Found 70 results for the keyword ‘Tiles’

  • Can we get a scratch out of a ceramic tile?

    One viewer challenged us with the task of taking a scratch out of a ceramic tile, without replacing the tile of course.Simple buffers didn't do anything. Buffers with polishing compound did a little better. A soft rubber based grinder did the best, but left a rough appearance. A grinding stone...
  • A grout cutter for your Dremel

    Here is a special bit and guide to put on your Dremel. It is specifically made to remove grout from between ceramic tiles, quickly and easily. Grout Removal Attachment Kit
  • How do you keep mould off of bathroom tile grout?

    One viewer has a cold, probably uninsulated, wall in his shower, and the mould grows rapidly on the grout. What to do? He is right when he suggested that the best idea would be to tear down the wall and insulate it properly, and while renovating, make sure you have a functioning bathroom fan to ...
  • Will ceramic tiles hold the weight of my wood stove?

    Cheryl in Kenton, Manitoba is worried about breaking tiles under her wood stove. Actually Cheryl, the tile itself can easily carry the weight, as long as it is not a pointed contact. If the feet are bent and do touch on one corner, put a metal plate about 2 inches square under the feet to sprea...
  • Cuting Holes Through Ceramic Tiles

    Cutting a hole through the middle of a ceramic tile for plumbing pipes is not an easy task, but it can be done neatly and without cracking the tile.Probably the best way is to drill a 3/8 inch hole with a masonry bit and then enlarge it with a carbide tipped saw blade in either a jig saw or a cop...
  • Can I put carpet over tiles?

    Madaline wants to put carpet over tile over parquet flooring.Well, aside from the floor getting so thick that doors may not open and counters will appear to be sinking into the floor, there are a couple important things to know about carpet over tiles.The grout line between the tiles is always ...
  • Removing Tile Grout & Floor Glue

    There exist special little tile grout knives, which are really just a blade with carbide dust on the edge. They are efficient at cutting out old grout between tiles. There is a special a power grout remover as one of the accessory blades that comes with the FEIN MultiMaster. Unlike a circular ...
  • How do you replace one tile in a floor?

    Zahava from Toronto, Ontario, has a tile that has come loose in a new floor and it makes a gritty sound when you walk on it.Start by cutting away all the grout around the offending tile. Cutting away the grout will liberate it from its neighbours. Then lift it out. It won't be stuck down becaus...
  • Removing stains from Marble or cultured marble

    Lynn from Boussevain, Manitoba has a cultured marble sink that has some dark orange like stains that just won't come out. It may be that they will never come out, but here is what to try.Grease or Oil stains -- Whiting with AcetoneFood stains -- Hydrogen Peroxide and a few drops of AmmoniaRu...
  • The tiles on my large concrete deck are buckling.

    Drew from Moffat, Ontario has a very large concrete deck 10 feet in the air, covered with ceramic tiles. For some strange raison, six of the tiles have buckled up, several years after they were glued in place.They have been there for several years, so it would not be caused by the deck shrinking...