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Tiling & Flooring Tool Reviews

We run into a lot of tile and flooring jobs. Consequently, our tiling and flooring tool reviews come with some experience. That means we help flooring Pros find things like the best cordless oscillating multi-tools. We also review key power tools like the Bosch TC10  tile saw and Ridgid 10-inch wet tile saw. More than that, however, we cover lots of hand tools. These help make quick work of flooring and tiling jobs. That may include Redbacks knee pads or materials like Pergo Outlast laminate flooring. Doing Tiling & Flooring Tool Reviews If you want to do tiling & flooring tool reviews, you have to involve the Pros who do it for a living. We have, on staff, guys who have run their own tiling companies. We also use other Pros out in the field who make their living doing residential and commercial tiling and flooring jobs. Put a new tool into the hands of a seasoned professional, and you find out quickly if it can hold up.

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Wood Floor Care – How to Care for Wood Floors

Whether you just purchased a home with wood floors or you’ve recently decided to repair and replace wood flooring, you want to protect your investment. It’s important to learn a bit about proper wood floor care so you can protect and prolong the beauty of your wood floors. Regardless of what kind of hardwood you put down, […]

How to Repair and Replace 3/4-inch Wood Flooring

How to Repair and Replace Wood Flooring

If you’ve ever lived in an old house—a really old house—then you know the problem of termites. They can wreak havoc on old wood floors. If you have access to replacement wood (in our case, heart pine boards taken from the attic), you can get those floors looking good as new in virtually no time […]

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How to Clean and Seal Grout in Floor Tile

If you just bought a home or installed tile, eventually it will get dirty. Knowing how to clean and seal grout on floor tile can really come in handy. Cleaning and sealing grout in floor tile is one of the most difficult tasks around the house. No matter how good a job you do applying […]

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World’s Worst Tiling Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

Not too long ago we took a look at some of the worst grouting and caulking jobs we’d seen. Now, we topped even that list in terms of atrociousness and utter devastation of both technique and character. These have to be the world’s worst tiling jobs we’ve ever seen. When you see something crazy…you just […]

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How to Tile Over a Brick Fireplace

I love my old craftsman-style house. It was built in 1923, and it has such an abundance of character and charm. It’s fun to restore and renovate, simply because you get to unveil and experience some of the old-world charm that seemed so natural for those older homes. One area of these old houses that […]

Painting and Sealing Garage Floors

Painting and Sealing Garage Floors

If you’re not happy with the look of your current garage floor, you might want to consider adding a coat of paint. Paint can dress up even the dullest and oldest-looking floors. However, painting and sealing garage floors isn’t the same as painting other surfaces. For one, a garage is subject to a lot more […]

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The Best Tool for Cutting a Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash is a great way to dress up a kitchen. Often when doing a simple tile backsplash, some cuts are needed to get the tile around switches and receptacles. There are a few options and methods for doing these small cuts that don’t necessarily involve expensive or fancy equipment. Chances are you […]

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Porcelain vs Ceramic Tiles | Which is Better

You can argue all you want about whether or not to go with porcelain vs ceramic tile. In the end, it probably doesn’t matter all that much if it hangs on a wall. If you simplify it down to basics, porcelain is really just very dense ceramic tile. Seriously. Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile Material Comparison […]

Renovating and Remodeling a 1920's Bathroom

Renovating and Remodeling a 1920’s Bathroom with Subway Tile

Living in a 1920’s home is wonderful – you get style, character, and an established neighborhood all rolled into one. But some of the antique “innovations” of the 1920s may not cut it for modern use. I mean, let’s face it, plumbing back then was barely in existence, let alone up to modern building codes. […]

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How to Clean Wood Floors and Protect Them

Protecting wood floors isn’t difficult, but it’s important to understand how different sealers work and the advantages and disadvantages of each. There are two basic types of sealers: penetrating sealers and “top” sealers. Penetrating sealers, as the name implies, soak into the wood and seal from within. When the floor becomes worn you can re-apply penetrating sealers. Top sealers, like lacquer, shellac, and varnish stay on top of the wood and cannot be applied for worn spots without showing.