Can You Lay Tile Directly on Hardie Backer?

The back of HardieBacker board

It is essential to choose suitable materials when installing new tile flooring. For example, when you’re laying tile on a wood subfloor, you need a cement backer board as an underlayment to prevent water leaks that can damage your flooring. So, never lay tiles on the substrate directly; instead, lay the tiles on the installed … Read more

Why Do Porcelain Tiles Cost More To Lay?

Newly laid porcelain tiles in a refurbished room

Because of its durability and water-resistant properties, porcelain is the preferred tile in many settings. However, if you have invested in new porcelain tiles, you may be surprised to find that your installer recalculates the labor estimate – upwards. These tiles are not suitable for DIYers to lay as a weekend project. The cost of … Read more

Do You Really Need A Batten/Baton When Tiling A Wall?

Using wall mounted battens to keep tiles level

Planning is more important than the actual project itself, as with any project. With wall tiling, it is no different. Tiling walls have some additional rules and measures to compensate for and prevent possible problems along the way. Unfortunately, bad tiling is not easy to fix and will stare at you forever. Wall tiles are … Read more

Is It Appropriate To Lay Tile In Your Living Room Or Bedroom?

A modern living room with a matt (non-gloss) floor tile

We usually associate tiles with bathrooms and kitchens when we think of tiles, but today we want to inspire you to consider tiling your living room and bedroom. Modern tiles are a lovely addition to any house because of their functional and long-lasting properties.  With advancements in printing technology, you can discover stunning and natural-looking … Read more