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Dec
26
comment How to remove faux fireplace?
Nope, the chimney is nowhere near this.
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
If my Googling serves me, that'd essentially be framing a floor with 2x4's and covering that with plywood. I'm not sure I can afford the to lose 4" of height without it starting to be a little too cramped.
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
What would that involve?
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
I did use a lead check kit and wiped the test unit over all the various layers and it came up clean. I think based on your answer, I may grab a grinding cup to replace my sanding disc, and try and remove as much as possible, then use the leveler. I was likely going to have to do that anyway, as the existing floor while pretty flat isn't as flat as the 1/8" over 10ft span requirement for slate tile. These conrete-based leveler compounds should bond OK even though the surface will probably still be pretty non-porous?
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Ideally slate, but I haven't fully decided yet. If not, then likely normal ceramic tile.
Nov
19
comment How can I tile the raised edges in my basement?
Thanks, this is a lot more simple than what I originally had in mind. I'm going to give it a shot. Do I need to worry at all about expansion/contraction of the plywood due to humidity changes?
Oct
31
comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Thanks for the tips, I'll let you how it turns out.
Oct
30
comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Thanks Bryce - generally I am in favor of preserving my plaster - the house is full of it and it definitely adds character. In this case I was looking at several thousand dollars in repair costs based on the quotes I got, for a basement room I don't generally use, so replacement seemed like a better option at the time. We'll see..