Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
tile floor design pattern

How to Create a Custom Tile Floor Design

Though it involves additional labor, installing tile diagonally can make for a more interesting pattern. To create even more visual appeal, inset small accent pieces where the tiles meet or add a contrasting border around the outer edge. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford in kitchen with dark gray natural stone floor.

How to Choose Kitchen Flooring

There are many options when choosing a kitchen floor and the type you choose will depend on your style and budget. Common options include tile, stone, and hardwood. Watch this video to find out more about each style of floor.
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.
Choosing Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile

There are two main types of floor tile, ceramic and porcelain. While both are durable and appropriate to use, there are noticeable differences between them.
Applying grout to a tile floor.

How to Apply and Seal Grout on Tile Floors

The last step in laying a tile floor is applying and sealing the grout. Once the grout has dried, apply a grout sealer to the joints to prevent stains from occurring. Watch this video to find out how.
tiling a floor using underlayment membrane

How to Tile a Floor Using an Underlayment Membrane

When installing tile on a plywood subfloor, cement backer board is usually put down first to provide a firm, stable surface. Watch this video to see how to substitute a waterproof underlayment membrane that's thinner and easier to install than backer board.
Sealing grout

Sealing Grout in Tile Floors

While ceramic tile is a durable, low maintenance material, the grout between the tiles is not and will need to be sealed. Watch this video to find out how.
Using a cold chisel and hammer to remove a ceramic tile.

How to Remove a Bathroom Wall Tile

Watch this video to find out how to remove an existing ceramic tile using a nail set, carbide tipped masonry drill bit, hammer, and cold chisel.