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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By TurboSAAB
What do you guys mean about an oversized hole in...

What do you guys mean about an oversized hole in the subfloor? The only hole was for the drain, and to me it looked to be about as small is it could have been. The subfloor was just 1960s type...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By TurboSAAB
Yes, the kerdi membrane is applied on top of the...

Yes, the kerdi membrane is applied on top of the surface of the foam tray. The contractor is a good guy and will be coming to check it out. He said it is mortar, foam tray, mortar, kerdi.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By TurboSAAB
Cracking/Crackling sound when stepping on tile shower floor - built with Kerdi foam..

Hi guys,

I have a kerdi shower that has a tiled floor built over the normal kerdi foam pre-slope. The shower is about 10 months old. In the last few weeks or so it has developed a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By TurboSAAB
We're almost at a happy ending, haha! The...

We're almost at a happy ending, haha! The toweling off the shower after each use has really seemed to help eliminate any new buildup, mildew, etc.

However, I cannot remove those stains in the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-09-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By TurboSAAB
Thanks guys! The towel drying thing is...

Thanks guys!

The towel drying thing is funny...the idea of it seems like it'd be this crazy chore. But we started doing it now and it barely takes 30 seconds and it does seem to make a huge...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-06-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By TurboSAAB
Thanks again Kman! Here is a pic of that...

Thanks again Kman!

Here is a pic of that puddle by the way, the shiny area to the right of the drain. I guess the location of it doesn't matter, as you said no puddles are good! But, I wanted to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By TurboSAAB
Thanks for all that advice! Yep, I have an...

Thanks for all that advice!

Yep, I have an exhaust fan and I run it during showers and for about 30 minutes after the shower. I now have started keeping the door open for a little while after a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-05-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By TurboSAAB
How to remove these grout stains from shower floor...

Hi guys,

My new bathroom was done around 6 months ago. Someone recommended by this forum did the work. Shower was constructed using the kerdi system. The shower floor uses the foam kerdi preslope....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Got in touch with him actually :)

Got in touch with him actually :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Guy replied to my email that they'll do the...

Guy replied to my email that they'll do the plastic behind the wall and treat the corners and niche area. But totally disregarded my question about why I was told "the tile guy uses redgard" and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
I'm going to nicely put my foot down w/ the...

I'm going to nicely put my foot down w/ the waterproofing and see what happens. Hopefully I don't need to then make a post in the pro section of the forum :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Good point. My only concern is not necessarily...

Good point. My only concern is not necessarily wanting to cancel this job that I had booked now for several months that starts in a few weeks. And I've kept my location hidden to protect all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
PS - wish some of you guys were in my area, or I...

PS - wish some of you guys were in my area, or I checked/read this site before even thinking of redoing the bathroom. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
jadnashua - so you're saying its strange that...

jadnashua - so you're saying its strange that redgard was included in my initial quote but the kerdi/noble membrane system was now quoated at $1450 extra? It's not a huge shower. (It was quoted as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Houston Remodeler - I see on your website that...

Houston Remodeler - I see on your website that you use the HydroBan coating. Do you how the odor of this product compares to Redgard as it is installed? If I end up getting them to use a coating,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
I'm literally looking right on Custom Building...

I'm literally looking right on Custom Building Products website (makers of Wonderboard, which is being used for the shower) and it says right there that building felt or plastic sheeting must be used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
I think the external sheet membranes are out if...

I think the external sheet membranes are out if he wants to charge me $1450 to add that feature while redgard was included in our initial price/agreement.

So I need to decide if I want to press on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
By experience I mean 30 years of experience and a...

By experience I mean 30 years of experience and a generally very good reputation in the area. That's why it feels funny telling him to do things differently than his suggestions. I had 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Thanks for the feedback!! I'm a little...

Thanks for the feedback!!

I'm a little surprised that since I asked for redgard and it was put into my contract several months ago that the tile guy (out of 3 options) selected for my job was the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Another follow up... The general contractor...

Another follow up...

The general contractor got back to me. He said he has 3 different tile guys he uses, depending on availability, that have differing views on the necessity of waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
I thought of another quick question regarding the...

I thought of another quick question regarding the use of Noble...or any other sheet membrane like Kerdi, etc...probably even more of an issue with Noble since it seems to be thicker...


If the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
I think I got some good news. The tile...

I think I got some good news.

The tile contractor called me back and we discussed the waterproofing options. Very happy to hear that he was happy to explain everything to me and was open to my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Hi John, When I asked about the Redgard to...

Hi John,

When I asked about the Redgard to confirm he'd use it as per the general contractor, he said it was bad, explained how it can peel off. He then did not bring up other paint on membranes,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
Should I imply he doesn't follow the instructions...

Should I imply he doesn't follow the instructions if he thinks Redgard stinks?


A little peeved because I chose this contractor because he told me the tile guy uses Redgard when I asked about it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By TurboSAAB
He seemed to think none of that stuff was...

He seemed to think none of that stuff was necessary. He said the tile is glazed, there's thinset, the cement board is 1/2" thick, etc. Now I know none of that is waterproof...I would think a 30...
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