Liquid Floor Tiles

by Chris Gardner

"Modular Liquid Floor Tiles - Walking on them creates play and movement of light stimulating sensations of nature and atmosphere. The Mono-chromatic tiles leaves a diminishing ray of colors tones the memory trace of a footprint behind. The Bi-chromatic tile stimulates play with colors and forms in continuous evolution. Walking on a LIVING FLOOR is stimulates memories of nature like walking a sandy beach or across a green...

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Elk Hollow Pottery

by DIY Maven

Elk Hollow Pottery

Elk Hollow Pottery’s stunning creations embrace Craftsman style. Their inspiration comes from the valley from which they take their name. Their richly-hued tiles and hand thrown pots are the perfect addition to the American Bungalow but would be quite at home in any residence that appreciates such timeless designs.

Visit Elk Hollow Pottery’s website for contact information as well as their upcoming art fair schedule.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with talavera tile.

by DIY Maven

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with talavera tile.

Tierra y Fuego are purveyors of handmade tiles. And not just any handmade tiles. Inclusive in their impressive selection are Mexican talavera tiles. For your consideration, they have animal motifs, borders, house numbers, murals as well as ceramics such as knobs and sinks, to name just a few. And if you’re a purist about your talavera tile, check out their classic designs.

Guadalajara installation.

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FREE On-Line Tile Calculator

by DIY Maven

FREE On-Line Tile Calculator

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.

The Steps

1. First, the program asks you to pick your room...

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The Secret Life of Toothpaste

by DIY Maven

The Secret Life of Toothpaste

Any gal with a diamond knows that a toothbrush and a little toothpaste will make that rock twinkle. But toothpaste has other more lowly pursuits than putting the spark in your bling.

Cast Iron Sinks

Toothpaste will remove pot marks from cast iron (and vitreous glass) sinks and it’s a cheap alternative to more expensive cleaners. My Pepsodent (the lowest-priced I could find at the store) is a fraction of the cost of Kohler’s fancy Cast Iron Kitchen...

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How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

by DIY Maven

If you’ve been following this post, you’ve probably guessed that we hired out very little work. We did, however, hire a few tradespeople along the way.

People, People Who Need Trades-People

How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

Time being money, we chose to hire a sheet rocker who was able to hang 50 sheets of rock in the basement in eight hours. An impossible feat for most DIY’ers. We also hired a taper. Although we employed this fellow to get the job done fast, we also wanted...

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