5 Benefits of DIY (Compared to Hiring A Contractor)

Me - Tristan - using a plate compactor - wacker plate - for artificial grass project

If some building works needs doing around the home, I always try and do it myself where possible. After all, hiring a contractor for every little task can become expensive, fast. Plus I truly believe that it’s worth trying to tackle all manner of DIY tasks around your home – if only to see what … Read more

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Do You Need To Prime Cement Board Before Tiling?

Cement boards fitted to studwork

When I decided to remove the old carpets in the two bedrooms of my home, I was looking forward to replacing them with tiles – since I hadn’t done this sort of project before. The project ended up giving me first-hand knowledge of laying tiles on a plywood substrate. In addition, I learned important lessons … Read more

The Best (And Most Durable) Subfloor Thicknesses For Tiling

Floor tiles being laid onto a concrete floor and then tile adhesive

Subflooring is a foundation layer part of the building structure and is most important to every floor and reinforcement specifications. There are different types of subfloors, and each one forms the base for any optional underlayment and ultimately provides the foundation of the surface flooring material.  The subfloor structure should be quality material conforming to … Read more

Tiling And Luan: Everything You Need To Know

Various different types of wood including OSB plywood and mdf

Let’s get straight to the point: luan (the plywood-based product) should only be used as a subfloor for tiles if you love tiling and can’t wait to redo your entire project again soon! Although it is often used as an underlayment when putting down material such as vinyl sheets, it is not suitable for use … Read more

How Long It Takes To Tile An Average Sized Room

Using a spirit level when tiling to ensure everything is level

You could be tempted to tile your floor if you want something durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing. Although the result is worthwhile, the process might be more costly and time-consuming than other floor coverings. Depending on your budget, you can lay tile floors yourself or hire a professional tiler. For a 40-square-foot space, most people … Read more