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Fast, Safe, and Accurate Tile Cutting

How to choose and use the right tool for the task


 
 
 

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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • Work-Life Overlap or Perfect Timing?

    Roe Osborn admires the fine quality (and eclectic) interior details found in this historic Cape Cod mansion.

     
  • Installing the Curb for a Tile Shower

    Building the curb for a tile shower is quicker and simpler using Schluter Kerdi-Board and Kerdi waterproof membrane. Kennebunk, Maine, tile pro Tom Boucher shows how it’s done.

     
  • Air-Sealing Retrofit for a Chimney Chase

    While they have the roof open, a weatherizing crew takes advantage of easy access to plug a major air leak around the brick chimney, using metal flashing and heat-resistant caulk.

     
 

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