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

How Do You Fix Thick & Uneven Grout Lines?

An outdoor tiling project with porcelain tiles and grout

Construction workers are notorious for cutting corners when they know no one is looking or as they get closer to the finish line. One of the last bits that they need to work on includes filling grout between tiles. It isn’t uncommon to find thick and uneven grout lines when you move into a new construction … Read more

Are Hairline Cracks in Grout Normal?

Cracked grout in between some tiles

In a previous article we discussed when to use grout, when you should go for caulk and when a silicone base is necessary for filling gaps. We also mentioned that over time, grout tends to develop cracks in many cases – especially if applied in the wrong place. Sometimes these cracks are rather prevalent, while … Read more

Do You Need to Repair Drywall Before Tiling?

Dangerous wiring - simply removing an electrical shower and leaving the wire exposed behind the tile through the drywall

When looking to retile a drywall, one of the most common and troubling problems faced by DIY-ers and contactors alike is that you’ll end up losing some of the drywall along with the tiles. No matter how successful or how carefully you removed the old and outdated tiles, you are bound to face this issue. … Read more

Should You Wet or Soak Tiles Before Laying Them?

Applying wet tiles

Tiling has always been a rather confusing task since the start. From afar, the process looks rather simple; just flatten the surface, lay some cement, mortar, or adhesive and start laying tiles, right? However, it is only when you get up close and personal that you get a better idea of the intricacies involved. Today, there … Read more