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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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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 – 2014 Ceramic Tile

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How do I find the Standards to verify if my Tile Installer properly Installed my Tile Backer Board? Where can I find an industry standard for proper installation of Hardiebacker for tile floor? I believe, that my contractor installed 850 sq ft of tile in my house incorrectly by simply screwing down the Hardiebacker
In both wet and dry areas? Contractor has valid B license in Ca.

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When does a tile pattern increase labor during installing and spacing? Is there likely more tile cutting and waste involved?

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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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I recently sold roughly 450 square feet of material, half White Thassos and the other half Absolute Black granite, both 16x16x3/8 polished, for a checkerboard style entryway in a vintage Victorian home. when dealing with two different materials, from two different quarries and two different factories, and furthermore, can it be easily rectified by a competent installer, using a quality medium bed mortar, or a mud set installation?

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I work for The Home Depot in Florida in the flooring department. Outside temperatures at this time of the year, or most of the year, can be in the 90’s and we stock and sell ceramic tiles for outdoor use. I am telling customers that are wanting to install to a cement pad or base in full sun that it could be dangerous

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How do I restore a ceramic tile that has concrete over it? When removing old plastic tiles i came to notice there was concrete on top of the old clay tiles, i want to restore the clay tiles, is there any way of removing this quick and easy with out the need for acid??

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Can I install tile on a retaining wall? – I am planning to create a tile mosaic on a concrete retaining wall. How do I prep the wall? How do I ensure that the barrier I use on the wall to make it waterproof will still take the mastic for the tile? What mastic should I use? I plan on having students create the tiles so they will be glazed stoneware…. Is my project impossible? Any direction/advice you can offer would be most appreciated.

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What is the proper requirements for Thin-Set Adhesive Contact for Tile? – Would you provide an estimated fee to review a photo of some spot bonding being used to adhere 6″ x 24″ porcelain tile? I need to know if a proper technique is being used on a current job before it proceeds (considering bonding agents, spot coverage, etc)

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