Good question! One of the first steps to a bathroom or kitchen renovation is picking materials. So, sourcing a tile type and style that you’ll like is pretty important. So, here’s a post that explains some basics for tile buying in Austin, TX! Where to Go? The answer is a definite “it depends” If your tastes are flexible and/or your budget is tight, then an … Continue reading So, Where to Buy Tile?
Here’s some information about and advice on different types of grout and the pros/cons of each. It doesn’t have DIY instructions for grouting a tile project yourself, but does have all the info you’ll need to have a clear and informed discussion with an installation pro about what’s the best specific grout to use for YOUR particular tile reno project! Continue reading Let’s Talk about GROUT!
Here is a quick explanation for why floor tiles crack, how to match and replace cracked floor tiles, and how to ensure that they won’t just crack again. Why do floor tiles spontaneously crack? The general answer is pretty simple — ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone is very hard but brittle. So, if you drop something hard on a tile floor, you’re probably going to … Continue reading Fixing Cracked Floor Tile
Trick question since the answer is always YES, definitely put some nice niche goodness in your new custom shower! Convenient and stylish in addition to practical, adding well designed in-wall niche storage space is like adding a super fantastic closet for your shower. This post gives lots of ideas for adding value to your custom tile shower or tub surround. Continue reading To Niche or Not To Niche?
This is a post that describes installing large format porcelain ceramic tile for a 200-ft2 kitchen space on a concrete subfloor with some significant fractures. If you want to make sure that your expensive new 12×12 inch or larger tile doesn’t crack, then there are several things you can do: Make sure the substrate (concrete slab or plywood subfloor) is sound and flex-free. If the … Continue reading Kitchen Floor Tile Fabu