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Recent Tile & Grout Maintenance Articles


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5 Sweeping Statements about Brooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 02, 2014

Much as we might want to deny it, housework is a basic fact of adult life. And because everyone needs at least a rudimentary path to their doorway, you can’t get much more basic...


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11 Uses for Wooden Dowels

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 13, 2013

Wooden dowels too often seem like one of those things that stacks up around the house or workshop -- you buy some for a project, you use what you need, and then you have leftovers that...


You can scrub a nasty tub like this with effective natural DIY scrubbing cleansers. (Photo: sdominick/istockphoto.com)

Ecological DIY Scrubbing Cleansers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 24, 2013

When faced with dirty bathroom tile or a stove top caked in cooked on grease, it is so tempting to reach for the bottle of Prefab Toxic Scrub That Will Not Be Named or to chicken out...


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What to Do When There is a Bathroom Ceiling Leak

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 11, 2013

If the ceiling's going to leak in any finished room of the house, it might as well be the bathroom. After all, this is one area that's used to water. But enough of this foolish positive...


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Secret DIY House Cleaning Products

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 31, 2012

Although it is laudable to be able to keep a secret, I don't see any reason to keep these DIY house cleaning products a secret. I am actually busting at the seams to tell you all about...


This ceramic tile rug right in front of the door is in lieu of ripping out all of the tile. Photo and tile repair by Kevin Stevens.

A Great Entry Tile Repair Idea

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Aug 21, 2012

One common question I get asked a lot is, “Can you fix this tile?” My answer is usually, “It depends.” In some of those cases the client has some spare tiles...


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DIY Floor Cleaners Put to the Test

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Oct 18, 2011

I have two young kids. And I have floors. So you might as well call me King Sisyphus. He’s the guy in Greek mythology who was eternally condemned to rolling a huge boulder up a hill,...


Grout cleaned with hydrogen peroxide.  Photo: Chaya Goodman Kurtz.

Start Cleaning Tile Grout More Easily

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Sep 07, 2011

You can clean tile grout without scrubbing, but the products you'd need to use contain some pretty harsh chemicals. If a simple and non-toxic method were available, it would be the...