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Old is New: Cement Tile Makes a Comeback
"confusion. Cement tile is very much its own thing and its own art form. The tile maker... Cement tile adds a beautiful touch to Mission and Mediterranean style homes and brings... most of cement tile's current Moorish-inspired patterns arise. Though it's often confused... encaustic tile, the two are made with different methods and since both are deeply patterned... colored cements, places them in a mold and then the mold goes into a hydraulic press..."
So Many Reasons to Love Cement Tiles
You’ll notice their beautiful patterns right away, but cement tiles have less obvious advantages too
"away, but cement tiles have less obvious advantages too... cake and tiles are made. Like checkerboard cake batter, cement tiles are formed by... told you cement tiles are a lot like checkerboard cake? Hear me out. When you slice... goodness. Cement tiles, popular in Mediterranean- and Latin-style spaces, are often highly... When the cement has set enough, the molds are removed and the tile is compressed under... pigmented cement into decorative molds similar to cookie cutters to separate the colors..."
Epoxy vs. Cement Grout — What's the Difference?
Grout is grout, right? Nope. Cement and epoxy versions have different appearances, durability and rules of installation
"Nope. Cement and epoxy versions have different appearances, durability and rules... among tile contractors and builders. I find new benefits every time I use this product... Unlike cement grout, which is made from a cementitious powder mix, epoxy grout is... marble tile - we had never tackled a tile job before and despite warnings that this... Porcelain tiles? Ceramic tiles? Limestone? Honed travertine? Is it possible to cover..."
Your Floor: Two Tiles to Love
"Cement and quarry tiles are easy, lasting and unexpected... traditional tile categorizations: quarry tile and cement tile. Neither material is a new... ceramic tile, using various types of tile for comparison. Two more options fall outside... Quarry tile was some of the earliest, mass-produced floor tile available, and cement... foot. Cement tile warrants consideration for its long life and jaw-dropping, distinctive..."
Kitchen Counters: Sturdy, Striking Recycled Glass With Cement
Ecofriendly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters
"glass with cement might be right for you. Read on to learn more about this relative newcomer... terms. Cement can be any of a variety of binders, and Portland cement is more specifically... binder as "cement". They explain the whole composite as recycled glass, cement, and pigment... plasticized cement into form with reinforcing wire screed off cement and let dry for about... concrete, cement is just a powder! Oh great, that first picture turned my eyeballs into..."
Pep Up With Patchwork Tiles
Don't call them crazy — quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and even floors
"quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and... mixing tiles of various patterns and colors for a similar effect. The result will... ustic-cement-tile/Patchwork.html. I was cautioned against using encaustic tile anywhere... neutral tiles? Attaching picture of pattern tiles we made for an artist's gallery display... putting tile up outdoors? I assume those tiles are laid on wood risers? which might..."
Tile Goes High Tech at Italy's Big Expo
"creating tile looks from handmade to avant-garde, as seen as CERSAIE 2013... Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. From what I could see at the 2013 event, the... ceramic tiles as the sustainable material of the future. Meanwhile, a large selection... sometimes no tiles. It would be interesting to know whether the tile market is shrinking... large tiles that look like steel. Unfortunately, the larger the tile, the steeper..."
Fit to be Tiled: Get Some Pattern on the Floor for Excitement Underfoot
Get all the visual delight of a rug with more durability by treating your floors to a pattern done up in tile
"encaustic tile made of pigmented cement. Whatever your preference, when it comes to... underfoot are tiles. Prized by the Egyptians, exalted by the Romans and Turks, and popular... ries, tile floors can be an exciting alternative to carpets or wood. There are myriad... comes to tile. It can be a shiny ceramic that allows precise, brilliant patterns, or... to tile, pattern rules underfoot. Whether it’s used for a damp application or a hi..."
5 Head-Turning Tile Styles for Backsplashes and More
If plain subway tile would derail your bold decorating vision, these dashing tiles can help you arrive at a brilliant solution
"subway tile would derail your bold decorating vision, these dashing tiles can help... tile design, I soon realized that tile can be so much more than a neutral backdrop... subway tile just as much as the next person, but after spending several years in tile... different tile types are made, colored and conceptualized opens up a sea of possibilities... unique tile is a great way to add zesty color, pattern, texture and personality. Here..."
How to Install a Tile Backsplash
If you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom
"install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom... haven't set tile before, practice setting a few rows of tiles on a scrap of plywood until... cutting tiles and gloves when handling cut tile. Use caution with all power equipment... and a tile backsplash is one of those little details. A backsplash not only looks... basic tiling skills and a little practice, transforming your kitchen could be one... expense of tiles. Try faux glass mosaic tile vinyl wallcovering in 9 colorways that can..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"single tile, pull from these tips for expert results... sand and cement that seals the joints in tile workCut: Tiles that must be trimmed to... great-looking tile job takes more than just picking beautiful tile. Preparation, planning... Remember, tile is for the long haul. These tips will help ensure that your installation... to set tilesScreed: A flat wood or metal board used to level mortar or concrete before... to: Lay tile parallel toJolly trim: A finishing and edge-protection profile for the..."
Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile
Slip resistance, curves and even the mineral content of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower
"which tile is best for your shower... shower tile, and often the shower's design will dictate the type of tile that can... smaller tile. That might seem like an easy task, but remember, you need a tile that... of the tile needs to be in contact with the thinset (tile concrete). Often, thinset... not all tiles — such as many mosaic tiles — can reach 95 percent coverage. Using... large-format tile is great for barrier-free design and aging in place. But is that tile..."
10 Top Tips for Getting Bathroom Tile Right
Good planning is essential for bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These tips help you do it right
"bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These... Tile layout is king in any bathroom renovation. Planning tile layout carefully from... in the tile and then start from the middle of the tile and chisel the tile carefully... below the tile not the tile itself or any application on the tile. It is alright that... excellent tile installation is when you "don't" notice the grout lines or the tile layout..."
Quick Fix: Repair Cracked Bathroom Grout
Banish an eyesore and safeguard your bathroom from water damage in 30 minutes or less with this DIY repair
"where tile meets tile. Not only was this an eyesore, but if left unfixed, it could... glass tiles for custom printed tile murals in their bathroom and shower, due their... reinstalled cement board surround and waterproofing and retiled the shower/tub enclosure... green tile on all walls and ceiling of shower, so a patch job was the best option... original tile and was able to place a border that followed tub edge on the vertical..."
How to Choose Tile for a Steam Shower
In steamy quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to get it right the first time
"quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to... from the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) or the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association... type of tile chosen — that works and performs as one. Some cities have no specific... Picking tile is an important part of this process. Follow these 10 tips to help make... on the tile. Porcelain tiles will more expand and contract than ceramic tiles because..."