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We recently removed our floor tile in our bathroom remodel.
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I'm tiling the bathroom and putting up backer board on the
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I am going to be installing porcelain tiles in my bathroom.
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Hello, I have a small 1/2 bathroom I am rennovating. There
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Hi. We own a condo which was built in the 1970s in NYC. They
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