Do it yourself!

Ceramic Tile

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How To Replace Damaged Tile



Monday, July 27, 2009

How To Heat Tile Or Laminate Wood Floors

After having installed ceramic tile and stone for 20 years, I think the biggest complaint was that it was cold in the winter. It’s cold in the summer also but it feels nice then. I have installed a couple of different systems and the Suntouch System seemed to be the best. One can have a mat for large areas prepared at the factory by furnishing them with the layout of the area to be heated. It can also be purchased in premade sections for small areas, like in front of toilet, at stores like Lowes. The instructions have to be strictly adhered to for them to honor the warranty. You can do the wiring of the floor and the thermostat yourself but I highly recommend having and electrician check your work.



Friday, January 16, 2009

How To Do A Simple Edge Profile On Stone

If you are planning to re-do your kitchen or bath and you want to use granite, marble or any of the popular stones used in homes right now, there is a way to make your own simple trim (bullnose) pieces and save a lot of money.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snapper SS-424 Fiber Cement Shears



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Black and Decker Crossfire Laser Level



Saturday, January 03, 2009

How To Install Glass Tile

Glass tile is a little bit different than regular tile in a couple of ways. One is that the thinset used to set them can show through. The other is that the small tiles on a sheet are sometimes held together with a paper on the front of the tile which means that you can’t see exactly what it’s going to look like until the paper is removed.



Friday, January 02, 2009

Hydroban Waterproofing Membrane



Saturday, September 06, 2008

Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealant



Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Backerboard vs. Ditra



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How To Install Ceramic Tile

Something to think about before attempting to tile work in your own house is how permanent it will be. It will probably be one of the most visible areas in your house.  So if you haven’t done much in the line of home repair or construction you might want to think twice and hire a professional. If you still feel like you can do it here is an outline of how to go about it.