Pro Tile Tips

A good tile job is a work of art. We asked our favorite tile pro for some tips about which methods and materials can turn a so-so tile job into a masterpiece.

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.

Polish stone edges

Backbutter for a better bond

Plan layouts with a laser level

Don't wash the grout too soon

Use a self-feeding screw gun

Use a Schluter system for a leakproof shower

Waterproof wet areas

Flatten walls with shims

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