In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I […]
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For look, finish and durability, hardwoods are hard to beat. But what about using hardwoods in rooms that are more suited to other types of materials, such as the bathroom? Thanks to an increasing availability of wood-look tile, you can extend the look of wood throughout your entire home while […]
Before our second child was born, we realized that our bathroom, shown above, needed some serious TLC. After three years of time warping every time we needed to tinkle and one genetic byproduct underfoot as it was, we needed our only(!) bathroom to not just become more functional, but be […]
Do you have strong feelings in regards to your kitchen or bath design but don’t have the budget to work with a professional designer? Or do you just know what you like when you see it but don’t have the time or patience to spend picking out color palettes and […]
We were recently introduced to SnapStone which is a floating porcelain tile system. What’s unique about SnapStone is that along the edge of each piece of tile are a set of over/under teeth that when set against another piece of tile will lock each in place. This inter-locking system creates […]
Installing a tile kitchen backsplash or shower surround is one of the most popular do-it-yourself projects, but mastering the tile application process can be frustrating and full of trial and error. We love products that make our projects easier and the Bondera Tile Mat Set certainly fits the bill. Bondera […]
Heath Ceramics is a Bay Area institution. The company’s skilled craftsmen have been producing exquisite tableware and tile at the Sausalito factory for over 50 years. Lucky for us, they are only human. Because the tile is made-to-order, they often churn out pieces that don’t pass Heath’s strict standards and […]
February was Home Hack month over at Apartment Therapy and Gregory Han, the managing editor of the LA site, created this amazing Home Hack that transformed the vinyl white floor of his bathroom to a vibrant and colorful tile. This was achieved through the art of stenciling which Gregory says […]
During the overhaul of our kitchen, there were a couple of things that despite my best efforts, I couldn’t quite come up with a game plan for. Some things, like my kitchen countertops, were just shrugged off as a bigger worry for another day. But other things, like the decorative […]
Terrazo flooring is an Italian flooring technique that looks like luxury marble, but without the high cost. To produce terrazzo, pieces of aggregate (marble, glass or stone chips) are mixed with a cement binder. Traditionally, terrazzo flooring is done by a professional, true terrazzo floor is an art form that […]
If you’re short on time, money and effort but still need covet a new tile backsplash then it looks like SIMPLEMAT is for you. It literally adheres to your current backsplash of tile or wallpaper and your done! Without grout there’s no mortar, mixing, or mess. They also have kitchen […]
It’s difficult for contractors to set level concrete floors especially when they are under time and budget constraints. Unfortunately this flaw is passed on to you and comes into play when you decide to recover your concrete floor with tile, wood planks or carpet. Thanks to Wired.com we’ve got a […]
We’ve stumbled across a new houseblog called Door Sixteen and we’re impressed with their bathroom remodel and choice of tile (multi-colored marble hexagon).
If the sealant in your bathtub has become moldy or is just old and not protecting as well as it should, it may be time to replace it. Even if the process seems straight forward enough, check out this website before you start the project.
Anytime someone is installing new flooring, whether it is carpet, wood, vinyl, or laminate, the floor beneath should be as level as possible. Of course each type of flooring will be have its own varying degree of flexibility according to the material, and for small trouble areas, a cement patch […]
Choosing the right tile can be an arduous and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead visualize how your ideal tile will look in your home before setting foot into any tile shop or speaking to a tile setter. Your gut feelings should guide you towards colors that […]
Sealing the tiles and spaces around your bath and shower is vital to keeping moisture from seeping into the walls as well as protecting your home from mold and mildew. Here’s a how-to from the HGTV show “Help Around the House” that takes you through the steps of caulking and […]