Tag: Dean Dupre

DIY Tiling? Start in the Middle of the Floor

While it may sound counterintuitive to start tiling a floor in the middle of the room, there is a good reason for doing it. “Doing your own tiling is kind of fun, but try to remember that before you tackle

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To Float a Floor or not to Float a Floor – a Tough Home Renovation Decision

Floating floors are not secured to the floor beneath them in the traditional manner, with glue or nails. Instead, they are fastened by the edges utilizing shoe molding and transitions. One of the most common types of floating floors on

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Faded, Stained Marble, No Problem to Clean

Although the porosity of marble means it needs more care than other natural stones, it is not difficult to keep clean. Marble is subject to staining and fading over time. Rather than replacing the tiles, try using a light coating

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

When getting ready for a home renovation project that involves cutting tile, be cautious. Measure twice, cut once. Always start a home renovation project with a budget, but be smart about it. “If you’re on a tight budget, measure the

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Marble Goes With Anything, Anywhere

Marble is still not a commonly chosen option for flooring upgrades, largely due to budget constraints. However, it is becoming more prominent for many homeowners wanting that “something extra.” “Marble is indeed a superior choice for flooring, walls, countertops and

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Hardwood Flooring – Variable Options to Consider When Buying

Not everyone wants natural stone or tiles for their home renovation projects. Some prefer the stunning option of hardwood flooring. When planning any type of renovation project, particularly one that is intended to upgrade flooring, try something different for a

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Tiling Does Not Need to be Chaotically Stressful

Planning out a new tiling project often leads to many questions: Should there be on both the floor and the wall? Should they both use the same tile? “One of the most frequent questions I hear from homeowners relates to

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Cut Down on Kitchen Messes With Tile Backsplashes

One of the most effective ways of upgrading a kitchen to handle cooking messes for very little investment is to install a colorful backsplash. “Backsplashes didn’t used to be as popular as they are now, but these days, most kitchens

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Know How to Judge the Quality of White Marble Before Starting Home Renovations

One of the best investments a homeowner can make, for sheer enjoyment or for resale, is installing statement-making white marble. “Before investing in white marble though,” says Dean Dupre, owner of Champion Tile & Marble in Clearwater, Fla,, “make sure

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White Marble is a Huge Hit for Kitchen Renovations

Dazzling kitchens capture the viewer’s eye and heart. “It’s true, marble in the kitchen is one of the most attractive, elegant stones you could possibly use to upgrade your personal cooking space,” says Dean Dupre, owner of Champion Marble &

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