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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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how to clean and seal grout floor tile

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 […]

worst tiling jobs

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 […]

tile over brick fireplace completed

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 […]

dry cut tile saw blade guard

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 […]

How To Tile A Shower

How to Tile a Shower: Tiling a Shower Like a Pro!

So you’re looking for tips on how to tile a shower. I’m glad you landed here! I’ll give you some quick pointers from many years’ of experience from two starting points. Step 1 of How to Tile a Shower – Get a Clean Start A client tasked us with turning a tub into a shower, […]

porcelain vs ceramic tiles better

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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iQ Power Tools iQ228 Cyclone 7-inch dry cut tile saw

iQ Power Tools iQ228 Cyclone 7-inch Dry-Cut Tile Saw

Having already reviewed the iQTS244 Dry Cut Tile Saw, getting our hands on the smaller iQ Power Tools iQ228 Cyclone 7-inch Dry-Cut Tile Saw sounded like a great idea. Even better, we had an oversized shower in a 2-story remodel that needed a whole lot of subway tile. iQ Power Tools Dry Cut Tile Saw […]

Milwaukee Glass and Tile Drill Bits

Milwaukee Glass and Tile Bits with Carbide

Milwaukee Glass and Tile Bits Walk Less and Drill Cleanly With an exact start tip, the Milwaukee Glass and Tile drill bits drill clean holes with a minimal amount of walking. Designed for use in glass and ceramic tile, these bits should work really well for many kitchen and bath applications. Turn Your Drill Into […]

Worst Grouting and Caulking Jobs

Top 10 Worst Grouting and Caulking Jobs 2021

I never intended to do an article about the worst grouting and caulking jobs of 2021. In fact, it never occurred to me that my penchant for nice caulk and grout lines would cause me to begin noticing just how badly accomplished some of these jobs are. I just started seeing so many bad examples… […]