Bathroom shower tile grout that doesn’t dry and cure properly, or gets wet before it cures, could allow water to seep into gaps and behind tiles or cause it to flake or peel. It is important for grout to fully cure to ensure a durable, well-bonded structure, and there is no set drying and curing time for bathtub and shower tile grout. Factors that impact grout drying and curing time include type of grout used, room temperature, and humidity levels. Learn about different grout types and factors impacting drying and curing time.
Tile floors are a beautiful and durable flooring option in any home, including in a finished basement. However, floor tile isn’t impervious to cracking and may break due to improper installation, extreme temperature changes, too much weight, or dropping a heavy object in the wrong spot. Learn how to repair a cracked floor tile in 5 simple steps.
If you're planning a master bathroom renovation, consider options such as a freestanding or soaker tub, fireplace, double vanity, steam or walk-in shower, bidet, and heated floors to improve the functionality of the space. View ideas and options that you can incorporate into your upcoming master bathroom remodeling project.
While floors and flooring materials might be unique, the issues they cause are not. Learn how you can address common flooring problems - including squeaky floors, popping tiles, buckling floors, chipped tiles, scratched or faded hardwood floors, cracked concrete floors, and more.
Tile is a common design consideration for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. Factors that impact tile installation cost include square footage, type of tile being used, additional materials required for installation, subfloor repair and installation, and geographic location. Learn more about factors that impact the cost of tile installation.
Understand the difference between “dry time” and “cure time” when it comes to caulking. Most products become dry to the touch after several minutes, but don’t fully cure for days. Learn about factors that determine the dry-time for caulk.
Over time, tile grout can stain, crack, and come loose which means it's time to repair or replace it. Grout repair is easy and budget-friendly and can update the look of kitchen or bathroom tile. Damaged grout can make your tile look old and worn, and can also create an environment for bacteria and mold growth.
Most showers lose floor space to bottles of shampoo and conditioner, shaving necessities, and soap or body wash. If you need more shower storage space, these 10 ideas will help you plan the perfect inset.
If you’re planning a home improvement project, it may cost more than it did a year ago. The coronavirus pandemic caused the price of popular building materials to go up, some to their highest levels in years.
Over time, soap scum buildup becomes increasingly hard to remove. To keep your bathroom soap scum free, you’ll want to find a solution that works for daily and weekly cleanups.