May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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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How Do I Care for Wood Floors?

When you purchase a home or invest in a hardwood floor, you’ll probably want to learn a bit about proper care to protect and prolong the beauty of your floor. Regardless of the specifics of your floor, there are a few tips about what not to do and what to do. With that in mind let’s begin taking a look at some of the basics that apply to nearly every hardwood floor.

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Which Type of Wood Flooring is Best?

There are a few things to keep in mind when you begin to choose your hardwood floors. You will want to match the room and home design to make sure it fits in with the look that you want. Another consideration is what is involved in the installation. When properly chosen and cared for, hardwood flooring can be an asset and a pleasure for a lifetime.

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 the garage floor just isn’t the same as painting other surfaces. For one, a garage is subject to a lot more abuse and traffic than a typical floor. It also must be able to withstand dirt and even grease, something an interior is unlikely to see. Follow these steps for painting floor surfaces in the garage.

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Cleaning and Sealing Grout in Floor Tile

Cleaning floor grout is one of the most difficult tasks around the house. No matter how good a job you do applying grout or sealing it after installation, there will come a time when it needs to be cleaned. Understanding how to take care of the problem easily and effectively is important. Most of the dirt is going to be caused by mold, mildew, food stains, or just plain old foot traffic, so keeping it clean is a necessity. Follow these steps to keep your floor grout looking beautiful.

Chicago Electric Tile Saw

Chicago Electric Tile Saw Review

Ah, porcelain tile. Rugged. Dense. And we had just over 250 square feet of it to install… mostly on the walls… and half of it in a diamond pattern… with chair rail and decorative inserts. This was not a time to try out a wimpy saw. For this job, we chose a 2.5 HP 10-inch wet saw from Chicago Electric Power Tools. Chicago is sold almost exclusively through Harbor Freight – a name that will bring to mind visions of bargain-priced inexpensive Chinese tools in some. In others, the thought will drift to how long their no-name tools will last. In either case, we were able to pick up this 10-inch behemoth tile saw for less than $200 – not a bad deal if you’ve done any shopping around for full-sized tile saws.

Evolution RAGE 3 Sliding Miter Saw

Evolution RAGE 3 Sliding Miter Saw Review

Most do not think of a miter saw as a multipurpose tool, but that idea might change with the Evolution Power Tools RAGE3 10″ TCT Multipurpose Sliding Miter Saw which is a “material eating machine.” The saw claims the ability to cut steel, wood, aluminum, plastic and more. In fact they also boast that with their RAGE3 10″ diamond blade, this jack-of-all-trades tool can also cut tile, slate and other flooring and roofing materials. It’s an understatement to say that we wanted give this saw a workout!

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The Best Tool for Cutting Ceramic Tile for a Backsplash

Adding a tiled back splash 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.

Simple Man Products Spyder Scraper

Simple Man Products Spyder Scraper

What do you do when you have to take up a vinyl floor or remove tough adhesive off a surface? If you are like me, it usually involved getting down on hands and knees with a heavy-duty scraper or chisel. The reciprocating saw driven Simple Man Products Spyder Scraper is the new solution.

RYOBI WS730 7-inch Tile Saw

RYOBI WS730 7-inch Tile Saw

Perfect for tiling projects in and around the house, the Ryobi WS730 tile saw includes a 7-inch diamond cutting wheel, wheel wrench, hex key, rip guide, bevel block, end of cut reminder, splash guard and operator’s manual. Ryobi has a motto: “Pro Features, Affordable Prices”. Since this is the first overhead motor tile saw to be offered at under $200 they’ve certainly seem to be delivering.