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The proper way to cut glass tile is either with a continuous rim diamond blade either wet or dry. Also you can cut glass tile with manual tile cutters.

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The term mastic in the ceramic tile industry is an organic adhesive per ANSI A136.1. Type 1 and type 2 organic adhesives are to be used only in interior wall and ceilings with limited water exposure. Type 1 is more resistant to water than type 2 adhesives.

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Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly.

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There are acceptable methods for installing ceramic tile over wood substrates in interior dry applications. It is always considered better to install over a mortar bed or over one of the approved tile backer boards.

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First of all not all hollow sounds are voids. Having hollow sounds is not a deficiency and there are no standards addressing hollow sounds, other to say that hollow sounds don’t necessary mean it is a problem.

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Spot bonding tile is not a legitimate method for installing ceramic tile, including porcelain tile, which is a type of ceramic tile, or stone tile, unless an epoxy adhesive is used in an interior vertical dry application.

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Tile Installation Guidelines and Instructions for Installing Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, and Stone Tile for Residential Installations. Hiring the right installer is the difference between a delightful result and a nightmare.

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The leaking of deck causing damages in the ceiling below is the symptom of the cause of the problem. Treating the symptom will not remediate the cause of the problem.

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