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Get that Mission Look with Mexican Tile

Mexican tile, also known as Spanish tile, is a broad term used to describe a number of tile materials on the market, ranging from saltillo to hand made ceramic tiles sporting traditional Spanish and Mexican designs. Regardless of the type of tile you choose, you can count on Mexican tile to add a warm, pastoral,…

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Luxury vinyl tile

Luxury Vinyl Tiles – Changing Stereotypes

When most people think vinyl flooring, they conjure up images of supermarket style industrial vinyl tiles or cheap linoleum products. That just isn’t the case, anymore. In fact, the newest generation of luxury vinyl tile, vinyl plank flooring, and vinyl sheet flooring is as durable and attractive as any other flooring material on the market….

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Stainless Steel Tile

More and more homeowners are beginning to think outside the box and realize the same old ceramic tile isn’t the best option for their kitchen walls and floors. Tradition is great, but it can only take you so far. Stainless steel tile is low maintenance, highly resistant to both stain and oxidization. It is one…

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Glossy tiles

Layering Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile, popular, and beautiful tiles available to homeowners today. It comes in a wide variety of looks, sizes, and designs, and can also be manufactured to mimic a number of other tiles. Whether you’re outfitting a new contemporary bath or remodeling a traditional country kitchen, there is a…

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Tiled kitchen

Tiling Project Prep Steps

Tile installation is one of the most commonly undertaken home improvement projects primarily because tile can be used for so many different purposes. Because of this, the preparations you will want to undertake prior to your contractor arriving will depend on the nature of your undertaking. Whichever type of tile installation you are about to…

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Pros & Cons of Porcelain Tile

While many people immediately associate it with figurines and toilets, porcelain can be found in other places around the home, as well. On shower walls, countertops, or anywhere you like, porcelain tile can really show other tile who’s boss—and look good doing it. Porcelain Tile Makeup Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile, though…

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Wall tiles

The Basics of Ceramic Wall Tile Installation

Installing ceramic wall tile is one home improvement that most homeowners are capable of tackling. In fact, it really isn’t much different than any other tile installation. It’s a basic procedure that includes putting up proper backing, mortaring the tile to the wall, letting it dry, and then applying the grout to the tile. Choosing…

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grout repair - before/after

Cracked Grout: Causes, Repair & Replacement

Often, your cracked grout will need to be inspected to determine the exact cause, but there are some common causes. You don’t want to blindly guess or assume you know what the problem is, but here are some things to consider: 3 Common Causes of Cracked Grout 1. Too Much Water or Polymer Additive Too…

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