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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By tilemandan
Challenge!

Is there anything that nealtw isn't an expert on?
Or doesn't have a comment for???
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By tilemandan
You can do the test as Neal stated, duct tape a...

You can do the test as Neal stated, duct tape a piece of visqueen to the floor and see if any condensation appears. Or for about $20 you can get a calcium chloride test from a local flooring supplier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By tilemandan
The original question was if ceramic or porcelain...

The original question was if ceramic or porcelain needed to be sealed; which I answered no.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By tilemandan
Usually it is next to impossible! I've seen...

Usually it is next to impossible! I've seen people find a grout color similar to their terrazzo and use that to patch the holes
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-02-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By tilemandan
Use the thinset, not the cement mix. I am...

Use the thinset, not the cement mix.
I am assuming the thinset is latex modified and this will help with the adhesion.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By tilemandan
Check out stone tech , I highly reccomend the...

Check out stone tech , I highly reccomend the bullet proof sealer, but they also make a salt resistant sealer that might suit your situation.
It was actually developed for use for stone around salt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By tilemandan
Stone tech makes a poultice for removing grease...

Stone tech makes a poultice for removing grease stains from granite, I am pretty sure it will work on terrazzo
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By tilemandan
This tool will give you very inaccurate results,...

This tool will give you very inaccurate results, if you are seriously wanting to know get a calcium chloride test from a local flooring distributor and perform the test S stated in the instructions....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By tilemandan
I vote for LVT , luxury vinyl tila This stuff...

I vote for LVT , luxury vinyl tila This stuff is bulletproof, has the wood look and can easily be replaced!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By tilemandan
I agree on the saw but use a jamb or undercut saw...

I agree on the saw but use a jamb or undercut saw , these saws would be ideal for your issue
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By tilemandan
Agreed sanding would be best, however I disagree...

Agreed sanding would be best, however I disagree with the bleach recommendation!
Bleach will raise the grain on wood so you'd end up sanding anyway
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By tilemandan
No sealer only works on porus surface, which...

No sealer only works on porus surface, which ceramic is not!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By tilemandan
I would vote for the stain refinish route! ...

I would vote for the stain refinish route!
Laminate usually doesn't hold up too good for renters!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By tilemandan
The best way would be a floor scraper!

The best way would be a floor scraper!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By tilemandan
A shot blasted runs on electric, it's almost like...

A shot blasted runs on electric, it's almost like a sandblasted but uses metal beads ( similar to ball bearings) most tool rental places will have them available for rent.
Google shot blaster and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By tilemandan
Sure it will raise your drain height, which will...

Sure it will raise your drain height, which will allow you to float out what you already have, so you can correct your pitch to the drain. You can skim out the floor with a latex modified thinset,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By tilemandan
You need to use a neutral cleaner, stonetech...

You need to use a neutral cleaner, stonetech makes a product called klenzall, this will clean your stone, you will then want to seal the stone at least once a year for maximum protection
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By tilemandan
To do this correctly, you really need to remove...

To do this correctly, you really need to remove the paint. Whatever you put on top is only going to stick as good as what's down there.
You can rent a shot blaster an remove the paint pretty easily!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tilemandan
Sorry sand auto fill, you should have prep'd the...

Sorry sand auto fill, you should have prep'd the floor prion to install
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tilemandan
[QUOTE="tilemandan"]Thinset is just that, thin...

[QUOTE="tilemandan"]Thinset is just that, thin set! It shouldn't be used to level a floor. You should have preped the floor prior to tiling or used a medium bed mortar.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tilemandan
Thinset is just that, thin set! It shouldn't be...

Thinset is just that, thin set! It shouldn't be used to level a floor. You should have preproduction the floor prior to tiling or used a medium bed mortar.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,302
Posted By tilemandan
You can also float out the mortar joints with...

You can also float out the mortar joints with thin set, then screw backer board to the brick and start tiling! No big deal, you will still need some sort of trim , either bullnose or Schluter
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-24-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By tilemandan
You can easily fix you showerpan! You can use a...

You can easily fix you showerpan!
You can use a drain extension to raise your drain height, float out the low spots with a modified thinnest and then do tile over tile!
I have done this on multiple...
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