Waterproofing Your Shower

 

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When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure everything is perfectly set. This means making sure all plumbing seals are good, all tiles are grouted properly but most importantly you waterproof the areas that have excessive water.  In order to waterproof your shower, you will want to first mark your area. Make sure to properly measure your wall and mark out where you will be waterproofing. Once you have your area measured out you can mask off the section with masking tape. A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. Continue reading →

Refinishing your Cabinet

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If your kitchen cabinets are looking old and outdated, you don’t need to purchase new ones. Just refinish them! This easy process will give your kitchen a new updated look.

The first thing you will want to do is remove all cabinet doors and shelves. Once that is done. If the screws have some old paint on them you will want to make sure they are cleaned off.  Clean cabinets thoroughly making sure any grease remaining on the surfaces will interfere with refinishing. You can use Simple Green which is environmentally friendly to remove any deposits from yours hands or oils.   Continue reading →

Spring Clean Anytime!

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Spring is upon us in a few months. Are you getting ready for some spring cleaning? Did you know that it actually promotes wellness both mentally and physically by keeping your environment clean and free of clutter. A cluttered house can actually be detrimental to your health. Here are some of the tips to help you with your spring cleaning. Continue reading →

How to Choose a Faucet

Snip20181219_8There is so much more to choosing a faucet than going to a store and grabbing one. There are a few rules to remember such as the holes and handles. If you are just replacing the existing faucet you will want to remember that your new faucet will require the same number of holes in the deck of the sink as your old one. This will include the spout and the handles. Continue reading →

The Mold Problem and Solution

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Do you ever get mold build up in your bathroom? Well that can be attributed to poor ventilation. You always want to make sure you have some sort of ventilation system or a fan in your bathroom. Plumbtile has a Myson – Condensate Pump Kit that can help with any condensation from a shower to eliminate the mold or mildew buildup. Be sure to have this installed otherwise you may be doing more than just cleaning the tile. You may be replacing them. Of course, Plumbtile has everything you will need to remodel your bathroom. Continue reading →

Tips When Laying Tiles

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When setting and creating a beautiful room with gorgeous tiles you will need to do a lot of preparation and planning. Choosing your beautiful tile is just the first step in making sure your remodeling has been done correctly.

Some things you might want to keep in mind before you start placing your tiles. Do you know what type of tiles you want to use? Knowing what tile, you will want to place down whether it is glass, porcelain or wood tiles will determine the rest of the materials used. Continue reading →

How to Subway Tile Your Bathroom

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Subway tile is a very simple but beautiful tile that can completely change up a bathroom. Some people look at subway tile as being boring and plain. Did you know that the original subway tile was white with a glossy glazed finish used as the wall surface standard in New York City, New York subway train stations in the early 20th century? However, today tiles have been completely modernized. They are still very easy to install. Continue reading →

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Properly

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If you are like most of us, you think decluttering your kitchen is clearing everything out and having nothing showing. That means shoving those bills in a drawer, or neatly lining them up on the counter, or even having a junk drawer. If you have to say you have a junk drawer, then that is exactly what it is, junk! Your countertops are filling with clutter, then you need to designate a proper space for it. Continue reading →

Installing New Floors In Your Home

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Are you putting in some new flooring and curious about where to begin?  You can easily determine how much flooring and the cost by using these simple steps.

Flooring is sold by the square foot or square yard it is important to know how large the area is that you want to cover is the first step.  It can be difficult to measure rooms that have odd angles. If you have an “L-shaped” room, divide it into 2 rectangles and measure them separately. The length of the rectangle multiplied by the width equals the square footage. For example, a room, or section of a room, that is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide produces this formula: 15 x 12 = 180 square feet. If the flooring you are purchasing is sold by the yard, divide the square feet by 9. So, 180 square feet / 9 = 20 square yards. You will then want to add up the square footage from all the rooms or room sections. That number will be the total square footage being covered. Continue reading →