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Tiling a Splashback

| April 9, 2015

The easiest way to create a splashback is to use only full tiles, extending them slightly past the edge of the fixture.

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Cutting and Shaping Tiles

| April 9, 2015
Cutting and Shaping Tiles

There are several ways to cut tiles correctly, depending on what type of cut you are trying to achieve. Straight cuts are best done with a tile cutting jig. This is a purpose made device which makes it easy to hold and score a line in a tile.

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Tools You Need When Tiling

| April 9, 2015

Several of the tools you might need when tiling can be found in the most basic of tool kits.

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Tiling a Wall

| April 9, 2015
Tiling a Wall

Tiling a wall is one of those DIY jobs which is fairly easy for anyone to do, but more difficult to do well.

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Making a Tiling Gauge Stick

| April 9, 2015

One of the most important factors in making a good job of any tiling project is careful planning. It is not always the best idea to just start in the corner with a full tile and work up or across from that.

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Tiling Around a Toilet – Dremel

| April 9, 2015
Tiling Around a Toilet – Dremel

If the tiling around your toilet is old, cracked or the wrong colour for your new bathroom, it’s quick and simple to chip off the old tiles, make good and tile the new ones around and behind your existing sanitary fittings.

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Tiling a Concrete Floor

| April 9, 2015

In rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms, a smooth concrete floor provides just about the best possible surface to tile over. Tiles are hard-wearing and easy to keep clean. They prevent spills from soaking through to the sub floor and, if laid correctly, will not harbour germs and stains

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Working with Granite Tiles

| April 9, 2015

The appeal of granite is that it is beautiful, durable, and strong all at the same time, carrying the ability to withstand high traffic and use.

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Replacing Cracked or Broken Tiles

| April 9, 2015
Replacing Cracked or Broken Tiles

Although tiles provide a generally hard-wearing finish, a hard knock (when moving furniture for example) can crack or chip them. Replacing a single or even multiple tiles is a fairly simple task.

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Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

| April 8, 2015
Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramic floor tiles can really add appeal to a room. But as well as aesthetic value, ceramic tiles also have the added bonus of being hardwearing, easy to clean and cool in the summer. Laying them is not too much of a job, but preparation is key

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Preparing Walls and Floors for Tiles

| April 8, 2015
Preparing Walls and Floors for Tiles

Tiling can be daunting to the DIY-er, it seems like a far more complex task than hanging wallpaper for instance. However, if you prepare correctly, tiling should be both an easy and rewarding job. Before tackling any tiling, be sure to follow these simple rules.

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Laying Soft Floor Tiles

| September 3, 2014
Laying Soft Floor Tiles

This guide looks at laying self-adhesive soft tiles, and the steps are the same for vinyl, cork or any other flexible tile.

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Tile Accessories

| August 11, 2014

For the first time tiler, drilling into tiles may seem a bit daunting and after all of the planning and preparing, what you don’t want is a cracked tile caused by a drifting drill bit. However before you start, try looking for some alternatives.

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How to Remove Tiles

| May 29, 2014

A DIY guide to removing floor and wall tiles safely…

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Common Tile and Grout Problems

| February 21, 2013
Common Tile and Grout Problems

Treating common problems with tiles and grout…

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How to Choose the Perfect Tiles for Your Kitchen

| February 21, 2013

As with any home decoration, choosing your materials carefully can be the difference between an unprofessional and flawless finish. This choice becomes even more important when it comes to choosing tiles

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10 Tips for Perfect Tiling

| February 2, 2013

Tiles provide a tough and durable finish to floors and walls, and can make a tired kitchen or bathroom look much better. Tiling is a skill that any keen diy-er should have, but it certainly takes a bit of practice to become proficient.

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How to Remove Stained Grout

| June 1, 2012
How to Remove Stained Grout

Learn the easiest and safest way to remove grout from between wall and floor tiles.

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Tiling Awkward Areas

| March 30, 2011
Tiling Awkward Areas

We show you the best way to tile awkward areas…

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Perfect Tile Grouting

| March 21, 2011

The gaps between tiles are traditionally filled with grout, a cement based paste available in a range of colours. The task of grouting is the easiest part of laying tiles, however, bad application can affect the finish of a tiled wall dramatically.

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How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

| March 14, 2011
How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles can create a great finish in both kitchens and bathrooms. Mosaic tiles come in large sheets on a mesh backing to hold them all together. This makes it much easier and quicker to lay the tiles and allows you to buy ready made patterns.

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