UPDATES

March 21, 2020

Epoxy grout is the best because it’s stain-resistant and rock solid. But many people are afraid to use it. Laticrete Spectralock Epoxy grout is great for DIYers and professionals. And our new tutorial inside the Video Library shows how to use it for tub shower walls, tile wainscoting, and penny tile floors.

 

March 18, 2020

What supplies make bathroom renovation easier? We get this question a lot and answered the question with ourĀ  Master Supply List inside Bathroom Repair Tutor. These supplies are the ones we use and recommend, whether you’re a beginner or advanced skill set. We’re excited to share this List and will be update it frequently!

 

March 16, 2020

Penny tile floors are timeless and amazing. Installation begins with proper subfloor prep. For example, most uncoupling membranes like DITRA cannot be used with tiles smaller than 2″ x 2″. Therefore, cement board is great for penny tile. Three new tutorials were added to the Video Library to help with this type of project:

    • Cement Board Installation Over Wood
    • Cement Board Floor Waterproofing
    • Penny Tile Installation Over Cement Board

These tutorials show start to finish how to properly install penny tiles the right way using TCNA approved methods.

 

March 12, 2020

Tile wainscoting looks awesome in bathrooms. But tile layout can be difficult. So we added a new tutorial inside the Video Library in the Tile Bathtub Shower Walls module called Tile Over USG Foam Board With 6″ x 6″ Ceramic Part 1: Tub and Wainscoting Layout. This tutorial shows how to start the layout for tile wainscoting on the bathroom walls and how to continue it into the tub shower.

 

March 10, 2020

DITRA-HEAT cable has to be properly installed for it to safely operate. It’s important to space cables away from walls, vanities, and plumbing. We added a new tutorial inside the Video Library in the Curbless Shower Systems module called Schluter Linear Curbless Shower Part 5: DITRA-HEAT Cable (Main Floor). This tutorial shows how to add DITRA-HEAT cable to the main bathroom floor area outside a curbless shower.

 

March 9, 2020

Heated bathroom floors are fantastic. Heated shower floors are even better, especially in cold climates. We added a new tutorial inside the Video Library in the Curbless Shower Systems module called Schluter Linear Curbless Shower Part 4: DITRA-HEAT Mat Installation. This tutorial shows how to add DITRA-HEAT mat both outside and inside a curbless shower.

 

February 29, 2020

Installing curbless shower pans with linear drains can be easy. But one mistake can cause a major leak. So we added a new tutorial inside the Video Library in the Curbless Shower Systems module called Schluter Linear Curbless Shower Part 2: Pan and Drain Installation. This tutorial also shows how to extend a Schluter shower pan with mud bed mix.

 

February 27, 2020

Waterproofing a Schluter curbless shower requires planning. Especially if you’re building a full length shower niche and also using a linear drain. So we added a new tutorial to the Video Library in the Curbless Shower Systems module called Schluter Linear Curbless Shower Part 1: KERDI-BOARD Installation with Full Length Niche.

 

february 25, 2020

Schluter curbless showers are becoming popular. But there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to choosing the right tray. Especially with linear drains. So we added a new tutorial to the Video Library in the Curbless Shower Systems module called Schluter Linear Curbless Shower Pans Explained. If you’re going to build a Schluter curbless shower, watch this video so you don’t buy the wrong tray.