How To – Patching Small Holes And Chips In Terracotta Tile

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    Although the best way to repair holes in tile is to replace the tile with one that was saved from the original batch doing so is often not possible.

    In this case you have two options you can either replace the tile with a similar one that you find elsewhere or you can patch the tile. In this HowTo we will cover the proper way to make a patch with mortar to an existing damaged …

    How To – Polishing And Restoring Marble Countertops And Floors

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      Marble is as hard as stone but the finish we all enjoy on our Countertops and Floors can be damaged over time.

      Restoring the bright shiny look requires the same prep and polish steps performed by the technicians that made your custom marble pieces and the good thing is you can do it yourself with only a few simple tools.

      If you have deep gouges, chips or other damage you may be able to obtain some …

      How To – Fixing A Leaking Bathtub Or Shower Faucet

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        Repairing leaky faucets can be done by a home owner with only a few simple tools and some replacement parts.  The parts you need will depend on the type of faucet you have and which part of your valve assembly is giving you a problem.

        First you should check where the leak is coming from.

        Is the water passing through the faucet or is it leaking from the handle.

        If the water is flowing through the spout …

        Buying Guide – Toilets Features And Design Decisions

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          There are many different design options when selecting the best model toilet for your bathroom.

          Considerations include the size of your family and use but also cost and ease of repair.

          Here we will cover some of the basic options and some special ones to make your next purchase the right one.

          Bowl Shape

          The shape of your toilets bowl will have a lot to do with comfort and use. There …

          Buying Guide – Whirlpool Tubs Types And Options

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            Whirlpool Tubs come in many different types to meet your needs.

            Size and features are your main considerations but we will also cover costs, install and servicing considerations that you should think about before you make your purchase.

            Even in the past few years there have been a number of improvements to the way whirlpool tubs work. Up until about 1990 if you asked for anything other then a standard soaking tub the designer would point …

            How To – Choosing The Right Bathroom Fan

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              There are a number of different choices when you want to replace or install a new bathroom fan. How easy the job will be depends on the availability of electric to the area and how you will vent the fan to the outside.

              For single story homes or for bathrooms on the top level of the house  installing a fan means you will need to get into the attic …

              How To – Tub And Fixture Rust Repair

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                After years of use steel and cast iron tubs and sinks may begin to discolor or rust but this doesn’t mean that they need to be totally replaced. 

                Often stains that come metals in our water can be cleaned and prevented. And sometimes those rust stains may come from a faucet that is beginning to rust. By adding a whole house filter you can reduce stains from magnesium and …

                Anti Scalding Faucets And Shower Heads

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                  Most accidents happen in the home and when we can it is important to remember safety. Many Faucets and Showers now have valves that will sense the temperature of the water flowing through the valve and make adjustments to limit the upper heat range.

                  These devices are should be thought of as manditory for childrens bathrooms but even mom and dad don’t want to step into a shower so …

                  Installing A Bathroom Sink Faucet

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                    Although there are many parts that you can get to fix your sink faucet sometimes you get to the point where it is best just to replace everything.

                    If this is your situation then performing the work yourself is not that big a deal. You will need a few common tools and the appropriate faucet to fit your sink. Once you have everything ready the work should take you …

                    How To – Installing Bathroom Vanity Tile – Side Splash

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                      When you install a sink or vanity against your wall there is a possibility of water damage and also damage from using cleaning products. To help reduce wear and drywall problems you can install a back / side splash material made of tile, stone, or even matching countertop material.

                      In this how-to we will install some matching tile along the left side wall.

                      First measure the area that needs to be filled.

                      Our project will take 5 tiles but since …