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Learn tips and techniques to get better results on your next tile installation project.

  1. How to Tile Bathroom Floors

    An old vinyl floor can be a good base for ceramic tile if the floor is stiff enough and the vinyl is properly prepared—eliminating the problem of tearing it up. This article explains what to look for and how to do it.

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  1. How to Cut Tile With a Grinder


    Learn to cut perfect circles, holes and other cutouts in stone and ceramic tile. It's quick and easy using an angle grinder and diamond blade.

  2. Selecting a Tile Backer Board


    Tile needs to be installed on a backer board to keep the assembly stiff, otherwise the assembly will flex at the grout joints, allowing water to seep behind the tile and rot the substructure. Here's how to choose the best tile backer board for your project.

  3. How to Cut a Hole in Tile


    Splicing ceramic tile around pipes and plumbing fixtures looks tacky. Cutting holes in tile makes the job look more professional. Here's how to do it.

  4. Modern Tile Installation Tips


    Wondering what's new in tile installation? A tile expert shares his tips for dealing with porcelain, glass and other modern tiles and materials.

  5. How to Install Marble Tile Floor: A Tumbled Stone Entryway


    A tumbled marble medallion adds a distinctive tile feature to any room. The medallion is preassembled, so it's easy to install and makes a tile floor that's durable and beautiful. This story shows tiling an entryway, but you can use the same techniques in a bathroom or kitchen with equally dramatic results.

  6. Entryway Floor Tile Installation


    Slide floor tile under door casings for the cleanest appearance. Cutting the casing bottom is easy with a handsaw.

  7. Tile Installation: How to Tile Over Existing Tile


    You can lay new ceramic tile right over the old, using the prep techniques we show here. It avoids the time-consuming, messy tear-out process.

  8. 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.

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