Johns Manville GoBoard – Waterproof Tile Backer

Johns Manville GoBoard Tile Backer

For those of you that are looking for an all purpose tile backer board that is lightweight and waterproof, it seems that Johns Manville has produced a solid product in this department.  Comparing to other brands currently on the market like Kerdi board, Pro Panel and Wedi Board… the GoBoard has a lot of similarities […]

[Product Review] Noble Value Seal Waterproofing Membrane

fully waterproofed shower unit with Noble Value Seal

I recently had the pleasure of hooking up with Richard from Noble Company to pilot one of their new products that’s creating a buzz in the tile world.  In a great attempt (and successful) Noble Company released a new sheet membrane called Value Seal which is very similar to their Noble Seal TS sheet membrane. […]

Laticrete Hydro Ban Waterproofing Membrane

Laticrete Hydroban is a liquid membrane for waterproofing a tile shower

Laticrete Hydro Ban is a liquid waterproofing membrane that comes in a pail and can be applied with a paint brush, roller, or even a sprayer for large scale projects. Liquid waterproofing membranes are a type of underlayment commonly used in stone and tile installations where waterproofing is required for areas such as bathrooms, showers/tub […]

[Product Review] QuartzLock2 Urethane Grout – 3 Day Formula

Grouting tile showers with QuartzLock2 Urethane grout.

Recently I’ve been forced to switch over grout because of Bostik’s formula change in the QuartzLock2 grout.  Just a little history… Bostik bought out Star Quartz (which both companies manufactured the same grout) awhile back but still manufactures QL2 which is available through Daltile. The previous formula which was most superior over the first version […]

Noble Thin Bed Drains

Final drain install with tile sized up to the drain area.

Noble Company introduced a new thin bed drain probably over a year ago at this point and with all the shower drain selections on the market, this one is a good product for your arsenal.  For those of you that prefer a fabric waterproofing membrane may be interested in the slick clamping ring feature that […]

[Product Review] Better Bench

Adding a Bench to your Tile Shower

The Better Bench by Innovis Corporation is a great option for a solid mounted shower seat that will actually hold a larger weight capacity than most preformed shower seats.  This product will hold a 400 lb. load capacity (Be sure to check all their product specs before ordering with your tile contractor).  Although foam seats […]

Tips on Cleaning Grout

Proper maintenance and cleaners will lengthen your tile installation and reduce mold

Proper maintenance on your bathroom is definitely an area where you don’t want to skimp.  This is where a knowledgeable contractor can help you with the right selections to aid in the performance and promote cleanliness of the room.  If you’re seeking out a tile installation whether it’s a floor or shower area, your tile […]

Refinishing your Cast Iron Bathtub with Porcelain Tile shower walls

Installing tile shower walls when refinishing a tub.

With the various options in approaching a bathroom remodeling project, one of the most common decisions is whether you really want to part with your cast iron tub.  Your tub may in good shape and do not feel the need to go to the hassle to remove it OR it could just bring that old […]

Selections for a Heavy Glass Shower Door (Avoiding Leaks and Damage)

Shower-Glass-Install

Purchasing a Heavy Glass Frame-less Shower Door There’s one way to finish off a Custom Tile Shower with style and that would be with a heavy glass frame-less shower door.  You just can’t find a better solution.  A heavy glass door has to be measured up after the tile installation is complete, so that all measurements […]