Herringbone Wood-Look Tile

Lay shorter wood look tile in a herringbone patternI told you last week about how I laid my long 48″ wood-look tile in my dining room.  But what do you do when your tile is shorter?… much shorter? [Read more…]

Laying Long, Wood-Look Tile

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Wood-look tile is beautiful, durable, comes in all different sizes and colors.

When our kitchen broke-down and we had to get new flooring because of a water leak, I knew I wanted wood-look tile, so I went with the long 48″ tile by Style Selections in Natural Timber Chestnut. [Read more…]

Mosaic Tile Floor Transitions

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I love tile.

But when you have to merge one person’s work with your own, it can lead to some out-of-the-box creative thinking…and a lot of margaritas.  I told you here about having my kitchen tiled and here about tiling the dining room myself after having paper floors (which I loved, btw).  What I failed to mention, was that there was a big, ugly gap now between the two rooms.
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Bathroom Remodel – Update 2

Let me  just say, I am loving the way my bathroom is coming together.  I still have a couple of finishing touches to complete, but it is such an improvement and has been a very fun project!

If you remember from my last post, I had a wax ring fail in my toilet and it had completely ruined the subfloor in the bathroom.  “Ruined” doesn’t really do the damage justice…my floor collapsed and I was looking in my crawlspace…annihilated is a much more appropriated word!

I decided to take the opportunity and completely renovate the bathroom. The floor tile I chose was an easy pick.  Here it is laid and ready for grout.

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Removing Grout Haze

My floors are down and grouted…holla!  After weeks of floor issues in the kitchen, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The problem I’m facing now is dreaded grout haze on my tile.  I asked my tile guy how to remove it and he said I just needed to sponge it down with warm water a few times…seriously?? A few??
So I decided to try out some Pinterest ideas and it turns out, I only needed one!
Distilled White Vinegar and Water!
Here is my before…
Ok, so you really can’t see it here… but I promise, it had a ton of grout haze.
I mixed 1 part vinegar with 4 parts water (I used one cup of vinegar and 4 cups of warm water) and wiped down the tile.  You can see below where I missed a section.  The side with no haze was completely dry, that’s how big the difference is.  
It was almost like the vinegar and water solution ate it right off!  The best part?  It’s completely chemical free and there was no “vinegar-ey” smell when it dried!
There are so many awesome uses for vinegar!  What have you used it for?
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