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10 Best Floor Cleaners

For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep things sanitized and spotless underfoot.

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6 Best Paints for Tile

No need pay thousands to freshen the look of a tiled kitchen or powder room wall. All it takes is...


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.


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Porcelain vs. Ceramic Outdoor Tile: What’s the Difference?

Thinking of tiling your deck or patio? Let's compare your options, porcelain and ceramic, so you can make the best...

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What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...


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Which Floor Wax, Polish or Sealant Is Right for the Floors In Your Home?

Don't make the wrong choice! Find the best floor wax, polish, sealant or cleaning solution depending on the type of...

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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


What You Need to Know About Peel & Stick Backsplash Tile

Want to make a big impact on your kitchen really fast? Try a peel and stick kitchen backsplash. It's cheap and...


What You Need to Know About Peel-and-Stick Tile

Installing tile can be intimidating for any DIYer regardless of skill or experience. It takes time, money, tools and patience...


Why You Should Avoid the Ceramic 3D Tile Trend

Why You Should Avoid the 3D Tile Trend


13 Cool Trends in Tile

While the classic white subway design may always be in style, new trends are emerging when it comes to tile....


How to Remove Tile From a Concrete Floor

Create a smooth surface for new tile


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How to Tile a DIY Backsplash

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


Dos and Don’ts From a First-Time DIY Subway Tile Backsplash Install

After receiving contractor bids to tile our kitchen backsplash that didn't fit our budget, my husband and I decided to...

Selecting a Backer Tile Board

How to choose the backing that best fits your tiling needs


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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.


Tile-Snapping Jig for Narrow Cuts

Here’s a simple, homemade tile-snapping jig. Cut two 12-in. pieces from a 1x6.


10 Common Tiling Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them

Laying tile isn't the most challenging DIY project, but it can be easy to make mistakes. To avoid any mishaps...


How to Spiff-Up Thin Tile Grout

Some gentle scraping with a folded fine-grit piece of sandpaper will rub out dirt and stains on tile grout.


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How to Cut a Large Hole in Tile

Cutting large holes in tile, like for a shower valve, can be challenging.


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


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Create Your Own Floor Tile Layout

Watch as our tile expert explains how to plan your tile layout for professional-looking results.

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Cleaning Unglazed Porcelain Tile

Two types of cleaners will dissolve all kinds of dirt and grease from unglazed porcelain tile


Pro Tile Tips

A good tile job is a work of art. We asked our favorite tile pro for some tips about which...


How to Tile: Prepare Concrete for Tile

Turnaround tips for an old basement floor


How to Remove Grout Haze From Stone Tile

Use a special grout release before grouting porous stone tile


Grouting Tile Floors: Porous and Uneven Tiles

Avoid grouting nightmares with natural stone tiles


How to Replace a Towel Bar

Replace an old towel bar on a ceramic tile wall