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What do I use to make the floor of my tile shower?

I remember wondering this when I built my first tile shower. After questioning numerous people and getting numerous suspect answers, I finally found an old-school…

Cracking grout in corners. Should I re-grout?

If you notice grout cracking in corners, but the grout looks good everywhere else, don’t bother re-grouting. If the grout cracked once, it will most…

Bathroom Remodel Part 7: Grout Choices

Not too many years ago picking a grout was as simple as choosing a color. The thickness of the grout joint determined whether you needed…

Bathroom Remodel Part 5: Dress It Up

An accent band can add a classy touch, and break up an otherwise monotonous installation. The options for accent bands are as varied as tile…

Bathroom Remodel Part 4: Shower Floor Tile

The floor of a tile shower has to be sloped for proper drainage. Small tiles will follow the slope easier than large tiles, and help…

Bathroom Remodel Part 3: Plumbing

Since you’re going all out with a complete remodel, now is the time to consider replacing your old shower valve. The wall will be wide…

Bathroom Remodel Part 2: Bullnose or Edge Trim?

Some people take a mix and match approach, picking different tiles for the floor, walls, and accents. Others want everything to match. Whether you decide…