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Mastering Grout Calculation: The Power of the Grout Calculator

Posted 10/20/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

Determining the precise amount of grout required for your tiling project is a crucial step in planning your job. The question "how much grout do I need?" is influenced by several factors that need careful consideration. Read this blog to learn more.


Transforming Backyard Paradises: Embracing the Patio Remodel Revolution

Posted 09/19/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

The surge in outdoor renovations calls for seasoned installers to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques, ensuring their clients receive an installation with exceptional results and longevity. Learn the key elements of successful outdoor renovations in this blog. 


Exploring the Skies and Strengthening Bonds

Posted 08/22/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

Ron Nash, President and COO of LATICRETE North America and Frank Donahue, Owner and Regional Director of Best Tile share their passion and friendship during their journey at AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. It's a reminder that business relationships can evolve into something far more profound—a sense of kinship that transcends the conventional boundaries of professional interactions.


How to Replace a Shower Drain

Posted 08/10/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

Learn the various ways to to replace a shower drain using LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® shower system products. 


How to Install a Shower Drain in Concrete

Posted 08/10/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

Learn two different ways on how to install a shower drain in concrete using the bonded mortar bed and unbonded mortar bed installation methods.


Using Grout to Elevate Your Tile Designs

Posted 05/18/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

We’ve seen countless articles about tile design trends and have been inspired by the beautiful images accompanying them. We can't help but think about how grout is often seen as an overlooked background character within the overall design plan. Although tile grout is seldom seen as the star of the show, it can actually be essential to transforming the overall look of a project. 


How to Clean Stone & Tile Showers and Bathrooms

Posted 04/05/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

It’s the one room of the house no one wants to clean… the bathroom. But it’s in the bathroom where your stone & tile surfaces may face their harshest conditions. With a little know-how, and of course the right STONETECH® care and maintenance products in hand, you can not only prevent issues, but also undo some of the unsightly stains left behind from past problems.  


How to Clean Tile Floors – Shower, Kitchen, & More

Posted 03/09/2023 by Sharon La Riviere

It’s a stone or tile floor…you can’t possibly damage it with a simple household cleaner, right? Well dear reader, that’s not the case at all. Many common household cleaners can do long lasting damage to your stone or tile floors, stripping them of sealers, dulling their finish, and making your grout susceptible to stains. So, before you grab that “all-purpose” cleaner, put down the mop and bucket and get some tips on how to clean stone & tile floors throughout your home.  



Top Considerations for Installing Radiant Floor Heat Systems

Posted 11/28/2022 by Sharon La Riviere

Now more than ever, homeowners are doubling down on their investments to add comfort to their private sanctuaries and increase the value of their homes. Often the best home improvements are the ones that go unnoticed but make a world of difference in the comfort and efficiency of the home. In particular, radiant floor heating is making waves in the home improvement space. The addition of radiant floor heating systems elevates the luxury of a space by providing a uniform and efficient heat source – which is ideal once the temperatures start dropping.


Cement Grout Care & Maintenance

Posted 10/25/2022 by Sharon La Riviere

The quality of cement based grouts continues to improve throughout the tile, stone and adhered masonry veneer industries. New technologies mean that grouts get harder, minimize efflorescence and are easier to install than previous technologies. It is important to note that no cement based grout is self-cleaning or absolutely stain-resistant. Regular and routine maintenance is required to maintain the long term beauty of the grout, and, wiping up spills quickly and thoroughly will help minimize the possibility of staining the grout. The following information will help to maintain the grout for many years.

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