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tool to cut ceramic floor tile

Tools Used to Cut Ceramic Floor 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.

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tiling a floor using underlayment membrane

How to Tile a Floor Using an Underlayment Membrane

When installing tile on a plywood subfloor, cement backer board is usually put down first to provide a firm, stable surface. Watch this video to see how to substitute a waterproof underlayment membrane that’s thinner and easier to install than backer board.

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cleaning tile with muriatic acid

How to Clean Tile with Muriatic Acid

To remove soap scum and hard water deposits from a tile wall in a bathroom, use muriatic acid diluted with water. Follow the warning and instructions on the bottle, and be sure to wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Watch the video to find out more.

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Laying diagonal tile on a bathroom floor.

How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

Tiling a small bathroom floor like this one is not that hard if you know the basic steps involved. The tile can be laid directly on top of an existing tile floor as long as the old floor has been cleaned thoroughly first. To make a small bathroom like this one feel larger, the tiles were laid diagonally. Read more to find out how.

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Sealing grout

Sealing Grout in Tile Floors

While ceramic tile is a durable, low maintenance material, the grout between the tiles is not and will need to be sealed. Watch this video to find out how.

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Using a cold chisel and hammer to remove a ceramic tile.

How to Remove a Bathroom Wall Tile

Watch this video to find out how to remove an existing ceramic tile using a nail set, carbide tipped masonry drill bit, hammer, and cold chisel.

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Scoring ceramic tile with a glass cutter to cut the tile to size.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Find out how to cut ceramic tile by hand using a glass cutter, square, and wire clothes hanger. Watch this video to find out more.

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