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What's the Difference: Tile backerboard Online Membership Required

HardieBacker, Durock, and DensShield each has characteristics that affect where it can be installed and how tile is placed on it

Colorful concrete tiles
Colorful concrete tiles

Granada concrete tiles are suitable for walls and floors, both indoors and out

What's the Difference: Epoxy vs. cement grout
What's the Difference: Epoxy vs. cement grout

How to choose between stronger and more expensive epoxy and traditional cement-based grout

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A Sloping Floor for a Barrier-Free BathOnline Membership Required

An old-fashioned mud job and a high-tech membrane team up for a leakproof floor

Q & A: Leakproof shower on a slab?

Q & A: Shower-pan thresholds

Installing a Leakproof Shower Pan
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Installing a Leakproof Shower PanOnline Membership Required

A thick mortar bed over a vinyl membrane makes a sturdy base for tile, but it pays to test for leaks

Tiling a Bathroom Floor

Cementitious backerboard speeds up the job, but start with a subfloor that is firm and flat

Tiling a Kitchen CounterOnline Membership Required

Start with a sturdy wood underlayment, and plan the layout to get cut tiles in the back

Q & A: The two faces of backerboard

A Different Approach to Tiling FloorsOnline Membership Required

Unlike a plywood or backerboard substrate, a modified mud job might be more reliable over the long haul

Building a Tiled Masonry HeaterOnline Membership Required

Hot combustion, heat-exchange channels and six tons of brick for energy efficiency and a clean burn

Installing Glass BlockOnline Membership Required

Privacy and light in the same package

Tiling a Mortar-Bed CounterOnline Membership Required

How one tile setter builds the classic kitchen work surface

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