The tile that binds

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The tile that binds Posted on Sun, Mar. 23, 2008 Diggdel.icio.usAIMreprintprintemail BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Dec. 31, 2000.) Today's topic for homeowners is: how to install a tile floor. Any home decorator will tell you that there is nothing quite like a tile floor for transforming an ordinary room into an ordinary room that has tile on the floor. But if you're like most homeowners, you think that laying tile is a job for the ''pros.'' Boy, are you ever stupid! Because the truth is that anybody can do it! All it takes is a little planning, the right materials and a Fire Rescue unit. Consider the true story of a woman in Linthicum, Md., who decided to tile her kitchen floor, as reported in an excellent front-page newspaper article written by Eric Collins for The Capital in Annapolis, Md., and sent in by many alert readers. According to this article, the woman, who wanted to be identified only as ''Anne'' for reasons that will become clear, decided to surprise her fiance by tiling her kitchen floor herself, thus saving the $700 a so-called ''expert'' would have charged for the job. Step 1, of course, was for Anne to spread powerful glue on the floor, so the
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 2301 taught by Professor Ginn during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M.

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