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  1. Remodeling
    Hi, I've hired a contractor to re-tile kitchen. The contractor put down backboard and used thinset to seal the seams. The thinnest is caked on there, to the point where the floor is noticeably higher in those areas. I mean it's not much but it's noticeable when walking on it. I assume some of...
  2. Remodeling
    I've read that you can put tile over laminate if you sand it with a 60 grit sand paper to rough the surface up. I'm putting 4x4 bright snow white tiles on the counter top (mainly to match a pre-existing white tiled wall). So, I've sanded the counter-top with my orbital sander, but I'm not so...
  3. Flooring
    Hey all, I'm redoing my kitchen floor and planning to put down ceramic tiles. After some reading it seemed clear that I need to remove the old tiles and put down 1/4" backerboard. The problem is that the old linoleum tiles seem to be held down with tar. My big tile removing shovel...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am currently renovating my bathroom due to loose tiles that were placed on top of drywall that is now moldy and falling apart. I have torn out all of the tiles & walls from around the bathtub and want to replace it with a waterproof barrier and cement board. The issue that I have run into...
  5. Plumbing
    Completed gutted my bathroom and have some questions about rebuilding the bathtub surround. I am going to use Durock NextGen backerboard and Versabond white thin set. 1. I plan on tiling the ceiling over the tub. It previously had a dropped ceiling over the old tub that I ripped out, so I...
  6. Carpentry
    I need to cut a lot of small 1.5"x3" slots out of Hardi Plank that is already mounted to wall, to hang shutters. What would be the best way? I'm thinking of using a multi tool with carbon grout plunge blade are something on that line. Any idea's on how to cut it are experience with my method?
  7. Flooring
    Yes, my first new tile job, in the kitchen of my 1955 house, where the sub-floor is 3/4" plywood and installing 1/4 cement type backerboard before the new ceramic tile goes down. AHOY! I made a mistake! I dry ran some pieces of backerboard wrong side up, (until I read the label) drilled pilot...
  8. Flooring
    I need to raise a concrete entryway floor to bring it close to even with my kitchen floor, and then I need to put sheet vinyl on both floors. There is a 1 1/2 inch difference in height between the two floors, and the cement entryway has radiant heat water tubes embedded in it, so nailing is not...
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