Can’t find Self-adhesive Countertop Laminate

I have been investigating cheap alternatives to replacing my awful countertops. I have looked into painting them (it’s an ‘iffy’ situation), “wallpapering” them (that seems a bit more do-able), but then I learned about self-adhesive laminate. The problem is, I can’t find a retailer of this stuff. I called HD and Lowe’s and neither carries them. The gentleman at HD at least told me he carries the sheets, and I would have to apply my […]

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How do you replace the grout for ceramic floor tile in kitchen

My husband and I decided to replace the rug in the kitchen w/ceramic tile it went down good, looks pretty good, mixed the grout stuff according to directions, but I just noticed it’s starting to crack and flake out(I stepped on a piece now I have grout in my foot..LOL.) any ideas. This was a first for us (maybe the last..LOL.) — Did you first use good plywood on the floor, and hardy board before […]

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Drilling a hole in a flower pot

I have a great flower pot and I want to use it, however there is no drain hole in the bottom. Is there a way to drill a hole in the bottom without cracking or breaking the entire pot? The material is brown, I think it was hand crafted. I had purchased it at a craft show. — I drilled quite a few of them, (clay pots) using a masonry bit, available in many sizes, […]

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How to cut linoleum to fit bathroom floor

I need to replace the linoleum in my bathroom floor. The floor has many shapes. The linoleum I am getting is square (as we all know). How do I cut the linoleum, so it will fit perfectly (I have happy if it’s 90% perfect) on the floor? How do the professionals do? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. — Professionals use a contour guage and tape measure to make a paper template. Then, they lay […]

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Cement Floors in living area’s?

Well i guess its now the “Green” thing to do and pretty trendy but we have had a cement floor in our house for years. Years ago we had a hot water heater blow out and our floors where ruined and we had to rip them all out, so in our kitchen and living room we have cement floor, the living room is covered with a carpet, but had no pad under it and the […]

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Need help with leaky pipes and toilet

I’m wondering if anyone has ideas for a couple of problems we have. We have some dripping copper pipes under the house. Is there a product I could put on the leaky areas to keep from resoddering? Also, we recently replaced our rotten bathroom floor and installed ceramic tile. When we put the toilet back in, we added a flange since there wasn’t one. We also used a waxless toilet gasket instead of a wax […]

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How to Remove Ceramic Tile?

We are updating the bathroom in a rental property that has a steel bathtub with ceramic tile surround. We want to change from the old non-pressure controlled two knob faucet to the newer single control. I found some replacement tiles at the local Restore. How do I remove the old tiles where the two control knobs come through so I can replace the tiles to cover up the holes. The knobs and faucet are above […]

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