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Your own safety is very important so make sure you have a pair of gloves and safety glasses. Before you begin you will need a large roll of paper or a hard material where you can create a template of the existing countertop on a new countertop design. When preparing the template you need to be very accurate and precise in marking all the location for sinks holes and other opening on the granite slab or tile. You will need a wet saw for cutting the granite before proceeding with the project. The wet saw is also used to cut off the tile ends so that they can fit precisely on the row of tiles. A jig saw is also used to cut holes in plywood when you are reinforcing the countertop. Once you have cut the granite to the desired pieces use the vibrating pad sander to flatten and dull the surface. The pencil or a marker is important for you will use it to mark all the points of interests. The tiling trowel is used to apply mortar on the counter.
You need a clean 5 gallon bucket where you can mix the thinset together with a paddle mixer that makes the job much easier and quicker. The best thinset to use is a white one because the colored one tends to bleed through the tile. The square notched trowel is used to spread the thinset on the countertop. Start with smoothing the layer and then use the notched end of the trowel on the inside corner of the granite tile. During the installation you will be in constant use of the 2′ and the 4′ level that will help you maintain correct vertical and perpendicular orientation. The tile can go out of line a little bit and to correct it you need to use a rubber mallet to tap it lightly and press it in the thinset. The tile might need to be reset completely so use the suction cup to pop it up and reset it without ruining the rest of the tiles. You also need a blue quick release tape that you can use to hold two pieces of tiles together and keep them from sliding or sinking. The tape can also be used to cover the seams until they are completely dry. Read the rest of this entry »
Granite is a type of igneous rock and it contains feldspar, mica and quartz. This is considered as a precious stone and is used by builders and house owners to decorate their buildings and also for constructing monuments. These come in different forms like slabs, countertops, sinks and tiles. These stones are noted for their durability and resistance and are noted for their beauty.
Granite stones should be installed properly to enhance the beauty of your homes. These stones can be imported from different countries and these are available in various sizes and shapes. These are installed in commercial and residential buildings because they have proper decorative appearance. The tiles which are made from these stones create a perfect professional ambiance at your workplace. In your house these stones complement the décor of your rooms. These are used for making countertops and these are installed in the kitchen. You can even decorate your terrace or fireplace with this beautiful stone. Read the rest of this entry »
Your kitchen is one of the most visited places in your home. Majority of adults enjoy spending their time in kitchen whenever they are at home. Most people cook, talk, dine and interact family members in the kitchen.
With the modernization and innovation of interior design, we have noticed a substantial change in the kitchen remodelling market. With prebuilt cabinets and ultra modern storage, the right fixtures, paint, lighting and counter tops can change the complete look of your kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »
The secret to a leak-free shower is simple: it’s about using the right materials and having a sound base. So follow these tips and your shower will last for many trouble-free years.
1. Build on a good foundation. If you don’t get the foundation of your shower enclosure right first then nothing else will be right. If you are fortunate enough to have plastered brick or block walls then you will already have a good foundation and preparing it will be nothing more than making sure the surface is smooth and level. But if your bathroom has a wooden floor then the preparation process will need to be taken very seriously. A wooden floor has a tendency to move over time so you will need to prevent this by strengthening it. This can be done by adding braces and/or additional noggins to the joists. The number of noggins required by UK Building Regulations is not always enough to prevent the amount of movement that will cause your shower tray to shift away from the wall. Alternatively lay plywood or a thin tile backer board over the floor boards. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you bored with same images in your home every day? It is time to make some changes in your home. And you can start from your kitchen. There are a few little secrets that allow for a big change.
(1) Change the buttons.
Did you change the buttons in your kitchen, it is as if you have a new, easily and at a lower cost? Well, this is true. The button is an accessory for the kitchen that can change its style at the time. No matter if your kitchen has a style minimal, futuristic, or traditional, you have several choices of buttons to buy and change its common image! If you have wooden handles, that you do not have to change. Just paint it and you will have new buttons as well. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have an eye for style, you can become an interior decorator. You can design your home completely all by yourself, without even hiring and interior designer. This will save a lot of money and time. This article contains some tips to decorate your own home. Interior decoration is all about style and blending of items instead what people think it is – rocket science.
Highly decorative items and furniture are something you should avoid at all costs. Your home should appear spacious, clean; crisp which will also be easier for you to take care of. You can always go ahead and splurge on decorative items, but soon, you will regret this decision. Overdoing and filling every wall in your home or apartment is a strict no-no. Also, by keeping things minimal, your home will look clean and not clumsy. Read the rest of this entry »
Black quartz stone is an engineered stone which is well-made with 94 percentage of quartz minerals in them. Apart from that, many components like natural mineral, mirrors, calcium carbonate etc, have also been included in its make. There are several reasons behind the popularity of Black Quartz tiles. Here is the list of 7 reasons behind popularity of this stone.
1. Durable – black Quartz tiles is a family of quartz engineered tiles. There is no other tiling option that is equal to this stone that provides a tough and strong surface. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the right time for home improvement that your home will be ready for holiday season with new atmosphere. Among many aspects of home improvement, don’t forget to give more attention on the flooring solution. With the right flooring solution, you can create the right decorative effect your need for your new home decoration concept.
Flooring is as important as any other aspect of home decoration and for that you need to make sure that you get the best flooring solution for your home off course at the best price. When it comes to the best flooring solution, here at Atwater, CA, there’s no other place to come than Tri-country Flooring America. This is the local affiliated store of Flooring America, the largest flooring retail network in this country. On this store you can find the largest selections of finest flooring solution products.
No matter what kind of home decoration concept you have, it is guaranteed that you will find the best solution there. There are wide selections of carpets, tiles, laminated floors, hardwood, and lots more. Those are finest quality products from top manufacturers. It is guaranteed that you will find the best product at the best price ever. Get professional advice from their sales support staffs for the ebst solution possible.
When you are building a new house for your family, the entire part of the house needs to think carefully, especially for the flooring. You need to think what flooring type that you will use for the house. If you are having children, using carpets for the flooring is not a good option to take. This is because children tend to spill something on the floor and if you are using carpets, all the stains will be very hard to remove. This event will surely just waste your money. It will be better if you choose floor that use hardwood or tiles for the house. It will be easier to clean and you will not need to be worried if those kids of yours spill anything on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing is cast away when it comes about tiles. You know and I know there are always some spare materials after any job.
We are tempted to keep everything, but we don’t have enough space to store it. When the time comes to do another job, you think that all that material could serve you this time and it was really a shame throwing it away.
Therefore, I want to give you some ideas about using scraps of tiles.
If you have spare tiles, even pieces, from a previous job, store them in a dry place until you find the proper spot to place them. Later on, you can use them for paving a floor.
In order to do that, you need:
notched trowellevelerrubber malletfloor scraperbrushself-leveling underlaymentprime suspension substratetilescementfloat Read the rest of this entry »