If you have a fireplace, most of the time they are the focal point of the room. What if your fireplace is an eyesore instead of a focal point? If you have an outdated fireplace, you can lay tile directly over the existing surface. It’s like giving your fireplace a facelift. It’s not as difficult as you may think. In fact, it’s quite easy. And Plumbtile has so many great choices for tiles. Continue reading →
How To Make Your Own Mosaic Top Table
Have fun with mosaic tile! Sometimes our favorite furniture starts to look a little worn down, or we find a great piece at a thrift store or garage sale, but it needs a little sprucing up. There are so many ways to give that old table or nightstand a fresh new look. The best way to give new life to your furniture is to create a tabletop tile mosaic. Not only is it simple, but the pattern possibilities are endless. Continue reading →
Easy Steps for Laying Tile
Every DIY project comes with a level of difficulty- and laying a stone patio is one of those tasks high on the complexity scale. This job requires heavy lifting, cement mixing, and crawling on the ground all day. If you are up for that kind of challenge, here are some helpful tips to make your work a lot easier. Setting patio stone is comparable to laying bathroom tiles. The major difference is the weight. While setting bathroom tiles can be done by one hand, it takes a lot of strength and brawn to move heavy stones. The simplest of projects can take up to four days, while large-scale ones can take months to complete. Continue reading →
Tile Your New Patio
You have surely seen a tile patio, either at some of your friends or on TV. They look cool and are quite popular these days. And, they are affordable and fall into the DIY category. This article can serve you as a DIY guide for a tile patio. Of course, if you want a top-notch tile patio, you should use some of the tiles offered on Plumbtile.com.
Installing Mosaic Tiles For Your Home
Do you love interior design? Do you want to add an artistic flair to any room in your house? Well then, why not go with mosaic? You can do the installation all by yourself. You do not need to be an expert, in order to, bring an exotic look to your home. It is really no trouble at all. It can be applied to walls, ceilings, and even light traffic flooring. You can create a picture that will feel like an imprint. There are very simple steps you can follow…
Choosing Your Shower Tiles
I bet you thought choosing the right shower tiles for your shower would be difficult. There are so many different tiles to choose from and it can be overwhelming at times. But guess what, our experts at Plumbtile are here to guide and help you with choosing the proper tile. The tiles that are best to use in the shower are ceramic and porcelain. You do not want to use materials such as wood or linoleum. These most likely will get wet and create a moisture which could cause the lifting of hazardous molds. Continue reading →
Choose Your Shower Tile
Are you looking to choose the right tile for your shower? There are so many different tiles to choose from and it can be overwhelming at times. But guess what, our experts at Plumbtile are here to guide and help you with choosing the proper tile. The tiles that are best to use in the shower are ceramic and porcelain. You do not want to use materials such as wood or linoleum. These most likely will get wet and create a moisture which could cause the lifting of hazardous molds. Continue reading →
Tile Your Bathtub and Shower Enclosure
A tile is a great option for a tub or shower enclosure. Many people choose to use tile during their bathroom renovation projects because it is both water and stain resistant, fairly easy to install, and can be modified to fit any budget. Tile is also very customizable offering a vast selection of shapes, colors, patterns, and designs to create the perfect look for your space. The finished product is also easy to maintain and keeps looking great for years to come. Continue reading →
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 glass, porcelain, 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.