Get a hammer and a scraper like a 5 way tool or a small chisel. Just remove the thinset but leave the cement board. it wont be easy because you don...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
Try a wall paper scraper or ask the wood floor refinishers if their sanding pads will get the cement off as the sand the floors.
If your cracks are numerous it may be indicative of an ongoing issue under the cement slab. Small spider cracks come from shrinkage as the slab cur...
Really cant tell but I'll guess Grespania, a pretty popular and easy to find mfgr. It may be associated with the wall tile. Are there any boxes or...
Is this a mosaic tile floor? What kind of room - bathroom, hallway? If ceramic, are there any cracked tiles or loose grout?
Is your lino cushion backed? Is it over luan? Is it a cheap builders grade that can shrink over time? Is it totally glued to the floor? Is the ...
I would add a sheet of 3/4" BC or AC grade of plywood (no CDX, it carries only a sheathing rating, not an underlayment rating). That still may no...
It would be a separate line item, not included in the tile install cost. I am surprised he didnt take the time to lift the rug or otherwise determi...
I would prefer to see 2 layers of 3/4" ply then the 1/4" cement board. The cement board offers no structural strength to the countertop but it is a...
4 mil plastic drop cloth on the walls would be easier to work with IMO. Check with the liner Mfgr to see what they think should be under it, I thin...
What is it you dont understand or what is it I dont understand about your statement? The OP asked if the 2nd layer of plywood should be glued to th...
By the book, you dont glue the one layer to the other. And you dont hit the joists when nailing the second layer down (per Tile Council of North Am...
You can check with a store that installes hardwood and see what types of transition pieces they have that could be matched to your wood flooring. ...
The existing grout cannot have a sealer on it or the colorant will not bond. One brand to look at is at www.groutdye.com. Another is made by Aqu...
Depends on what you are putting back down on the floor. There are several green products out there, one being GoldSolv from www.envirossp.com I ha...
No, it will have to be replaced. A stone tile could be polished to hide the mark somewhat, but a glazed tile does not have that luxury.
try a product called GoldSolv sold at www.sspenviro.com It worked as advertised for me when we removed some old VCT before putting ceramic tile do...
Try the easiest way first. Soak the tiles overnight in a bucket of water. Then use a scraper, like a 5 way tool to get the plaster off. If it wont ...
you should use a modified thinset, no premix junk that comes in a bucket. The bigger issue is, do you live in an area that has freezing weather? ...