Give your kitchen, bath, entryway, and other rooms durability and easy-maintenance underfoot and on walls with ceramic tile. Photos provide design inspiration. Also, learn the secret to sealing grout.
Repairing Damaged Ceramic Tile
hammer and cold chisel, driving fasteners, troweling Materials Replacement tiles, thinset, grout, tape To remove old ceramic tile , create a starting point in a central area by cracking one tile with a cold chisel and small sledgehammer. Grip the
How to Clean Tile Floors
Tile Floors How to Clean Tile Floors Take care of your ceramic tile floors with a gentle hand and a few smart cleaning techniques ..... s important to keep them clean. These floors are ceramic tile , and don't require special care. Coarse tiles such
Choosing Bathroom Wallcoverings
paint, wallpaper and vinyl coverings, wood, ceramic tile , and glass block -- and where each can be used ..... with urethane or another water-resistant coating. Ceramic Tile Ceramic tile is attractive and durable. It won't fade or stain
Fresh Ideas for Kitchen Floors
quality and stylish kitchen flooring materials -- from ceramic tile to hardwood to stone -- plus stunning design ideas for ..... the table. Mixed Classic Materials In this kitchen , ceramic tile flooring gets an added dose of interest and style by
Ultimate Guide to Flooring: Choosing Tile and Stone
tiles to make a substantial statement. Or use glossy ceramic tiles for a backdrop to clean-line design. Design with Ceramic Tile Ceramic and porcelain tile is a versatile and decorative option that is also less expensive than natural stone. Mix
Cleaning and Sealing Tile
Regular cleaning will keep ceramic tile in good condition, but surfaces around an outdoor kitchen, barbecue, or dining space may become stained. To remove a stain, start with the steps outlined in the chart, below right. If these solutions don't work, ask a tile supplier to recommend a cleaning agent that's compatible with your tile.
Grouting, Caulking, Sealing
This story covers finishing a ceramic tile installation by grouting, caulking, and sealing.
Adding a Tile Base
This story covers adding base tiles to a room floored with ceramic tile .
Your Guide to Tile Flooring
their defining characteristics. Ceramic tile is a composition of natural clay ..... fired coating called glaze. Glazed ceramic tile resists stains and can be cleaned ..... on the glaze, the color of the ceramic tile body may be visible if the glaze
Ceramic & Hard-Bodied Tile
that mimic cleft stone. Saltillo tile is not a true ceramic tile because it is dried not fired. Nevertheless it is treated as a ceramic tile and enjoys wide use in rustic and Southwestern designs