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DIY tile snapping jig

Jig for Snapping Tile with a Manual Tile Cutter

A manual tile cutter is great for cutting porcelain or ceramic tile, but it can be hard to break a small strip off evenly. Joe has a simple solution to solve this problem. It involves constructing a jig composed of two 1x4s separated by a strip of wood or plywood the thickness of the tile.

How to Easily Install Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile is a durable and comfortable alternative to traditional tile floors. Here's our straightforward guide on how to easily install it.
tool to cut ceramic floor tile

Tools Used to Cut Ceramic Floor Tile

Ceramic floor tile can be cut to size using either a hand operated, score and snap cutter or a motorized wet saw. Rather than buying an expensive tool, consider renting a tile cutter from a tool rental center.
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How to Free a Trapped Dishwasher

Plan before you tile — otherwise, you could block in your appliances.

Choosing Grout Colors: How to Find The Best Color For Your Tile

There are no hard-and-fast rules for choosing grout color, but these basic principles can help make the decision easier.

Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | February 22, 2020

Today's Homeowner Radio Listener Questions Electric to Gas Light Conversion Jan...
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The Differences Between Wood and Wood-Look Flooring

Love the look of a wood floor? There are so many ways to get it! Here's what you need to know about solid wood, engineered wood and laminate flooring.

The Best Way to Tile Over Linoleum Sheet Flooring

A homeowner wants to know the best way to tile over her laminate flooring.

How to Make a Statement When Tiles Crack

Try replacing cracked tiles with accent tiles.