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 →
Installing Ceramic Tiles
If your newest project includes installing a ceramic tile floor, don’t be intimidated. These steps will help you through this process with ease. Below is our step by step guide to help you obtain the floor needed for your home project. 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 →
Do you find popcorn ceiling to be unattractive? Do you want to remove the popcorn ceiling? There are several ways to alleviate this issue, you can use Styrofoam tiles or wood planks to cover it or you can scrape it off then paint or add a beautiful mosaic wall tile. Follow out step by step instructions and watch the ceilings transform.
Step 1: Prep the Room
Remove furniture from the space, or move it to the center of the space and cover with plastic sheeting. By laying down a drop cloth and plastic sheeting, you’ll protect flooring and furnishings from dust and debris and it will be easy cleanup after you’re done.
Have you ever looked at a mosaic tile piece and thought “I could do that?” Well yes you can! It is easier than you think and costs next to nothing to make because if you have a tile floor you have the tile you need. If you do not have the tile you can get a box of inexpensive tile at the store. Continue reading →
Are you feeling claustrophobic in your living space? I bet walls are taking over your home. These days’ homes are built with open floor plans. But if you have an older home you may want to start taking down some walls to open that space up. Nothing says beauty and elegance like an open floor plan. Removing walls is not something you will want to do without having a licensed contractor at least assisting. Continue reading →
If you have a fireplace, most of the time they are the focal point of the room. What if your fireplace is an eye sore instead of a focal point? If you have an outdated fireplace you can lay tile directly over the existing surface. It’s like giving your fireplace a face lift. It’s not as difficult as you may think. In fact, it’s quite easy. And Plumbtile has so many great choices for tiles. Continue reading →