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  • Tiling Over Plywood Subfloors

    For crack-free floors, limit joist deflection and install two layers of 3/4-inch plywood and a thinset membrane.

  • Installing a ProBase Shower Pan

    An experienced tile setter takes a close look at a new way of installing a shower pan.

  • Recycled-Content Tile From Fireclay Tile

    Fireclay Tile. Debris Series ceramic tile is made from local factory dust and California clay, giving it a recycled content of more than 60%, says the firm. The series includes 112 glaze colors and comes in sizes from 1 inch by 2 inches to 12 inches square. 408.275.1182. www.fireclaytile.com.

  • Products

    Drainage plane for basement walls; waterproofing membrane; foldable dumpster; tile-cleaning kit; retractable vacuum hose; dimmer for CFLs; more

  • Self-Cleaning Tile

    StonePeak Ceramics recently unveiled a line of tile that the company says repels dirt, kills surface bacteria, and even cleans the air.

  • Get the Edge

    American Bullnose Co. makes custom bullnose edge pieces that match your tile or stone exactly.

  • Replacing a Rooftop Deck

    Pedestal supports and preassembled wood tiles simplify installation and maintenance.

  • Sealer Failure on Saltillo Tiles

    A past customer purchased Mexican Saltillo tile from a distributor and had it installed by a tile installer I referred her to. The tile came presealed and was installed - per instructions on the shipping boxes - using thinset mortar. Within a day or two, the sealer began to fail, appearing as a...

  • Hilti Dust-Collecting System

    As a remodeler who specializes in tile, I work on a lot of kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Bosch GTL3 Tile Laser

    Nearly all my remodeling jobs involve some kind of tile, so I'm constantly doing tile layout.