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How to Tile - DIY

How to Tile – DIY

A word of warning: tiling is a fairly skilled job. You may find it easier – and cheaper in the long run – to ask a professional tiler to do it for you. Tiling hints Make sure you buy enough tiles so that you have a few left over: it can be very difficult to […]

How to Tile Walls

How to Tile Walls

Tiling can be seen as another way of decorating a wall – that is, as an alternative to using paint or wallcoverings. Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, ceramic tiles give a practical, hardwearing and easy-to-clean surface; alternatively, cork tiles give a warmer and more mellow surface. In living rooms and bedrooms, you might want to […]

How to Tile Floor

How to Tile Floor

One advantage of tiles rather than sheet materials for covering floors is that they are far more stable, neither expanding nor contracting in the same way as a sheet of the same material. This applies particularly to vinyl and lino flooring; tiles are also easier to put down than large unwieldy sheets. Floor tiles offer […]

How to Install Tile on Counters

How to Install Tile on Counters

Tile installation depends on whether you are working with counter-tops, walls, or floors. When counter tiles are installed, a substantial portion of the work will involve the edges. You’ll probably want to use some sort of spe­cialty trim. Edge tiles are available in a great variety of designs, from V-cap to bullnose. However, not all […]

How to Decide Which Tile to Use

How to Decide Which Tile to Use

Tile has been used for floors, walls, countertops, and even ceilings for thousands of years. It was one of the few building materials in the ancient city of Pompeii that survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79—proving just how durable a substance tile is. Expert tile installation is widely available and compares very […]

How to Tile a Ceiling

How to Tile a Ceiling

Tiling a ceiling is an alternative to papering for disguising a ceiling surface that is rough or cracked. By far the most common type of ceiling tile is made from expanded polystyrene. The tiles are about 10mm thick and cither about 300mm or 600mm square, and have bevelled edges. They are available plain or in […]