Importance of a Good Bathroom Exhaust Fan

One of the most damaging problems in a bathroom can be the buildup of excess of moisture. It’s normal. A hot shower or bath generates high levels of humidity and moisture. With the high levels of humidity come the bad things like mold, mildew, and other microorganisms...

Choosing a Bathroom Faucet

When you are remodeling a bathroom, your faucets are one of the prize items. Bathroom faucets are available in many different styles, designs and finishes. If you add in options for water conservation and interactivity, the faucets offered today provide homeowners...

Toilet Basics

New Toilets  Toilets are one of the most used fixtures in the house. There are many different colors and styles to choose from however, it’s not all about color or style that matters. It really comes down to cost, water usage and power. In the mid 90’s, low-flow...

Mold Resistant Drywall vs. Durock

Mold Resistant Drywall vs. Durock Mold resistant drywall is exactly as it states. It’s mold resistant. It is made just like regular drywall except that is had more fiberglass in it and the paper has less organic product in it. For those of you who don’t know, mold...

Adhesive’s and Grouts

Today’s manufactures of thinset adhesive’s and grout have made it so that you can no longer mix and match different adhesive’s and grout’s. Should you choose to you a different manufacture of grout from the thinset, you get what’s called “ghosting”. Ghosting is when...

Power Grout

Power Grout is a grout that is specially formulated and can be used in various applications. There is no grout joint limitation with Power Grout either, it can be used from joints as small as 1/16″ to 1/2″. Several of the advantages of Power Grout are:...

Grouts

Grouts There are many types of grout to use in your bathroom. On the wall you may notice it is un-sanded, and on the floor, (depending on the size of the grout joint) it may be sanded. Using regular un-sanded grout does have its advantages and disadvantages though:...

Ceramic tiles or linoleum in the kitchen?

Recently we received a call from a client that wants to redo their kitchen.  Should they use tile or linoleum on the floor? I personally like linoleum because of the clean-up factor.  I have kids and they are constant spilling something on the floor.  When sweeping...

Why Cement Board over Green board for Bathrooms?

People ask “what is Green board” and “what do you use it for?’.  Green board is a type of drywall that is commonly used in bathrooms.  It is moisture and mold resistant, but not waterproof. Green board is used mostly for damp environments, but not to be confused with...