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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Attention to Jazman... since you seem to be the tile guy here… This is more or less directed to you but any thoughts are welcome. I'm very new to the DIY projects and have taken on remodeling my whole kitchen by myself. I had to fix the subfloor and change out a few sheets of plywood...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I recently had a tile floor put in, porcelain unglazed tiles. We have tried to clean the floor countless times, using Sulfamic acid tile cleaner as well as trying vinegar. No matter what we do, it always feels dusty. How can we fix this? Should we seal the floor? Buff it completely...
  3. Flooring
    I'm sure a lot of you have seen my previous posts on subflooring before installing 12x24 porcelain tile. I have finally finished installing the hardie backer and just checked my floor flatness before I start tiling. I used a 2 ft grid and laser level to find my high spot/spots and have figured...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    We are replacing the floors in our kitchen. We removed some cheap-o laminate to find some old funky linoleum. We removed said linoleum, but have had no luck trying to get the paper that appears to have been the back of the original flooring. How much, if any, of an issue will this be going...
  5. Flooring
    So I got an excellent deal on some porcelain tile for my kitchen. I'm trying to get the install priced out as I *could* do the work myself, but generally the time spent would be better spent doing other things (I work and own a business as well as have a family). The room measured at 139...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I have approximately 1200 sq. ft. of flooring that I am putting down 18" x 18" porcelain tile directly on concrete. I do not have the budget to lay a membrane throughout but there is a structural crack in the 15 year old slab. I was thinking of using something like nobleseal cis and just...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi all! So, I'm installing porcelain tiles on concrete using Ditra underlayment. The Schluter instructions specify unmodified mortar for layers between concrete and Ditra, as well as between Ditra and the tile. I've been reading that many installers still use modified for both mortar layers...
  8. Flooring
    Hello, I am removing my laminate floors and underneath is perfectly level VCT tile - no bubbling, undulating etc..as flat and level as it gets. I have consulted with many contractors and some say I can install 3/8in porcelain tile right over the VCT with Versabond fortified thin-set . Some say...
  9. Flooring
    I need to hang some bathroom accessories racks and holder, it needs to be do on porcelain tile. Is there a adhesive that will be strong enough to adhere without falling off from being used? I see porcelain drill bits on line, does anyone have any experience with drilling porcelain? Any...
  10. Flooring
    I have a basement flooring project. We live on a rocky hill with concrete subfloor on 1/2 of the basement and wood on the other half (pine tung & groove over 16-18" joists). I'd like to put down a uniform floor, so am thinking about porcelain tile. Am I asking for problems? Wondering: • what...
  11. Flooring
    I found a polished porcelain floor tile for my kitchen/dining room. Now comparing companies for the best price...in doing so I learned that some polished porcelain tiles have a thin top layer of glass. Does anyone know if this is the way to go....should I only consider the glass layered, or is...
  12. Flooring
    Sir Bud, I have gutted a enclosed patio 12 X 50, concrete slab foundation with signs of horizonal movement, cracks less than 1 mm. I came across some porcelain tile, (Antica Ceramica Arte, ML21-Piedre, Monteleone if that means anything to you) that I want to install. My questions are; 1)...
  13. Flooring
    We pulled up the laminite flooring and tried to scrape off the glue the best we could. Then we laid the porcelain tile that was 16" x 16" and the premixed adhesive never seems to dry after 1 month. Then we grouted it and of couse it cracked, but now I'm at the point that I don't know what to do...
  14. Flooring
    Should I remove the vinyl or not? I have a 1960's home with a slab foundation. The rear of the house is a 40 X 11 room I am am in the process of rehabing. My plan for the flooring was to remove the carpet and pad and install 12 X 12 porcelain tile. (I should mention that this room was once an...
  15. Flooring
    Hi all. I've just moved into a condo and I'm hoping to get some advice vis a vis the proper procedure for laying porcelain tiles in instance: a) over (what I'm told is) gypcrete and; b) lino. I'm also having some issues about whether to tile underneath the built-in dishwasher (booooo!) or...
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