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1.20 What is the appropriate flooring that need to be in place beneath porcelain tiles?

Q. I am set to install porcelain tile flooring in a bathroom where the house currently has carpet. Provided it is in good condition (which I am assuming it is), is it OK to install the porcelain directly on the floor? Do I need to prepare the floor? If anyone has any pointers, I would appreciate it! Thanks!

A. First things first.. Is the floor concrete or wood? If it is concrete: Take up the old carpet, pad and tackstrip. Scrape and clean the floor. Check the concrete for any cracks and prepare them with a good crack supression system ( I recommend Protecto Wrap ). After this you are ready to install the ceramic. If the floor is wood: Follow the above with the added steps of a sturdy cement type backerboard, Wonderboard, HardiBacker or DurRock are just a few name brands. Wood floors need this in order to reduce the flex felt in a wood floor. I have known some installers to nail/screw this down without thinsetting ( tile morter) it down with good results. The correct way is to thinset the board down and then nail/screw it. The reason for this is to bond the board to the floor to reduce movement and thereby reducing cracks in the grout and tiles themselves. I hope this helps, Good Luck.

1.20 My extremely cheap kitchen floor, installed in the heat with no AC on, crumbled after two years. Why?

Q. It just disintegrated after breaking along 2 lines. The new floor installers claim it is because i use an inexpensive desk chair on the floor to spare my injured knee. There are no tracks from the casters. They say it is like a woman in spike heels. I don't think I did this. Can anybody suggest any other reasons?

A. What was the floor made of? Ceramic tile would go only if the underlying structure isn't good enough. Peel and stick tile flooring could be pulled up by that desk chair you are rolling over it. The cheaper stuff frays at the edges.

1.20 Name of a reputable contractor for installing a new kitchen on Long Island?

Q. I'm looking to completely gut and replace my kitchen in my 2000 sq. ft. 1964 colonial in Suffolk County, NY (worth about $500k). The kitchen is 16' x 12'. We want to demo it to the studs, replace the subfloor and wall insulation, add a small wall, run a new gas line from the sidewalk (about 50'), then install a new kitchen including new sheetrock, lighting, ceramic floors, cabinets, appliances, etc. We also need to gut an adjoining 12' x 16' den (new sheetrock, add high hats, replace two doors and continue the tile flooring throughout the den as well as the main foyer floor leading from the front door back to the kitchen. Question is, how long should a project like this take and what kind of budget should we expect for a job like this? Semi-custom cabinets, silestone countertops, GE profile appliances, etc.). Does anyone know of a reputable contractor in the area who could bid on this project? We're thinking of doing this in the Summer of 2008 and will be paying cash. Thanks!

A. Contact NARI (national association of remodeling industry) very reputable people that have to be certified and have anual furthering education hours. They will have a list of certified contractors in your area. www.nari.org

1.20 Kitchen remodeling quote too good to be true?

Q. Recently we're going through the process of remodeling our kitchen and have been having different companies visit and give us quotes. Today a company called "Direct Remodeling" based in New Jersey gave us a quote that's too good to be true and I was wondering if anyone has any information about them because all my internet searches on all the popular review sites turned up zilch. For the same price that 3 other companies quoted me, the sales rep from Direct Remodeling told me they were willing to go further by giving us new tile flooring completely knock down a wall to turn into a half wall and fix any and all plumbing/electrical challenges this would cause with no extra cost. They said the way they price things is by 'project pricing' as in its locked from the start no matter if extra costs come up later such a needing to reroute an unseen water pipe or moving cabinetry to new spots. On top of all that I would get a 20-25% discount on PC Richardson appliances with their special 'contractor' discount. Are these guys for real? Or am I just looking to get knifed for the 40% downpay they are asking for? *edit* Their website is www.directkitchens.net

A. Well, a GENERAL rule of thumb when getting 4 or more bids is to automatically throw out the high and low bid. For all they are promising, I'd be skeptical as hell. Never give more than 25% down, and schedule draws at appropriate times during the project. It could be legit, but I've learned, especially with home improvement projects, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Good luck.

1.20 Did anyone ever use home depot contractor service?

Q. Im thinking of doing a bathroom remodel i thought it would be easy to use my home depot credit card to purchase and pay for contracting services all in one....has anyone used home depot for this???? is it inexpensive? i need tile flooring instal new pedestal sink and painting....

A. Yes, I've used HD.....HUGE MISTAKE!!! Understand that the HD credit card might have their name on it, but it is owned by Citi Bank. Regardless of what happens, Citi Bank wants their money. It took me 15 weeks (without a kitchen) before we finally got a half ass resolution. Google "Complaints about Home Depot" and be prepared for page after page after page. Once they got your money (and they want 100% up front) you can warm the bench until they decide to do something. Any other contractor will want a deposit with the balance due on satisfactory completion. Good luck!!!

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1.00 Any Professional ceramic floor tile layers out their, advice required?

Q. A customer of mine has got someone to put ceramic tiles down in their upstairs bathroom. He has told them to rip up the floorboards and lay 12mm thick waterproof ply instead. Floorboards should be no less than 18mm thick, so whats he going on about?

A. Floor boards need to be screwed down in all cases. You can lay on boards with timber fix also use as grout (slow buts works). You can ply floor sealing the rear and edges of the board before screwing at 12" centers. You can level floor and fix wedi board. Fix tiles with flex andhesive and flex grout. over 35 years in trade and still at it.

1.00 STATISTIC EXPERTS help : Multiple choice q1 Which one of the variables below is a categorical variable?

Q. Which one of the variables below is a categorical variable? (1) The weight (in kilograms) of a soldier in the army (2) The size of a nursery (in square metres) (3) The time (in months) before a carton of milk expires (4) The kind of tile fitted to the bathroom floor of a new house (5) The height of a newly planted tree (in centimetres) is it 1 2 3 4 or 5 ?

A. A categorical variable is one that cannot be quantified in numbers, but can be sorted into categories. so it is 4

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