If you are grouting ceramic or porcelain wall or floor tiles, it can be easy to leave small lumps of grout on the tiles surface and around the joints. If this is not removed then it can quickly harden and make the overall job look tatty and unattractive. In this DIY project guide we show you some handy tips on how to dissolve or remove hardened grout from tiles, without damaging the tiles surface.
Painting and plastering walls creates a mess, even if you lay down drop cloths beforehand. Although the cleanup process is usually straightforward, it requires a little extra care in homes with natural stone flooring. The acidity of paint and plaster react negatively with common calcareous stone tiles such as marble and travertine, leaving etching and discoloration that will mar their appearance.
Shopping for tiles to create a beautiful space is fun. In every shade of the rainbow, and virtually every dimension and design available, premium tiles can transform a ho-hum space into a show-stopper. One of the challenges that many homeowners face is how to finish the raw edges of tile walls and floors to ensure proper installation and a striking finished project.
Hello, During the backsplash installation my contractors failed to cover the newly installed granite counter top; therefore, some of the groute was observed by the granite leaving rough, powder like look, as opposed to its shiny look. Are there any products you would recommend to remove the groute from the countertop? Thank you.
Everything you need to know about adding a tile, solid-surface or— surprise—even a metal or glass backsplash. Ceramic-tile murals are custom-made or come in preassembled kits. They highlight specific areas of the room.
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Installing tile can be a messy job, and the grout has a way of getting everywhere. Grouting natural stone always leaves some residue behind, even when the work is performed by an experienced installer. This problem is called a grout stain or grout film, and it may appear as a slight film or haze or an actual grout deposit.
We don't recommend leaving your tile edges bare. The unfinished tile edge is prone to chipping and cracks, and oftentimes just doesn't look very good. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to finish your tile for a polished, professional look.
Dirt, stains and bacteria on ceramic tile countertops can make any kitchen or bathroom unsanitary. Here's how to properly clean ceramic tile and grout to keep counters beautiful and germ-free. Modern kitchen with large open and airy space, tiled kitchen island countertop, large hood and range, double deep basic sinks and white cabinets.