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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi I'm looking for some advice on this please. I accidentally bumped into a tile in my ensuite and it fell off. I only slightly touched it. The drywall/plasterboard beging the tile is damaged. It has a dent and a tear in it. Does this mean there could be a leak? Or water has just seeped...
  2. Flooring
    Looking for some short term solutions to my leaking shower problem. Had a complete shower renovation in 2014. Over the last six months I have noticed that the drywall at the base of the floor behind the toilet which is next to the shower has got water stains. So I blocked off the drain turn the...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Looking to remodel my master bathroom and want to install tile from floor to ceiling on almost every wall, as well as floor, and Custom tile shower. Bathroom is 12’x 10’ with 2 protruding 42” full height walls (parallel with floor joist) to separate shower/tub/toilet. 1/2” durock on walls 1/4”...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am remodeling my bathroom (first time). Removed tile and a 3/4”layer of subfloor that was fairly water damaged only to find this other layer of subfloor that is in much better shape, with a small amount of water damage near the toilet. I am wondering if I should remove/replace only the section...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I'm in the process of finishing up a plywood subfloor over a slab. I'm about to install the last piece of plywood that leads into the kitchen, however I'm unsure as to whether or not I should extend the vapor barrier into the kitchen itself, as the kitchen will have large format marble...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Seeking ideas for filling in a cut-out section of a porcelain tile floor. I removed a display cabinet from my business reception area. What remains is a missing section of tile that was cut to fit around the cabinet and concrete floor beneath the defect. The original tiles are 20” x 20”. The...
  7. Remodeling
    I've attached a picture of what my tile looks like. I'm considering painting over it but I don't want the grout lines. I considered using self-leveling cement over it but Google has mixed opinions on that. I've also considered just smoothing over the grout with more grout or caulk to blend all...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    We finished tiling our shower, but there's a large and variable gap between the drywall and the tile. On one side, the gap is as large as 2 1/8 inches. On the other side, there's a metal corner bead that seems to be in an inconvenient place for my purposes. I'm not sure how best to close...
  9. Flooring
    We just moved into a new build and are finding more and more shortcuts by the builder costing us a small fortune. We have reason to believe due to all the shortcuts that the shower tile was grouted with mortar instead of a proper grout product. Is there a way to confirm this visually or some...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am having a problem sizing my shower base. I am starting a project to make a tile shower with a fiberglass / acrylic base. I currently have a walk in shower with walls (one piece) that is 48in. I have 48in from stud to stud and I have 3/4in drywall. The shower was put in and then the drywall...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm a typical homeowner with no knowledge of how to tile so looking for help/advice. Last May, hired a professional tile setter to remove and re-tile our guest bathroom tub/shower. Fast forward to December and noticed cracks in two of the tiles - both in the bottom row, corner tiles (on the...
  12. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I have a large rectangular hole I need to patch in my ceramic tiled shower wall that's approximately 8"x6". (Long story short I accidentally pulled the soap dish with a handle off the wall when trying to relocate my shoulder.) I can learn to do DIY things when needed, but I'm not generally DIY...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I have a kitchen backsplash to put in with a kitchen renovation project. After removing old tile off of a cement and chicken wire backing, I think I have a good surface to apply the new tile to. Is that an appropriate way of thinking about it or should I remove the cement off the walls and...
  14. Kitchen backsplash cement backing w/ outlet

    Kitchen backsplash cement backing w/ outlet
  15. Cement backing 1

    Edge of cement backing showing where chicken wire was
  16. Remodeling
    So I'm remodeling our bathroom and was curious if securing the tub to walls like this should be sufficient? There are 3 on the back wall and 1 on each side, seems pretty secured with no movement. I am using USG glass mat tile backer, So would I just run the board to the top flange of the tub...
  17. Building & Construction
    I've got an issue I'm trying to get around. As I'm getting ready to tile I realize that with the required thickness and slope that a mortar bed require I'm going to have to either: 1 - create a boarder and leave the main floor lowered/recessed 2 - raise the rest of the floor just shy of 2"...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'd like to build a temporary wall with a door, over tile floor, in order to essentially create an attached guest house in our home by sealing off one room from the rest of the home, but will still have it's own bathroom and entrance from the side door already there. I say temporary wall...
  19. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I want to install slate tile in a hallway and a foyer (entrance to a raised ranch). I came across the L360 and L720 stiffness (or deflection) grades. However, most of the information I have found relates to room installation where the length of the joists is large, making it necessary to have a...
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