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How to properly prep for new backsplash?

Andiegracee 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Andiegracee in  Wall » Tile 

Hello! I am installing a new backsplash in our kitchen. I've done it twice before but both times required minimal wall prep  ... read more »

Replacing broken tiles on front of house

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Hello your advice please... I live in a 1970's house when hanging tiles on the front of a house was all the rage! As you  ... read more »

Can I add more grout after it is dry to make it smoother looking?

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which is better for setting 12x18 porcelain tile on a shower wall; ready mix or

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I am trying to set 12x18 porcelain tile in a shower. What type of thin set is best and sets fastest?  ... read more »

Is grout water proof or do you need an underlayment?

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when laying tile in a shower do you need an underlayment to keep it from getting wet in behind the tile?  ... read more »

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does tile stick to joint compound

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I'm just finishing up a bathroom wall (Green board) Do i need to cover the joint compound with anything? No Bathtub OR Shower.  ... read more »

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need to set tile on uneven brick wall how do i float wall and with what materials

Bruce Miller 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bruce Miller in  Wall » Tile 

I have a brick wall thats very uneven and would like to install tile over it. What materials do I use to float the wall.  ... read more »

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Tile wrap or mirror?

Dsaj's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dsaj in  Wall » Tile 

We are having our shower re-tiled. What is the proper procedure for inside corners? Do you wrap the tile or mirror the tile  ... read more »

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what's a wet wall as opposed to a standard wall when ordering a soap dish?

Jon S's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Jon S in  Wall » Tile 

I need to order a recessed soap dish and the question comes up in which need to specify a wet wall or a standard wall. The  ... read more »

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