When determining whether to DIY common home remodeling and improvement projects or whether you should hire a professional, the first consideration should be safety. Even if you think you understand how to tackle the project, some jobs are simply unsafe for homeowners with little to no construction experience to handle. Next comes money. Consider which option is more cost-effective overall. The answer will depend on the type and complexity
Hardwood flooring has it's plusses: it's charming, it gives rooms a warm, inviting feel, and it meshes with practically any style of interior design you might like, from classic to contemporary. But wood has its downfalls too. It can be easy to damage, it wears more quickly than tile, and it requires more regular upkeep. That's why flooring manufacturer's developed wood-like or hardwood-inspired tile. You get all of the
With holiday shopping, parties to plan, parties to attend and the New Year right around the corner, winter may not seem like the best time to remodel your floors or remodel your bathroom, but guess what? Now might be the best time of the year to get a bathroom remodel or new floors installed in your home. From end-of-year discounts on materials to faster job completion and more flexible scheduling, now might actually
Great tilework has the ability to completely transform a space, but there’s a whole lot of options to choose from when you decide to go with tile. If you’ve decided tile is your style, don’t get overwhelmed. Instead, take a look at the trendiest of flooring tile trends for this fall and winter. Dark, bold colors are in again this year, so don't be afraid to express yourself.
Can’t decide between wood floors or tile? Ceramic or vinyl? Natural stone or engineered wood? If you want to get ultra-creative with your floor design, you don’t have to choose one over the other—you can have both! “Mixed media” is becoming more and more popular in the flooring industry. Designs featuring wood floors with tile or stone can be woven together to create a unique design. Your imagination is
Who has time to push a Swiffer around every day when there’s softball league, yoga, tee ball, poker night, running in the park, and that new Netflix show you can’t turn away from, all eating away at your time? Our busy professional, social and family obligations often keep us away from our cleaning duties at home, and that leaves dirt to just pile up and stare us down. When
A skilled tile installer – particularly a Certified Tile Installer (CTI) - will: Use the correct methods and materials for installing tile products. Use premium bonding materials. Carefully control site conditions. Ensure that the installation will be on a flat surface. Ensure that the installation surface is rigid. Know to use a crack isolation membrane when necessary. Pay attention to industry standards for minimum mortar coverage. Know to use
Tile walls and floors in your home may come in a variety of styles, colors and shapes. You have seen interesting shapes and colors before, but you may not be aware of the many styles you can choose from. This article explains all the styles you may use, and each style you choose will help enhance your kitchen or bathroom. Consider which style will look best, and consider blending