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Gaps at Top of Shower Wall Corners

we noticed that there are gaps at the top of the corners where the shower wall ceramic tiles and metal trim meet. Pictures in the link below. What would be the best way to try to cover these gaps to ...
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How can I stick ceramic tile to wood?

I am working on a decoration project in which I need to stick 4 ceramic tiles of 12x24" to wood strips (2x2x24") in each corner to make a rectangular box. So basically tile will be stuck to ...
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How should I remove ceramic tile on a conventional mortar bed?

I need to remove a bunch of this tile to reveal the wood flooring underneath for some vinyl. I was just going to start going at it with a hammer and a crowbar, but if anyone has any tips I’d happily ...
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Painting Over Bathtub Tile With Oil Paint

Can bathtub-surround tile be painted over with oil paint and hold up to the water?
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Shower rod adhesive for tile

Need to hang a L shaped shower rod on a tile shower. See photo, red dots indicate the planned hanging area. The shower rod is an adhesive mount. Will this adhesive be strong enough to hold the weight ...
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How to re-attach old ceramic tiles?

My house was built in 1946 (UK). I still have the original kitchen larder. Inside is a ?concrete plinth clad in ceramic tiles. Some of the tiles have become detached. How should I re-attach them? ...
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Who do I need to hire/how do I hire someone to retile a wall in my tub/shower?

I purchased a 1966 ranch a couple months ago. There is one bathroom with a tub/shower combo, featuring (in my opinion) beautiful blue tiled walls. The tiles are in good condition and I was originally ...
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For tile backsplash, how to handle straight cut meeting rounded (pressed) tile edge

I'm tiling our kitchen backsplash. The tile we got features a pressed/rounded edge as you can see in the picture. This is fine, but we also got some bullnose pieces, and we plan on finishing the edge ...
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Subfloor, underlayment and backer board [closed]

So long story short… When starting a bathroom rehab I installed 23/32” OSB (exposure 1 panel) and I planned on using 1/4” Hardiebacker board for ceramic penny tile sheets. Finally getting to this ...
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How can I prepare concrete walls with tile mortar for new tile?

I plan on removing the tub and change the window in in my bathroom. The tiles started falling off this 23 year old house, so I removed the remaining ones. I tried to remove the mortar, but it is on ...
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Damaged cement board while removing a chipped tile. Can I repair it?

I am renovating my bathroom and noticed a tile was chipped after it was installed. I carefully chiseled the tile off the wall but a thin layer of cement board came off with it, see pic below. I used 1/...
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How to repair this shower tile problem?

Situation: I am trying to restore damage to a shower. Turns out that the upper-right corner (at orange arrow) had popped proud of the surface (some weeks or even months back), allowing water entry ...
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Removing white paint in unglazed side of tile?

What's all this white in the unglazed side of the tile? Most important, how can I easily remove it? Btw it's in all the tiles of the home depot that I visited today.
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Ideas on how to wrap tile around 45-degree wall corner

We are putting in tile for a tub/shower surround. It is a pretty standard 5ft by 30 inch alcove. We tiled up to the edge of the front tub wall but now are not sure how we can wrap it around as the ...
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Is it mandatory to use a leveling product on particle board when laying ceramic tile?

I pulled the carpet up in a 10 ft hallway to find particle board underneath. I reached my limit on funds thinking I bought everything I would need, but now I'm not sure what to do. I have Ultraflex ...
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Is it safe to Mix different mortars together

Is it safe to mix ultraflex lft and a rapid setting mortar together? I'm short on funds and I have a 50lb bag of ultraflex LFT but I need more to finish the job. I have a half a bag of Ultraflex rapid ...
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How to orient towel holders on tile that is not installed straight

I was just about to install some towel holders on tile in the bathroom of our recently purchased house, and noticed that the tile is strangely not installed parallel to the floor and ceiling. The ...
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Splashback tile to brick wall

I am planning to install ceramic tile 50x200mm to brick wall as a splashback in kitchen. There is less gap with sink tap and brickwall so there is no enough space to add plasterboard on brickwall. ...
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Fix bathroom corner tile

Take a look at the picture, it is the corner of bathroom floor and shower pan/base. How can I fix it and also seal it so water ( not from shower, but in case there is a water on bathroom floor from ...
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Can I install concrete leveler over a crack isolation membrane?

I accidentally laid Mapai aqua defense crack isolation membrane instead of concrete primer prior to applying a self leveling compound. How much trouble am I in? I’m preparing my bathroom floor to lay ...
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Fiberglass tub bottom lip removal

I’m trying to install new tile on my bathroom floor (previously vinyl) without ripping out/damaging the existing tub. I realized however that once I’m done leveling the concrete subfloor and applying ...
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Electric outlet trim plate screws hit new tile - how to cut out a small bit of the tile to allow screw to go all the way in

My ideas are to cut small niches out of the tile to allow the trim plate screws to fit. Right now they are hitting the tile and will not go all the way in. I have ceramic tile drill bits (carbide). I ...
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Mold behind shower tile - is landlord plan to disinfect and re-tile enough?

I am a renter, and we just found what looks to be quite a bit of mold behind our shower tile (see picture!). Our landlord's plan is to remove the sections of tile that are affected (looks like bottom ...
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Painting over bathroom tiles?

Saw this in an Airbnb apartment I stayed in: So the tiles including the joins where simply painted over with some very thick glossy paint. Let's say there is some mold underneath, would it be safe? ...
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What is the best way to transition between plank flooring laid on top of tile, and carpet?

