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  1. Plumbing
    I'm in the middle of a bathroom model. We tore out the old tile, sink, toilet, etc. We will eventually put down cement backerboard over the plywood subfloor, then new tile over that. The old toilet flange was resting on top of the old tile, screws through the tile and backerboard ... was...
  2. Flooring
    Hi all, My name is Tom. I am new here. I am in process of flooring an adjoining half bath and laundry room. I will be putting in 13 x 13 ceramic tile when all is said and done. My predicament lies in the unlevel floor in the laundry room. The bottom of the floor is not exposed as it was...
  3. Flooring
    I am wanting to put down tile in our kitchen area. I have laid tile before by using 1/2" hardiboard over subfloor in another house. Our current house has linoleum over two pieces of 3/4" plywood (total of 1.5" height), since the kitchen floor runs to our den area which is 3/4" hardwood. My...
  4. Flooring
    Hey guys! I just bought a new house and it is absolutely wonderful. My only complaint is that all of the tile floors are excessively slippery. I’m afraid that someone is going to fall and hurt themselves. Does anyone know how to fix slippery tile ? :(
  5. Flooring
    We recently found a nice floor tile to use in our lake home new construction project. The tiles come in 3 sizes: 16"x16", 12"x12", and 6"x6". The space we are tiling is a continuous area that is quite large (~500 sqft) and covers the mud room, kitchen, dining area, and a small half bath...
  6. 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...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm installing a new toilet on newly installed porcelain tile. I tested the way it sits on the tile without the wax ring, just setting in place on the foor where it's supposed to rest. The rim of the toilet base did not touch the tile; it was held up off the floor by something in the center of...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    We purchased Acrylpro from a tile store that has an excellent reputation. The contractor and I were at the store and made the purchase together after it was recommended by the sales personnel. At this point the entire shower plus bathroom floor have been installed with this product but not...
  9. Flooring
    I have a sloped covered porch that I want to tile. If the slope was straight, then fine but my pad undulates slightly. Two questions: 1. How much of an uneven surface is too much? My tiles are 24" X 6" and the floor is uneven such that a max of less than 1/8" gap may be in the center of a 24"...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi, I am looking for feedback for tiling my bathroom floor. The floor is approximately 5'x5'. The subfloor is 1/2" plywood over 2x10 joists (16" on center). The joists are around 9' in length. The existing subfloor is level and in good shape. The joists all seem to be level with no sag. I put...
  11. Flooring
    Has anyone installed engineered wood floors over tile, specifically saltillo tile or have an opinion on this type of installation? The tile is solidly adhered to a sub-floor, and would require some leveling. If this has been done successfully by anyone, what was the procedure? :huh:
  12. Flooring
    I just tore out old sheet vinyl in my bathroom to discover water damage on the underlayment. I started pulling out the underlayment to discover that the subfloor is also damaged. The damage is around the toilet and both corners of the tub. What is the best way to proceed? Also, I was...
  13. Flooring
    I recently pulled up some of the floor tiles in my shower because they had come loose. When I did, one spot had a strong, earthy kind of rotting wood smell like you get when you turn over a rotting log in the woods. I can't see the mold, all I see is the remains of the adhesive and the sand...
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