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How to Tile an Uneven Wall

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Both for safety and aesthetic reasons, it is important to lay tiles flat, on an even surface so that no tile stands out from the rest. Most of the uneven tiling problems arise from an uneven substrate (the underlying layer on which tiles rest). So how does one ensure that tiles are laid flat on an uneven wall? Follow these ...

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Health Implications of Dampness in Your Home

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Recently, Chennai reeled under the effects of unprecedented heavy rains and subsequent floods, and as a result caused loss of lives, damage to property as well as posed several health risks for its residents. As the city comes to terms with the unprecedented scale of disaster and attempts to rebuild homes, it raises many questions regarding our preparedness for natural ...

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Ways to apply tiling adhesive correctly

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Tiling is a great way to pretty up floors, pavements, walls and kitchen back-splashes. The application stage plays a major role on how well the tiles are laid. So if the adhesive is chosen, mixed and applied correctly, your tiling will be outstanding! This article will give you information and tips on how to apply tiling adhesive correctly. Picking the ...

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Roof Repair – Why & How

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Roof, the fifth wall of the house is as important as all the other four. However, it needs extra care and maintenance as it is exposed to various climatic conditions. In this article I will be discussing some of the main reasons of roof leakage, how it affects your house and the ways to fix it. Why you need to ...

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Revolutionary New Waterproofing And Insulation Products

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A spanking new building looks beautiful. In order to maintain its charm and beauty for years, and protect it from damage, it needs to be waterproofed and insulated. Let’s understand why. Why waterproof and insulate? It’s a fact that most construction materials degrade after exposure to water, something inevitable in a country like ours, which receives heavy rains for two ...

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Replacing Your Wooden Floors With Tiles

Replacing your wooden floors with tiles

Let’s pay special attention to our tiles today. Most people face the dilemma of wood over tile. Wooden floors look good, but when they have succumbed to the vagaries of time and neglect, they are never a pretty site. If you have a faded or chipped wooden floor, or it is rotting, know that replacing your floor with tiles is ...

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How To Update Tiles With Coloured Grout: Complimentary & Contrasting

How To Update Tiles With Coloured Grout: Complimentary & Contrasting

I always tell people that grout is underrated as a material, and not enough emphasis is placed on the choice of grout colours. Grout is not only a useful and strong medium to bind tiles- preventing moisture to seep in the tiles, thereby preventing but is also a key element which affects the final outcome of an installation. Sadly, not ...

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Maintenance Diary: Easy Checks To Assess If It’s Time For Repairs

Maintenance Diary: Easy Checks To Assess If It’s Time For Repairs

When you have been living in a house for a few years, it is a good idea to take stock and see if any maintenance work is required. Home maintenance can vary from repainting of the walls, checking for leaking pipes and taps, proper drainage, broken tiles and cracks on the walls and floor, loose hardware and so on. Although ...

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How To Ensure A Long-Lasting Tiling Finish

How To Ensure A Long-Lasting Tiling Finish

When doing up your interiors, while wall colours and interior work occupy your time, don’t forget to lay stress on choosing high quality tiling, and ensuring that they are laid properly. A good tile will ensure that the tiling lasts longer, and looks as good as new through the years. So how do we ensure this? Concentrating well on these ...

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