When our staircase was remodeled several years ago, it left an area with no tile at the base of the new stairs (old stairs were curved, new ones are not.) It's been 6.5 years of stubbed toes and general unsightliness, and I need suggestions on what to do with this area. [more inside]
posted by pyjammy
on Jun 23, 2014 -
I purchased these
porcelain bowls from TJ Maxx yesterday to use as feeding dishes for my cats. There were only two bowls at the store. They had a "Blue Moon Japan" sticker affixed and are stamped with the same name on the bottom. I would love to buy more in the same or similar color/pattern. My Google-fu isn’t strong this morning. I’ve only found tea sets
from the same manufacturer.
I would be thrilled to find the manufacturer’s website if only to find out what the pattern names are called.
posted by turniphead
on Apr 11, 2014 -
I thought I knew how to clean bathrooms? But my new bathroom is a dust-sink, hair-trap, and I can never seem to get the porous white sink, tub, and toilet to appear clean, despite frequent cleaning. Looking for practical hacks or product recommendations from people who have similar vintage or antique bathrooms. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna
on Apr 3, 2014 -
We have very hard water and it has a tendancy to stain stuff pretty quickly. The area of the sink and the tub just below the faucets are an endless battle. The only thing that has ever been able to get those stains out has been bleach, but now the bleach has only made things worse because they stain even MORE quickly. It really looks terrible. Help me fix my sink and tub so that we don't look like Grubby McSlobbersons. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jan 31, 2014 -
I'd like something that's either understated (traditional, white porcelain), but outstanding quality.
Or a little more elegant: 1
. (These are pretty ideal, but I don't think the manufacturer ships to the US.)
Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by jtothes
on Jan 27, 2014 -
My partner and I are looking to invest in a dish set, but we've been struggling to find anything we agree on. After several department store visits, we finally
glimpsed something that both of us really, really love. "Look at that!" we exclaimed in unison. Unfortunately, the "that" was Hermès' "Cheval d'Orient" series
, which sell for hundreds or thousands per plate. This is way, way
beyond our means. Can you recommend some budget alternatives in a similar style? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Apr 5, 2013 -
What is the difference in quality between Home Depot/Lowe's porcelain tile and that from a specialty tile store? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Is there a good reason that we use (in the U.S.) porcelain toilets almost exclusively instead of another material, particularly stainless steel? Stainless steel is lighter than porcelain, isn't it? So I would think it would be cheaper to ship and easier to clean, making it a no-brainer green solution.
posted by pmed
on Oct 3, 2010 -
I am looking for user-driven sites/forums to discuss Herend porcelain. I collect this Hungarian-made porcelain and would like to ask various questions of other (English-language) collectors. In particular I would like to understand better the various pottery marks and their meanings, especially those that may indicate counterfeit goods. This site
on e-bay has some useful information but I am hoping for a more interactive site where I can post pictures of pieces I have and ask
"What do these marks indicate?", or, "Is this piece counterfeit?".
posted by vac2003
on Apr 21, 2010 -
What sort of adhesive do I need to stick stainless steel to a ceramic surface, which will withstand repeated immersions in boiling water, and will be food-safe? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom
on Jan 17, 2010 -
[PlumbingFilter] Ack! The toilet sprang a leak and is now acting like an impromptu bidet when flushed! What is the proper way to fix this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog
on Sep 23, 2009 -
What is the process that allows for long-lasting non-digital prints onto ceramics? [more inside]
posted by jedrek
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I'm trying to waterproof tiny objects made out of air-drying craft porcelain, but I've had little success. Suggestions for a translucent waterproofing material, or, perhaps, an alternate sculpting material? [more inside]
posted by nobody
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Our white porcelain enamel sink has a stain on it. The stain is silver/grey and seems to have resulted from dropping a steel cup into the sink (probably repeatedly). Two related questions: Is it possible to stain a sink in this way? And how can we remove the stain?
posted by beniamino
on Jun 18, 2007 -
Back in the early 90's, I saw a color magazine ad for a piece of art I've been unable to locate since. It was a crow poised on the edge of a teacup. [more inside]
posted by crw
on Dec 13, 2005 -