down ¾-inch plywood with ½-inch cement board on top.  Check that your walls and floors are flat with a long straight edge. You will want to make sure your floor is level if you are going to use a baseboard-style trim piece.  Also, keep in mind that glass tile expands and contracts at a higher rate than other tiles and is more prone to stress fractures. If you have any questions or are unsure you can contact one of our specialists at Plumbtile.

Choosing Your Kitchen Faucet

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Kitchen Faucet

In most households, the kitchen is one of the most prominent rooms. It’s not just where food preparation happens. Often it’s where the eating occurs too, and where people tend to congregate.

If you’re having guests over, the kitchen is usually a focal point of the socializing. So it makes sense that people want to make sure everything in that room is perfect. This is especially true for the faucet, which could be said to be the centerpiece of the kitchen.

Before you purchase a new faucet, then, read the guide below for help in picking one you’ll be happy to use and proud to show off.

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