Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors
What’s Available, What’s Affordable and What’s Avoidable? Installing a new floor can be a serious undertaking, but the right product and guidelines will help you tackle the project with relative ease.
This article explains 10 common problems related to light frame or residential construction and the corrective steps to help you reduce callbacks and complaints while improving the quality of your light construction work.
Ceramic tile allows the flexibility to create one-of-a-kind designs for walls, floors and countertops. The wide range of tile styles, shapes and colors means the look of the final layout is limited only by creativity. However, tile has one annoying drawback: grout. Due to its porous nature, tile grout can be the “Achilles’ Heel” of a ceramic floor. This porosity […]
Q: Can you lay new tiles (saltillo) on top of old ceramic tiles? A: Yes, but only if the existing tile surface is in good shape without cracks or loose tile. The tiles need to be cleaned of any grease, oil or other bond breakers. Use a belt sander or angle grinder to scuff the glazed surface of the […]
Q: Do you foresee any problems with using ceramic tiles to re-surface the interior of a bathtub? A: If the tub is fiberglass or acrylic, then the answer is “don’t try it.” To tile a fiberglass tub, the tub must be fabricated with the intent of ultimately tiling over it. If cast iron, then you’d have to use epoxy to […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]