Blog Posts for the year 2016

Cracked Stone Tile
Dec 26, 2016
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Damaged Tile

Tile repair, bathroom tile repair, and tile fixture repair, welcome to the section that will answer these questions and show you how to do it. This section will detail the proper methods in removing, replacing, and re-grouting.

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Men Installing Backerboard
Dec 12, 2016
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Substrate Support

GYPSUM BOARD OR DRYWALL. This product is used for walls. Available from many manufacturers in a water-resistant or green board type, common gypsum board or simply drywall.

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Laying Grout
Nov 21, 2016
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Grouts

Grout is the material visible between tiles. It is used to fill the space between the tiles and to support them. Grout can be water-resistant. However, water or other liquids, will most likely penetrate the joint.

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Man Leveling
Nov 21, 2016
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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 minimum standards.

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Thinset
Oct 24, 2016
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Adhesives

CEMENT SLURRY. This adhesive is mixed using cement, sometimes sand, and water to form a trowel able or brush able consistency. Generally, this mixture can only be used on a substrate or mortar bed that is still plastic.

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Tile
Oct 10, 2016
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Paper Work

After the specific method of installation is chosen, there are preparations to be considered. These may be simple or laborious. The main idea here is that the surfaces are prepared for the method chosen.

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Image of Construction Equipment and Court Mallet
Sep 18, 2016
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Legal

Local, State and Federal building codes have been established for the public's protection from shoddy building practices. These codes also are valuable in that they represent current building practices.

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Samples of Colored Mosaic Tiles
Sep 14, 2016
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Grout Color Does Matter

Yes, what you select for something as simple as your grout can make or break your projects appearance. Today you have what seems like an almost endless array of choices in Tile, Stone, Glass and even Mosaics.

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Crack on Concrete
Sep 05, 2016
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Integrity

According to ANSI A108.01-2.4, 2005, tile can be installed over horizontal and vertical building surfaces that are "sound, clean, and dimensionally stable." "Sound" means that the surface is stable and well cured.

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Kitchen Countertop
Aug 22, 2016
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Tiling Existing Surfaces

In the case of a remodeling project, care must be exercised in the original surface removal. This is important in many ways. It is important to protect those surfaces not involved.

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