Prepare Floors for Installing Ceramic Tile

How To : Install ceramic floor tile

Ceramic tile floors offer a very attractive and durable alternative to other floor finishes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match the décor of any room and they can provide years of maintenance-free use. Additionally, ceramic tiles are fairly easy to install. ...more

News : Installing Laminate Tile Over Ceramic Tile

I'm starting a laminate tile installation next Thursday. I thought I will show what is involved from start to finish. It's going in a kitchen and two bathrooms. There is ceramic tile in these rooms now and I'm installing the laminate tile right over the ceramic tile. The probl ...more

How To : Design a safe kitchen

Home accidents. It's up to you to protect your family… your children… from accidents in the home. And there's one place that seems to get the most attention when dealing with safety concerns… The kitchen is one of the busiest, most accident-prone rooms in the house. Design a k ...more

How To : Install flooring in your basement

In this series of video clips you’ll learn how to install new flooring in your basement, including tips on how to prepare your existing basement floor for the installation process, the equipment and supplies you’ll need to install your new floor, and the various flooring optio ...more

How To : Easily set a ceramic tile floor in your bathroom

If you have an old bathroom with vinyl flooring installed, it may be time to upgrade your floors. Although vinyl is sturdy, it can look cheap and possibly bring down the value of your home. This tutorial will give you the advice needed to replace your old bathroom floor with n ...more

How To : Install a mortar shower pan

Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to install a mortar shower pan. First consider the framing of the shower. Plywood, 2x4's and 2x6's provide a good foundation for the weight of the tile. Then remove the cover from the drain. Use duct tape to cover ...more

How To : Install ceramic tile in your home

Installing ceramic tiles to your house is an easy way to add character. Many tiles come in a beautiful earthy pattern that looks great in kitchens and bathrooms. In this tutorial, you'll find out how you can add this great flooring to your home today. So check it out and good ...more

How To : Install FasTrim with your laminate floor

Inserting FasTrim with your laminate floor requires only a few simple tools. To insert FasTrim on your laminate floor that is up against ceramic tiles, first drill holes in the plastic track using a 3/16 masonry bit. Be sure to wear safety glasses to avoid damage from flying p ...more

How To : Prepare for installing laminate flooring

This video tutorial shows you the proper way to prepare for the installation of laminate flooring. One thing you need to do is maintain a temperature of a minimum of 65 degrees. You can install it practically anywhere, as long as there is no moisture or dampness. Concrete, cer ...more

How To : Tile a wall

Installing wall tile is basically the same procedure as installing floor tile. And it offers the same advantages: flexibility of design; a wide range of colors, materials and patterns; and if installed correctly, years of durability. Ceramic or porcelain tile makes an attracti ...more

How To : Tile a custom ceramic tile shower

Start by putting tile backer board tape on all the joints on the wall board and then put mortar over the backer board tape. Let the mortar dry and then you can begin the tile job. Install a ledger board at the base of the shower stall about one tile high. Draw some vertical an ...more

How To : Install Warmup's underfloor heating cable system

In order to install Warmups Underfloor heating system, you will need the following: a Warmup Thermostat, a Warmup Kit, RCD, a multimeter, a permanent marker, measuring tape, tape, and scissors. Prepare the subfloor in advance. Install insulation. The surface needs to be smoot ...more

How To : Install electric underfloor heating cables

This is a simple video guide that shows you how to install electric underfloor heating cables. 1. Measure the area to order right heater for the room. 2. Before start, make sure the surface is smooth, dry and free from dust and grease. 3. Prepare the subfloor. Then install in ...more

How To : Use thinset for ceramic tile floors

Many people use mastic when applying ceramic floor tiles, not realizing that mastic will never completely set and is thus vulnerable to cracks if you put a lot of weight on it. Thinset is actually a much better product for a job like this. In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the ...more

How To : Install a ceramic tile backsplash

Installing a ceramic tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom can not only add a great new look, it can help prevent your walls from crumbling due to excess exposure to water. This simple little vid from buildipedia will walk you through the process. Part 1 of 2 - How to In ...more

How To : Install tile like a pro

This video will describe the process of installing ceramic tile. The pro tilers suggest that you start with a very small area to put down the tile adhesive. Do not cover the entire area with adhesive and then start laying tile. Starting out one or two rows at a time will suffi ...more

How To : Install a locking hardwood floor with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to install a locking hardwood floor with Lowe's. First, prepare the sub floor before you begin installing the floors. After this, grab all of the tools you need to install the flooring properly. Place spacers between the flooring and the walls and s ...more

How To : Install glue-down hardwood flooring with Lowe's

This Lowe's video shows you how add warmth and beauty to your home by installing hardwood floors step by step. First you must prepare the sub-floor. You will need engineered hardwood planks, transitions, and moldings. You will also need flooring adhesive, trowel, hardwood floo ...more

How To : Install a glass tile backspash

This video is to show how to install a glass tile backsplash. Because installing glass is a little different then installing ceramic, knowing what to do is important. Use painter's tape to protect your surroundings wherever you are installing your glass and use only a white th ...more

How To : Install a glass tile backsplash with Lowe's

Hey what a great idea. Is installing tiles such a simple activity? Why not install glass and ceramic? Learn from this Lowe's video on how you can install a beautiful backsplash. Glass mosaic squares add a trendy splash, while white subway tiles keep the design clean and conte ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

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