Try one of those little black abrasive sanding blocks, start with a fine and go to a medium if needed. Keep it from rubbing on ther edge of the ti...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
I do this with a right angle grinder and a diamond cup wheel. Does a great job and is very quick. The cup wheel is about $100 so for you a cheaper ...
Not a good idea. The Hardi is designed to be nailed or screwed down over a wood subfloor system. You also put thinset under it to fill in the voids...
Is the idea to have it look like a slate floor? There would have to be fairly large grout joints due to the irregular sizing of the stones. Uniform...
I would use the floor tile on the stepping surface and the wall tile on the facing of the step and the deck itself. You dont want to have wall tile...
The tile installer is right. Even though nothing may happen, nobody has a crystal ball and the track record of tile over painted floors is not grea...
Try www.creativeceramicandmarble.com and click on countertop/backsplash. An outside curve is easily done with a wet saw. Depending on the radius, a...
If the plywood is damaged beyond use make them replace that also. It was their lame attempt that caused this to happen.
Make them rip it all out and do it right. You are in control of the checkbook. You tell them what you want and make them deliver.
If you are talking ceramic tile and it is in good shape with NO cracked tile or loose grout, then you can go directly over it with modified thinset...
You can try some TSP mixed with water or go to a tile retailer and get a good grout cleaner. At worst, the stained area may have to be dug out and ...
Try renting an electric chipping hammer with a 2" spade on it. I have to caution that it can gouge the floor somewhat and may not get all the thins...
You do need the thinset under the CBU per manufacturer warranaty and because it is the correct thing to do for the life of your tile. You dont need...
porcelain 12" tile, there is a lot of choice in color, texture, shape. If you peel back the rug is there any hole in the floor that would give y...
You are right about tile being expensive, but it is the only flooring that will outlast the house so in the long run it may not be so expensive. Th...
Go to www.sliptech.com they may have what you are looking for. If that does not pan out, post back and I'll try to find the names of some other co...
Depends on what is under the backerboard as it offers little in structural strength, its real purpose is too offer a superior surface for the tile ...
Gatekeeper, You will need to get a pointed chisel (or a nail punch), a hammer, a grout saw and a 5 way scraper. First off remove any grout between...
I agree with the above but do have one caveat. In ripping out the grout there is a risk run of damaging a few tiles with the scraping action during...
STOP!!! DO NOT USE THE PREMIX STUFF. It is junk to begin with, it takes forever to dry and it will compress. Use a thinset that comes in a bag, you...