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  • 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...

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    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.

  • Mud-Bed Showers

    Floated mortar walls provide a flat, plumb setting bed over irregular wall framing.

  • Products

    Energy-efficient light fixture; stone and stucco rain screen; square shower drain; adhesive filler; plastic furring strips; more

  • Tiling an Outdoor Countertop With A Reinforced Mortar-Bed Substrate

    A reinforced mortar-bed substrate is key to success.

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    Clips for flat tiles; mounting blocks; aluminum-and-glass railing; crawlspace ventilation; fibercement siding panels; more

  • MK Diamond TX3 Tile Saw

    Most tile saws pump water out of a large pan to cool their cuts, which can cause a lot of overspray and dripping.

  • Glass Tile and Kerdi Membranes

    The manufacturer of the glass tile my client chose for her shower recommends that it be installed with modified thinset mortar. But Schluter, maker of the Kerdi waterproofing membrane I typically use, specifies unmodified thinset mortar for both installing its membrane and setting tile. Does this...