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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello All - I know this topic has been covered before, but was hoping to get some opinions on this. My basement (1965 house) had 9x9 tiles that were removed many years ago, there is still some old cutback/mastic and other glue adhesive on the floor. It's not flaking, it's definitely stable...
  2. Flooring
    Hello, new to the site. Pretty active DIYer... Clearly to my own detriment this time. I own a house that was built in the 60's. to make a long story short, I have a room downstairs that had parquet in part of the room. Becuase it was only in part of the room, I decided to tear it up so there...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for an experienced opinion on reconditioning my basement concrete slab. It has a layer of black mastic that originally held tiles and another layer of carpet adhesive. Can this be professionally ground down without contaminating the house? The companies that are interested in the...
  4. Flooring
    I'm not sure whether this question is better suited for the concrete forum? I've been investigating basement flooring options for a while now and still haven't decided on what to do. Acid washing seems like a great solution, but I'm not sure whether my concrete floor can be properly cleaned...
  5. Flooring
    I had an asbestos abatement crew in yesterday (Wed, Dec 5) to remove some asbestos-containing vinyl tile and mastic. When they were done, they washed the floor with trisodium phosphate and then rinsed with water, apparently several times. The fumes from the mastic remover were still pretty...
  6. Flooring
    I have a utility room I'm planning on painting with rustoleum epoxy floor paint. The problem is I ripped up old carpet and there is old carpet glue on the concrete under it. I tried scraping as much as I could off but it just isn't going to come off. What other options do I have? Can I use a...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Ok so I am just about to start tiling (tomorrow hopefully) my newly constructed bathroom shower/tub. I have put up concrete board. I was told by a manager at Home Hardware to use mastic in the shower for the tile because it is much easier to use, etc. etc. I just had Mike Holmes on in the...
  8. Flooring
    I just had my basement waterproofed from the interior and need to seal the new concrete. I figured I would just do the whole floor, so I bought some behr floor stripper to remove what I assumed was regular adhesive. After two applications, the majority of the adhesive still remains. After some...
  9. Interior Decorating
    I am converting my living room to a dance studio and looking to "temporarily" install wall-to-wall mirrors. I will be here 1-2 years but since it's a rental I would prefer to mount the mirrors to something portable so I can take them with me when I go (as opposed to using mirror mastic to attach...
  10. HVAC
    What type of mastic should be used to seal Plenum joints? who sells it?
  11. Flooring
    Good evening folks. Thanks in advance for listening. My basement has some issues. Ultimately, my question will be "What should I do with my basement floor?", but it's a little more complicated than that. Let me start with a brief summary of what's going on and then I'll hit you with some...
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