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Perhaps I don't understand your meaning. Click, one type of vinyl flooring, doesn't use grout. It is waterproof.


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Find a custom wood molding shop in your area (there will be one) and have them custom bevel a piece of 1 1/4" oak in a width that suits your fancy, then stain and varnish it. It will be more easily accomplished than you think, and the custom milling charge you will pay will be worth every penny. I might just butt a narrow piece of 1 1/4" oak right up to the ...


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1/2" plywood, 3/4" new hardwood, right over the hardwood you have now. Drastic-seeming, but it will truly fix the problem. You're likely to trip and fall with these bumps and jumps. Seems like a not-thought-through tile project if it raised the floor level that much. Would help if the hardwood is a small area like a hallway. If you have rooms with ...


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As a contractor, I have been using Kerdi since it came out. I always install it over cement board or backerboard, never over drywall, even blueboard or the mold resistant greenboard. Redgard is a similar product. If done according to manufacturers instructions, it will seal nicely. Important to overlap seams in a shingle method. I've never had a failure....


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That is not a professional job. Good thing you have not paid in full. That needs to be removed and redone properly with bull nose and polish the edges of the glass tile so they meet properly and not show such a wide grout joint to cover the edge of the rough cut glass tile. This is something THEY need to do. What I suggest is common practice that is done by ...


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next time, tec fast set mortar, can be waked on in 3 hours and grouted in 4. learning curve using it but well worth it. life exists in the places tile is put down; now i see why wood is so popular...down and done and it is everywhere. what kind of washer and dryer do you own? those weights are drastic.


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Yes there are. Read the back of the bags of thinset, you will find their list of accepted substrate to go over. Yours will be "asphalt cutback" It sounds as if you have it scraped down far enough Here is the online pdf of the floor prep you need. It is on the second page


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Child proof the drawer. It will protect the floor and the child. There are various baby proofing solutions besides the latches shown in the pictures below. Some people claim that they break, but I didn't have that problem. So there may be a brand difference (regarding the latches).


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You could use red rosin paper Ram Board Or some other similar product. These products are used by builders and contractors, to protect flooring during construction. They can be trimmed easily to fit any size and shape floor, are fairly cheap, and easily removable.


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Out of curiosity, why are any of you suggesting backerboard at all? that's home depot homeowner installation method. Any competent tile contractor would float the wall in mortar giving you a stronger, level, perfectly flat, and square surface to properly install tile. If your going to do the job do it right, and give professional advice pls. The Kerdi/...



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