Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

Architectural Ceramics

It’s no secret that Americans have fallen in love with Marie Kondo and her mission to clean up homes across the nation. From her NY Times best-selling books, to her overnight hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, the KonMari method teaches us to focus on organizing by way of categories and to strive for a cleaner home filled with items that spark joy. The KonMari method provides simple tools to organize your home, with the overall goal of sparking joy.

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How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on ask.com. In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. A pply more grout to the seams and let it dry for several hours. The advice given below and to this reader was based on my experience with this master tile installer, I feel I can respond. 1- GROUT is NOT used to lay the tile! !

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How to Make a More Sustainable Kitchen

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

So if you want to have a more eco-friendly home, the place to start is in making a sustainable kitchen. As far as costs go, you could be looking at hundreds to thousands of dollars if it’s time to get more sustainable appliances. So whether you’re ready for a complete appliance overhaul or looking for easier ways to be less wasteful, below are some tips for a sustainable kitchen. It might be time to find more energy-efficient appliances.

How To Choose Bathroom Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Or how about a vibrant colourful feature wall to start your day right? There are so many tiling choices to suit every tiling need that it can quickly become overwhelming, so use this guide to help choose the best bathroom floor tiles for you. How to Choose the Material of Your Bathroom Tiles. To go natural or not to go natural? Natural stone tiles need to be resealed over time to help protect the material from general wear and tear.

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Beyond Modern Farmhouse: How to Use Shiplap

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What is shiplap and how did it get so popular? The name shiplap originally referred to wood planks with notches (called rabbets) cut on each side of the board. These notches allowed builders of ships, barns and homes to provide some protection from seawater and rain. Early homes used shiplap on interior walls to provide a surface for wallpaper before drywall was introduced. Here’s how: You can use shiplap in any decorating style.

How to Install Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Tile Excellence

How to Install a Kitchen Tile Backsplash : Rooms : Home & Garden Television - [link]. backsplash diy diy tile glass tile How to how to install kitchen Backsplash kitchen tile mosaic designs tile installation

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.

How to Style Outdoor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’ve got an expansive garden or a small patio your outdoor space should be a place you wish to escape to, where you can relax and unwind. By styling your outdoor space to reflect and enhance your outdoor tiles, you can make your patio an inviting extension of your home. One easy way to make your outdoor tiles an extension of your home is by using Valverdi Indoor-Out tiles, to seamlessly match your indoor tiles with your outdoor tiles.

Kitchen Sinks: How to Choose the Best Style for Your Needs

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

However, with so many styles to choose from, are homeowners choosing style over function? How can you determine which type of kitchen sink is best for your needs? With the evolving role of the kitchen leading to tasks beyond traditional cooking and cleaning, people are often selecting more secondary sinks,” explains Peggy Gallagher, Senior Product Manager at Delta. In fact, according to the NKBA design trends report , it’s the most popular kitchen sink material.

How to Install Starlike Grout

The Tile Doctor

Learn how to prepare and install Starlike Grout. Starlike is the only product that can be used in three diferent ways: as an Epoxy filler for grouting, an adhesive for tiles, or a decorative wall smoother. 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

How to Choose Grout Colors

The Tile Doctor

Turning Grout Work into Art Work Learning how to choose grout color is important if you are ready to take advantage of the full range of possibilities when it comes to making the most out of each tile project you work on. General

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How To Choose the Tile for Bathrooms

Tile Doctor

Design Examples DIY bathroom how to choose bathroom tile tile It is funny that bathrooms, the smallest rooms in the home, can be the most intricate and so involved, considering the space is so small. There are many tile considerations which include floors, counters, backsplash and shower. Here, I’ll discuss choosing the right tile for all the areas of your.

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How to Tile Interior Floors - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

Interested in tiling an indoor floor? This installation tutorial will detail the application of stone tile or ceramic tile on interior floors. In the following photos, we will see an upstairs bathroom remodeled. General

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How to Install Glass Tile

The Tile Doctor

Glass tiles can bring beauty to any environment. Glass tiles are a great way to bring a look of elegance to your home without spending a lot of money. Glass tiles offer a lot of versatility as for aesthetics go as well. General

How to Plan the Perfect Shower Niche

The London Tile Co.

