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What is a Rondec / Quadec?

Posted by Jeremy Hehn on

Today we will talk about Profiles. Profiles? What is that you might ask. Well as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case probably more.

As you can see profiles can add an finished element to your tile edges. From transitions to a finished edge for a tile backsplash, profiles really do give a lot of flexibility in design and beauty for your tile. But really, they do much more than that! A major benefit to profiles is protection for the tile edges, from chipping and cracking, but also they provide a channel for the grout to sit in so you are less likely to have cracked grout in those transition areas. It’s important to select a profile that fits your tile! The thickness should sit flush (or nearly so) and the finish should not clash with the aesthetic of your tile or grout. Here at TileToolsHQ we carry a huge selection of those hard-to-find corners for the Rondec and Quadec so if you have any questions regarding our great selection of Schluter Systems profiles and corners don’t hesitate to give us a call! 844-309-2945

#TileTours: Inspiring Tile Installations from Around the World

Tile has been in used in spectacular works of art for over 4,000 years. From intricate mosaic designs to whimsical 8-bit figures, tile installations can be found around the world. Here a few of the most inspiring tile installations from around the world for your viewing pleasure: Villa Romana del Casale. Unearthed by three excavations spanning [...]

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Creative Back to School Tile Ideas

School is back in session, and soon the endless stream of fundraisers will begin. But how about doing something different this year? How about a fundraising or beautification project that your community or school group can get involved with? Creating a tiled mural wall or sprucing up garden, playground, or hallway with decorative tiled touches [...]

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Tips for Installing Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tile can be used to create an interesting, intricate look for walls or flooring, with mosaic backsplashes being a perennial favorite. Installing mosaics in sheets can save you time, while installing small individual tiles is time-consuming, especially if you are covering a large area with the tile.The Easy Way: Tile SheetsMosaic tile sheets feature [...]

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Tile Cutting Tools for Every Job

If you’re going to do a job right, you need to make sure you have the right tools. When it comes to cutting tile, there is no one-size fits all tool solution. And if you attempt to cut tile with the wrong type of tool, you might have an expensive mess on your hands.Here are [...]

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​Why use a crack isolation membrane?

Crack isolation membranes often and interchangeably called anti-fracture membranes are used when the substrate (usually concrete) has small to large cracks. Concrete is especially infamous for cracking for many reasons and in most cases is pretty harmless, that is unless you are going to install tile on top of it! These seemingly innocent cracks can then transfer to the tiles [...]

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Talavera Tile Design Ideas

Hand painted Mexican Talavera tile can bring a unique and lively look to your next indoor design project. This versatile tile offers a rustic southwest/Spanish appeal that delightfully complements and provides an interesting visual accent to almost any area of a home.In the KitchenTalavera tile that features a painted design can be used to create [...]

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Caring for Saltillo Tiles

Saltillo tiles are a type of terra-cotta tile that is made from natural clay. Because of the tile’s softness and high porous nature, it soaks up liquids very easily. Once your tiles have been installed, they can scuff or stain very easily, so a Saltillo tiled floor requires special care and should be sealed with [...]

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How to Choose Sanded or Nonsanded Grout

There’s no mystery about the difference between sanded or nonsanded grouts. Sanded grout contains sand while unsanded grout doesn’t. But what is the secret to knowing which type of grout to choose for your tiling project? Check out the following tips to know how to choose between the two.General Rule with GroutDeciding whether you are [...]

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Non-Slip Natural Stone for Pool Decks

When creating a unique look for your poolscape, a non-slip natural stone pool deck can define your pool’s personality and style. Natural stone can be used to create a sophisticated setting that you and your family will enjoy for years and take pride in while entertaining. Consider the following varieties of stone for your pool [...]

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