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Prevent Cracks in Tiled Surfaces Through Subfloor Preparation

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Tile installed in homes and businesses continues to get larger and larger. Tile 15”, 24” and larger make up the majority of tile installed today and these tile are considered large format, which is defined as tile 15 inches or longer on any side including plank shaped tile. This popular design trend is pushing the boundaries of tile installation with increased importance on crack prevention. 

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CUSTOM Leads Sustainability Charge with Green Products

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Driven by environmental regulation, project specification and client demand, green building continues to double every three years according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report by Dodge Data & Analytics. Custom Building Products has committed to aiding architects, specifiers, engineers, tile contractors and owners fulfill this growing responsibility with our environmentally-responsible tile and stone installation products. 

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How to Match Grout Color to Fit Your Project

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Choosing grout color is one of the most meaningful aesthetic choices you or a building/home owner will have to make when installing tile or stone.  The right grout color can help transform an entire space by either accenting or blending with the tile. Learn how to choose the correct grout to fit your project.

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The Art of Quality Tile Installations

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CUSTOM recently spoke with Roger Leasure, president of Northern California Tile & Stone (NCTS) in Sacramento, Calif.  NCTS is a Certified 5-Star Tile Contractor specializing in large commercial and industrial tile and stone installations.  The firm is focused on leading in the categories of best practices and client satisfaction.  Here, Leasure shares his recommendations for building and preserving a professional reputation as a tile contractor.

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Waterproof a Tiled Shower the Right Way

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The standard shower is one of the wettest places on earth with the equivalent of 2,500 inches of rainfall a year. This means that properly waterproofing a shower is not just a recommendation, it is essential in protecting your home or commercial structure from the effects of water. Learn how to waterproof a tiled shower and avoid costly structural damage and mold growth.

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