Lowes at the Library


Lowes at the Library is an accessible DIY program for patrons

Tiling a backsplash may seem like an intimidating project for some DIYers. But for 14 people at the Lowes at the Library interactive program, tiling a backsplash became a more realistic goal.

“I am going to be brave about trying this,” said Pat Mazzolini during the Aug. 27 Mentor Public Library program presented by Mentor Lowes Store Flooring Specialist David Gomez.  “I liked the idea of him bringing the products and tools to show us how to use them.”

Gomez demonstrated how to use a notch trowel and rubber float to thin-set, lay and grout tile with an application of sealant.  Many of the attendees participated in the process to get a better handle on attempting the project at home.  Gomez reassured the program attendees that with the right tools and information they were capable of creating quality work.

“He was right on when he said we would be scared to do projects like this, but I am an encouraged to try this,” said Chad Russo.

Through collaboration between the library and Lowes, the DIY program series will provide home-and-outdoor improvement projects for patrons who want to do the cost-savings jobs themselves at an accessible venue.  Lowes at the Library will feature many DIY program options throughout 2013.

““I loved the hands-on approach. It is the best way for me to learn,” said Sandy Newmark. “The program provided me with great and useful information that will turn me into a DIYer.”

The next Lowes at Library will feature Fall Lawn Care tips from what types of fertilizers to mower height.  Register for the program by calling the library at (440) 255-8811, ext. 215 or visit the website: www.mentorpl.org.

CUTLINEGROUT:
Sandy Newmark observes Mentor Lowes Store Flooring Specialist David Gomez adhere mosaic tile to a coat of thin-set during the MPL Lowes at the Library: How to Tile a Backsplash program for DIYers.

CUTLINETILE BACKSPLASH:
Chad Russo with Mark and Pat Mazzolini watch Mentor Lowes Store Flooring Specialist David Gomez lay in tile during the Lowes at the Library: How to Tile a Backsplash program. The program was held Aug. 27 at the Mentor Public Library.

CUTLINEDIY TILE:
Chad Russo uses a rubber float to apply an unsanded grout mixture to a mosaic tile piece during the Aug. 27 Lowes at the Library program.

CUTLINEGROUTFLOAT:
A rubber float tool is used to apply grout to mosaic tile setup during the Aug. 27 Lowes at the Library program.

CUTLINELOWES DEMO:
Mentor Lowes Store Flooring Specialist David Gomez sets mosaic tile during the Lowes at the Library: How to Tile a Backsplash program held Aug. 27.

CUTLINEMENTOR DIY:
Mark Mazzolini applies unsanded grout mixture to mosaic tile during a hands-on demonstration by Mentor Lowes Store Flooring Specialist David Gomez.  The Lowes at the Library program for DIYers is collaboration between the store and the Mentor Public Library.

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