A shower niche is not only highly functional, but it can also add to the design and aesthetic of your bathroom space. Where to Start. When planning a shower niche there are several things to consider to make sure your shower niche turns out perfectly. First things first, how many bath and shower products is your niche looking to shelve? It is important to think about this when taking into consideration your niche’s height, depth and width.

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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. And, with just a little routine cleaning, you can keep them looking like new for years to come. Below is our simple guide for how to clean your tile and grout, including product recommendations and DIY solutions! Apply the paste to the spot and gently scrub until the stain is removed.

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How to Stay Organized on a Cross-Country Move

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There is no practical option to take things slow and move in chunks, or even bring the most important items to your new place in a few loads. However, the good news is that there are numerous things you can do to remain organized on a cross-country move and make the experience as stress-free as possible. If you’re looking for a guide on how to stay organized, you’ve come to the right place. It’s crucial to stay organized while packing.

How To Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Japanese gardens are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax here after work? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to relax and feel peaceful—maybe even downright Zen ? Japanese gardens are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. Therefore, it’s not hard to understand why the idea of a Japanese garden would be such a beneficial export. Stay True to the Culture of a Japanese Garden.

How To Cut Glass Tile Video Explanation.

How to Floor Tile

Probably one of the most popular posts on this blog and viewed many thousands of time is how to cut glass tile. Still working an in depth video but I am sure this will help. Know that any glass tile can be cut with a wet saw.

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How to Make Your Home Stand Out to Buyers

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There are plenty of typical things to do before listing your home for sale — cleaning, de-cluttering, staging, and so on. We all know of these obvious tasks, but what are some of the less obvious ways to make your home sell fast and stand out amongst the sea of For Sale signs? When homes are hot, you need to try every possible method to make your home stand out — even some unconventional methods. Start Your Own Social Media Campaign to Sell Your Home.

How to Grout Glass Tile – 4 Tips for a Flawless Finish

Tile Doctor

Learning how to grout glass tile is not very difficult, and the result can be stunning if you use the right techniques and products. It is important to take the same kind of care. How-To Glass tile can make an elegant and beautiful statement in any home, especially when grouted correctly.

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How to Craft Your Fireplace With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Fireplaces are much more than places to keep warm in the winter. When it’s time to give them a facelift, there’s no better choice than cement tile patterns. 5 Tips to Craft Your Fireplace With Our Cement Tile. Match Your Fireplace to the Room.

Open Floor Plans Require Special Thought: How to Transition Hardwood and Tile

Tile Doctor

A Smoother Way to Transition Hardwood and Tile One of the hardest things about installing a variety of flooring in a house is learning how to transition hardwood and tile. There are few things more unappealing than a sloppy transition between two types of flooring, and learning how to. How-To

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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. How-To Material - Tile, Natural Stone, Marble Surfaces - Wall, Floor, Countertop tile wall tile Probably the most common types of wall tile are porcelain and ceramic wall tile. But still other types exist such as marble and glass wall tile.

How to Install Tile on Stairs - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

This section will detail the installation of ceramic or stone tile on stairways. Both ceramic and stone tile can be installed over stairways constructed of concrete, steel, and wood. General

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How to Remove Asbestos from Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You don’t want to find asbestos in your home. In this article we cover what asbestos is, why it’s so dangerous, where it’s located and how to remove it. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be mined from the ground in practically any part of the world,” according to John Ward at Mold Busters. Composed of thin, dense fibers, asbestos is a desirable material in the construction industry for its ability to resist heat, fire and electricity.”.

