How to Tile Over Uneven Drywall

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

It’s hard enough to apply tiles on the wall – the process becomes ten times more difficult if there is an uneven wall involved. In many cases, drywalls aren’t completely even. There are often boards that aren’t flush with each other, which leads to a ‘bowing’ effect, making the tiling process even harder. If you … Read more

The Best Type of Tile for Basement Floor

The best type of tile for basement floor

A very common question people ask when it comes to basement flooring is what kind of tile is best for basement flooring. With so many options to choose from, it is natural to be confused. You will find some who say that any type of flooring will work in a basement, provided that is waterproof. … Read more

How Thick Should Tile Adhesive Be?

Placing tiles on tile adhesive

Out of all the things that could go wrong when trying to apply tiles, applying less (or more) adhesive can be one of the most disastrous ones – from a structural and financial point of view. Therefore, it is essential that before you begin fixing or applying tiles, you decide on the adhesive strength and trowel … Read more

How to Keep Wall & Floor Tiles Level When Installing

Keeping wall and floor tiles level

Over the past few articles, we have extensively discussed the essentials of tiling and using grout in your DIY ventures. We mentioned how to install tiles in your kitchen but left out how you can keep them level, since this warrants its own article. The question of how to keep wall and floor tiles level … Read more

Do You Grout Between Tile and…?

Understanding when and where to sue grout

If you are a DIY-er, you are likely going to start installing, repairing, or replacing existing tiles. However, one aspect that you might find yourself stuck in is where you should use grout – and if there are any alternatives to the same. Grout is infamous for cracking due to temperature fluctuations. Although the material … Read more

How to Tile Around Existing Kitchen Cabinets

Tiles under and around a kitchen wall cabinet

Whether you are looking to completely overhaul your kitchen or simply want to change the current backsplash, you are bound to have to tile or retile the floor or your kitchen’s wall. For those of you who have an open kitchen attached with your dining room, it is essential that you take extra care when … Read more