You should call in a professional stone refinsher. There are special honing and polishing machines they use that cant be rented and require an expe...
TileguybobMember since 07/03/05
If you can hit it with a sander or grinder that would help. If the paint covers the slab, it, in and of itself, offers a reduced bond ability of th...
If the concrete has no cracks, is not sealed or painted, then you could tile right over it with a premium grade modified thinset. The tile will sti...
About two years ago I started seeing a lot of bad reports from consumers coming to some of the tile chat rooms and forums. Go to www.floorstransfor...
try pouring some boiling water on the old adhesive to soften it up then use a wallpaper scraper to get as much off as you can. the more you get off...
There are a variety of things you can use, all work to varying degrees depending on how easy the thinset releases. A scraper called a 5-way tool, ...
You will need a minimum 0f 1/2" of BCX grade plywood screwed into the planking then add a 1/4" cement board set in thinset combed with a 1/4" squar...
Most manufacturers want their mats on a sepaprate circuit so it would be best to contact the company's tech support and ask them.
The old grout along the edges can be removed by running a utility knife along the edge of the tile in a shaving motion. Or you can use a pair of ti...
To answer your other question about the transition from on thickness of tile to another, try inserting a decorative pencil strip or something simil...
You are going to need a waterproofing membrane under the floor of the shower and extending up the walls about 8". Otherwise as the water migrates t...
I use a good modified white colored thinset. I trowel spread the thinset on the back of the tile so it completely covers the backside. Put the tile...
A grout colorant will do the trick. You paint it on the grout and it also acts as a sealer to repel dirt and stains. The only time you cant use a c...
Heat it up with a hair dryer then use a straight edge razor blade and lightly scrape it up. Keep the blade flat while being held at an angle so it ...
Try soaking it with some hot water and scraping it with a wallpaper scraper. It should be removed as you want the thinset to bond directly to the ...
Use the cement board, it will give you a better surface for bonding the tile with the thinset. Be sure to use a layer of thinset under the board a...
I have seen it done like that before. Sometimes there is no easy way out and you have to make the best of a bad situation (speaking for the tiler)....
I only reason to not go over it is if the seams have split open, That would indicate water has already gotten into the particle board underneath th...
If you wire brushed it you are ok. Just use a modified thinset when setting the tiles. If you cant get a no-sag mortar you might need a ledger boar...