Test Lab: Bondera TileMatSet

created at: 04/06/2011

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! Continue Reading

Mosaic House Numbers


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. Yes, it takes a little patience, but it pays off big time, like it did for John here who made himself a new house number sign. You can see how the entire project went together over on Mosaic Tile Arts. Continue Reading

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 shape. Continue Reading