Category: Tile

Do You Need to Remove Tile After Flood Water Invades?

Do you have to remove tile after flood water has invited itself into your home? To be clear, we are not talking about your waterline breaking and flooding out your house.* We are talking...

Build a Granite Shower Curb with a Prefab Granite Backsplash

Building a granite shower curb in preparation for glass in the walk-in shower was my greatest fear when remodeling the master bathroom. The plan was to have a shower curb running the distance of...

Buying Versus Renting Tools: When to Rack Up Rental Fees

I kicked my car out of the garage for several months, replacing it with my DEWALT D24000 wet tile saw.  On days I used my wet saw I moved my car across the street,...

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...