changing out the grout is easy with a roto-zip or a dremmel tool....painting tile works o.k. in a bath ,but i don't think it works well in a kitche...
carpetmanMember since 01/26/03
with laminate flooring you allways use a foam underlayment...good luck
i think you need a new handyman.a soft wall and a bulge means you have a leak ,and thats a plumbing problem......(1) talk to the guy next door (you...
i am aware of a few companys that tryed this but none are around now,with a plywood floor you could put some insulation under the house,but not wit...
you may be grinding out the "self spacing"part of the tiles,however in general terms get out as much of the old grout as possible....good luck
it sounds like you are doing every thing right,but i doubt the insulation will help,but then it won't hurt either...
it's up to you and the installer,but i allways like to install the cabinets first,can't see the point of paying for tile you cant see.plus the cab...
hardibacker is a cement board,the fibers are fiberglass,the board is so dense due to compression,which tends to hold water.don't forget it's not th...
i had an installer who took a living floor ( lamanite,about 15 x 20) made a paper pattern of his kitchen , cut out the laminate and reinstalled it ...
the james hardie co was founded in 1888,started making cement backerboard in the 1980's.it is the best product on the market today,very easy to use...
i have seen the spray on color/finish and i liked it a lot, a great way to go.good luck
sorry for the delay in answering your question my tile installer has been on vacation (hunting) and i wanted to go over this with him before i post...
you will need to decide if you wish to refinish or just fill the cracks,however your local flooring supply house will have somthing for you to imp...
in answer to your questions,yes you can predrill and nail,but you can also use screws (predrill and countersink)as to humidity,(it drives installer...
get a grinder,and start grinding it back to a flat surface,if the surface is not flat,the tile wont be.....good luck
k2 is correct tile is graded 1-5.hovever stores like home depot carry tile at$.77 or $.99 because they buy millions of sq.ft. of a "special buy" th...
if the cork was used as part of the laminate installation,then i think you need to remove it.( if it's loose layed,not glued down?)whats under the ...