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If it's at a joint between two planes (e.g. wall and floor or inside corner), then it can be colored or even sanded caulk. Using grout in a corner results in cracking as the structure moves, so caulk is recommended for those joints. Otherwise, you may have an acrylic grout additive to increase flexibility and reduce cracking.


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In the process of redoing my vinyl floor with backer board and tile. The flange is set on the finished vinyl floor as shown in the upper photograph. The result is a toilet that rocks,leaks at the wax gasket and has ruined the vinyl floor. It's not a cheap Home Depot toilet (can't remember the brand, but it was about $200 years ago...). Even after removing ...


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Your idea is fine but the metal should be on the inside of the fireplace. You may want to call manufacturer of insert first and ask if they suggest a mounting kit. If not you can either build your own or have a local shop make one. A perfect bracket would align with the mounting edges on the inside of your insert all the way around and you would screw ...


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Dont breath in that stuff. Look it up guys, it's bad for your health. Once you have it in you home forget it, it's there forever. only answer is to get it grinded off. Toss all your old cloths, sponges etc you use and get microfiber cloths. rags hold the mold you can bleach the hell out of it and it will come back again, again.


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I ended up using diamond hole drill bits like the ones shown in Hightower's answer. Not sure why it was so difficult but I've read that tiles have varying degrees of hardness. The diamond bit cut much faster than the pointed glass/tile bit.


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As Steven mentions in comments you could have rot in the wall. I wouldn't say this is the case but it is definitely a possibility. You need to take the tile out. Get a putty knife or something comparable and chisel out the grout. Try to pry it off. If that doesn't work then get a wood block and tap the crap out of the block on top of the tile with a ...


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What does it matter? Are you going to ask for a rebate? LOL, I can just see the judge's face on that one: your honor, the grout lines were not exactly the same width. If you just hire somebody and cross your fingers, your option is you get what you get. If perfect grout lines were an objective, you needed to manage that up front by finding out how the guy ...


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There is no right or wrong way to do it. Experiment with whatever you have on hand: dice, marbles, squares of paper, etc. Hint: even if you make mistakes, just finish it so it looks like it is supposed to be that way. Here is a sampling of some ideas to get you started (from here).


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Don't overthink it and worry too much about what you or someone else might want to do in the future. Will you want a new floor? Will you want a new cabinet configuration? You simply don't know. Just worry about what you want right now. Find cabinets you love and find a floor you love. The one pro I can think of for tiling only up to the cabinets is that ...


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That is totally normal. 1/8" would actually be a superb cut. The toilet hides the gap.


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If you mean that the closest flange is sitting on top of the subfloor instead of on top of the tile, then yes it works just get one of the thicker toilet wax rings. If big box store doesn't have one check a plumbing supply store, or you could try doubling up the rings.



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