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  1. Building & Construction
    Hey guys, I'm installing some "outside of the shower" tile. Meaning this tile is for the step out of the vinyl one piece shower kit and about 3 feet up the wall on the outside as well. None of the tile will be in constant direct contact with water at all times. The only time any of it will...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm redoing my bathroom and need help on how to approach the outside corner where the cement board will meets the drywall. I would like to have the tile go all the way to the corner. Should I install the greenboard all the way to the cement board? Should I use an outside corner? If so, what...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    i have come across different advice regarding the use of vapor barrier behind cement board. the Hardiebacker (which is what i am using for my bathroom) documentation does not mention anything about it but a book that i have does. should i use vapor barrier behind hardiebacker or not? thanks
  4. 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...
  5. Remodeling
    We have to tile the bathroom wall around the tub/shower. It will have cement backer on the lower part and the upper part has plaster. I am wondering how to: make the upper part (see photo) even (patch it? remove more layers?) How to make sure that the two parts have a smooth transition?
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