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Generally speaking allowing the concrete to cure for 28 days allows it to achieve 90% cure and there is no significant shrinkage in the concrete after that in terms of installing ceramic tile over it.

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There are a lot of variables and depending on the application, what conditions it will be subjected to, and what the condition of the slab is will depend on what is the appropriate installation method and materials.

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The tile nor the stucco should be installed directly over plywood. The plywood will expand and warp when exposed to moisture.

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One more question on mortar for setting ceramic tiles in a mural: you recommended a thinset mortar conforming to ANSI A118.11, on 1/4″ concrete Hardiebacker board screwed and glued to 3/4″ plywood. I built the mural frames, complete with Hardiebacker board, and ordered the mortar, but received Rapid Set Mortar Mix (high strength construction mortar, to be applied 1/2 to 6″ thick), conforming to ASTM C928 and ICC 5102.

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What is the proper way to install tile over a wood subfloor assembly? The joists are Douglas Fir 9 inch x 1.5 inch. The walls are poured cement. There is a metal I-beam going the length of the house from under the garage of spancrete to under the hall and bedrooms common wall east to west. The Depths of the house is about 27 feet. The measure from the back wall to the metal beam is about 15 feet.

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Is there a high performance adhesive to attach 18″x13″ ceramic tile to mdf/maple cabinet doors? The doors are inset with ceramic tiled wall so when complete all tile will be flush with about 1/4″+ space for adhesive.

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I have recently purchased a home with an island kitchen and across on wall counter. Is there any durable product which could be use over the tiles to create a flat surface? Heavy polyurethane does not seem like the right thing to do.

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Is there any difference in the cost per unit of installing the first 100 square ft of tile as compared to the last 100 square ft

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I am installing 12 inch by 12 inch by 1 inch thick travertine pavers as coping for an partially in ground Endless Pool that is located in the interior of the home. The pool walls are powder coated steel. Can I install the pavers directly on top of the steel(this is the method I would prefer for aesthetics)? Or is a backer board mandatory? Could the backer board be attached with adhesive if it is required?

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I have flagstone under my pagoda in my back yard. Is it possible to get a good outcome on doing my own mosaic over it with glass or ceramic pieces?

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Is there any way to get ceramic tile up without damaging it? We would love to save some very expensive ceramic tile from a sunroom and move it to our kitchen.

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Ceramic tile over an existing ceramic tile installation – Can kitchen counter tile be installed over the existing counter without having to rip it out first?

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Stairs – I would like to install ceramic tile on inside steps. Is this a good process? Can it work? How would you finish off the front edge of the step.

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Temperature – What are the effects of sudden ambient temperature and humidity changes (cold climate in winter) on interior ceramic tile?

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How does the cost of installing tile vary during the installation?

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 Tile Installation Guidelines and Instructions for Installing Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, and Stone Tile for Residential Installations   Tile Installation Guide for What to Look Out for When Using a Tile Installer to Install Your Tile By Donato Pompo CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA Copyright ® 2007 – 2015 Ceramic Tile

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What are the Standards for Acceptable Tile Lippage? – Hi – I have recently had 1000 sq ft of tile installed and am concerned about the lippage. This is the tile used – http://products.daltile.com/series.cfm?series=376. I’m not sure how to proceed if the installer does not agree with my assertion that the install is not up to ansi standards.

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