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Cut cement board by marking the cut, running a utility knife along the mark to cut the mesh overlay and snapping the board backwards to break it along the sliced line. Turn the board over, and cut the mesh on the other s... More »

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To install Durock cement boards, first check that the surface is flat to ensure a neat and level installation. Apply organic adhesive and latex-fortified mortar to the surface. While the adhesive and mortar are still wet... More »

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Installing a cement board is a great way to add a solid, durable base for a ceramic tile floor: It is permanently bound to the tile with thin-set mortar, according to The Family Handyman. To install cement board on a flo... More »

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Cut Swiftlock laminate flooring by marking the cut on the unfinished side of the board with a carpenter's pencil, running painter's tape along the mark, and using a table or circular saw to cut straight along the line. U... More »

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Cut dry wall by scoring it on one side with a utility knife, snapping it back to break it at the score mark, and then turning it over and cutting at the fold. Use a drywall square to mark the cut and to guide the knife w... More »

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Cut plastic by marking the area to be cut with a pencil and making several passes over the mark with a sharp utility knife. Turn the plastic over, and snap the edges together so that it folds. If necessary, trim along th... More »

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To cut a brick wall, mark the cut, and then drill a series of 1/4-inch holes just inside the line along the length of the mark. Remove brick and mortar between the holes with a chisel and hammer. Pry out the bricks in th... More »

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