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How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

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Uncoupling membranes used between a tile floor and a concrete slab should prevent any cracks in the concrete from affecting the tile, but will it lower the thermal mass potential of the concrete?

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Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts

Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts

If you're planning a tile project and want ideas for creating attractive patterns or combining the right colors, these two free chapters will help you get started.

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Handmade Barrel Tile Set in Mortar

Handmade Barrel Tile Set in Mortar

This house was built in the late 30's, and for the restoration, the homeowner, and designer wanted a traditional barrel tile set in mortar.  We used a custom color oxide which is not period...

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Pull out cabinet in full bath

Pull out cabinet in full bath

This was a 2nd Floor bathroom remodel ( 5' x 9' )  So space is a premium at best for storage. We came up with the idea of using a media full extension swivel pull out by...

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Handmade Tile Back Splash

Handmade Tile Back Splash

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My husband and I designed and built our home in 2004. Since we designed the house I thought it appropriate to design and build our back splash. I came up with the design and my 2 daughters (1 with...

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Bath Retreat

Bath Retreat

This bathroom renovation was commissioned by two doctors who wanted a serene space to come home to and relax. Their pre-renovation bathroom suffered from an inefficient layout and did not convey...

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Bathroom

Bathroom

This old bathroom had good fixtures, albeit in dark brown, that needed an update from the lino floor. By buying a crate of broken tiles we kept under budget and were able to do the floors and walls...

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New Island Opens up Kitchen

New Island Opens up Kitchen

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This new kitchen island replaced a perpendicular peninsula that closed the kitchen off from the adjacent living areas. By...

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Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

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Not my Design, Not my Boxes, My Remodle and Install. It came out Nice.........

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BBQ Enclosure

BBQ Enclosure

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Here is my 3 year old Aussie going into the pool after a long day warching me lay the final tile on a BBQ enclosure I built that included glass block, natural gas hookups, electrical and water for...

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Sizing up Ridgids new tile saw

Sizing up Ridgid's new tile saw

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A few weeks back I sent one of Ridgid’s brand new tile saws to our go-to tile author, Tom Meehan. Now, Tom has been in...

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Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner

Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner

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SporiClean is an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck.

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A Fine Wine Cellar

A Fine Wine Cellar

The conversion of the laundry room into this fabulous wine cellar was substantial.  The owners  wished to have a Napa-look that created a visual connection between the wine...

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FROM OLD TO NEW

FROM OLD TO NEW

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OUR KITCHEN WAS COMPLETELY GUTTED. IT ORIGINALLY MEASURED 12X17, AND AFTER THE ADDITION IT MEASURES 18X26. IT HAS A WALK IN BUTLER'S PANTRY AND A WORKING ISLAND THAT COMFORTLY SEATS 4. THERE'S A...

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1970s Master Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Master Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

This small master bathroom still had the original shower doors from the 1970’s!  Not only was this room ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original shower was cracked...

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1970s Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

This bathroom was straight from the 1970’s!  Not only was it ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original tub / shower was cracked, flaking apart and leaking.  The...

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

This is a conversion of 1970's his/her bathrooms plus two closets and a hallway into one modern bath and separate toilet room.  I am not a professional contractor (I am a Surgeon), but all the...

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Sarasota Bathroom - From Blah to Spa

Sarasota Bathroom - From Blah to Spa

Revamping a dated bathroom.  The walls are painted in Soft Jazz by Benjamin Moore.  Vanity top and floors are Carrera marble.  The bath tiles are handmade, giving additional texture to...

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copper themed bathroom remodel

copper themed bathroom remodel

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I bought this 1925 craftsman in SE Portland which had been remodeled in the '80's for the previous family who had 6 children.  The only original casework and windows existed in the entry and the...

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Yeah, a girl can do it

Yeah, a girl can do it

Janice Belknap, a 28 year old pharmacist in Portland, OR, knew where she wanted to live, the Southeast area of the city, but was having a difficult time finding the house with the features she wanted...

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