Found 70 results for the keyword ‘Tiles’

  • Installing Bathroom Floor Tiles - a Tip

    I had the pleasure in this segment of my TV show to work with a great Italian craftsman (I think tiles are in Italian's blood) on a floor tile job.The still picture you see here doesn't do it justice, but this is one of the tips I learned from Fior Paolucci of Trades Unlimited in Richmond Hill, O...
  • Does caulking from squeeze tubes shrink more than from cartridges?

    I always had the feeling that caulking from toothpaste like squeeze tubes had less body than caulking from gun cartridges. I recently received a whole array of caulking from Sascho, a manufacturer with a great line-up of products and it included a Mildew Free Sealant for bathrooms in a sque...
  • Can I put ceramic tiles on a concrete porch?

    First, don't put glazed or other slippery tiles on an outdoor porch. You will kill yourself when they get wet or icy. You can find some good looking tiles that are specifically designed to be "non-slippery". Always use a thinset mortar that specifically says "indoor/outdoor" on the bag. You mus...
  • Water oozing up through floor tiles.

    Stephanie saw a show where we were tracking down what was causing water to ooze up through floor tiles laid on a basement floor. She wanted to share her very strange experience with water oozing up through floor tiles on the main floor of the house. She finally discovered that the clothes dryer ...
  • How to glue down curling edges of vinyl floor tiles?

    First use a hot air gun, or hair dryer, to warm the problem part of the tile. Then carefully lift it slightly beyond the original problem. Now, clean off the floor and the tile from the years of dust that has accumulated under this slightly curled tile. Put contact cement under the corner. Pu...
  • Making decorative ceramic tiles.

    Elsa Mann shows how she makes tiled tables by hand. Of particular interest is her homemade extrusion molding process which allows her to create ceramic edge trim for her tables. She cuts the cross section of the trim into a piece of plywood. Then a clay press above the plywood forces the clay i...
  • Weather Restrictions: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Apply when both surface and product are above +18C (+65 F).  Store product above -12C (+10 F). Rain Limitations: Keep ...
  • The negative side of Microban, BioFresh & other "antimicrobials"

    I just received (October 2014) an alert from Healthy Building News about additives in many building products that are supposed to kill microbes and make the house healthier.  These things are called “Antimicrobials”.  A couple of the best known trade names are Microban and BioFresh.  Little disi...
  • Floor Tiles that drain

    I went to the store and bought a box of really nifty 100 percent recycled vinyl interlocking floor tiles, the kind that stand up above a concrete floor and let the water drain through and under. I needed them to keep boxes off of a basement floor where there was occasional moisture -- and I ended...
  • Laying counter, floor, wall or shower tiles in a professional manner

    It may surprise you to hear that despite silicone sealants and the like, neither the grout between ceramic tiles nor the tiles themselves are actually moisture or vapour proof. Wherever water can sit on a tiled surface, or steam can soak into grout, the wood below can be destroyed by moisture see...