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  1. Flooring
    I have a 100 yr old brick 4-square in Northern Wisconsin. The first floor is all original maple flooring, but is so stained and damaged/patched that restoring is not a good option. I hope to put engineered hardwood on about half the area in the living and dining rooms, and tile over the maple...
  2. Remodeling
    I have a 100 yr old brick 4-square, with maple flooring on the first floor. I will be putting engineered hardwood on about half, and would like ceramic tile on the other half, which is the kitchen, laundry, mudroom, main entry and half bath. I would prefer to go over the maple with the...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I've decided to tile my unfinished basement instead of carpeting. There is about 1000 sq/f total and the basement currently has stress cuts in it....one going lengthwise side to side and three more front to back. The level of the concrete on each side of the cuts is pretty close, within about...
  4. Remodeling
    Can some of you pros out there give me some insight on how to prep shower walls to be tiled? I always read that a cement backer board is the way to go. But yet every time I walk into a new home under construction by a variety of builders, they are using green board or blue board under the...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I plan on tiling my bathroom and using hardiebacker to do the job. I also plan on tiling my shower. Its already gutted, the walls I plan on tiling are already gutted so the next step is to get the hardiebacker and install that. The room behind the bathroom is a bedroom. Now the question is, do...
  6. Building & Construction
    A tiled Kitchen Island Counter with 10" - 12" projection. Tile Prep. Know How. We are getting ready to finish our Kitchen Tiling and need to lay some backer material for my 4"x4" white tile. We have a chair rail detail for the edge and need to build up a base 1 1/2" thick. I have thought...
  7. Carpentry
    Gary Katz mentions in a DVD using finger joint 5/4 jamb stock as a backer for crown moulding but says nothing more about how it is used. I understand you can make triangular blocks or rip studs to give them a triangular dimension, but 1x? What is he talking about? I can see ripping a board...
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