How To Install Oversized Floor Tiles

Old Light Floor Tile Against Dark Hardwood Flooring

A few days ago we provided a summary of the many articles we wrote about preparing both a previously tiled floor as well as one covered with linoleum for new oversized floor tiles. Today, we provide you with the listing of the articles, with many pictures, we wrote about the installation of oversized 24 inch by 24 inch floor tiles upon completing the many steps involved with first preparing both floors. As a reminder,our floor tiling project began with 23 year old tiled flooring in our … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Tiled Floor For Re-Tiling

Front Foyer Old Tile - View From Kitchen

How do you properly prepare an already tiled floor for new floor tiles? Well, personally I don't. However, last summer I had a tile company come and install the oversized 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Here is a picture or two of the starting point. The front hallway already had 23 year old original floor tile which came with the house. In the adjoining laundry room there was linoleum flooring. So, what steps were … [Read more...]

Using The Home Depot’s Energy Saving EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

Beige Floor Vent Cover on Charchoal Floor Tile

Today we continue to our series of articles reviewing energy saving LED lighting for the home. In our previous article on using the EcoSmart LED A19 light bulb from The Home Depot, we focused on using this LED light bulb within ceiling light receptacles for very small areas; a walk-in closet, bathrooms (both on the main floor and in the basement) and a basement landing area. Now, we turn our attention to using this energy saving device in the same type of ceiling receptacles but in larger … [Read more...]

How To Buy Home Light Bulbs On Line

Do you fully understand all the different shapes, sizes, attributes of light bulbs? Or do you have an expert in the family who does? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then go over to the right side of this page and select a different home renovation, maintenance, electronics or energy conservation article within DailyHomeRenoTips.com from the election of our article categories. If you do not, then you just might be interested in a gold mine of easy to understand … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Hardwood Flooring

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner on Kithen and Family Room Hardwood Floor

In the past two days we have written about, with pictures and videos, the Mint robotic appliance to clean your home's tile, hardwood and linoleum floors. You can access here our first article in this product review series describing the Mint floor cleaning appliance. Next, you can access this second article to see how well it cleaned in our tiled bathrooms and laundry room. Today we look at how this product performs first on hardwood floors and second on a floor with an opening to a … [Read more...]

Floor Cleaner Review – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Tests

Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner In Narrow Bathroom

Yesterday we wrote about the Mint automatic floor cleaner and showed pictures of this home floor cleaning product for hardwood, tile and linoleum floors. Today we describe, with accompanying pictures and videos, some tests that we ran. Now, one test was that of a narrow shared four piece bathroom with a tile floor. Not understanding a lot about technology, I was curious if this robotic floor cleaning product needed bright light to work. In this bathroom while the CFL energy saving … [Read more...]

How To Buy LED Light Bulbs for the Home Online

Ceiling Light With Non-Working CFL Light Bulbs

My 3 year old CFL light bulbs are starting to 'go'; by 'go', I mean they are starting to no longer work. Three and a half years ago when we we moved into our current house we undertook all kinds of home renovation projects as you have read about here on DailyHomeRenoTips.com; this included replacing the current non-recessed and even some of the recessed ceiling light fixtures with CFL light bulbs (you know, the ones with the curly part inside). Well, one of the attributes of CFL lights is … [Read more...]

Caulking On Top Of Floor Tile Grout

Floor Tile Againt Wooden Hand Rail Base

In the last article within this floor tiling home renovation project series, we showed and discussed the need to paint the baseboard trim after the floor tile was installed. Today, we look at a technique I had not previously come across. Apologies in advance as most of the pictures in this article are just a little blurry. OK, OK, a lot blurry. Sorry. Now to me, this part of our newly installed porcelain tiled front hallway floor looks finished. It has the grout nicely applied between the … [Read more...]

Solution To Covering Open Floor By Sunken Room

Unfinished Floor Tile Edge by Sunken Room

Last time we looked at the finishing solution used on the vertical stairway riser by the newly laid floor tile. Today we have a similar dilemma for the edge of the newly laid hallway floor tile at the end of the sunken living room. Here is a picture of the sunken living room entrance to the front hall before the floor tiling renovation project began. And now here is a picture of the same area once the new floor tile has been laid in the front hall. Notice the difference? … [Read more...]

Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Border Needed

In the last floor tiling article, we looked at the laying of the triple glass tile border around the smaller 18 inch by 18 inch porcelain floor tile, as well as finishing the tile in the floor of both closets. In this article, we see the last of the floor tiles laid in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Now, as fortune and a little bit of planning would have it, once the full tiles were laid, starting from the hallway entrance from the kitchen, we were left with a gap of … [Read more...]

Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

Metal Floor Tile Edge

Last time in our continuing floor tiling home renovation project we saw much of the floor in the front foyer and laundry room covered with the large 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles. Today we see the remaining floor areas completed. First, notice the use of a metal edger against the two tiles by the stairway to the basement. It was decided that since the door handles inside the house, the faucets, shower heads, etc. were all either brushed nickel or chrome that we would go … [Read more...]

Preparing The Front Hall Floor for Tiles – Part 1

Sub Floor Gap From Marble Floor Edge

In our last few articles we reviewed the preparation of the laundry room floor for our joint front hall and adjacent laundry room floor tiling project. Today we look at the preparation of the front hall floor, after the original floor tiles have been removed. Look at the picture below. It shows the marble edge of the front hall floor floor at the entrance to the living room on the opposite side from the laundry room. This was taken prior to the front hallway's 23 year old original tiles … [Read more...]

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