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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone, forgive me if this is the wrong forum. I have an unwanted ceramic or porcelain (can't tell which) figurine of a baby's face in our shower. It's kinda creepy-looking. The rest of the shower is ceramic tile. Any ideas on how to remove the figurine? From what I can tell, there's...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone. I just installed essentially a floating porcelain pavers (.75in thick) on a 1/2 pedestal over the top of my flagstone patio in backyard by a pool. 1600 sqft to be exact. I have 1/4 joints. I want to fill them. Not a fan of the look without them filled and I know the pedestal...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I didn't see this sub-topic before I had posted this question under the general flooring category...so I'm going to copy and paste and delete my original if I can figure out how... Hello. We are in the process of picking out a wood-look porcelain for our floors. We found something in the...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, after the tiler messed up the shower slope I discovered they even used "Acryl Pro" (this : https://bit.ly/2MmOYWP ) to fix all the tiles in the bathroom, shower included. The tiles are 12x24 porcelain... the shower has even a rubber paint coverage. After 2 weeks the glue is still wet...
  5. Flooring
    Hey Everyone. First off,appreciate your input on this. I'm a pretty well versed DIY'er, but tackling my first tile job starting tomorrow. I'll be starting in the bathroom, but overall will be about 900SqFt of 6x24 Porcelain wood grain tile. Questions: 1) Which thinset is best to use UNDER the...
  6. Plumbing
    I've been trying to remove the silicon from my pedestal sink with no luck. I have tried using a scraper but it won't come off evenly with tons of residue that is very hard to remove. I tried rubbing alcohol and goo gone with no results. I also tried heating it up with a blowdryer but that...
  7. Flooring
    I just finished the installation of my t&g osb over my slat floor. I installed it using exterior screws every 8 inches. I am planning on installing hardy backer (with latex modified mortar underneath) then 12x24 inch porcelain tile. My floor is not as even as i had hoped and I am wondering what...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm going to replace my current fiberglass tub with a tile shower, and replace the particle board/laminate/Pergo flooring with tile. I need some help with the fine details before I finalize all my purchases and really get going with the demolition. There's pretty much one question per...
  9. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I want to put tile down in my newly framed basement bathroom. The walls are up and the shower stall is already installed. The floor is concrete. I've purchased porcelain tile for the floor and I'm hoping to get it down this weekend while my wife is away. I need some help! Here's what I...
  10. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am installing 12 X 12 Porcelain tile in my laundry room. The floor is concrete, and I am confused on which thin-set mortar to use. Some folks suggest using Versabond Fortified Thin-set mortar and some say use FlexBond Crack Prevention Mortar. Both are by Custom Building Products, FlexBond is a...
  11. Flooring
    Hello, I've read as much as I can on this forum in regards to this subject. (asbestos, cutback) Thanks for your time and my apologies for the long post. I wanted to provide as much relevant information as possible. House built in 1947, concrete subfloor. I had 13 samples tested for asbestos...
  12. Flooring
    Our home currently has outdated ceramic tile over a radient heat floor. The water lines r set in cement and the ceramic tile is in thinset morter. We want to replace the exisiting floor without damaging our heat source. We r considering putting a new porcelain tile over the old floor. R there...
  13. Flooring
    Hi, I am a new home owner and learning all the stuff about houses. The tile guy I had kind of cheated me. he put tiles on the step in the living room with sharp edges. At the edge when tiles transition from horizontal to vertical plane (90 degree) there is not smooth/curvy transition! The store...
  14. Electrical
    Are the porcelain insulators worth anything or is that just throw away? Thanks.
  15. Flooring
    Is it possible to lay porcelain tile (1' block with smaller tiles and a mesh backing) directly over old almost plastic looking tiles?
  16. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Much has been written regarding ceramic tile and the subset porcelain tile, but much of that info has to do with durability with floor traffic. My question is about a very specific issue pertaining to tiles in the shower that hasn't been covered. After a demo and all the appropriate prep...
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