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For questions generally relating to stone or ceramic tile, including selection, preparation, installation, maintenance, cleaning, and removal.

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In most cases, a silicone based glue would adhere fairly well to most tiles. On smooth tiles it can be removed with a razor blade. On rougher tiles, a blade and a wire brush can get it off. The tiles …
answered Sep 21 '13 by bib
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The best approach is a tile saw that can make small precise cuts along the length of a tile. It is a power tool like a table saw but uses a diamond impregnated blade and a water cooling system. They … can be bought or rented. A cruder approach if the tiles are not too big (4x4 should not be a problem)and there are not too many tiles to cut is a tile nipper. These chip off little bits and you …
answered Jan 17 '17 by bib
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Why not just cut the leading edge of the tile off and leave the body of the tile in place. Then put your new stool over the exisitng stool? The cut face of the old stool can be covered with the wall surfacing material. …
answered Apr 24 '14 by bib
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It sounds as if the strip you have removed is about 42 inches off the floor and not in an area that receives regular contact with water. If this is the case, you have no problem with your proposed so …
answered Jan 20 '13 by bib
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Obviously putting a screw into a stud would be preferable, but with bathroom fixtures that is rarely the case. Except for the most simple lightweight mounting, I have tended to use one of the new typ …
answered Jan 17 '14 by bib
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There are quarter round tiles and sink rail tiles There is also a mud cap (also called radius cap) One of these may work. You can search for corner tile to find other examples. Images and links are illustrative only, not an endorsement of goods or sources …
answered Oct 1 '16 by bib
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The hearth in front of my newly retiled fireplace (which was described in a DIY blog) needs repainting to complete the job. The hearth is made up of 6x6 ceramic tiles that have a well adhered coat of …
asked Apr 4 '14 by bib
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make sure that the lath + thinset + mosaic will be flush with the remainder of your tiles attach it to your backerboard (or whatever the substrate is for the rest of the tile) with screws or staples … cover the mesh completely with thinset, making sure it fills the gaps under the mesh and adheres to the backing material place your mosaic on the thinset. The wire lath should be available at tile stores and possibly home centers. See, e.g. this …
answered Aug 1 '12 by bib
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The usual approach is to cut a thin strip of the same jamb and moldings and glue into place. You can also fill in small spots with an epoxy based product like Bondo or other paste-like filler (would …
answered Sep 3 '13 by bib
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Why not simply use a large flat sink stopper? Images and links for illustration only, not an endorsement of goods or sources.
answered Mar 14 '16 by bib
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Generally finish material runs just short of the edge of the box. There are box extenders to bring the box level with the surface of the finish material. Cut tile edges are almost always a bit rough … . To have them as a visible edge is problematic. Plates overlapping tile edges is almost always better. …
answered Jun 25 '14 by bib
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That looks like nearly 3/4 inch in a 2 foot run. That is a lot of angle, and I think most carpenters would consider it unacceptable on a new framing job (unless there were some underlying issue, like …
answered Jul 30 '15 by bib
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Perhaps more important than the size of the screws (or other fasteners) is what they actually grasp. With any significant load, a screw will not hold by itself in tile or plaster. The tile will chip … and the plaster will crumble. One possibility is to use an anchor through the tile and plaster that expands laterally. There are several types (plastic, metal, etc.), but these are also generally …
answered Jul 17 '12 by bib
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What about rubber furniture cups? If they are not deep enough, you could cut a channel in the center to set the fridge leg/wheel deeper.
answered Aug 8 '12 by bib
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The approach is usually progressive. You try a less aggressive cleaner to see if it works, and if not, then move on to a more aggressive. At some point, you may find that the cleaner damages the surfa …
answered Aug 11 '15 by bib

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