Tue.Jun 30, 2020

Why Colored Grout is Now The Latest Design Trend

The Tile Doctor

The days are gone when grout was just something functional you used to hold tiles in place. Grout is a serious consideration in the overall aesthetic of not only the tile work itself, but for every room in the house. General

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Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Diary of a Tile Addict

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste.

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Shower Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile. General

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Ceramic Tile Collab: Sister Parish for Country Floors

Decorative Materials

Interior design would look little like it does today without the influence of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. These prominent 20th-century designers moved the industry forward with daring, yet accessible aesthetics that captured the best of classic and contemporary concepts.

Regrouting Tile and Stone is The New Cool Fashion Trend!

The Tile Doctor

Tile and stone, when installed properly, is rarely ever changed due to failure of performance or because the tile or stones surface is wearing-out. On average, a tile installation remains in place about 17 years. General

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Pools and Decks

The Tile Doctor

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile decks and patios, this section will detail these installations. For tiling patios on concrete slabs on grade, look in Floors Exterior.This section will deal with elevated tile patios and tile decks. General

Floor Tile Installation Methods

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used. General

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Shower And Tub Layouts

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic and stone tile imparts a long lasting and easily maintained surface for bathtub surrounds and shower walls. The layout of the tile, according to industry standards, is the same for any other tiled installation. General

Sorting Floor Tile

The Tile Doctor

Sorting Floor Tile Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface and color or shade differences. General

Sorting Wall Tile

The Tile Doctor

Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface and color or shade differences. General

Sorting CounterTop Tile for Installation

The Tile Doctor

Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface. The patterns may be identical on each tile. General

Sorting Tile For Shower and Tub Installation

The Tile Doctor

Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface. The patterns may be identical on each tile. General

Deflection

The Tile Doctor

When installing stone or ceramic tile over floors and walls, each have different requirements. However, they have one thing in common. That is the necessity that they have a firm stable surface on which to be applied. General

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Shopping For Tile And Stone

The Tile Doctor

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) together with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) establish guidelines and minimum performance levels for the manufacture of ceramic tile. General

Repairing Damaged Tile

The Tile Doctor

This section will detail the proper methods in removing, replacing, and re-grouting ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile and porcelain tile fixtures in existing bathrooms and other areas. General

Tile Expansion Joints

The Tile Doctor

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile expands and contracts with thermal and moisture changes in the environment as do all building materials. The expansion or contraction will rarely be seen with the naked eye. General

Tub Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be installed in bathtub surrounds with dramatic results. This section details the most popular methods today. The tub can be made out of fiberglass, steel, or cast iron. General

Listellos

The Tile Doctor

Listellos or other highly decorative tiles are installed in the same method as other ceramics or stone. The field or trim tile layout is simply adjusted for the fit of the pieces. The same is true of murals, liners, and patterns. General

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Epoxy Grout vs. Cement Grout

The Tile Doctor

Grout is a thick paste that has many applications. The application most people are familiar with is for filling cracks between tiles to help keep them in place. Tile grout is typically cement-based. General

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Selecting The Right Tile

The Tile Doctor

Tile Doctor Tip: Take the time to find the right ceramic or stone tile for your application. Make sure that your choice is the best to suit your needs and budget. First, will the ceramic tile be glazed or unglazed? General

How to Install Specialty Tile Floors

The Tile Doctor

In this section, weand#39;ll describe three specialty tile installation situations you may encounter given how versatile ceramic, porcelain and stone tile are for flooring and transforming them into beautiful surfaces. General

The Tile Doctor Introduces Litokol's ZHERORisk Products in the U.S.

The Tile Doctor

The Tile Doctor, a provider of innovative, eco-conscious products and solutions for the tile industry, has debuted ZHERORisk products, a new line of non-toxic, non-corrosive and sustainable products for tile applications. General

What is the Best Grout for Glass Tile?

The Tile Doctor

According to Merriam Websterand#39;s Dictionary, one of the definitions of Aesthetics is "pleasing in appearance." Aesthetics are an important part of our everyday lives. Everywhere we go, we take in the way things look. General

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Glitter Grout: The New Way to Add a Unique Style to Any Room

The Tile Doctor

While a lot of people think of grout as nothing more than a filler between tiles, the truth is, grout is a smart way to take advantage of custom design ideas and to add a personal touch to every room of your house. General

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Stone Manufacturing

The Tile Doctor

Bear in mind that just like their man made cousin, stone tiles have their own characteristics and installation requirements. As always, follow the manufacturer instructions for the installation of the chosen material. General

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Selecting Stone

The Tile Doctor

Tile Doctor Tip: Bear in mind that all of the aforementioned descriptions and recommendations are general in nature. All design and job requirements need to be evaluated carefully and each level of the intended project. General

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Choosing the Right Travertine Grout for Your Project, Made Easier: Starlike� Specialty Grout for Stone Projects

The Tile Doctor

Stone tile is a popular option for both indoor and outdoor projects, but whether youand#39;re using marble, slate, granite or travertine, grout and stone choice is an important decision. General

5 Metallic Grout Color Options for Your Project

The Tile Doctor

One of the best ways to bring aesthetic pleasure to a home or business is the use of tile or mosaics. Tile projects can bring a great deal of eye appeal to any interior or exterior. General

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Going to Coverings 2015?

The Tile Doctor

This spring, the tile industry will take Orlando by storm! Over 20,000 distributors, retailers, fabricators, architects, contractors, and other tile and stone professionals will gather at Coverings. General

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Tile Manufacturing

The Tile Doctor

What is ceramic tile? Simply defined, ceramic tile is tile made of clay. What is cement tile? Well you get the picture. Ceramic and cement based tile are similar in at least one aspect. General

Grout Color Does Matter

The Tile Doctor

Yes, what you select for something as simple as your grout can make or break your projects appearance. Today you have what seems like an almost endless array of choices in Tile, Stone, Glass and even Mosaics. General

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Marble Manufacturing

The Tile Doctor

We will be taking you briefly through a Travertine Quarry near Rome Italy. One of the most attractive qualities of stone is that it is not manufactured like a tile, it is cut and finished only as nature has already created it. General

All That Glitters.includes Grout

The Tile Doctor

When installing tile, everyone gets excited picking the perfect style. And itand#39;s a big decision - thereand#39;s the type of stone, color and size to be considered. So it is no wonder that when it comes time to choose the grout. General

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History Of Tile

The Tile Doctor

Historically, man has desired to create living spaces which were beautiful, durable, and user friendly. With that in mind, ceramic tile has been made by man for 4000 years. General

How To Choose Wall Tile

The Tile Doctor

Tile is an affordable and somewhat easy way to update your kitchen or bathroom.There are several types of wall tile to choose from. Probably the most common types of wall tile are porcelain and ceramic wall tile. General

Are Grout Fumes Toxic?

The Tile Doctor

While cured epoxy poses minimal risks, liquid and partially-cured epoxies present health threats, requiring preventative measures during tile installation such as keeping an area well ventilated and wearing protective gear. General

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Cleaning Stone

The Tile Doctor

Some mistakes can be irreversible, always check labels on the product you are thinking of using and test an inconspicuous area first to see what effects, if any, your cleaning process will have. General

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