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There are two tiles available as you all know. I want it to be stylish and durable. Nowadays everybody’s got marble and granite tiles. I was searching for something unique stone and choice. Is Onyx tile good as a countertop? will be last long?
We just moved into our ditmas home and have a lovely entry with seriously filthy tile, saddles and missing tiles. I would love to do a deep clean of the tiles and saddles and looking for comments on how to do so (I am assuming the tile is ceramic and the saddles some sort of stone). Also looking for a source to fill in the missing tiles at the edges. Thanks!
Replacing bathroom floor tile with 1″ hex and have choice between polished and honed. Which is better choice for floor? Like the look of polished but wonder if it will be slippery. Any suggestions?
Anyone have recommendations for someone who can do built-in bookshelves? We’re looking to install shelving on either side of our fireplace. We’re thinking storage on bottom with doors and open shelving on top. Interested in your recommendations, photos, and any ball park estimates you can provide. This would be our first time doing something like this so I’m unsure how much I should be saving for this project. Thanks in advance!
Can anyone recommend an approved clear-coat product, or a company that sprays exposed wooden beams to improve the “burn time” of the beams?
The DOB needs a one hour burn time for ceilings when the ceilings separate legal apartments.
We would like to keep the wood beams within our LEGAL basement rental EXPOSED, and have been told there are spray-on INTUMESCENT paints that have city-approved MEA numbers which will do the trick.
Has anyone gone this route with exposed wood beams?
This is a small job (just a few hours of work): I need a tile person to take up about 25 sq ft. of glazed Italian tile from my bathroom floor (damaging as few as possible) and then replace them (I have a limited supply of spare tiles, in case a few are damaged) and regrout the area once a plumber finishes some work in that area. Any suggestions from Brownstoner readers would be appreciated. Contractors seeking to do this job discouraged from answering…I’d like to find out about you from a satisfied customer.
My neighbor has nice tiles on her outdoor balcony (pictured). She does not recall where she got it or what it’s called. I’m looking for some recommendations on something similar —> a nice outdoor tile that is non-porous as we have a BBQ (grease stains) and plants out there. Any ideas?
Also, could you recommend someone who would be able to do the work?
I have some 12×24 wall tiles we are using in our bathroom. I’ve been told we cant use these tiles on the ceiling of our shower area as they are too heavy but i’ve seen mosaic tiles being used elsewhere.
I’m wondering if it is possible to make a mosaic out of the tiles we have? eg cut them smaller and then add a mesh backing?
The entrway floor to my brownstone coop in Prospect Heights has mosaic tiling from the late 1800s that needs to be restored. It needs to be cleaned, loose tiles need to be secured, and broken tiles need to be replaced. Does anyone know someone who specializes in restoring brownstone mosaics? Thanks for your help!
The tiles in my vestibule are intact but extremely dirty, with a hundred years’ worth of ground in dirt. I have tried various cleaning solutions and brushes to clean them but have had little success. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
I have a subway-tile style bathroom and I need to have grout replaced in most areas.
Our bathroom renovation has been delayed, and now my contractor’s highly recommended tile guy is unavailable. We are using Subway Ceramics 3×6 tile which are installed with 1/32″ grout lines so that it forms a flat, uniform surface — with no room for error.
Does anyone know an excellent installer — someone neat, exact, careful — they can recommend? I’m pretty picky when it comes to tile and I don’t want to look at mistakes for the next 20 years with regret.
I just wanted to follow up on a posting I did awhile back, “Frustrated in finding bathroom contractor” which described the difficulty we were having finding someone to renovate our bath in a 1930′s apartment building. In the end I went with one of the posters who responded to my query, ET Construction Design (they advertise here on Brownstoner.) As he had promised, he got back to me with a quote within just a few days (where others I’d contacted either never responded or came and then disappeared…) Eddie Torres and his partner Troy were great to work with, absolutely trustworthy, friendly and personable–an important consideration for me since I work at home and we were in close quarters for several weeks. ET always came up with creative solutions to problems, were diligent workers, and always cleaned up meticulously at day’s end. The job did take quite a bit longer than estimated but I suppose that is par for the course. We are really pleased with our new bathroom. You can contact ET Construction at 917 468 9468 or their website is http://www.phoneetforyourhome.com
Last weekend Nemo Tile in Manhattan had a tile warehouse sale at there warehouse in queens. Does anyone know of other tile warehouse sales that might be coming up?