Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to play with a new tiling product called Bondera TileMatSet. Simply put, Bondera is pressure sensitive sticky back on a roll that eliminates the need for mastic and thin set when tiling walls, countertops or splash-backs. It's billed as VOC free, mess free, and it allows immediate grouting after tile installation. Sounds too good to be true, right? I thought so too. I mean, it's sticky back tape for goodness sake! How's that going to hold heavy tile??
If you've always wanted to try mosaic something but were intimidated by the process, don't be! It's really not that hard. Think of it like this: It's sort of like putting a together a jigsaw puzzle, only you decide what the design will be.
Most free on-line tile estimators are simply calculators. Enter length and width of a room and it spits out how many square feet of tile you need, not taking into consideration grout lines or tile pattern. All-in-all, these estimators have been pretty lame. Until now, that is. Ceramic-Tile-Floor has come up with a offering that helps you gauge all your tiling materials in 6 easy steps.
1. First, the program asks you to pick your room...