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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome to the forum. I'll bet you already...

Welcome to the forum.

I'll bet you already know the answer, but there is no way to attach tile to an unstable substrate.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome Matt !!:tup1:

Welcome Matt !!:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Houston Remodeler
In my fair state they are approved for in wall...

In my fair state they are approved for in wall use.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sure you can patch it.... but... 1- The new...

Sure you can patch it.... but...

1- The new color won't match the old color because;
2- You'll rapidly figure out the grout is different colors in different sections of the floor, then
3-...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If you climb the walls a few inches as to have...

If you climb the walls a few inches as to have the fiberglass over lap you would be OK. Just pay special attention at the curb. This is where 90% of showers fail.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Fusion Pro and Flexcolor CQ are both stainproof...

Fusion Pro and Flexcolor CQ are both stainproof grouts with 100% color consistency.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Houston Remodeler
A trick to applying RG, or any liquid membrane...

A trick to applying RG, or any liquid membrane for that matter, is to first apply a thin coat that is massaged into the surface, not just painted on top.

Were the walls dust free?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Got pics ?

Got pics ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,240
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We have gotten to the point we lay all pebble...

We have gotten to the point we lay all pebble floors one stone at a time. You get much better results. And no cutting.

The pic below shows pre-sealing before grouting to enhance the stones
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Mold needs water+air+food to live. Take away any...

Mold needs water+air+food to live. Take away any one of those and the mold will die on its own.

Drying out the area is usually the easiest. Cutting trees and promoting air flow will dry out the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The long dry time is why I asked if the HO was...

The long dry time is why I asked if the HO was patient.

We had a pipe leak in a condo a few floors above. The granite floor took a good 9 months to dry out, with the AC running for the full time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I do know if you rip it out, cover the floor with...

I do know if you rip it out, cover the floor with Ditra, seal the seams, then tile the ditra will trap any moisture below.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Has it been raining much? Do you know if...

Has it been raining much?

Do you know if there was thick plastic put over the dirt before the ceement was poured?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Houston Remodeler
This thread ...

This thread (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85869)has a bit more layout details all in one spot
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The caulking will tear easily when you go to...

The caulking will tear easily when you go to remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Jennie, Welcome to the forum. Which...

Jennie,

Welcome to the forum.

Which sealer did you use? The manufacturer may have some suggestions.

The sealer is helping hold the moisture in the tiles. The thinset also contained a lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I'd be happy flattening the ridges and setting...

I'd be happy flattening the ridges and setting those tiles as they are shown
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Since you have a liner, the drypack should not be...

Since you have a liner, the drypack should not be packed against the drain. That clogs the weep holes. Do you know if the installer put pea gravel or crushed tile around the drain as shown in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Houston Remodeler
To check the slab under the carpet, roll one half...

To check the slab under the carpet, roll one half over the other half > check slab > put carpet back > roll other half over first half > check slab.

Then those guys can still haul it away. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Can flood be the final straw that de-bonds a...

Can flood be the final straw that de-bonds a poorly installed floor that had been down for 14 years?

I'd say no, unless Dave tells me otherwise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The thickness issue was poor planning. To make a...

The thickness issue was poor planning. To make a feature we install thicker liner > accent > thicker liner. To achieve a flat surface, the field tile has to be brought out by adding backer behind it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes, we always do the top, bottom, and vertical...

Yes, we always do the top, bottom, and vertical seams in a color that matches the tile.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-11-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Happy Birthday Dan

Happy Birthday Dan
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can spend your money on the test if you'd...

You can spend your money on the test if you'd like.

Our Houston soils have a very high water table to begin with. We've all heard the joke - If you dig a 3 foot hole in Houston you get 2 feet of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Treat it just like a window as you described. On...

Treat it just like a window as you described. On the project below, we had the room to frame a new wall next to the existing wall, so no header needed. What this allowed us to do was to run the side...
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