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Stone and tile work can add beauty to your home. This page contains tips and advice for installing and repairing stone and tile.



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Ceramic Floor Tile

Fixing Cracks in Ceramic Floor Tile?This page is about fixing cracks in ceramic floor tiles. Over time ceramic tiles can become damaged and you may not have matching replacement tiles.


A bathroom with ceramic tile.

Making Ceramic Tile Less Slippery?This page is about making ceramic tiles less slippery. As beautiful as tile floors can be, the smooth surface can be slick.


slate stairs

Repairing Slate StepsThis is a page about repairing slate steps. A building stone that easily splits into smooth, flat pieces. Slate can be brittle, and may sometimes chip, when it's not protected.


A low shelf on concrete blocks with other bricks stored above.

Elevated Outdoor Storage for Miscellaneous ItemsWe have extra miscellaneous wall blocks and pavers that we have been storing on a pallet. Not a good idea because a pallet makes the perfect hiding spot/home for mouses to live in!


A gloved hand cleaning a tile surface.

Regrouting TilesIt is difficult to keep the grout between tiles looking clean and new. It can be painted over or new grout could be added to cracks.


Tile installer with level and mallet

Installing Ceramic Floor TileLaying a tile floor requires a fair amount of preparation and a good understanding of tile layout. With the proper prep it is a DIY project that many homeowners can do satisfactorily. This is a page about installing ceramic floor tile.


Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom Tile Color Advice?This is a page about bathroom tile color advice. Coordinating your color selections can improve the look of your bathroom and fixtures.


Tile Backsplash

Updating a Tile Backsplash?This is a page about updating a tile backsplash. If your tile backsplash is dated there are some easy home improvement tips for updating them and giving your kitchen or bath a newer look without removing the tile.


A handyman replacing floor grout.

Floor Grout Keeps Cracking?This is a page about floor grout keeps cracking. Floor tile grout can crack for a few reasons, a common cause is the simple movement of a wood frame house.



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Removing Grout From Tiles?This is a page about removing grout from tiles. When doing a tile job one of the common problems is grout that is not properly cleaned off of the tile before it dries.


Granite Countertop

Repairing a Chipped Granite Countertop?This is a page about repairing a chipped granite countertop. Despite its durability, a granite countertop can be chipped.


Painting Ceramic Tile

Painting Ceramic TileThis is a page about painting ceramic tile. When looking for ways to easily and more inexpensively update a tile surface, many homeowners consider painting the tile.


Installing Tile

Installing Tile?This is a page about installing tile. Save money on your next home remodeling project by installing the tile yourself.


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Smaller Tiles on Wall to Match Floor?Since I like the tile I'm putting down on the floor, would it be acceptable to put a smaller one on the wall area? I can't find anything else I like.


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Laying Tile Over Carpet Adhesive?Can you lay tile over carpet adhesive? The folks before me glued indoor/outdoor carpet down in an enclosed patio. I pulled some of the carpet up and it looks like removing all the adhesive will be almost impossible.



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Putting Ceramic Tiles in a Pre-Manufactured Home?Is it safe to put ceramic tiles in a pre-manufactured home?


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Painting Stone Tile in Shower?First can you paint stone looking tile and second can it be done for a shower?


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Repairing Damaged Granite Countertop?How do I repair a grease burn/pitted stained area on kitchen cook top area?


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Sanding Ceramic Tile Before Painting?I have shiny white bathroom tile. Everyone I have talked to tells me to sand it for better adhesion. I have even tried 60 grit sandpaper and cannot get it to become rough! Why?


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Choosing Kitchen Tile Color?I have a light oak kitchen and angorian black granite worktops. What colour tiles should I go for?


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Covering Tile Backsplash With Stainless Steel?How do I attach sheets of stainless over a ceramic kitchen backsplash?


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