I know any contractor may roll their eyes at this, but my sister recently replaced her vinyl plank flooring and saved the old flooring that was removed and gave it to me. My wife and I have been ...
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How can I finish tile on the face of a tub platform where the top surface is short of the corner? [closed]

I’ve got a situation trying to tile the surround of a tub. The biggest challenge occurs at the top edge of the surround’s wall, which is also the top of tub. At that location (see photos), the tub’s ...
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Sanding down or staining floor tiles possible to alter design?

we are in the process of buying a new property. One thing we really don't like is the color of the floor tiles. They are suposed to look like wood flooring, but it's tiles. The color is too light, and ...
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Are these bathroom wall tiles coming off?

I just spotted a crack in between two wall tiles in my bathroom. Here is a closer look: At the crack, the tile on the left is about 1 millimeter above the right tile (i.e. they are no longer aligned)...
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How to get tile off of cement board in modular home

We have a modular home. We are attempting to remodel one of our bathrooms. The trouble is, we can not get the tile off the cement board. My husband states if we take the cement board off the wall we ...
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Install tile over engineered hardwood [closed]

So I’ve looked through a lot of similar questions, but I haven’t seen this exact one, maybe that’s a bad sign. I live in a rented apartment with a very small kitchen that has this annoying fake ...
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Drill speed for ceramic tile

I am about to make holes in a ceramic tile (in order to attach an Ikea piece of furniture in the bathroom). As this is the first time I am going to do this, I have done some research and bought some ...
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New Kitchen: Best Backer for Backsplash?

I’m building a kitchen addition. The wall with the stove (not the sink) will have a big tile backsplash (8" porcelain hex), extending up the wall. I've installed a backsplash before, but it was ...
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Tools for removing ceramic tile baseboard from concrete wall?

I want to replace my tile baseboard with a PVC one, from what I gathered I should be able to remove it with a chisel or a crowbar but I've tried with a chisel and all I can do is chip away the ceramic ...
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Help on old bathroom tiles falling and crumbling

I recently had to make some small renovations in my very old bathroom, which made me realize the tiles on the walls are in a very bad shape. I think they are original from the 1940 house build, and ...
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Why is shower wall cracking (tile and grout)?

Shower was redone about a year ago. At some point a crack slowly developed, through grout and a tile. The area is in the middle section, so tiles above and below and to the sides are fine. What could ...
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resurfacing driveway

My driveway needs resurfacing- color change It is in good condition, no cracks no chips. It does not collect rain water, good run off. The problem: As you can see the previous owner did some DYI ...
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Is blue drywall enough behind shower wall tiles? [duplicate]

We live in Texas. My builder Highland homes just used blue drywall that too just till 12 ft for shower walls. No cement board between tiles and blue drywall.I asked him and he says everything is ...
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Greenish/Gray Mold on all beds and matresses [closed]

I moved to a new apartment unit in the beginning of the year and then I went away for a 2 week trip and when I came back I noticed greenish dust on the the furniture. I google it and found out that it ...
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How to DIY inside corners for radius bull nose tiles?

I'm wondering if anybody knows what is the best way (and any links online I may have missed) on how to do your own inside corners for radius bullnose tiles. I have two situations for which I need to ...
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How to cut a hole through kitchen ceramic floor tile to install pop-up electrical box?

I'd like to install this (Manufc. Page) 20A GFCI pop-up electrical box in the kitchen floor to allow cookware (microwave, blender, air fryer) to be plugged in. I will build a kitchen island cart to ...
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Large hole behind tile in wall

We have a 50s bathroom and everything was cemented to the wall and we removed it all. This is where the toilet paper holder was at. As shown, there is a large hole behind where the tiles would go. How ...
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Could Regular thinset be used on Large format tiles

I have a full bag of regular thinset and want to use it for 1 foot by 2 feet tiles on floor. Could I use regular thinset or shall buy a bag of Large format tile thinset? Is there huge difference in ...
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Why can't you install larger floor tiles without thinset/adhesive?

I can understand the need for adhesive for wall tiles. But if you have a flat floor, and medium to large tiles, why can't you just lay your floor tiles on the floor without any thinset and grout it. ...
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Shower tile cracking horizontally in two corners

I was cleaning my shower today and noticed two new hairline tile cracks (they weren’t there when I cleaned last week). Both are in the third row up and both cracks span the corners. 6 tiles total are ...
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What should I use to fill the gaps in tile before placing luxury vinyl planks over them?

I'm installing luxury vinyl planks with an underlayment in my basement. They will go over top of an existing tile floor. I've heard mixed opinions on whether filling in the gaps in the tile is ...
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Are these specks in my ceramic tile its design or stubborn dirt?

I've recently moved into a rental property and the tile floor (ceramic I believe) in the corridor doesn't look very clean. I've tried mopping and scrubbing it with various combinations of vinegar,hot ...
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Peel and stick vinyl on existing tile - how to best level the tile floor for installation?

I knew installing peel and stick vinyl planks on uneven surfaces was a bad idea, but I decided to go ahead anyway (big mistake). It looks a lot worse than I originally expected, as the bulge is very ...
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Is 6 holes in ceramic tiles the life of a drill bit?

I have always been unwilling to drill into ceramic tiles for fear of cracking them. But tomorrow, I am having a tile wall demolished, so I figured today I would get some drilling practice in while the ...
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tiling a floor that is not flat

I want to tile a concrete floor that has 1950s tile already installed on part of it. The problem is, one edge is out of flat with a slope change of almost 1" in the last 2 feet. Other than that ...
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How can I tell if my tile is ceramic or porcelain?

I need to drill into some tile. How can I tell if it's ceramic or porcelain? I want to use the correct drill bit.
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