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Find the Right Material for Your Pool Tiles   Whether you are building your dream pool or giving your current one a facelift, a factor you will need to consider is the material of your tiles. This is an important decision that affects the look of your finished product, the amount of maintenance required, and the cost. The most common finishes are the following:   Glass Ceramic or porcelain Stone   Which pool tile material is best for you? It all depends on what you are looking for.   Glass   Glass mosaic tile for pools has become a very...

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What are the do's and don’ts for taking care of natural stone? Natural stone is produced by mother nature from centuries of being compiled in mountains and underground.  There are different types of stones and they are categorized by their hardness. The most popular stones used are: Granite is an igneous rock and very durable.  This is the perfect use for countertops and high traffic floors.  It is heat, stain and scratch resistant This is an example of a gray and white granite kitchen counter top.  The kitchen backsplash is a honed silver travertine with a small mosaic over the...

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There are several types of grouts available in the market, some of them are for very specialized types of installation, but most of them are for general use on both residential and commercial applications. Grout usually comes in three forms, powder - to be mixed with water, a 2 or 3 part chemical mixture and premixed. Powder GroutThe powder form is the most common type of grout, they've been around for a long time and are quite simple to use. They come in several colors and do not require a lot of experience. Powder-based grout is usually the most affordable...

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Load PDF with Pictures Before You Begin Measure the overall area to determine number of mosaic sheets needed. Inspect material for any imperfections. Using a square and a level, draw gridlines to ensure straight and even installation. Make sure area is flat, Dry and Clean.                      Tools for Installing Tile Gloves, Goggles, Knife, Nippers, Notch Trowel, Rubber Float, Sponge 1) Apply mortar/adhesive - Using flat side of V-notch trowel, apply mortar/adhesive.  - Use the V-notched side to even sheets, line up grout joints 2) Apply mosaic tile sheets  - Apply the mosaic tile sheets...

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Q: What are subway tiles? A: Subway tiles were originally created to be placed on the walls within the subways by designers George C. Heins and Christopher Grant La Farge.  They created the distinctive 3" x 6" ceramic rectangles for the very first station of New York's brand-new subway that opened in 1904.  The idea was that the tiles would stand up to heavy duty cleaning and scrubbing. Subway tile in New York's old City Hall subway station that opened in 1904. Picture from the Library of Congress A current picture in New York’s subway station.  Photo by Fine Art...

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