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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello everyone. I am currently remodeling a kitchen in a rental unit of ours and the previous owners took the easy way out and installed outlets on the backsplash using conduit rather than embedding them into the wall itself. We want to give it a more finished look so I was hoping to use...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello everyone. I am currently remodeling a kitchen in a rental unit of ours and the previous owners took the easy way out and installed outlets on the backsplash using conduit rather than embedding them into the wall itself. We want to give it a more finished look so I was hoping to use...
  3. Flooring
    Hey crew! I removed the floor of my upstairs bathroom down to diagonal wooden planks. (is this called the sub-floor?) Now, I bought 1/2" Hardiebacker and Hardiebacker screws, but internet searches show most people using Thinset to adhere hardiebacker to the floor. 2 Questions: 1. Most photos...
  4. 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...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am laying bricks in S-type mortar on top of an old concrete walkway. I am creating a "frame" with the bricks. Inside the frame I want to lay exterior tile. The tile is much thinner than the bricks so the area inside the frame needs to be built up. I was originally thinking of laying down a...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    My husband and I are doing our own bathroom remodel before we sell our house. We would have been on schedule to finish the bathroom by the end of this weekend. We installed ceramic tile over the Ditra membrane using some premixed mortar that he bought. 90% of the way through he ran out of the...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Tiling shower with 12x12x3/8 granite over concrete board and redgard, is thin set the proper setting medium? Latex additive or not?
  10. Remodeling
    I will be setting 3/8 mosaic tile shower floor with thinset over a mudbed. how much additional depth do i need around my drain in addition the the 3/8 for the tiles?
  11. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    The instructions to mix use 5 quarts to 50 lb bag. I split the bag in 2 buckets, measured, then used 2.5 quarts of water for one bucket. It was quite thicker than other mortars Ive used. This type mortar I was told it will be much more fluid and can pour out of bucket. Recommended to use with...
  12. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am just wondering if thinset is an effective adhesive for backerboard to plywood? This is in a non-wet area and I will use a topical membrane just in case, but I'm just wondering if the thinset will hold the backerboard in place... CG
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello All, Even though this is not a DIY project, it was supposed to be, and I'm starting to wish I had taken it on myself since I am having to "police" this guy who claims 25 years of experience. The problem: a wall was not prepped properly, now is bowed (hardibacker over studs not brought...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi! I'm new to the forum, so pardon me if I'm posting in the wrong spot. I recently started remodeling my bathroom, and I'm tiling the walls with ceramic subway tiles. I have a questions regarding thinset and tile adhesion. I used cement board and used Redguard to waterproof. I mixed the...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am remodeling my shower with the Schluter Shower Kit. I put up the Kerdi membrane on the walls last night using unmodified thinset over concrete backer board. My mix was probably a little thicker than it should have been. And the first two sections I put up we're large, covering a lot of wall...
  16. Drywall & Plaster
    The shower pan in my master bath started leaking and I am replacing it with a new shower pan because fiberglass was weak and flexing. So I took out a row of 12" cultured marble tile and replaced the shower pan. The drywall at the bottom of was bad so I went up another row to get to sound backing...
  17. Tools
    I'm new to this forum and there seems to be a ton of great information on this site. I'm a home DIY'er and looking at finishing some floor tile and need to punch holes on cement slab for other project. I have access to a buy a second hand bosch bulldog sds drill (neighbor upgraded and wants to...
  18. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I am putting white marble tile in a shower that has a kerdi membrane. I used grey unmodified thinset when I put up the kerdi instead of white. My question is, if I use white thinset over the kerdi when I install the marble, do you think the grey at the joints or under the kerdi will bleed...
  19. Flooring
    I have a joint between two sheets of cement board that forms a small ridge elevated maybe 1/8" relative to the centers of either board. I was wondering if extra thinset on both sides can be used to even it out or is it better to use self-leveling compound beforehand. I am using expensive...
  20. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Greetings all! Am really getting good info from this site BTW! I've installed 3x5 1/4" Hardiebacker (over 3/4" exterior ply on 2x6 joists on 16" centers) using Custom Building Products fortified thinset mortar, a 1/4" notch trowel, and 1-1/2" EG roofing nails. This is in preparation for 12x12...
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