Polymer Concrete

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Dry Deck Over Living Space

A multilayer cementitious coating provides a walkable waterproof surface with a... More

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Glass Tile and Kerdi Membranes

The manufacturer of the glass tile my client chose for her shower recommends that... More

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Modified vs. Unmodified Mortar With Kerdi Membranes

Q: When installing stone tiles over Schluter's Kerdi waterproofing membrane, is it okay to use modified thinset mortar? I know that Schluter recommends unmodified thinset mortar, but my supplier suggests that the large and heavy tiles will be easier to install with a polymer-modified no-sag mortar. More

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Making Old Stucco Look New

A Northern California stucco contractor describes how he uses foam-based trim and... More

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Hooking up remotely; easy project collaboration with SharePoint More

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Decorative Floors With Polymer Overlays

Thin polymer-modified cement toppings allow this contractor to produce decorative... More

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Q&A: Cleaning Grout

Q. I have a client who had a tile floor put down a few years ago. The tile installer told her the grout already had a sealer in it so no additional sealer was ever put on. Now the grout is stained, and she has been trying to clean it with bleach (the grout is white) but cannot stand the fumes. Is there anything that can be used to clean the grout that would be fairly simple to use and not smell too bad? More

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Installing Ceramic Tile on a Basement Slab

Using a semi-vitreous or vitreous tile over regular dry-set mortar is a better... More

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Designing With Engineered Wood

New engineered wood handbook reviewed More

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