The John Bridge Tile Forums ( is an online source for tile and stone information, tile project information, how-to instructions and a sense of community. The site boasts a membership of nearly 4,000 members. Among its resources are advice boards for tile professionals and do-it-yourselfers, a reference library, online tools and an alumni album of projects completed with help from the forums.

John Bridge, who founded the Tile Forums in 2001, is the author of two books on ceramic tiling, His second book, "Tile Your World," was released last year.