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 →
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 →
Glass tile has steadily risen in popularity these past few years, and as a result costs have been driven down as competition increases between makers. Even better, eco-friendly processes have become involved, and some makers boast 100% recycled glass tile lines.
However, some contractors are reluctant to lay glass tile because they are not used to the methods to set it down. It’s different from ceramic tile and if done wrong can be costly to re-do. Contrary to popular belief, it’s fairly easy to do, as long as you’re prepared appropriately.
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The beauty, elegance, and durability of ceramic tile has made it a favorite flooring choice for centuries, but these are not the only reasons for its popularity. Tile is surprisingly easy to maintain, and by using simple household products, you can keep your ceramic tile floors looking like new for years. Here are great tips on how to do this:
A kitchen is one of the central components of a home. Families gather there for daily meals as well as large family events. The flooring must be able to withstand frequent foot traffic, dropped dishes and silverware not to mention food and drink spills. However, the kitchen flooring must also have a pleasing aesthetic that coordinates with the rest of the house. Before you start weighing the most popular varieties of kitchen flooring, review a few key factors that go into the decision of choosing the right kitchen flooring for your home. Continue reading →
If you already have started your eco-friendly kitchen with bamboo cabinets, cork flooring, and new lighting, etc…
Now, might be the time to think about changing your backsplash. Believe it or not, you can do it all by yourself.
There are pretty simple steps to follow. This is how you go about creating an eco-friendly metal backsplash: Continue reading →
Do you love to cook? Are you always in the kitchen sautéing, grilling or frying? Well, your meal may turn out to be a perfect master piece, but what about your kitchen? There is going to be a clean up after the meal is over. You probably have a backsplash in your kitchen. It is completely worth it because it cuts your cleaning time in half. Think about trying to clean cooking oils, like canola and olive oil, off of paint or wall paper. That would be a total disaster! Continue reading →