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...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
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...
prices vary widely around the country. I charge $5 a sq ft labor only here in NJ. Prep work is extra, diagonal and other special patterns are extra...
Backsplashes should start at about $12 - $15 per sq ft, price could be more depending on what part of the country you live in and the installation ...
If the vinyl is at all cushioned you cannot set tile because of the compression due to the cushioning. Poke your fingernail in it, if it compresses...
You are getting some bull and some truth. The corners should not be grouted, they should be caulked. Most grout manufacturers carry a companion ...
Cant help you on the wood. Tile over tile can be done using a good modified thinset, no leveling cement needed unless you want to level out the ...
I'm not up on concrete work but I would imagine a primer should be used to help the concrete adhere. There are Self Leveling Cements that we use ov...
you could put new tile over the old if there are no existing cracks in the floor or loose grout.
You can use either side to set tile on. The rough side gives more bite on a wall installation. All seams and corners should be taped with mesh tape...
Linoleum offers no support and any soundproofing would be questionable. In fact if it is at all cushioned it is detrimental to a tile installation....
If its something other than exterior grade plywood or cement board, rip it out. What thickness of ply remains under it and what thickness are you p...
If you want to get general info try going to www.ntma.com Its the website for the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
There are screws made specific to set cement board, sold at Hd and Lowes right around where the boards are stacked. Or you can use 1 & 1/4" galvani...
Are you seeing eveidence of dampness to make you want to put a membrane down. If so lookat Ditra from Schluter.If no obvious dampness you could put...
One way would be to put a membrane like Ditra from Schluter down first. This will act as a moisture barrier and an anti fracture membrane if there ...
A cement board should be put over the plywood to give a superior bond for the tiles. Thinset should be used under the cement board as a filler and ...
The only tiles I have seen with a rounded inside corner are small 2x2" ones that are most commonly used around the edge of a swimming pool. I have ...
Rough side. It will give a little more bite, but either side can be used, especially when its Hardibacker.
It has been done with some successes but I do not advocate it for a number of reasons. Others may say they do it all the time with no problem. If y...