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Can porcelain tile be stored in an attic which will exceed 100 °F?

Yes. The tiles are heated to around 2500 degrees during manufacturing. They can be stored at any temperature you would find in a home. If they have been hand-painted or otherwise modified at home it ...
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Best adhesive for hairline crack in porcelain tile

If you find epoxy grout too thick to wick in, but epoxy has been suggested, then a lower-viscosity epoxy would be a suitable choice. "Marine epoxy" (for building or repairing boats, ...
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How can I improve my grouting process and color consistency?

Once you start to apply the grout, continue to mix it in the bucket and only mix what you can use in your time frame. There shouldn't be a lot of water running around when cleaning off the tiles. ...
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How can I improve my grouting process and color consistency?

Only mix as much grout as you can use in one go without having it set up on you. That may require carefully weighing water and grout rather than mixing up a whole bag at once. You may have issues with ...
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Best adhesive for hairline crack in porcelain tile

Not by any means an expert in this area but my feeling is that expecting the crack to become stabilised sufficiently to resist the forces of a full person’s weight at quite some distance is simply not ...
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Backboard to follow the path of the slight off level tub?

Well, neither. Set the backerboard from the ceiling down, and cut the bottom edge to fit the tub. This is how most wall sheathing is done in retrofit scenarios, including drywall. It can generally be ...
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Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring Over Tile in Basement

Much LVP has its own vapor barrier. However you don't want to trap moisture under the new flooring. If your polly sheet shows it is dry, go with the LVP right over the tile. What is very important but ...
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