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Shower pebble tile grout cracking

The squishing sound is a bad sound. That means water is underneath the pebble tiles and is possibly rotting out the sub floor. You'll need to break up some of the flooring, possibly along the grout ...
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Large Format Wet Saw - 12"x48" Porcelain Planks

I suspect the only° practical way to go here would be a "handheld circular-saw format" wet saw and a cutting guide. Someone probably makes a full-scale tablesaw-wetsaw, but that will be rare ...
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Layering clear caulk over colored caulk to create "fake" grouting

You don't need clear caulk and you don't need a backer for a 1/8 inch gap. Just use silicone caulk with a bead big enough to cover the gap and adhere to both the tub and wall, and you're done. I'd ...
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Tips on Using Epoxy Grout in Shower

I have used epoxy grout a number of times and used different brands. The instructions have varied on cure times but the general procedure for application is the same. My advice would be to follow the ...
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How to remove and replace kitchen tile backsplash?

The folks that removed my backsplash just used an oscillating tool to cut around the perimeter down to the studs and carefully pried off large whole pieces (3"by 18"). They followed the ...
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Is it acceptable to remove freshly (1 day old) installed porcelain tile and reuse it to correct a bad layout?

Generally the thinset has not developed full bond strength by that point, (take note, folks that like to walk on freshly tiled floors before they are done...) so reasonable to get it up off the floor ...
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Removing grout haze from quarry tile

After trying so many things, what finally made an impact was Mapei™ UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover. It looks like I may need to do a couple applications, but the haze is coming up. @MTA's ...
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Removing grout haze from quarry tile

You were on the right track with vinegar as an acid, but it’s not strong enough. My quarry tile had the same hazy look as yours. I mixed 1 quart of 37% muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) with 1 gallon ...
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Is OSB ok under cement board for tile floor

I have used backer on OSB many times. I like to use thin set to the floor for a rock solid base (OSB pulls the moisture out of the thinset two fast and if kept wet it swells please don’t ask how I ...
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Large Format Wet Saw - 12"x48" Porcelain Planks

Having the desire to get good, straight, accurate rips on my 48" porcelain planks, I was having trouble finding a wet tile saw that could do this without flipping the tile around or coming up ...
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