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Tile vs Laminate Flooring

phototropic/E+ via Getty Images Tile and laminate are both smart flooring choices, with ample varieties to suit any budget. Tile is generally more expensive but also more durable than laminate. Laminate is less expensive and better suited to DIY installation. Explore the pros and cons of tile and laminate to decide which is the best…

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How To Clean Tile Floors

May 18, 2021 Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Cleaning Services Professional & Owner of The Dust Busters, Williamsport, PAWritten by HomeAdvisor. On This Page: Cleaning & Maintaining Tile Floors How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors Cleaning Natural Stone Tiles Vinyl Tiles How to Clean Grout How to Use a Steam Cleaner on Tile Floors Average Cost…

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The Best Tile for Shower Floors

© coralimages – The best tile for shower floors depends on your budget, the size of the space, and the aesthetic you want. In the U.S., the most popular shower floor tiles include porcelain, ceramic, glass, travertine and pebble. Use our guide to find a tile type that’s durable, fits your budget and is…

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Cheap Backsplash Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Backsplashes Backsplashes offer protection for your walls and beautify your space. If you’re working on a backsplash project that requires a lower budget, you have your choice between materials like traditional ceramic tile, faux metal, peel-and-stick tile and wallpaper to achieve the look you want without…

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Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Kitchen Backsplashes Backsplashes in your kitchen offer your kitchen walls the needed protection while enhancing the room’s aesthetics. While there are many materials to choose from, budget-friendly options like marble, tile, glass and brick will keep costs low without compromising on aesthetic value. Find out more…

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Cheap Tile Flooring Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Price on Budget Tile Flooring Finding the best value of tile flooring is a combination of the right solution at the best price. At the cost of $2.50 to $3 per square foot, the best budget tile flooring options are ceramic, porcelain, faux wood and vinyl. Consider your…

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Subway Tile Calculator

HomeAdvisor’s Subway Tile Calculator is a handy tool to estimate the amount of material needed to cover any given area and make your next home improvement project a success. Buy the right amount of material and cut waste on your next project with our useful subway tile calculator. Our simple formula multiplies width by length…

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Inside the Lines: How to Clean Grout

December 15, 2021 Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Expert Cleaning Contributor.Written by HomeAdvisor. Tile itself is relatively easy to clean. Often the surface is so smooth that dirt and grime wipe right off. To clean tile grout is, however, a different story altogether. Clean Tile Grout With Household Items There are many products on the market…

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How to Find a Certified Professional Tile Installer

Need Tile Work? Planning to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or flooring? Tile can be an excellent choice for its durability and timeless appeal. It’s best to have a professional do the work. This guide shows you everything you need to knowpro about hiring a tiler, from the best ways to start your search to the…

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Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tiles

Left image: Photo: Allison / Adobe Stock Right image: Photo: Bryan / Adobe Stock Porcelain and ceramic tiles are often considered one and the same. However, there are significant differences in each tile’s porosity and makeup. Though both are made of clay and baked in a kiln, that’s where their similarities end. Porcelain is harder…

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