Create Your Own Floor Tile Layout
Watch as our tile expert explains how to plan your tile layout for professional-looking results.
How to Make Precision Cuts With a Diamond Tile Saw
A diamond tile saw is essential for cutting natural stone tile and other hard tile. In this article a tiling pro explains how to make tough…
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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…
Remove Ceramic Tile From a Concrete Floor
If you don’t have room for another layer of tile over an old tile floor, you’ll have to scrap off the old tile. It’s a tough…
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…
How to Tile a DIY Backsplash
Tiling a backsplash above the counter is one of the easiest ways to upgrade an old, tired kitchen on a tight budget. You can choose from the…
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.…
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…
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 tackle the project…
How to Replace a Towel Bar
Replace old towel bars, soap dishes, corner shelves and other ceramic fixtures on ceramic tile walls without breaking the tile or cutting into…
Build an Outdoor Table With Tile Top and Steel Base
This tiled table is simple to make, but it’s engineered to hold up in any weather. All the materials are available at home centers, you…