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

9 Ways To Stop Your Tiles From Tenting (Bending And Moving Upwards)

A few cracked tiles after tenting issues underneath

Tiled surfaces are popular for floor and wall applications because they are durable, low maintenance, and easy to keep clean. Occasionally though, the unthinkable happens, and tiles start popping off the smooth, neat surface. Sometimes quite dramatically!  Inadequate space to allow for tile and subfloor expansion is the most common reason tile tenting occurs.   … Read more

Do You Need To Seal A Plywood Floor Before Tiling?

Various construction work being done in a room with plywood floors

Plywood has been a decent subfloor material for many decades; however before starting a tiling job, you will want to ensure that it is properly treated in order to protect your home. Plywood is a wood material and needs to be waterproof to avoid dampness and moisture from below. In addition, applying a double sealant … Read more

How High (How Many Rows) Should You Tile At A Time?

Putting new tiles back on the wall sage green metro style

Tiling a room can be intimidating if you haven’t done it before. All of us are under constant time pressure, so we’d like to complete the project as quickly as possible. Ideally, we’d want to get the job done in a day or two, but is it possible to tile large areas in one go … Read more

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