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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Which is better? The tiles are 16"x16", 3/8" thick slate. Joists, 3"x10", are spaced 16" span about 18'. We have tongue and groove solid wood subfloor diagonally. Trying not to raise the floor too much. It butts against hardwood floor in the adjacent room. I am told we could bury heating cable...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    we have a piece of slate in the kitchen and it is about 1" thick, and we need to make this area bigger, and bring it up to the one inch thickness. would it be better to do this with plywood or concrete board? (there is a small woodstove on the piece of slate now, and it is going bad, and we need...
  3. Flooring
    I'm remodeling our bathroom. I taken the floor all the way down to the studs, insatalled 1x6 planks, and 5/8 plywood. I getting to put the hardi-backer down and was told I need to put Thinset between the plywood and hardibacker. What size trowel should I use to apply the thinset? Thank you...
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