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Floor Tile Options for Your Kitchen or Bath

Tile is a great choice for a kitchen or bathroom floor since it’s both durable and water resistant. Common types of tile include travertine tile, quality ceramic tile, and standard ceramic tile. Watch this video to find out more.
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What to Consider When Purchasing Tile for Your Home

Porcelain and ceramic tile are durable materials that are often used on floors and walls in bathrooms and kitchens. Watch this video to find out what you need to consider when purchasing tile for your home.
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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.
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Should Kitchen Cabinets or Flooring Be Installed First?

When remodeling a kitchen, should you install the cabinets or finished flooring first? That's a common question, and here's the answer!
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How to Cut Border Tile Without Measuring

Watch this video for a simple tip on how to mark border tile for cutting without using a tape measure by putting the tile to be cut on top of the last full tile to give a perfect fit every time.
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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.
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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.
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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.