rip out the particle board, it has no place being under a tile installation. Put 1/2" underlayment rated plywood, like ACX or BCX,perpindicular to ...
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Any paint or sealer should be wire brushed off the blocks first, than additional grinding may be needed to get the wall as flat as possible. A modi...
Ther is no long lasting paint for tiled floors. Some have used epoxy paints but it usually looks like a tile floor that was painted and nothing mor...
You can google for anti-slip tile applications. two that I am familiar with are www.sliptech.com and www.slipguard.com
I am unaware of any codes that address this but some manufacturers may have do's and donts's about what is under their vinyl. I would think any old...
Considering the original post was from over 3 years ago, I doubt he is still livig with the problem. But good answers anyway for those who may be e...
With a 24" OC system, you cannot put Hardibacker or any cement board down on the subflooring. Cement boards do not offer any structural strength to...
I just thought of something. Bizazza Glass has a training facility down in Florida where they teach proper installation. Try googling them and see ...
A wet saw would be the preferred method. It may be less difficult to remove them from the mesh and cut one at a time. Try butting one side into a j...
At face value, that statement holds no merit. Backerboard would be a fine substrate to set tile on but in a dry area such as a backsplash, having d...
Thats right. The bond will be fine as long as full contact is made. Thats why it was recommended to get the floor as "unbumpy" as possible. A ridge...
There are two kinds of cracks, one where there is a horizontal split. Thuis can be tiled over with the right preparation. The other kind is vertica...
Go to www.ntma.com They will have info and possible leads to qualified repair/refinishers.
To do it right you would have to spend about $600 on tools and grinding/polishing pads. You can try a palm sander and use various grits to work shi...
There is no uniform average. It will vary widely by region of the country. The type of tile being installed and the pattern chosen also dictate the...
Depends on how well the tiles are adhered to the wallboard. Some thinsets will be guaranteed to take the wallboard off with the tile. But then agai...
Do not butt the tiles, leave at least a 1/16" grout joint. No matter how tight you think they are there is still enough room for food particles and...
You need at least the additional 1/2" of BCX grade ply, 3/4" would be better, then the 1/4" cement board. No CDX ply, the "D" layers have too many ...
Hit it with a rough grade of sandpaper on a belt sander or a palm sander to give a little better adhesion. Mop the tile with clean water to remove ...