How to Install Tile Floors Outdoors - An Overview Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

Generally, ceramic, porcelain, or stone tile can be installed over suitable substrates in exterior locations, including mortar beds over concrete slabs and directly onto concrete slabs. General

How to Measure Your Room for Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whichever room in your home you are buying tiles for, it’s important to measure properly so you get the right amount of tiles. It can be confusing working out the correct measurements so we’ve put together some tips to help you breeze through it. When taking measurements be sure to use centimetres as most tile measurements are given in millimetres, centimetres or metres – so it makes it easier to keep it consistent. to allow for wastage.

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How To Edge Your Tile

The Tile Shop

We couldn''t believe it- there are so many ways to finish your tile work beautifully! I took a walk around our Plymouth, MN showroom to get some examples. I would encourage you to take a trip around your showroom to explore the many ways to edge your tile project. It makes a surround look complete and adds to the beauty! Please click on the images to view Good afternoon! A couple of months ago Lauren and I went on the Luxury Home Tour.

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How to Tile Pools and Fountains - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

Both ceramic and stone tile can be used to tile pools and fountains. However, certain types of tile and stone should not be used inside pools or fountains. There are types of tile that are manufactured specifically for this usage. General

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How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen. With new design trends showcasing creative uses of colors, modern appliances, and functional design, there are endless ways to bring your kitchen into the present day. Here are 10 creative ways to make your dull, outdated kitchen feel new and inviting once again.

How to Tile Walls Indoors - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

These tile projects can include the typical installations of bathroom tile tubs, bathroom tile showers, and kitchen tile backsplashes, It also includes various rooms with tiled wainscoting and tiled interior veneers. General

How To Choose the Tile for Bathrooms

The Tile Doctor

It is funny that bathrooms, the smallest rooms in the home, can be the most intricate and so involved, considering the space is so small. There are many tile considerations which include floors, counters, backsplash and shower. General

How to Tile a Bathtub - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

The following photographs and text will detail one method for erecting mortar bed walls to receive tile in a tub surround using the one coat mortar method where the mortar wall is applied in one coat without a scratch coat. General

How to Revive Old Tile and Grout

The Tile Doctor

The good news is, there is an alternative to re-grouting or taking on a whole new tile installation. Very often, replacing the tiles in a home require extensive work and can be costly. General

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How to Grout Tile Floor: 7 Insider Tips & Techniques the Pros Know

Tile Doctor

You may consider yourself pretty good at do-it-yourself projects, but even the most dedicated home improvement enthusiasts can be intimidated at the thought of learning how to grout tile floor. Rest assured, you can handle this project, and with the wide variety of tile colors and styles on the market, How-To

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How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

If you’re considering updating your kitchen or bathroom, or any other room in your house, have you put any thought into which tile material you’re going to use? If you haven’t we’re here to give you some advice about the different types of tile. We know that the choice can be a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding, so why not narrow it down by knowing which material you want for your tiles. Easy to clean, sweep or use a damp cloth or mop.

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How To Get The Modern Country Look In Your Kitchen

The London Tile Co.

It is where all the family, no matter how big or small, come together and connect. The ‘modern country’ style is a look that works in all property types from real country properties to modern townhouses. have put together our tips on how you can transform your kitchen today. Unfortunately, natural materials can not only break the bank account, but also require constant upkeep – like the sealing and resealing of natural stone tiles to prevent staining.

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it looks great installed with a neutral grout that matches the tile, but I can see why both designers would have wanted a charcoal color grout to pull in the wallpaper.

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How To Care For Marble Or Natural Stone From?

How to Floor Tile

link] I personally do not advocate using Marble, Travertine and other natural stone in showers or wet areas because it is too soft and hard to maintain. Mats/rugs : Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that may scratch the stone floor.

How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

Decorative Materials

Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects. Typically, their goal is to elevate interiors by creatively incorporating bold stone features. Our job is to capitalize on each client's preferred stone styles, and, in many cases, make it the focal element of the entire design. Have you ever fallen head over heels in love.with stone tile?

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Learn How To Install Tile in Showers - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

The following photos and text concern the tiling of a residential shower using a one coat mortar method on solid backing. The ceramic tile chosen was a ceramic wall tile and the floor was also tiled. General