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  • Removing Kerdi Epoxy Grout With Heat

    Q: Using a heat gun is an approved method for removing cured epoxy grout from tiles and fixtures [see Q&A, 5/08]. But can the same technique be used when the tile has been installed over Schluter’s Kerdi waterproofing membrane, or would the heat damage the membrane?

  • On the Job

    Custom shower niches; working inside the bubble

  • Inlaying Ceramic Tile in a Wood Floor

    To ensure a long-lasting installation, use a membrane and a movement joint.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Commercial-style range for less; slate-look porcelain tiles; lightweight thinset mortar; PEX plumbing connections

  • Breakline - New Tests Coming for Roof Coverings?

    New Tests Coming for Roof Coverings

  • Rebuilding a Chimney Top

    Stainless anchors and pressure-injected grout form a strong bond with the original masonry.

  • Running Wire in Conduit

    EMT costs more up front, but it's less likely to get damaged and makes future upgrades a lot easier.

  • Removing Epoxy Grout

    Q: After the tile installer left one of our recent projects, we found dried epoxy grout on some of the bathroom's fixtures. He also failed to remove the grate from the shower drain when he grouted and now excess epoxy clogs the drain and fills in the screw slots, making it impossible to remove the...

  • Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Countertops; art tile