Interested in installing, repairing, or caring for tile or stone? DIY projects with tile and stone can be challenging. This will guide you to the best techniques.

“Enduring” perhaps best describes stone and ceramic tile. Not only have these materials provided a surface for countertops, floors, and walls that endures heavy use for decades without the slightest hint of wear, but, as some of the earliest building materials, they are products that have endured the ages. In fact, they’ve more than endured-they have been crowned as a surfacing material of choice over and over again.

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Stone tile, set in a mortar base, provides a beautiful, lasting surface.©JP Chretien / Shutterstock.com

Today’s finest homes showcase stone and tile floors in their entries, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. Stone and tile countertops and wall treatments remain a perennial favorite in kitchens and baths. Stone and ceramic tile products are available in a wide variety of materials, sizes, colors, and prices to fit every need.

石头和瓷砖都很沉重,如果不适当支持,某些类型可能很脆。成功的石头或瓷砖安装以固体和平坦的基板开始,并以右侧的灌浆和整理触摸结束。

Unless your floor has serious structural problems, you can probably install most types of floor tile or stone on it. Be aware that, because stone and tile flooring materials are thicker than vinyl tile and similar floor coverings, they do change the height of the floor, which you’ll need to address at the transition between rooms.

Wall tiles do not need to be as strong as floor tiles and so are often less expensive, and they come in a wider choice of colors. Today, however, people install just about any size and type of tile on a wall, including floor tiles.

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Grout is applied after the tile has been attached to the wall.Rikard Stadler / Shutterstock.com

本部分的文章为您提供有助于购买石材和瓷砖产品的建议。他们还提供了自己自己的准备,铺设,切割和安装陶瓷和石材瓷砖的指示。最后但并非最不重要的是,他们提供维护提示并带走易于瓷砖和石材维修。

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