Written by By Edward Green IICRC inst

By Edward Green IICRC inst

A honed finish is a satin surface with relatively little light reflection. It is specified for floors, thresholds and other locations whererepparttar presence of water might make a polished finish slippery, or where heavy traffic would wear offrepparttar 138475 polished finish.

As a rule, honed finishes are more susceptible to soiling than polished finishes, because a honed surface is slightly more porous and absorptive than polished finish. However,repparttar 138476 honed finish is easier to restore because it will sustain harsher cleaning efforts.

Normal maintenance of honed finishes involves as-needed washing with clean water and mildly abrasive cleaners, which retain a pumice-type finish, whilerepparttar 138477 cleaners remove soils. There are thick liquid cleaners and chlorine-bleach type scouring powders commercially available.

The marble should be wet with clean, hot water. Then using a mildly abrasive alkaline cleaner and stiff bristle brush, wash in overlapping, swirling strokes. Suds can be left to stand for several minutes to permitrepparttar 138478 bleaching agents to work onrepparttar 138479 stains and dirts. Rinse thoroughly and dry with cotton, cotton flannel, burlap or chamois skin. Wipe well to avoid streaking.

How to Install a New Toilet in 5 Easy Steps.

Written by Bridget Mwape

How to Install a New Toilet in 5 Easy Steps.

If your toilet is old and in need of repairs, it is cheaper to replace it by installing a new one. This is quite easy to do and can be completed in an afternoon. However, if you plan to install a toilet in a new location, you will have to extend supply pipes and drainpipes torepparttar desired spot, a job you may want to leave to a plumbing contractor.

Most toilets are sold withrepparttar 138329 necessary gaskets, washers, and hardware for fittingrepparttar 138330 tank torepparttar 138331 bowl. However you might need to buy a few parts. Here is a list of what you need to complete this task:

- Toilet bowl - Toilet tank - Toilet seat - Two 1/4" bolts for bowl to flange - Wax ring - 20" water supply with fitting at valve or floor connection Tools: Pair of channel pliers, bucket, screw driver.

(Many of these can be ordered online at any DIY website such as DIY Tips UK:

1. Shut offrepparttar 138332 water torepparttar 138333 toilet, use a bucket and a cloth or a sponge to removerepparttar 138334 water left in tank and bowl after you flushrepparttar 138335 toilet.

2. Using a pair of channel pliers, or a small pipe wrench (8"), removerepparttar 138336 nut whererepparttar 138337 water line fastens torepparttar 138338 ballcock valve underrepparttar 138339 left side ofrepparttar 138340 bottom ofrepparttar 138341 tank. Next use a small crescent wrench, removerepparttar 138342 two 1/4" nuts holdingrepparttar 138343 bowl torepparttar 138344 floor flange. Remove old toilet. Removerepparttar 138345 water line fromrepparttar 138346 valve or fitting at floor or wall.

3. Now you are ready to install your new toilet. Putrepparttar 138347 two 1/4" bolts inrepparttar 138348 side holes ofrepparttar 138349 flange withrepparttar 138350 bolt head inrepparttar 138351 flange. Put some ofrepparttar 138352 old wax at this spot to holdrepparttar 138353 bolts straight up and across from each other. Put new wax ring on flange, flat side up if tapered.

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