Pro Tile Tips

A good tile job is a work of art. We asked our favorite tile pro for some tips about which methods and materials can turn a so-so tile job into a masterpiece.

Our favorite tile guy, Dean Sorem, has been plying his trade for 15 years and he never stops researching, trying new products and looking for a better way to do things. Here are Dean's top tips for using new methods and products to make your next tile job the best it can be.

Polish stone edges

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Backbutter for a better bond

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Plan layouts with a laser level

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Don't wash the grout too soon

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Use a self-feeding screw gun

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Use a Schluter system for a leakproof shower

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Waterproof wet areas

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Flatten walls with shims

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