Removing it is a dirty dusty job and may entail removing baseboard molding also. Going over tile is OK but only if the existing floor is not showin...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
It should not be done. Look on any bag of thinset and it will say "not to be set over luan". You should use exterior glue plywood and a cement boar...
Go to a tile retail store and ask them about grout haze removers. Mix into the wash water and mop back up. May still leave minor streaks but they s...
Most pros do not think it is a good idea to do because there can be so many variables that come into play. The vinyl cannot be cushioned, it has to...
Tiling over a painted floor surface is not advisable because the thinset is only sticking to the layer of paint and not the concrete under it. Remo...
Ooops, I just saw you said insert, not freestanding. Go with the floor rated tile anyway, use it on the walls and in front of the fireplace.
Knock down any high spots on the bricks with a hammer and chisel. apply a scratch coat of modified thinset to the bricks, filling in the mortar joi...
If its a dry area then drywall is ok to use. Cement boards should be used in wet areas like a tub/shower surround with a plastic sheet behind them ...
Grouting over a seam should not present a problem if the cement board was installed properly and the seam was covered with mesh tape and thinset. ...
Ceramic floor tiles can come loose for a variety of reasons. Being that yours were just installed, the two most logical would be either the thinset...
About 4' up off the floor is standard but not hard and fast. We will move the line up or down on a job depending on the height and location of wall...
Hot mopping is still done a lot in the western states but the rest of the country has moved over to the liners. Go to www.noblecompany.com to see t...
Ideally, if tou can give it overnight for the thinset to set up under the boards, that would be best, but tile is set all the time right after the ...
On the Denshield, use a modified thinset and mesh tape to coat the seams and corners. If tiling on the greenboard use the same thing there too.
I bet the 2x6" are flexing under the weight when you walk over them. That is not very stable for use under a floor.
Fill the gap if it will be visible. If you put a base molding up, no need to fill it. The gap is required to allow movement of the wood in the wall...
They wont fall off the wall if you use a high quality modified thinset, but they are heavy so make sure the wallboard is properly secured to the st...
OSB is acceptable as a subfloor if it is 3/4" thick and the floor joists under it are 16" on center. You could put 1/4" cement board over the OSB, ...
I am assuming you are talking about the 12" polished marble, if so it is rectified, a fancy word meaning they are all cut to the same size, so you ...
remove them along with the vinyl and the luan that is probably under that. Only in certain scenarios would I consider going over vinyl with cement ...