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My life in 12 inches.

I want to make a Web page that's basically just a bunch of evenly-sized square tiles which pulls specific album covers (from Amazon or Discogs or...) using some kind of input, whether it's drag-and-drop or entering a source URL or whatever. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 13, 2017 - 2 answers

Tiling for the uncertain

I want to tile our bathroom floor this weekend. Can you tell me what you know, in specific detail (including brands!) about how to accomplish this? A ton of questions to follow-- I'm grateful for *any* you're willing to answer. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 22, 2016 - 25 answers

Tiling floor and walls in a small bathroom - help me do it well

I will soon be re-tiling the floor and walls of my small bathroom, after having a new subfloor installed, and old tiles removed and walls plastered. This is my first time tiling more than small mosaics for fun, and I want to hear your guidance, horror stories, and hard-learned lessons. [more inside]
posted by sldownard on May 31, 2015 - 13 answers

What type of floor tiles are these?

I am trying to identify the type and brand of floor tiles in my kitchen so I can replace a couple of them. Unfortunately, there is no box, no label and no brand identifier on them. I think they are vinyl tiles, in an off-white and black cover , with a cork backing and fit together with locking edges (see pics here). Anybody have any ideas of the manufacturer or brand name?
posted by baggers on Jun 14, 2014 - 5 answers

What is this tile-based Board Game?

What is the board game in this picture? Things I can tell from the picture: the main board is 8x8, tiles come in two colors, the tiles have writing on them (I think it's hiragana but I can't make most of it out), there is a secondary board (or possibly just piece holder?) which is 10x10 which only seems to have pieces of one color. [more inside]
posted by 23 on Jan 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Can you re-polish marble tiles in-situ?

I have a shower area with rough marble tiles. How to polish them in-place? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Mar 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Seamless tile creation help needed

Can I make Photoshop do what PhotoSEAM does? [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Jan 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Raised flooring on a budget.

I would like to install raised/tiled flooring in the new electronics lab I am outfitting. (So its easy to string new cables of all sorts around the lab with no mess or moving furniture around). I can afford the enterprise tiles I have found on the net so far. Can anyone think of a creative way to implement it without breaking the bank? I would be very happy.
posted by digividal on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Where's the tile? Like, now

Need to buy some subway tile in NYC... quickly. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 5, 2012 - 12 answers

There's a hole in the countertop, dear Liza, dear Liza

What should we do with this big 1'x2.5' hole in the top of a bathroom countertop? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 26, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I set up a mildew-free workout space in my unfinished basement?

I want to use my unfinished basement as a workout space and have laid down some interlocking foam tiles on the bare concrete floor. However, the floor under the tiles has started showing mildew after a few weeks in place. How can I set up a comfortable workout space in a typically humid but not wet basement without having to lift the tiles every couple of months to scrub out the mildew? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Feb 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Help spruce up my bathroom!

What color should I paint my bathroom? How about the floor? Difficulty: existing wall tiles are pink and I don't know what to do with them. Budget and skills are somewhat limited. [more inside]
posted by beandip on Jan 14, 2012 - 26 answers

DIY grouting help, please!

I need to regrout some bathroom tiles, and I need help with some specific questions. I'm very overwhelmed with the amount of information out there and having trouble narrowing. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Does tiling cost more based on tile size?

Does the cost for laying tiles vary based on their size? [more inside]
posted by devnull on May 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Affordable resources for rectangular tumbled glass bathroom tiles?

I'm searching for some tiles for a bathroom renovation, and having trouble finding a specific look... [more inside]
posted by illenion on Jan 26, 2010 - 12 answers

A million tiny pieces, on a USB drive.

Transferring lots of files quickly to USB sticks? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 3, 2009 - 26 answers

Help me identify these ceramic wall tiles...

Help me identify these ceramic wall tiles... [more inside]
posted by momentofmagnus on Oct 17, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm great with graph paper but...

Advice/tips on re-tiling a kitchen floor... [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Don't Tase Me, Hasbro

In light of the recent Mattel/Hasbro suit against Facebook's Scrabulous application, what witty sayings can I spell out in Scrabble tiles to voice my perturbation with the suit? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jan 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me save some $.

How do I go about drilling holes (for hanging things) in my flat without ruining my walls? [more inside]
posted by aherdofturtles on Aug 16, 2007 - 14 answers

How to remove tea/turmeric stains on vitreous tiles?

Vitreous Enamel Tiles absorb tea and turmeric, the stains of which can't be washed. They make tiles look ugly. Is there any method/chemical remove the stains caused by them?
posted by vicharak on Nov 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Lots of little squared needed.

Help me find some smallish cheap square tiles in a variety of colors. Please. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Aug 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Who made this tile-picture?

Can anyone identify the picture shown in this photograph? It’s a framed group of six ceramic tiles, which collectively depict a group of colourful, elongated figures, in a boat. It was hanging on the wall of a Spanish villa where my wife and I spent a vacation in 2001. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Jul 23, 2006 - 7 answers

Do I sand down the sand mortar or what?

After popping off our (hideous) ceramic floor tiles, how do I get the cement mortar down to the level of our concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Jun 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Matching existing vintage tile colors in my bathroom?

BathroomFilter: We've talked tile before. I need help matching existing vintage colors [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Aug 27, 2004 - 10 answers

How to decorate a pink-tiled bathroom?

DecoratorEyeFilter: what can I do about my bathroom? The pro is that the house is 50-ish years old and the wall and floor tiles are actual ceramic. The con is that they're PINK. Can anyone suggest some miraculous color for the non-tile walls above waist height that will reduce the atrociousness of PINK? I have considered grey, as one of the worst villains in the Rex Stout detective stories had an underground bunker/office with grey-stained wood panel walls and pink indirect lighting around the ceiling, but for all I know this color combo was chosen to show how warped and evil mr. villain was. Also, the way it's described, mr. villain's pink was a lot more subdued than the PINK I have to face each morning. Plaster and shower curtain are just white now. Should I just grit my teeth and live with it? The preferred solution (ripping everything out and re-doing it) is not a financial option. Hoping for a stroke of genius from of the many geniuses who hang out here. Thanks!
(PS, yes I also considered black, sorry, I'm chicken.)
posted by jfuller on Aug 12, 2004 - 24 answers

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