Learn to lay tile on countertops, floors, showers and walls with these tiling projects and expert tips.
Cleaning Unglazed Porcelain Tile
Use this simple technique to clean stubborn stains and dirt off of unglazed porcelain tile, using either an alkaline or an acidic cleaner. We'll also help you identify your tile type, so you know which cleaners to apply.
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How to Replace a Towel Bar
Replace old towel bars, soap dishes and corner shelves on ceramic tile walls without breaking the tile or cutting into the walls.
How to Remove Grout
Solve the problem of how to remove grout quickly and without a lot of dust by adding a water spraying attachment to your oscillating tool and fitting it with a diamond blade.
DIY Decorating: Frame Your Mirror With Glass Tile
Set on no-mess strips of tile adhesive mat, shimmery glass tile becomes the perfect frame for a beveled glass mirror. All you need is an MDF back, wood trim, tile, mirror and grout.
Tile Installation Tips From a Tile Expert
Take your tiling skills to the next level. Learn pro tricks for dealing with complicated diagonal layouts, extra-large tiles, uneven walls, dried mortar cleanup and other tiling problems.
How to Tile: Prepare Concrete for Tile
That old basement floor with the crumbling vinyl tile may look hopeless, but with a little scraping and a few strips of crack isolation membrane you can turn it into a perfect base for new ceramic tile.
Pro Tile Tips
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.
Tips for Installing Tile
Installing tile in a kitchen or bathroom is hard work. This collection of tips may not eliminate all your tile troubles, but it will help you avoid the most common headaches.
Installing Kitchen Backsplash and New Vent Hood
A tile backsplash combined with a new range hood can quickly and dramatically transform a dull kitchen. Learn how to install both in a weekend, along with a custom, over-the-oven shelf for spices and seasonings.