Questions about: tiling

Most electric receptacles are installed into the box with long screws that have a special backing washer. The washer is there to hold out the receptacle, so you can loosen the screws until your receptacle is flush with the outer surface of the wall.
I think you have to talk to your tile guy and find out exactly what he is doing. I will assume you were talking about caulking the side of the tub and not the 2" gap? USG sells dry wall for damp locations and if it was properly sealed it wasn't an is
The efflorescence is just a bit of salts that precipitated at the surface of the grout. Stop wire brushing it and wash it with a scrub brush, with a dilute solution of muriatic acid and warm water, that should take care of the problem. Next time use
The roof of your house is the first line of defense against the weather. It is there to protect your home from rain, snow, wind and hail. A well-constructed roof will do this job with aplomb and your home will remain watertight and safe from the elem
if we are safe in assuming you are correct in making sure the runout on the floor is within standards used for the tiles, subfloor and mortar you are using. then unfortunately, you are using too small of a notch on too big of a tile. i say assume bec
One of our friends asks for some help with a bathroom repair that went bad. It seems that a fitting in their second floor bathroom was leaking so they turned the water off at the valve and removed the toilet. At that point they decided to replace the
The entire of my bathroom is covered in artex and I'm planning on tiling over all of this—the entire room, not just the bath/shower area. The texture of the artex is very slight and 90% is only =< 1mm. A few areas are about 2mm but no more than th
Instead of tile, consider 9/16"-ish thin brick veneer, which looks good in combination with concrete block. Something like this: You could put a wire lath over the blocks, and then just use mortar to adhere the brick to the lath/blocks. Another optio
Laying a tile floor is not as hard as you might think and can save the expense of having it professionally installed. To get started you’ll need: Tools: Pencil Tape measure Level Speed square Notched trowel Rubber float Grout sponge Tile spacers Powe
A fireplace is a traditional centerpiece for a living room or parlor room, and when executed correctly, it adds ambience and actual warmth to a home. Building a fireplace is a fairly complex masonry project, and individuals who have no experience wit