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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, How to remove chalk paint from tiles? I have asked multiple people and have tried the following: Paint remover (moderate success, too many tiles - will be too expensive) Heat gun (little success) Turpentine (No success) Spirits of Salt (No success) Suger Soap (moderate success -...
  2. Building & Construction
    I had a sump pump failure during Ida and as part of the remediation, decided to replace carpet with porcelain tiles. Even during Ida, I never had water coming up the floor. After putting in porcelain tiles, there is a small section of the floor where I got water during yesterday's heavy rains. I...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi mates, I am looking for a Clear Waterproofing Membrane to apply on top of my wooden deck. I found the below product from Australia and which is expensive for me now. I am looking for any alternative product in US which replace this. It applies like a film-like coating on top of the tile...
  4. Flooring
    I have recently built a timber open balcony on the 2nd floor (420 sq.ft) and a porcelain tile installed on the balcony floor. Now grout line started cracking started leaking down because the balcony moves. 1st floor has a patio with lights and fans. Now the contractor wants to wait for a...
  5. Flooring
    I am planning on installing talvera tiles in my front porch and was wondering if its needed to be pre sealed or not. I tried contacting the manufacturer but as of now I haven’t heard from them. Based on various posts on the internet I have come to the conclusion to go with the following steps...
  6. Remodeling
    -I am planning on remodeling our shower. The current shower was built poorly with no vapour barrier. Once I ripped out the old vinyl like layer I found dry wall behind it. The plan is to take the dry wall out up to the shower length and then add cement board(HardieBacker). After that I am...
  7. Flooring
    Hi there, We are planning on applying/installing porcelain or ceremic tiles on a cement base. The area is located next to out garage and its nearly (12ftx8ft) in area. The area use to have a green outdoor carpet glued to the floor. Here are my questions: a) We have taken out the glued carpet...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, Our contractor was fired for not listening to us because the lippage on floor tiles are so bad. When natural lights are hitting the floor, we can see them all over the place. Unfortunately, this was done a few years ago and it was too late to remove the tiles since the cabinets were...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I live in a rental apartment. When we first moved in, just a couple days after, the handyman re-caulked the part of the tub backer board tiles where they meet the tub. He said in a few hours it would be fine to use the shower. A few weeks later, the caulk is cracking and peeling off again...
  10. Flooring
    I am a co-owner of a cleaning company. One of our clients sent us pictures saying our product (environmentally friendly) damaged her tiles. Our ladies said as soon as water hit the tiles they started to changes colours before any cleaning product was used. Can someone please help me explain the...
  11. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I just had all new waterlines/plumbing done throughout my home. Thing is, when they put in the new valves in my small bathroom (no shower/bath only) they removed 3 tiles behind faucets, put new valve, and put in the new handles............. but! where the tiles are to be replaced (I am...
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm re-doing what was once a very makeshift shower stall. I've put up the cement board and I'm nearly ready to tile with 12 x 12 ceramic tiles. But I noticed there's more flex in the cement board than I expected. Two studs are spaced 20 inches apart. Where the spacing is 16 inches, it still...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I want to use tiles in my house to improve its beauty but i don't understand which kind of tiles are used in now days, my house is very old but it has good building material and very good infrastructure.
  14. Painting
    We have square tile countertops in our kitchen and want to know if they can be painted, and what to use.
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    The grout of the bathroom tiles in the top apartment of my house got cracked and the water got into the durant plaster, over time the tiles got knocked out on the side of the shower head and the adjacent wall. The other titles start to wobble because of the water leak. I decided to have a...
  16. Interior Decorating
    I'm moving to Tennessee in a month to live with my Fiance'. Our bedroom is going to be an add-on to his parent's house there. The bedroom is going to be 19' x 13' with at least 12' ceilings. The bathroom is going to be 8' x 10' and the closet 5' x 11'. My problem is the height of the ceiling. I...
  17. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm not sure this is the right forum (since what I have is bathroom wall tile and this forum says "flooring"); if not, please direct me to the right forum. Please see picture below. The tile on our bathroom wall is probably original to our 1931 house. At least a few decades ago someone...
  18. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi Folks, So I've embarked on a home renovation project from top to bottom. Bought a condo that was rented out to students by the previous owner and the students had run the place down pretty good. So far in my project that has been going on for quite some time I have: removed all carpet...
  19. Remodeling
    A couple days ago we had asbestos tiles professionally removed from the basement, but the layer of mastic was left behind. After they were gone our basement smelled horribly musty, which it didn't when the tiles were there. I'm not worried about mold, but I want the smell out asap before it...
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