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Posts published in November 2017

How to Tile a Shower Wall (9 Quick Tips) — by Home Repair Tutor

Tip #1: Check shower stud walls No stud wall is made the same. Place a 4 foot level vertically, horizontally and diagonally on studs to check their plumb and level. Off-kilter studs can be fixed by sistering a second stud to them. Tip #2: Waterproofing Behind Tile There are a variety of great waterproofing methods..use one, e.g. KERDI-BOARD, Wedi, GoGoard,…

Tub Shower Combo Remodeling (Quick Tips) — by Home Repair Tutor

Tip #1: Demo the existing fiberglass, steel or cast iron tub. Cut fiberglass tubs into three sections, remove the tub plumbing then the tub itself. Cast iron tubs need to be smashed into smaller pieces using a sledge hammer. Tip #2: Sublfoor Repair for subfloors that aren’t level or severely damaged. Sagging floors might have damaged joists that need to…

DITRA-HEAT Heated Flooring Systems Installation (Step-by-Step) — by Home Repair Tutor

DITRA-HEAT heated flooring systems are great for tile floors. We share the complete installation in our video and on our site Here is the break down of the steps for the DITRA-HEAT installation: Step 1 = Planning DITRA-HEAT heated flooring systems Step 2 = Gathering materials Step 3 = Setting DITRA-HEAT membrane Step 4 = Heating cable tips before installation…