OSB is oriented strand board. Dont know how they came up with that name but it is a type of plywood that will support a tile installation as long a...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
Can you tell me how thick that sheet of plywood is? You may be able to go over it with a 1/4" cement board and then the tile if it is 3/4" ply or O...
Are these ceramic or porcelain tiles? It could be the wheel is dull. How much are you trying to cut off a tile? If less than an inch its doable but...
You cant tile over pergo for a variety of reasons, The Pergo floats so the the tiles will move and crack; the Pergo has a finish that will resist t...
As you stated, if you start from the middle and work outward you are left with a 2" piece at each end. So instead of starting on that middle mark m...
The sanded grout has a much coarser makeup and you probably would not get it in deep enough into the 1/16" joint to have it hold over time. The gen...
Yes, you can deviate from the usual. In your case it may be a pretty easy as you could have the tile straddle the line rather than butt up to it. S...
With a 1/16" grout joint you will need to use unsanded, it is of a much finer consistency enabling it to pack intot he grout joint all the way. Ep...
Dont know of any other way so here goes. Separate into bundles of same widths. add up pieces to get total linear length for each width. For 3" wi...
I hear varying things about Pergo, some say its no problem, others had had a problem with water getting between the boards. I know you cant let wat...
What kind of floor covering do you have right now? Is it over top of wood framing or a cement slab? Subflooring become critical when you have wo...
Everybody I ever talked to that did this did not like the outcome. The laminate will show the ridges of the grout lines in the ceramic over time. F...
If you can see the underside of the floor from a basement or crawl space maybe you can identify the area and what is causing the problem. Try to pu...
Try going to http://www.sspenviro.com and look at their GoldSolv adhesive remover. I like it because it isnt toxic and it doe not leave a bond in...
Just start a thread there called something like Need Floor Guy's Help. He volunteers his time so if he does not answer fast he may be busy.
Sorry I cant help, I'm not versed in wood floors. Does not seem like many stop in here to offer their advice. If you dont get an answer try http:/...
I dont recommend ceramic over a glue down tile because the ceramic is thendependent on the glue down to maintain its bond to the concrete floor. Ho...
The vinyl really should come out. It has to if it is cushion backed. If it has wax on it the thinset wont adhere properly and the tile will come lo...
This is one of the problems that comes from setting ceramic tile over vinyl. If the vinyl is cushioned you can expect the rest of the floor to foll...
Simply put , rip it all out! You can rent a mechaical floor scraper that will get the vinyl up very quickly.