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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,720
Posted By melissadurante
Wow..that looks beautiful! I especially love the...

Wow..that looks beautiful! I especially love the maple floor and new mantle!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,932
Posted By melissadurante
I am by no means a tiling expert, though my...

I am by no means a tiling expert, though my father is a woodworker by trade..my brother and uncles carpenters and I am myself an electrician.

Not pulling out the vanity when the OP knows the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By melissadurante
Removing Grout without damaging tile

Hey guys/gals

Been on here many times and everyone was very helpful. Perhaps I could get some input/advice on my new dilemna/project??? lol

So, I want to replace my pedestal sink basin and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,951
Posted By melissadurante
Okay...thanks

Okay...thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,951
Posted By melissadurante
Month old grout rubbing off

Hey all

Grouted my glass mosaic backsplash with supertek unsanded grout last month. I went over the grout job a second time because I thought it looked too low. I think this was probably a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,428
Posted By melissadurante
Denatured alcohol to clean Tumbled Marble??

Hello guys/gals

In the process of recaulking my bathtub and using denatured alcohol to clean the tub I noticed that the denatured alcohol actually removed mineral deposits/soap scum on y tile...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,298
Posted By melissadurante
Grout Haze REmover and possible etching

Hey everyone

I just finished laying my porcelain kitchen floor. It came out pretty nice for a first timer.

Anyways, After a few days I noticed two hazey spots that I couldn't get off. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Thanks....i did a full remodel in 2008 and did my...

Thanks....i did a full remodel in 2008 and did my kitchen backsplash tile myself. I realized the mistakes I made and used that as an excuse to redo my backsplash...plus install some undercabinet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
lmao Paul! I think I am going to throw in the...

lmao Paul! I think I am going to throw in the towel....and if I still can't sell my place a few years from now, I will redo the floor.

Guess it was unrealistic to expect perfection when this was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
lol Paul...but check this out... I go on the...

lol Paul...but check this out...

I go on the terrace and I have 2 full tiles from the original batch that I took up getting at the chipped tiles I replaced.

What do you think???...i can chip...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Thanks for the input, guys. the tile is laid...

Thanks for the input, guys. the tile is laid ...I really don't want to take up any more tile. What a PITA!

But yeah, most of the tile will be under a floor runner....it's a galley kitchen.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Input on dye lot issue

Okay...so the tile store I bought my tile from...glass mosaic and porcelain plank ..seemed to have sold me more EXTRA on the mosaic than on the porcelain.

I had chipped 2 porcelain tiles...took...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Thanks for the info...I wanted to avoid taking up...

Thanks for the info...I wanted to avoid taking up the two tiles in front of the two tiles I need to remove but I think that might be my best bet as these tiles are at the "end" and I can get a chisel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
So, I ended up buying another box of this tile...

So, I ended up buying another box of this tile and decided I want to take out the chipped tile. I haven't grouted yet. Also, my tile is 4" by 24". Can someone tell me the best way to remove this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,587
Posted By melissadurante
Hey guys...thanks for all the advice.I had my...

Hey guys...thanks for all the advice.I had my boyfriend shoot over to Lowes..and the tile guy had similar sized towel sitting by him....and my boyfriend asked if he would cut the same tile..though...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,587
Posted By melissadurante
I would think my tiles are pretty good quality. ...

I would think my tiles are pretty good quality. They are made in Italy....flat....and I got them at a "boutique" tile store.


I was just thinking maybe I can bring the tile to a place that will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,587
Posted By melissadurante
I found a QEP 27' tile cutter for ceramic and...

I found a QEP 27' tile cutter for ceramic and porcelain online...sold at Home Depot. I have to make 8 cuts about 1" wide. Anyone think this is a good idea?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,587
Posted By melissadurante
I am having such issues trying to upload some...

I am having such issues trying to upload some pics that I took. I am beyond frustrated as of now....I need to relax...lol.

But I went and bought a new diamond tip 7" blade today.

My wet saw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,587
Posted By melissadurante
Help with cutting 24" porcelain tile

So, I need to rip these tiles 1" wide. I do have a wet saw but it is too small....tried cutting the tile free hand and they all broke on me.

I know a tile snapping tool is no god on porcelain,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Thanks for the info. The chip is less than the...

Thanks for the info. The chip is less than the size of a matchstick head so I think I will try and mask it. I'm going to grout and see how it looks from there. I also found a product called...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By melissadurante
Small chip in porcelain tile

Hey guys/gals

Almost finished tiling my kitchen with porcelain "wood"plank tile. This site was very helpful and so far no lippage....nice grout lines...sturdy subfloor.....etc.

However, I did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By melissadurante
Not to hijack...but I am doing a glass mosaic...

Not to hijack...but I am doing a glass mosaic tile backsplash, also...and I was told on here that there was no need to prime. I did skim coat over my sheet rock and my thinset is going to be white....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,897
Posted By melissadurante
Well...I picked up my Omni-grip today as well as...

Well...I picked up my Omni-grip today as well as my trowel...spacers..etc.
As far as my kitchen floor...I will be using Ditra and thinset. I just find the concept of not rushing before my thinset...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-27-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,897
Posted By melissadurante
Also, I'd like to add....I am an electrician by...

Also, I'd like to add....I am an electrician by trade for the past 18 years. The first thing they taught me back in my apprentice days was to throw away the instructions!!! lol
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-27-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,897
Posted By melissadurante
You know, I have to intervene here. I originally...

You know, I have to intervene here. I originally installed my kitchen glass mosaic tile backsplash in 2008 using Omni-grip...which is going against the grain, here.
When the boyfriend and I ripped...
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