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How to address drywall damage and wet grout from my Travertine tiled shower?

I noticed the paint was bubbling and peeling outside my shower. A plumber told me it was because of the glass shower door and that he sees this kind of water damage a lot and there was nothing to do ...
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Do you repair holes/imperfections in travertine tiles before or after sealing them

I am doing a backsplash project with 12x12 mosaic travertine tile on mesh Some of the 2x2 tiles have holes and imperfections which I hope to fill with grout which is the same color as the tile I am ...
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is it recomended to install 3/8" travertine stone tile directly onto drywall for a kitchen back splash

I am have a debate with a client and partner as to whether we need to install a hardy board over the existing drywall ( including with screws and adhesive ) before installing travertine for a kitchen ...
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Clean mold/mildew from honed travertine tile in shower

I put travertine tile into my shower over a year ago, grouted it, sealed it all really nicely, etc. To this day, the shower stays quite clean except for 1 or 2 tiles that must've been a little too ...
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Can you install a wall ontop of a travertine floor? [duplicate]

Can you install a 2x4 wall that is 13' long on top of a travertine tile floor? Or do I need to cut the tile and mount the bottom stud right to the cement? This will not be a load bearing wall.
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How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?

I have 18x18 inch square travertine tiles. I would like to know if it is feasible to cut each tile in half and make a herringbone pattern for our bathroom floor. I was planning on using 1/8" grout ...
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How do I remove footprints after sealing travertine tile?

It looks like I made a pretty basic mistake and stepped into some of the sealant after sealing my travertine tiles last night.Today you can see footprints in the sealant. What is the best way to ...
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How do you seal travertine floors?

I moved into a house with travertine floors. They appear to have been sealed and polished. I recently learned that travertine is highly porous. I recently noticed this tile where the seal appears to ...