Best Wet Tile Saw Under $300 [2021 Review]

Wet tile saw

The top wet tile saws make home tiling work easy and efficient. With these tools, you can quickly and easily handle an array of DIY projects. However, with so many options to choose from, finding the right wet saw model may seem like a difficult and overwhelming process.  While this may be true, it doesn’t …

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How to Cut a Circle In Tile

Person holding a tile piece

There are a number of household projects that require a hole cut in tile. Installing a toilet requires a large hole that may cross multiple tiles. Smaller holes in a single tile may be necessary for allowing the passage of pipes. Ceramic tiles are high in compressive strength, but low in tensile strength, which makes …

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How to Cut Glass Tile Without a Wet Saw

Glass tiles

Glass tiles create a beautiful, shimmering, light-filled effect in bathrooms and kitchens. They are durable, easy to install, and wipe clean with little effort. The most difficult part of installing a new glass tile backsplash or shower walls is likely to be cutting the tile without shattering or breaking it.  The best tool for the …

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How to Use a Tile Saw [The Accurate and Safe Way]

A person cutting a tile using a wet saw blade

One of the most common and valuable home improvement projects is re-doing the flooring in a bathroom, kitchen, or common area of your house. Updating and replacing the flooring adds value to your home, and updates the look and feel of the space. Using a tile saw is not rocket science, but it is important you …

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How to Quickly Remove Broken and Loose Tile

Tile being removed from a floor with subfloor exposed

Removing tile from a floor generally requires the destruction of at least the first few tiles. If you’re removing wall tile, be aware that this process can tear up the sheetrock behind the tile. Always wear eye protection, and consider working with gloves to protect your hands from tile shards. If you’re working on a floor, knee …

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How to Make Tile Shine [Porcelain, Ceramic, and Marble]

A woman scrubs a tile floor to make it shiny

Tile is a common and beautiful choice in homes all around the world. Used as as both flooring and for bathrooms, tile is highly durable and cleans up nicely. Over time, though, tile can begin to loose its shine. We walk through the steps on how to make tile shine again.  Know Your Tile Before cleaning, you …

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How to Paint Old Ceramic Tile

A woman paints ceramic tile with a paintbrush

Perhaps you’re dying to do a remodel on your kitchen backsplash or bathroom tile, but you don’t want all of the hassle involved with removing and replacing it. For these situations, it can make a lot of sense to paint your ceramic tile. It will allow you to change the color without needing to incur …

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The Guide on How to Cut Ceramic, Porcelain, and Marble Tile

cutting glass bottles with tile saw

If you’re considering a DIY bathroom or kitchen remodel, you’ll likely need to know how to cut tile, among other projects such as ​installation, and cutting galvanized pipe for plumbing. If you’ve never done this kind of work or even handled power tools before, you can still learn how to do this for your project in …

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How to Mix, Grout, and Seal Your Tile

Thick grout in between black and white shower tiles

If you are a hard-core do-it-yourself-er, then you already have and will continue to take on a lot of home improvement projects. When people renovate kitchens and bathrooms, one of the most dramatic changes that is often made is adding or changing tile. There is no doubt that adding a nice tile around your tub or to your …

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Cutting Glass Bottles with a Tile Saw: A How-To Guide

bottles to use for cutting with tile saw

Glass bottles, such as used wine or beer bottles, can be used for a variety of DIY crafts and home goods. Cutting glass bottles, though,  ​brings with it a whole host of complications. ​If you are cutting glass bottles, a wet tile saw is the best device you can use, especially when compared to other power …

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How to Remove Tile Glue, Adhesive, and Mortar

Mortar on the ground with tile and spacers

Underneath the tile you have installed on your floor or wall sits either mortar or tile glue. Both are used to firmly attach the tile to the floor. When you are removing tile to replace it, you might run up against a situation where you need to remove tile glue from the tiles you pull …

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