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Bonus Bathtub Shelf

Bonus Bathtub Shelf

When we renovated our bathroom recently, it included moving the tub to increase the headroom under a sloped ceiling. Since were we using the same length of bathtub, we had to deal with the space left at the end of the tub. Rather than just fill the whole thing in, we decided to use the […]

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Do I Need “Ditra” Under Floor Tiles?

Do I Need "Ditra" Under Floor Tiles?

I just read a discussion thread on the Canadian Woodworking forum where the question asked was: "Ditra for kitchen flooring – Is it worth it?” I discovered this product last year while researching methods for laying a ceramic tile floor for an upstairs bathroom renovation in our old farmhouse.   What the heck is Ditra? […]

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Tiling a sloped shower wall

Tiling a sloped shower wall

Last year we boldly took the plunge into a long overdue bathroom renovation. This included moving the tub 6" away from the sloped wall, and replacing the 60’s era tileboard shower surround with 6"x 6”ceramic tiles, edged with 2" bullnose border tiles. While tiling a shower was uncharted airspace for me, I had full confidence […]

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Cut Ceramic Tiles With Inexpensive Tools

Cut Ceramic Tiles With Inexpensive Tools

Situation: I needed to lay ceramic tile in a small (8′ x 12′) mudroom. No fancy cuts were required but I did need to cut tiles for the perimeter walls. Options: 1. Buy a tile cutter or wet saw ($50 – $300.00) – I have no intention of doing this again in the forseeable future […]

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