Steps to Installing a Faucet

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For a big impact with small investment for your bathroom or kitchen, consider changing the faucet! It’s a super easy, relatively low cost improvement, that in some cases, can totally change the look and feel of your space!

Faucets are available in a wide range of prices and styles from very inexpensive, mostly plastic models to high-quality brass units. You’re better off buying a brand-name faucet. Some of the better brand-name washerless faucets have lifetime warranties.  Continue reading →

Choosing the Faucets for Your Bathroom

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There is such a wide range of bathroom faucets on the market today. I bet you are confused and unsure of which one you want or what faucet would look best in your space. Well let’s start with the different styles of faucets so you have an idea of the uses and looks.

Single Hole

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 10.01.13 AMPerhaps you have a small space and can’t fit a large vanity. You might want to select a single hole faucet. They are perfect for bathroom designs that don’t take up too much counter space. You can choose a beautiful single hole faucet while making a statement.

 

 

Wall Mounted Faucet

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 10.02.58 AMA wall mounted faucet definitely draws in the audience. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from that create a playful old-fashioned vibe to your bathroom. Maybe you are looking for something unique to make your bathroom stand out, or your design is somewhat a farmhouse design. The wall mounted faucet would fit perfectly.

 

Modern and Sleek

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 10.07.49 AMIf you are looking to create a modern vibe, you can choose a flat sleek faucet. Make sure you are choosing all similar shapes to make it feel unified and sleek. The flat sleek faucets brings a clean, simple but modern feel to a bathroom.

 

 

Exposed Pipes

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 10.12.48 AMExposed pipes are one of my favorite faucets. Typically, when you have a smaller bathroom you would use a wall mounted sink with exposed pipes. This will help the bathroom seem bigger. By using a pipe-style faucet in a finish similar to the actual pipes below, it makes the design look like an intentional statement. Most industrial bathrooms add character by exposing the pipes.

 

Tall Faucets

ZZH_T21019D03_000_01_4_3_4_3Tall faucets can be absolutely stunning. A great thing about a tall faucet is that it has a lot of versatility. Not only are they visually appealing, but they allow for more room fit beneath them. Keep in mind they do take up a lot of space.

These are just a few of the different style faucet options you have to choose from. You can find these and many more at Plumbtile.

How To Repair Your Leaky Faucet

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Do you have a leaky faucet that you need to change or repair?

All of the sudden you notice your faucet has been leaking water down your cabinets. Oh no, this can become a real mess. You may think that fixing this is difficult and complex to do. That really isn’t the case. You can actually fix this yourself. Most problems are caused by worn washers or cartridges, or a worn valve seat in the body of the faucet. Spout O-rings can cause leaks, as well as O-rings on valve bodies can cause leaks as well. Continue reading →

DIY: Install A Pedestal Sink

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It is time to update your bathroom and you have so many choices of sinks to pick from. In bathrooms, especially in small bathrooms, make homeowners choose the pedestal sinks.

Pedestal sinks are elegant, space saving solutions that have existed in bathrooms for hundreds of years. These are slightly more complicated to install than a standard sink, so a DIY guide can be helpful so you can conquer this task yourself. Continue reading →

How-To: Install a new faucet.

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When you replace your faucet, be sure to choose a high quality faucet with brass fittings as to make sure longevity is guaranteed. Many manufacturers have warranties for their fixtures, so check with them before you order.

PlumbTile features some of the top brand name faucet manufacturers. So stop by Plumbtile first to pick out your new faucet to compliment your bathroom. Plumbtile.com stocks the widest array of contemporary and traditional faucet and tap designs.

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How to have your home be more Sustainable

envforum logoSustainability is a big buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability means meeting your current needs without having a negative impact on the needs of future generations. It also requires you to make environmentally-conscious choices about the way you live. It’s not really plausible for most of us to have a completely sustainable home — one that uses only nature’s infinite resources with no affect on the environment around us. But fortunately, there are some measures you can take to make your home more sustainable.

Your choices as a consumer greatly affect the sustainability of your home. Using rechargeable batteries limits the waste of items that often can’t be recycled. Buying paper products made with recycled content continues the chain of sustainability. Better yet, lose the paper towels and use a washable cloth. Biodegradable trash bags and cups are made of corn that dissolves over time, adding one less type of plastic to our landfills. And energy/water saver appliances can all help contribute to a more sustainable way of living.

In this particular blog we are going to highlight a particular brand that we at Plumbtile are proud to provide; California Faucets takes water sustainability very seriously! Read more below.

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Designer Spotlight : Hansgrohe

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Do you often find yourself worrying about the stress of your day while you shower? Do you find yourself listing all of the things that have to be done, and the things that didn’t go as planned as the water falls all around you? Maybe it’s time for a different shower experience. With Hansgrohe, your daily shower can be the most relaxing part of your day.

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How to Install a Dishwasher Air-Gap Kit

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A clog in your kitchen sink drain could cause dirty water to back-flow into the dishwasher and contaminate the inside of the washer tub. Some municipalities require you install an air gap between your dishwasher and garbage disposal or sink drain to avoid such an occurrence. You can install an air gap in a single afternoon without the help of a plumber. Dishwasher air gap kits are available with everything needed for the air gap, but not the additional hose required to attach the gap to either the sink drain or the disposal.

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How To Install a Center Faucet

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One of the most common types of bath faucets is a center-set faucet. These are available in a wide selection styles and prices, and are generally easy to install. The steps below describe how to properly install most common center-set bath faucets.
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Picking the Right Kitchen Faucet

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In most households, the kitchen is one of the most prominent rooms. It’s not just where food preparation happens. Often it’s where the eating occurs too, and where people tend to congregate.

If you’re having guests over, the kitchen is usually a focal point of the socializing. So it makes sense that people want to make sure everything in that room is perfect. This is especially true for the faucet, which could be said to be the centerpiece of the kitchen.

Before you purchase a new faucet, then, read the guide below for help in picking one you’ll be happy to use and proud to show off.

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