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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am putting a very narrow border tile (40mm strips off a white tile) around patterned tiles in an understairs wc floor. The border tile (as was the only one we could get) is about 2-3mm taller than the primary tile. I want to reduce the difference to more or less seamless. I was thinking the...
  2. Flooring
    I am replacing a slate tile in my kitchen. The location of the tile is adjacent to a drop down into the family room, which is recessed by roughly 8". After taking the old tile off, I discovered that the builders only ran the slab partway to the dropoff. The rest of the space was filled in with a...
  3. Building & Construction
    Cement board went up in my bathroom and a hole was cut for the prefabricated niche. Now I have the niche (steel, 14x36") in hand and it doesn't fit. The niche flange is sitting at least 1/4" proud of cement board, though it should have been the right depth. Confused as to how this could be...
  4. Remodeling
    Hello all, I am redoing the kitchen and one of tasks is to retile/tile new areas of the kitchen. I say re-tile & tile, as currently only immediately above the countertop are there any tiles (tiled area about 1 foot in height). The rest is orange peel textured drywall. As part of the remodel I...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Ok so I have to tile my bathroom floor. The wax ring has been leaking and it ruined my sub-floor. I definitely don't want that happening again :furious::no: so I see this product online and wondered if anybody has used it. It claims to protect the sub-floor from future disaster AND I don't...
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    In order to retile my bathroom floor, I've ripped everything down to the subfloor, which is made of 3/4" wood planks, not plywood. I would like for my bathroom floor to be as even as possible with the wood floors that run throughout my house, so I have about 3/4" to work with. I don't feel...
  7. 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...
  8. Flooring
    We had a contractor come in for remediation work for black mold removal. After removing the infected pieces of subfloor, drywall, wood, and shower liner, we had him prep the upper walls of the tub/shower combo for tiling rather than purchasing and installing a new fiberglass liner. We also had...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm in the process of tiling over our old brick fireplace, and I want to make sure I have it level enough before I actually put the tile on. The fireplace was made out of reclaimed bricks, which had corners broken, and the mortar joints were uneven, basically filling in the spots where the...
  10. Flooring
    I have installed a Bathroom/Laundry room in basement, but did not realize the cement floor is very un-level from exterior wall to main drain in room, it is out of level by 1 inch in a six foot span, the area were i installed tub was level. i want to tile floor with ceramic. Is there an easy way...
  11. Flooring
    My husband and I are getting ready to tile our entire home. Replacing the flooring is top priority. We have 4 dogs and because the carpet wasn't holding up well, we ripped it out and found ruined original 1930's wood flooring and partical board and damaged subfloor. We found great porcelain...
  12. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Yes, I know this sounds ambitious. The shower wall is a piece of 1/4" thick tempered glass 6' wide x 7' high. It is very well supported from behind and backlit so light comes through from inside the wall. And advice would be appreciated for both adhesion and waterproofing ideas. Thank...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I've just put up some hardibacker around my bathtub to 1/8th above the top of the bathtub flange. Now looking at it the is almost a full inch from the bottom of the board to the top of the actual tub edge. I am installing glass pencil tile on the walls. I'm worried that they won't have anything...
  14. Remodeling
    It has been almost a year since we bought our house :eek: We have guests coming to stay with us soon and the main bathroom (a.k.a. "nightmare bath") is getting a facelift. We ran fresh Pex plumbing lines yesterday to bypass all the galv the idiot plumber left in the last time the walls/ceiling...
  15. Plumbing
    Hello, I'm low on plumbing lingo and talent - but I'd love some advice, so please bear with me! - I was having new shower tiling and faucets installed, so the contractor removed the old tiling and plumbing and hired a plumber to reinstall the "frame" that holds the shower controls and the taps...
  16. Flooring
    How do I build up tile for my new kitchen floor The old kitchen vinyl floor was torn out as well as the 3/4in subfloor, still leaving the 3/4in plywood on the joists. This plywood was very loose(loose nails) so all edges were screwed into the joists. we want to tile the floor now to match the...
  17. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am in process of a total remodel of the main bathroom in my 1930 built home and I have a question about tiling the tub surround. A little background before the question. From the looks of the bathroom, it had a minor upgrade in the early 50s and hadn't been touched since. I gutted it down...
  18. Building & Construction
    i would like to know how many pieces of 60cm x 60cm glazed ceramic tile can be laid within 8hours? or....how many pieces of 60cm x 60cm tile could be laid in a concrete flooring, and how long would it take? just an average estimate..
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    I have a wall of half inch drywall. If I want to tile the entire wall with glass tile, will the drywall support it? The studs it's screwed to are about 16 inches on center. I've read some conflicting things online. At this point reno fatigue is setting in, so if the answer is 'no' I'm more...
  20. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi everyone. I'm a reasonably experienced weekend warrior and have tackled many home improvement / renovation projects but I'm new to these forums and I have a question. I'm upgrading a very old master ensuite and I've recently installed and drywalled a new larger tub where an old smaller used...
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