Flooring pt 3: Tile Print

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Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

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Callers:
  • Ted - how do they get the uniformed color of stone in walls? Do they color them?
Recommendation: No! It is all dependent on where the stone was mined from!

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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Callers:
  • Bonnie - how to seal flagstone, masonry wall cracking in the grout.
Recommendation: Border / Marvel

Segment 3 (running time 11:28)

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Callers:
  • Marty - grub worms killing his agave
Recommendation: It's likely too late. Try to treat annually as preventative measure; Green Valley Nursery

Head to Harper's Nursery today for the What's Growing On talk and the Sun Country Iris Society for their annual Iris sale!

Segment 4 (running time 6:47)

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Callers:
  • Cecelia - drainage issues. Easier to raise the patio, or grade?
Recommendation: determine where the water needs to get, and what's blocking it from getting there.

The issue here is the inconsistent water saturation we get and no able to predict.

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:46)

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In studio with East Valley Floors and Hauptman's Floor Covering

Natural Stone flooring is more popular with a matte finish, because it's much less maintenance.

Callers:
  • Nick - Underlayment options for an outdoor floor now inside.
  • Darryl - overlayment on patio needs repair
  • Bobbie - lime-pop in Saltillo tile - what to do?

Segment 2 (running time 7:60)

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What is considered a natural stone and how can they be finished?
Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Marble

How do you navigate through the grading of natural stone?

Callers:
  • Annette - do you need to put grout in chiseled edge Travertine?
  • Bret - How to seal outdoor slate?

Segment 3 (running time 11:47)

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Callers:
  • Mary - can porcelain tile be placed over linoleum?

In studio with us, Julie Murphree to tell us about the Barn Dance from the Arizona Farm Bureau

Segment 4 (running time 6:35)

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Callers:
  • Carl - concrete slab splitting and tile buckling?
  • Jim - restoring his Travertine floor?

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 11:56)

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What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?
  • Grout for porcelain tile needs to be the "good stuff"

Callers:

  • Jim (cont) - used sanded grout on Travertine tile - how to clean?
  • Julia - Used East Valley Floors and they are incredible!
  • John - garage door spring broken

Segment 2 (running time 6:40)

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Guest: Danny Gutierrez with Quikrete talking about DIY yard projects.

Callers:
  • Ashley - holes in her grout.

Segment 3 (running time 10:52)

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Callers:
  • Ashley (cont) - holes in grout. She also has carpet torn up under all doorways.
  • Rose - second story floor is bowed?
  • Joe - travertine seems soft, and chips extremely easily

Reminder on natural stone: It will not be the same color all of the time. Prepare for a "natural", and somewhat not-uniformed look.

Segment 4 (running time 7:24)

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Where is the natural stone coming from?
             - Flagstone comes from Ashfork, Arizona!

What is the cost comparison on the different tiles?