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Finally, A Finished Floor

It should come as no surprise that after the original tiling fiasco and the cutting of a hole in the last tile, that the master…

Two. Tiles. Short.

Bloody fingers. Broken tiles. Unfinished bathrooms. These are things you don’t see on HGTV. Sometimes you don’t even see them on websites of real people…

Tile 101: How To Install SunTouch WarmWire Radiant Floor Heat

The cat and I both agree, there’s not a whole that can compare with walking barefoot into your bathroom and feeling a toasty warm floor…

Weeknight Tile Project: Vanity Top

I think normal people use the hours between work and sleeping to do things like cook dinner, fold laundry, watch TV. I like to rush…

Tile 101: Installing Durock Tile Membrane

Getting the underlayment for a tile floor down may seem like a small achievement, but let’s just say that when you’re going on month twelve…

In Search of Floor Tile: Part 2

Among other things, the search for floor tile has now started to impact whether or not I can sleep for four hours without waking up…

In Search of Floor Tile

So yesterday I almost swallowed a bug. Almost swallowing a bug is worse than actually swallowing a bug because instead of being gone in an…

A Weekend in the Bathroom

It’s where I spend all my time lately, and not in that “I had way to much fun last night” kind of way either. Unless…

Full Bath: Standing Stone Accent Tile

There’s nothing quite like spending a Sunday cutting and aligning hundreds of little stones around a shower. I hear other people do things like “brunch”…

A. Lot. Of. Tile.

That’s what my life consists of these days. A lot of tile and a little sleep. The trade-off is that the shower in the full…

March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

One By One

How long have I been saying that I’ve got showers to tile? A month? Two? Actually, the answer is fifty-three days that I’ve been ready…

DIY Walk-In Shower: Step 3- Prep For Tile

As it turns out, the steps in building a shower go pretty quickly after all of that “framing and then waiting around for an inspector…

January 28, 2011 | 36 Comments | Read the Full Article

Subtle Taupe?

First off, thank you to everyone who commented yesterday with sympathy (we’ve all been there), suggestions, links, and offers to literally go to a distributor…

January 19, 2011 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Wild Tile Chase: Geese Got Nothing On This

If you’ve been around here for the last week or so, you know that I have two showers ready for tile, and exactly zero tiles…

January 18, 2011 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article