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  • Posted in thread: grout question on 04-30-2008 at 08:00 PM
    Buff it with a clean dry towel. A wet towel will just smear it around. It should come right off
    :)The wait time on most grouts is 3 weeks to fully cure but IMO 2 weeks is enough time.BTW...
    expensive ...

  • Posted in thread: Crappy tools on 04-14-2008 at 03:58 PM
    I bought a $15 grinder from Harbor Freight about 3 years ago, and the thing still runs
    strong.Sometimes cheap tools work magnificently.I bought a little 7" compact wet saw for $65.
    It looks like a tab...

  • Posted in thread: Leveling a basement slab... on 04-14-2008 at 03:47 PM
    You could have pumped out Self Leveling Compound and had a perfectly flat, and level surface to
    tile over.

  • Posted in thread: do i really need to sand?? hardwood floors on 10-06-2007 at 02:54 PM
    If you read the can of stain you have it will tell you to sand.

  • Posted in thread: do i really need to sand?? hardwood floors on 10-05-2007 at 03:16 PM
    I would definitely sand the floor.Then a few coats of stain.And a couple coats of poly.

  • Posted in thread: wood flooring in bathroom? on 10-04-2007 at 06:53 AM
    Wood is no good.Tile is in style.Ceramic tile or stone is by far the best floor covering
    solution for bathrooms.Has been for a long time.And you don't have to use concrete board,
    otherwise known as ce...

  • Posted in thread: Grout sealing question on 10-04-2007 at 06:50 AM
    the pro is to seal the groutthe con is to Not seal the grout

  • Posted in thread: drain in fiberglass shower pan question on 10-04-2007 at 06:49 AM
    I wouldn't use that style of drain, with rubber gasket, in my shower pan.I'd buy a three piece
    drain that is threaded and screws together.

  • Posted in thread: Grout sealing question on 09-21-2007 at 07:35 PM
    hey TileGuy,whereabouts in NC are you?do you subcontract?

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on cork flooring on 09-09-2007 at 05:53 PM
    Cork looks nice and is pretty durable.It's spongelike so messes get absorbed.It can last a
    while. There is a home older than 100 years old in the Newport, Rhode Island mansions district
    with cork in i...

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