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A master tilesetter shows how to select, mix, and apply grout for a longlasting and attractive tile job.
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It’s sometimes difficult to schedule a drywall sub for small jobs. This remodeler avoids the problem by estimating, hanging, and finishing his own drywall. Here’s how he does it.
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Prefinished flooring won’t create a bottleneck in your schedule because it doesn’t need sanding or finishing. A flooring contractor sorts through the available options and gives tips on installation.
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