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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick bonus guide on how to set a decorative band!

How to Install Cork Tile Flooring

Easy-to-cut cork tiles and a homemade cutting jig make this a hassle-free DIY project.


How to Tile Countertops

Tile on laminate: A good idea?


How to Install Granite Tile Countertops (Kitchen Tile)

Granite tile gives you the appearance of a solid-stone slab at one-third the cost. We’ll show you the techniques for...


Granite Countertops: How to Install Granite Tile

Get the beauty and durability of granite for half the cost

How To Clean Tile Floors

Tile floors are easy to keep clean because all you need to do is regularly sweep or vacuum them, plus...


How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity of concrete

Buying Countertops: Plastic Laminates, Granite and Solid Surfaces

Pros, cons, costs (and some pretty strong opinions).


Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash

This stainless subway tile is a simple kitchen backsplash you can install in one day


How to Install In-Floor Heat

In-floor heat is easy to install and cheap to operate, and your feet will love it!


How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

The first step to prevent bathroom mold is keeping tile dry

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How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor in the Bathroom

Learn how to install tile: Specifically, how to lay new ceramic tile over an old vinyl floor.


Installing Tile Countertops

Complete how-to for laying a tile countertop and backsplash, from preparing the surface to cutting and placing the tile in...


How to Replace a Two-Handle Shower Valve With a Single-Handle Unit

Replace a shower valve without tearing open a wall


How to Install Natural Stone Tile

Tile a tub surround with beautiful marble tile in a weekend—without spending a fortune


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Tile Layout for Tubs and Showers

Get started with the right layout to achieve the perfect tile job.

One Weekend Bathroom Remodel

Get a new look without busting the budget


How to Install a Bathtub: Install an Acrylic Tub and Tub Surround

Remove an old plastic bathtub and surround and install a new bathtub and three piece surround with new plumbing and...


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Bathtub Caulking Tips

How to achieve smooth caulk.


How to Remodel Your Bathroom Without Destroying It

Add space and give your bathroom a new look with new medicine cabinets, lighting, tile and paint.


Drying a Wet Basement

You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem


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How to Tile a DIY Backsplash

Install a mosaic tile backsplash for a whole new look for under $200.


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How to Regrout Bathroom Tile: Fixing Bathroom Walls

Simplify this tough job with a grout removal tool and learn how to regrout bathroom tile.


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How to Drill a Hole in Tile

Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile.

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How to Caulk a Toilet to a Floor

For the best seal, caulk the floor before you set the toilet


How to Tile: Prepare Concrete for Tile

Turnaround tips for an old basement floor


Entryway Floor Tile Installation

Slide tile under trim for the best appearance


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Tile Installation Tips From a Tile Expert

Special tricks for special tile


How to Replace a Towel Bar

Replace an old towel bar on a ceramic tile wall


A Small Bathroom That Feels Big

We'll show you how to find breathing space and beauty in your small bath