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  • Slate in the Shower

    Q: My client wants to install slate tile in her shower to match the tile on her bathroom floor. I know that slate is porous and harder to keep clean than ceramic tile, but is there a good sealer that can be used with the slate so that maintenance will be manageable?

  • Building a Slate-Tile Deck

    Strong framing and proper substrate details reduce the chances of cracking

  • On the Job

    Tile rug; blown-in cellulose

  • Toolbox

    Makita 2704X1 table saw; roll-around trim station; concrete & masonry cutting; floor installation

  • Tile Roofs for Hurricane Zones

    One of the most common problems found in the aftermath of hurricanes Frances, Charley, and Ivan was failure of the roofing system. The tile industry responded to the problem with new design criteria and installation details, which have since been added to the Florida Building Code. Charles Wardell...

  • Tiling a Flangeless Tub

    Q: What's the best way to detail the joint between a deck-mounted tub that lacks an integral tiling flange and the tiled tub surround so that it won't leak?

  • Toolbox

    Bosch Gravity-Rise table-saw stand; Ridgid Pro Pack vac; tile tools; levels

  • Products

    Decorative ceilings; paints & coatings; floor coverings

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Decorative hardware; tile-setting problem-solvers

  • Tiling a Curved Wall

    Q. Tiling a Curved Wall We've been asked to build a semicircular bathroom with tiled walls. What should we use as a substrate to cover the curved wall, which will have about a 12- to 18-foot radius, and what should we use to waterproof behind it?