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 ...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
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? ...
This is a common occurance when grout is used. The wall moves in one way while the counter/cabinets move in another, and the movement shows as sepa...
Your friend may be right, if the tiles were larger than 12", a flat floor is required. It has to come that way or be made flatter by using self lev...
The premixed junk is your problem. It can take over a month for the stuff to dry under a porcelain tile. Until that happens, and it wont be a great...
No, you cannot put cement board down on a cement slab. They are not meant to be merely bandaids to cover up something. Cement boards need to be scr...
Suphamic acid crystals work well. Mix with water and soak the area you want to remove. Give it about 5 minutes. Do not do this if the tile is a sto...
Tool rental centers have demolition hammers for about $50 a day. Put a 2" spade on the front of it, get some friends to help clean up as you go, an...
A mud bed is not a scratch coat over wire lath. That is not recognized as a proper setting bed by any Tile trade association, or training center, b...
sometimes a few tile have to be removed from in front of the machine and new ones put down afterwards. Try what the other poster said. A spackle bl...
It doesnt look like plywood from the picture, which it should be. Can the whole top be removed and replaced with plywood and cement board. We can w...
The salesperson is an idiot. You need to use a modified thinset, white in color so it does not bleed through the stone tile and stain it. Mastic ...
All that stuff has to come out and be replaced with plywood and cement board. There is too much movement and it will cause your tile to crack or co...
The diagonal will much more difficult to do. The big problem will be keeping the tile from sliding while the thinset dries. On a straight pattern y...
By doing what you talked about you are encapsulating the cement board with no ability for it to breathe and exhaust any moisture buildup that might...
Use a larger notched trowel for the 16" tile and backbutter each piece in addition to spreading the floor with thinset. When you get to the area wh...
Yes, wood expansion must be honored. The caulk keeps the thinset from filling in the gap, which would defeat the purpose of the gap.
I believe it is called flaming but I also believe it only pertains to certain stones like granite and is not something to be done inside a house. T...
It will be a fine addition to your home. Use a good stone sealer like Aquamix Sealers Choice, Miracle 511 or products from MB Stone, Stone tech Pro...