Q&A / 

How To Install Mosaic Tile - Start With a Small Project QUESTION: Tim, I need your guidance. I’m want to know how to install mosaic tile. It's a floor in my new room addition. I have no clue where to start. I’ve never done tile work before. Do you think I’m crazy for attempting this? […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Repair Cracked Backsplash Grout - Do It In the Winter QUESTION: Hello, Tim. I could use your help. The grout line between my kitchen granite countertop and the tile backsplash has cracked for the umpteenth time. Each winter the crack appears and each year I re-grout it hoping it will be the final time. Am […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Looking for accurate cost information related to hardwood flooring? Perfect, you’re in the right spot. In this guide, you’ll learn: Why you should choose hardwood flooring What the average installation cost is for hardwood flooring What the cost of various hardwood flooring types and styles are How you can save money with hardwood floors and […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Kitchen Island Size - A Small One Can Work Well QUESTION: Tim, I’m about to embark on a kitchen remodeling adventure and don’t want to get shipwrecked on the island of kitchen mistakes. I’ve never had an island in my kitchen and I believe I can make one work. I don’t have lots of space […]

READ THE ANSWER »

"It’s important for this water vapor to be piped out of your house as rapidly as possible before it changes back to liquid water." QUESTION: Tim, my husband and I really need your help. Our ten-year-old multi-speed kitchen exhaust fan drips greasy water back down onto the stove. Three of the highest fan speeds no […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Peace Smart LED Bulbs - Save Your Eyes and Sweet Moola I've been testing Peace smart LED bulbs now for several months. I've been using both the recessed and normal light bulbs you'd put in a table lamp. They're amazing. You can control: color temperature intensity on/off timer any color different automatic scenes You do […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Kitchen Island Sink Plumbing - Do a Loop Vent QUESTION: I need your expert advice. My new kitchen is going to have a large island with my double-bowl sink in it. I don’t know a thing about plumbing, but my dad was a plumber and I remember him saying there’s a special way to install […]

READ THE ANSWER »

Pedestal Sinks My childhood home had a pedestal sink. In the wall tile, there were two tiny alcoves, one for a drinking glass and the other for hand soap. There was also a wonderful ceramic toothbrush holder with four holes that protruded from the wall. I don’t recall electric hair dryers, curling irons, or any […]

READ THE ANSWER »

 Hot Water Turns Warm Podcast: Tim Carter got an email from Donna about an issue with the hot water at her kitchen sink. Read it: "Hi, Tim, Something is bothering me about my kitchen faucet. When I turn the water to HOT and it's full blast, the water is hot when I fill the […]

READ THE ANSWER »

SPONSORS /