What is Laminate?

I am lost here..what is laminate everybody is talking about? If used around water and kitchens and bathrooms does it hold up..First I got to know what its use for..Now I really feel ignorant. BUT see I am looking for the easiest way to do things on a very tight budget. I will be taking a picture soon of this table with the sandstone-look. We just put the sealer on it. It had another good […]

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Cement board for bathroom floor?

We are in the midst of adding a bathroom to our second floor and we’re to the point that we are drywalling, etc. I would like to put cement board over the plywood subfloor before tiling the floor (we are definitely using the cement board for the shower stall and the mold-resistent drywall for the rest of the room). My Father-in-law thinks the cementboard is just one more step he doesn’t want to do (my […]

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Bath assist bar mounting

My father wants to install a bath assist bar above his bathtub. The walls that we would have to drill into are tile. We do not know what is behind the tile but judging on other things we have found in this house the safe bet would be that there is nothing solid back there. Do the stud finders work through tile? If we cannot find a stud, would the plastic inserts work if we […]

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Repairs to home exterior

This link is to a picture of the part of my home exterior needing repair: home repair pic http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m157/camdavis/007.jpg I think this is not a hard repair. I just need to be sure I do it right. First of all, the black sheathing had some damage and has been removed. So, what shows now are the studs and the insulation. I need to know the right way to close this in before putting on the […]

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