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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By cx
Welcome, Anne. :) First of all, Porcelain...

Welcome, Anne. :)

First of all, Porcelain tile is ceramic tile, just a more dense and hotter fired version of same.

We'd need to know a good deal more about your floor structure to determine if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By cx
Mmmm, you could shut the shower door, Kris. :)

Mmmm, you could shut the shower door, Kris. :)
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By cx
They got nano-earthquakes out there, Goldstein. ...

They got nano-earthquakes out there, Goldstein. That should take care of it.
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By cx
Wooden Concrete

Looks like all you "tile only" contractors are fixin' to need to learn you a little carpentry after they start putting wood in your thinset mortar,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By cx
Welcome back, William. :) I've not heard of...

Welcome back, William. :)

I've not heard of that type decking material being installed over a plywood subfloor, but it's good that you're removing it.

The treated plywood is never a good idea...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rex. :) Please keep all your...

Welcome, Rex. :)

Please keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more generic title...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) A bigger photo is not...

Welcome, Mike. :)

A bigger photo is not gonna help. Seeing the bubble on the level is of no value unless you've got it centered and then you can measure the gap under the low end of your mud and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,628
Posted By cx
He told you that because he makes a lot more...

He told you that because he makes a lot more money selling organic adhesives (mastic) than selling thinset mortar and what he told you is legal according to tile industry standards and product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By cx
Welcome, Robin. :) Yes, some even thinner than...

Welcome, Robin. :)
Yes, some even thinner than the Ditra. You could look into products from the Noble Company (http://noblecompany.com/products/tile-installation/), for example, or MAPEI...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By cx
You'd likely do better to cite the TCNA Handbook...

You'd likely do better to cite the TCNA Handbook as your reference to industry standards, Todd, but the actual industry standard for setting the tiles would be covered in ANSI A108, a bit of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By cx
You can use the 317 for all those applications,...

You can use the 317 for all those applications, but you could also use a modified thinset mortar and probably find it a bit easier to use. USG finally came to their senses and said you could use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,503
Posted By cx
Steve, take a look at posts 79 and 81. Good...

Steve, take a look at posts 79 and 81. Good information on your flattening. If you've now decided on using a CBU instead of Ditra, you'll want to do your final flattening after the CBU is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bud. :) Please keep all your...

Welcome, Bud. :)

Please keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more generic title...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By cx
Welcome, SB. :) I've separated your post...

Welcome, SB. :)

I've separated your post from the other members unrelated thread. We can change the title if you don't like this one.

Aside from what Jim pointed out, we can't really address...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,247
Posted By cx
Lynn, you're gonna need to tell some of us what...

Lynn, you're gonna need to tell some of us what you mean by "skirt tile." Perhaps a sanitary base (https://subwaytile.com/6-x-6-sanitary-cove-base-56801.html) type of tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,342
Posted By cx
Chris, even without tile, code calls for minimum...

Chris, even without tile, code calls for minimum 5/8ths" drywall on residential ceilings with joist spacing of 24" on center. I have tiled over such ceilings in showers without problems.

I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cx
Use of a direct bonded waterproofing system (ANSI...

Use of a direct bonded waterproofing system (ANSI A118.10) for your mud shower receptor will save you more than half the weight of a traditional double thickness mud pan. It also makes a better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ken. :) That is both true and accurate. ...

Welcome, Ken. :) That is both true and accurate. Problem there is that the ceramic tile industry has no clear (or even unclear) definition of "uncoupling," nor has it any test or standard for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jer. :) I'm going to presume the...

Welcome, Jer. :)

I'm going to presume the wall perpendicular to the floor joists near the center of the span is not a load bearing wall. Would that be the case?I'm also going to presume your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,503
Posted By cx
Even more difficult for those of us out here when...

Even more difficult for those of us out here when the Q&A isn't at least all in one place, Steve.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,503
Posted By cx
As pointed out earlier, Steve, we like to keep...

As pointed out earlier, Steve, we like to keep all the project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By cx
Herr Schluter says that's good enough, Joe. ...

Herr Schluter says that's good enough, Joe. There is some serious discussion out there about bonding anything to that Advantec surface with thinset mortar and I'm not actually sure what the final...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) If you'll add your...

Welcome, Mike. :)

If you'll add your geographic location to your User Profile it can help in answering some types of questions.

I sympathize with your purchase of a KD home. Probably one of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By cx
I'd use just plain Versabond. If your substrate...

I'd use just plain Versabond. If your substrate is sufficiently flat for large format tiles, you shouldn't need anything other than that for your 6x24" tiles.

There are those who say you must use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By cx
If you put a geographic location in your User...

If you put a geographic location in your User Profile you're likely to have better luck with that.
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