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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi there, I'm tiling a bathroom and using Hardibacker 1/4" CBU on ply sub floor and was wondering what Notch trowel I should use. does it matter? I have Mapei Ready to use premium mortar. (this should be ok for both sides yes?) one more question. I have a low spot that 1/4" at the deepest...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    hi... I'd like to float out a low spot in a shower surround (wall) that's been lined with cement board in anticipation of tiling. Contractor messed up and the wall was not flat. I've got a 3/8" low spot that extends out almost 2 feet across and the same up from the floor of the shower. Can I use...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Help! We put down ditra on modified thinset over wood subfloor in our bathroom. We have hills and valleys maybe from kneeling on. They make it look so easy on-line. We pulled up the ditra a few days later and tried to chisel the modified thinset in order to start over. This was online...
  4. Flooring
    I want to lay 12x12 porcelain tile in my utility room that has a concrete slab floor. The concrete is 3/4 inch lower than the top of the backerboard under the matching tile in the adjoining kitchen. The kitchen tile is on 3/4 inch plywood, thin set, hardie board, thin set and then tile. I need...
  5. Flooring
    If my tile is 1/4", when I'm making allowances for measurements, e.g., where top of floor cabinets will be after adding the tile, should I add anything for the thinset mortar beneath the tile? Or, should I assume that the ridges on the bottom of the tile will rest on the sub-floor and the...
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