How To - Tutorials

Nov 21, 2016
Levelers

It seemed fitting to place these products in the substrate section as they are used in an attempt to level out uneven substrates. Commonly they are used on existing concrete slabs that do not conform to the minim...

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Jul 05, 2016
Shower Tile Installation

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike® Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile. In th...

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Jun 20, 2016
Tub Tile Installation

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be installed in bathtub surrounds with dramatic results. This section details the most popular methods today. In Figure C, we see a stone or ceramic tile tub surround o...

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Jun 06, 2016
Setting Tile For Showers And Tubs

Once the bond coat or setting bed has been trowelled, it is time to set the tile. Remember that it is a good idea to back butter tile larger than 8″ or any tile where 100% coverage is desired. Set the tile ...

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Feb 22, 2016
Wall Tile Installation Methods

Wall Tile Installation Methods Let's start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used. ...

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Nov 23, 2015
Sorting Floor Tile

Sorting Floor Tile Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface and color or shade differ...

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May 04, 2015
Tile Replacement

The following photographs and text deal with a broken soap dish. However, the principles for the soap dish replacement apply also to other type of fixtures and individual tiles. The first step in this process ...

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Apr 20, 2015
Tiling Over Existing Tile

It is possible to successfully bond tile to tile with modern technology. Done properly a new tiled installation can be placed permanently over an existing tiled installation. If the existing tiled surface is d...

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Feb 16, 2015
Floor Removal

This section deals with the removal of floor coverings in preparation for the application of ceramic or stone tile. Generally any existing surface that would interfere with a good bond, is dimensionally unstable,...

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Feb 10, 2015
Repairing tile liners and trim

Dealing with upgrading a tiled installation by adding decorative tile and or trim. Since these installations will be existing, removal of tile will be necessary. Always use the appropriate safety devices when ...

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