The catch with renovating your backsplash is that it’s not the easiest project to take on. Sometimes they may be hard to remove, chipping one tile away at a time. It’s extremely tedious and time consuming. However, there are ways to make a daunting task a bit more approachable. For example, if your backsplash is still durable, and not yet garbage worthy, you can always simply install over it. Continue reading →
Unfortunately, sometimes porcelain tiles can break over time and then there is a need to replace them. But you may not want to replace your entire floor. You can actually just replace the tiles that are broken. First what you will want to do is to remove the grout. In order to do that you will need a handheld grout saw, and carbide tipped cutting knife, a triangular grout saw, and an oscillating multi tool with grout. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
I bet you thought choosing the right tile for your shower would be difficult. There are so many different tiles to choose from and it can be overwhelming at times. But guess what, our experts at Plumbtile are here to guide and help you with choosing the proper tile. The tiles that are best to use in the shower are ceramic and porcelain. You do not want to use materials such as wood or linoleum. These most likely will get wet and create moisture which could cause lifting or hazardous molds. Continue reading →
When most people hear the word renovation, they panic. Remodeling has never been an easy task for most people. So many things can go wrong from overspending to physical disasters. It is a task that can bring upon stress and anxiety. But with everything in life, having a plan of action set in place beforehand can avoid a lot of unnecessary pain in the long run.
Countertops are extremely important to the functionality of your kitchen. It is after all, the most used room in your home. If your family has most of their meals at home, this is where they will be prepared. Whether it’s day to day functionality or holiday gatherings, this is the room that will offer up the most memories. For this reason, it should be the most maintained. If countertops begin to wear, it could slow down your average routines.
How can you tell when it’s time to replace your countertops?
Your choice in countertops are drastically important to the look and feel of the room, whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom. It pulls every other element in your room together from wall color to backsplashes. In addition, countertops have to be durable. They have to accommodate your needs, no matter what those are. It is important to be aware of when you need new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.
There are so many DIY blogs and podcasts out there that self renovation has become a lot more common. It also helps the homeowner when it comes to budget. But is doing it yourself always the best option?
When is the right and wrong time to DIY?
Do you want to renovate your floors but you can’t quite put your foot on what design you want to go with? Hardwood floors are not a bad option to go with. They already bring so much character and sophistication to any home. Imagine if you put a slight twist on it by installing hardwood floors in patterns?