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Mastic Vs Thinset for Back-splash Installation

Mastic Vs. Thinset for Back-splash Tile.

For the professional tile contractor and the do-it-yourself consumer alike, the temptation to use mastic instead of thinset for back-splash tile installation is appealing.  For the do-it-yourself consumers, who have never worked with thin-set, the appeal  of mastic is all the more attractive.

Mastic vs Thinset - First impression count.
Mastic vs Thinset – First impression matter.

Working with thin-set for the first time is an intimidating process compared to working with an mastic adhesive.

First Impressions Matter;  Mastic is Peanut Butter.

 

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DIY Floor Tile Rip Out & Tile Installation

DIY Floor Tile Rip Out.

Considering DIY floor tile rip out to save money and then hiring a tile setter later to do the tile installation?  Don’t do it!

DIY floor tile rip out & Tile Installation
DIY Floor Tile Rip Out & Tile Installation.

Tearing out tile flooring  to install new tile may sound like a quick and easy project, but it is not.  Floor tile rip out  is nasty, dirty work that will give little sense of accomplishment and probably save you little money in the long run.

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