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types of tile

What to Consider When Purchasing Tile for Your Home

Porcelain and ceramic tile are durable materials that are often used on floors and walls in bathrooms and kitchens. Watch this video to find out what you need to consider when purchasing tile for your home.

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Removing cracked floor tile

How to Remove and Replace a Damaged Ceramic Tile

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.

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DIY tile snapping jig

Jig for Snapping Tile with a Manual Tile Cutter

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.

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Should Kitchen Cabinets or Flooring Be Installed First?

Amy asks, “When remodeling a kitchen, should you install the cabinets or finished flooring first?”

I prefer to put the finished flooring down before installing the cabinets, though it can be done either way. While it uses more flooring material, the installation requires less cutting and fitting. Read on to find out more.

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Marking a border tile for cutting

How to Cut Border Tile Without Measuring

Watch this video for a simple tip on how to mark border tile for cutting without using a tape measure by putting the tile to be cut on top of the last full tile to give a perfect fit every time.

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tile floor design pattern

How to Create a Custom Tile Floor Design

Though it involves additional labor, installing tile diagonally can make for a more interesting pattern. To create even more visual appeal, inset small accent pieces where the tiles meet or add a contrasting border around the outer edge. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford in kitchen with dark gray natural stone floor.

How to Choose Kitchen Flooring

There are many options when choosing a kitchen floor and the type you choose will depend on your style and budget. Common options include tile, stone, and hardwood. Watch this video to find out more about each style of floor.

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Applying grout to a tile floor.

How to Apply and Seal Grout on Tile Floors

The last step in laying a tile floor is applying and sealing the grout. Once the grout has dried, apply a grout sealer to the joints to prevent stains from occurring. Watch this video to find out how.

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