Found 70 results for the keyword ‘Tiles’

  • Tip - Fill the bathtub before caulking.

    Kim from London, Ontario suggests filling the bathtub with water before caulking between the tub and the tiles.This is a great idea because by the time you add both water and people, your bathtub can weigh over 400 pounds. This can easily cause it to sink just a little bit, the floor bends, the ...
  • The tiles on my large concrete deck are buckling.

    Drew from Moffat, Ontario has a very large concrete deck 10 feet in the air, covered with ceramic tiles. For some strange raison, six of the tiles have buckled up, several years after they were glued in place.They have been there for several years, so it would not be caused by the deck shrinking...
  • Glass blocks to replace rotting shower windows.

    David has one of those showers with an openable sliding window right inside the shower. It is kind of nice having a window in a shower, if you have an open field and no neighbours. If you have neighbours, you will certainly have a curtain on the window, or frosted glass. In any event, take a g...
  • Repairing a burn hole in a countertop.

    Last year we had a viewer who had a burn hole in a counter top from a hot pot. We showed how you can use the router to cut out the burn and create a recessed hole for a tile or a cutting board. See "The Plunging Router meets the counter top burn" .This year we got the same question again but th...
  • Will ceramic tiles hold the weight of my wood stove?

    Cheryl in Kenton, Manitoba is worried about breaking tiles under her wood stove. Actually Cheryl, the tile itself can easily carry the weight, as long as it is not a pointed contact. If the feet are bent and do touch on one corner, put a metal plate about 2 inches square under the feet to sprea...
  • How do you replace one tile in a floor?

    Zahava from Toronto, Ontario, has a tile that has come loose in a new floor and it makes a gritty sound when you walk on it.Start by cutting away all the grout around the offending tile. Cutting away the grout will liberate it from its neighbours. Then lift it out. It won't be stuck down becaus...
  • Discovering a power chisel

    Some tools go un-noticed on the hardware store shelves, like the rotary hammer chisels. At first glance this appears simply to be a heavy duty hammer drill. It has a special quick change chuck called an SDS system and will only work with drills and other accessories with the special SDS shanks....
  • PolyStyl -- Thick, glueless, DIY vinyl floors.

    I went into a flooring store in Quebec recently to buy some vinyl flooring for my own home and stumbled across a display of patterns and colours that blew me away. Then I took a closer look and realized that this was like no vinyl flooring I had ever seen before. This stuff was quite thick and is...
  • Removing spots from ceramic tiles

    Kim from Mississauga, Ontario has strange spots and streaks all over her ceramic floor, and they seem to be getting worse the more she cleans them.We consulted with a ceramic tile manufacturer to see what might be happening and I was rather surprised to learn that many ordinary cleaners can actua...
  • Embossed Tin Ceiling Installation

    Embossed Tin Ceilings are still made today. In this segment of the TV show we demonstrated just how easy they are to install. Ed Ries was the installer.You can order standard or custom tin ceiling panels from Brian Greer in Petersburg, Ontario, made just like they were a hundred years ago.