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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s far easier to clean the mortar from the...

It’s far easier to clean the mortar from the joints that will be expansion joints while it’s still wet. Use a wooden stick cut to the width of your grout joints. Waiting to clean until the mortar has...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Rainer! :wave: Seems like you’re...

Hi, Rainer! :wave:

Seems like you’re referring to Rainforest Brown or Rainforest Green?

Yeah, sealing will help on cleanup of grout. But there’s two issues that immediately come to mind:
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Masons use muriatic acid often for cleaning....

Masons use muriatic acid often for cleaning. While dangerous in more than one facet, it works on materials most often associated with masons. But when you move into tiling with natural stone, you’re...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree that I’d let it firm up a bit more before...

I agree that I’d let it firm up a bit more before washing.

My test is to start cleaning when I can press on the grout with my fingertip just enough to deform the pad of my fingertip without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It depends on the configuration of the adjacent...

It depends on the configuration of the adjacent room. Mostly, you’re peeling back as little carpeting as possible so as to maintain as much of the current “stretch” as possible. Then adding a tack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Like Ryan, for interior doors, I’d rather tile...

Like Ryan, for interior doors, I’d rather tile first. But for pre-hung exterior doors with thresholds, you’ll install the door first.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, I’ve not had any finish deteriorate. Have you...

No, I’ve not had any finish deteriorate. Have you had a problem, or just trying to head off a potential problem of some sort?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With a back like that... I’d use an angle...

With a back like that...

I’d use an angle grinder to cut the wall into 16” squares. The squares won’t magically fall off the wall, but they’ll be easy. Attach a vac hose in-line with the blade so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m all for being as clever as possible to...

I’m all for being as clever as possible to correct boo-boos. But I agree that this is one time to replace the tank instead of attempting to plug the holes. It’s unfortunate, and will cause a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ah...it’s good to see multiple methods. ...

Ah...it’s good to see multiple methods.

It’s probably because I run a little hot and have a lot of spare energy....
But I mostly use a regular 16oz. claw hammer to punch holes through the entire...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-18-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Scrap of plywood on my website is only $8 each. ...

Scrap of plywood on my website is only $8 each. :D




...or two for $20. :deal:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Blessings, indeed, Chris. :tup2: Happy...

Blessings, indeed, Chris. :tup2:

Happy Father’s Day y’all! :clap1:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Well, then. Where’d you go instead?

Well, then. Where’d you go instead?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Chris. I second CX’s question about the...

Hi, Chris.

I second CX’s question about the condo association knowing about your plan to install a floor that will transmit noise fairly well into the condo below.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve heard marketing folks give a good spin. But...

I’ve heard marketing folks give a good spin. But a real answer?

If you can make a product using less materials to save on production costs and still sell it for the same price as the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-07-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Six sided sealing is something that can cause...

Six sided sealing is something that can cause problems if the sealer doesn’t play well with the mortar. Make triply sure that bonding won’t be compromised by talking to the mortar tech people, as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see how the area you’re talking about is...

I see how the area you’re talking about is discolored grout.

Ok, while tile and grout are not considered waterproof, if you don’t have a physical gap, water isn’t going to flow in at a high rate....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
My opinion is that any decent quality 100%...

My opinion is that any decent quality 100% silicone will cost less than half that and performs far more than adequately. The fact that your stuff bonds to damp surfaces might be a bonus.

The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Catherine! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Catherine! :wave:

This forum is all about helping folks. Rarely do you hear people spout off and say something like, "Yikes, tear that all out!" We'd much rather tell you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Bill. Maybe I'm not seeing the pictures...

Hi, Bill.

Maybe I'm not seeing the pictures clear enough....with that said...anything wrong with just using 100% silicone at that corner?


:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:yo: Frank and Peter have always...

:yo:



Frank and Peter have always produced well writen info that's easy to absorb. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Highly agree with CX. Please only add water...

Highly agree with CX.

Please only add water to the Laticrete Permacolor.

I personally think sealing grout is largely overrated. If you wanna seal it, go for it after the grout is cured with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-02-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 45,113
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Derrick, you’re in! :tup2:

Derrick, you’re in! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,394
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah. Not guaranteed. But more often than not,...

Yeah. Not guaranteed. But more often than not, the cabinets will go in first.

Besides using le$$ tile, the thickness of the tile will absorb some of the gap between the floor and bottom of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
SpectraLock is a fine choice if you don’t mind...

SpectraLock is a fine choice if you don’t mind the relative high cost.

But if you’re looking for a cementitious grout, I’d go with Laticrete Permacolor. It dries to the advertised color every...
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