Grout can become discolored and dirty over time. A good solution to make old grout look like new again is to apply a grout stain to the old grout. Grout stain comes in many different colors and can be applied with a brush to mask any discoloration.
Removing and replacing a broken ceramic tile isn’t that difficult if you saved the leftover tiles from the original installation. Watch this video to see step by step instructions for completing this project.
Installing mosaic tile as flooring or an accent strip requires a bit different technique than laying large tile. Some mosaic tile are held together in squares with a mesh backing, while others employ paper facing. Laying mosaic tile requires a little extra work, but the results are worth it.
A manual tile cutter is great for cutting porcelain or ceramic tile, but it can be hard to break a small strip off evenly. Joe has a simple solution to solve this problem. It involves constructing a jig composed of two 1x4s separated by a strip of wood or plywood the thickness of the tile.
Ceramic floor tile can be cut to size using either a hand operated, score and snap cutter or a motorized wet saw. Rather than buying an expensive tool, consider renting a tile cutter from a tool rental center.