Category: Tile

How to Build a Tile Countertop 1200 Miles Away

Hey, this kitchen looks nice! The cabinet color is attractive and the appliances are pretty slick. On second glance something seems off… Is that a ladder in the background? Wait! This kitchen is in...

The Ultimate Guide on How to Build a Tile Countertop

Do you love granite slab countertops, but not the price? Do you need a countertop surface that can take a beating? Cash strapped with champagne taste on a beer budget–this was my dilemma back...

How to Determine Countertop Overhang

When you are putting in a new countertop you need to determine how much of the countertop overhang should extend past the top of the cabinet. A general belief in home buying is you...

To Grout or Not to Grout: An Argument for a Granite Tile Countertop

This article is for those of you questioning the choice of allowing grout in a kitchen (or any!) countertop. This is the subject of many arguments online often ending with torches and pitchforks. Before...

The Importance of Reading the Owner’s Manual

The following is a true story. If you take two ideas away from this post, they should be this: read the owner’s manual AND DO NOT DO WHAT I EXPLAIN BELOW. I have a...

Sanity Saving DIY Bullnose Tile Trim Tips

These thoughts are an extension on how to bullnose tile. These bullnose tile trim tips are small summaries and illustrations of the lessons to save you from learning them the hard way. We will...

How to bullnose tile: A Finished Bay Window

How to Bullnose Tile: Two Options

As mentioned in the first part of this series, once you have mastered learning how to bullnose tile there are so many benefits!  This skill pays dividends many times over.  You are also able to...

Motivation for Learning to Bullnose Tile

Ooh, ahh!  That’s a pretty bathroom.  Would you like to wash your hands here? I would! A remodel can run you into the six-figure range if we go insanely crazy with the budget (should...

How an Engineer Decides on a Wet Tile Saw: A DeWALT D24000 Review

Tile in a house is like a Visa credit card: it’s everywhere you want to be.  Parties always seem to congregate in the kitchen and like it or not we spend quality time in our...