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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rob, :) The top half of the shower...

Hi Rob, :)

The top half of the shower doesn't get nearly the amount of water the bottom does. When you say you're half done with the job, what exactly do you mean? The tile work?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joshua, :) I have no experience with...

Hi Joshua, :)

I have no experience with Bostik grouts. For 1/16th joints you can use any type of unsanded grout. Not sanded.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Erin, :) That particular marble could be...

Hi Erin, :)

That particular marble could be more "serpentine" than other serpentine stones, especially coming from Asia. I don't know whether it'll stay down with the method you mention. The curl...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By John Bridge
Making the hump isn't too tough. I make a level...

Making the hump isn't too tough. I make a level screed across the opening and then float outside of the hump down to the bath floor, pretty much an eyeball job. Then I float from the top of the hump...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-16-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By John Bridge
Found pics of a couple of my speedhump jobs, both...

Found pics of a couple of my speedhump jobs, both done with Kerdi drains set level with the slab.

The shower curtain hangs to the inside slope of the hump. You get some water out on the bath...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By John Bridge
Can't find any pics at the moment, but I've done...

Can't find any pics at the moment, but I've done several without lowering the floor. In fact, that's the reason for the "speed hump." I used Schluter drains and Kerdi. The hump ends up about an inch...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) I think Paul missed the part...

Hi John, :)

I think Paul missed the part about particle board. It'll have to come out. You'll need a really strong and stiff base for your tile. 3/4 inch plywood would be the minimum, and then I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lynne and Codie, :) I don't know that...

Hi Lynne and Codie, :)

I don't know that this is the best idea, but it's possible to tile over the existing tile. maybe you could attach quarter-inch cement backerboard above the tile area to even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tyler, :) I would not use Denshield. ...

Hi Tyler, :)

I would not use Denshield.

With RedGard you use backerboard tape and thinset in the corners. Flatten the thinset as if you were taping drywall. The RedGard goes over it. Two coats...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-11-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Robert. :) It's truly a thing a beauty,...

Hi Robert. :)

It's truly a thing a beauty, but as far as I know there is no way to permanently stop the leaking without removing the tile. Whatever was used as waterproofing under the tile has...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By John Bridge
Hi, :) Hang in there. Someone will be along.

Hi, :)

Hang in there. Someone will be along.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Terri, :) Yes, it can be done, and it's...

Hi Terri, :)

Yes, it can be done, and it's not difficult since the installation hasn't been grouted. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Hal, :) I don't think anyone here will...

Hi Hal, :)

I don't think anyone here will tell you to go against a product manufacturer. I don't think adding Kerdi is going to strengthen the floor at all. The worry is point loads like spike...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-09-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Arizonar, :) I used to live in Pheonix,...

Hi Arizonar, :)

I used to live in Pheonix, and I did a fair amount of Saltillo work back in the day. You don't have real Saltillo, which is very rustic and irregular in shape, color and texture. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Rick. :)

Welcome aboard, Rick. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steph, :) That looks like thinset, which...

Hi Steph, :)

That looks like thinset, which isn't waterproof.

I'm not sure what you mean by niche rack. Give us a picture of the niche. Maybe you mean shelves?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-05-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 643,082
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Fletch, Welcome to the forum. :) I think...

Hi Fletch, Welcome to the forum. :)

I think Dave is right. Limestone has no place in a shower as far as I'm concerned. Marble doesn't either, but at least marble doesn't suck up as much moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Joey. :) Once the subfloors...

Welcome aboard, Joey. :)

Once the subfloors are up to par, the next thing will be the shower. Tile the bath floors last.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) If you continue your 8 in. offset...

Hi Jim, :)

If you continue your 8 in. offset clear through and arrange it right you'll only have one smaller cut in the doorway. That's the way I would do it. The way you have it laid in the pic...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-29-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By John Bridge
I wouldn't do it, John. Send them links to some...

I wouldn't do it, John. Send them links to some of the marble shower threads on this forum. The same or worse applies to slate. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nic, Welcome aboard. :) Either method is...

Hi Nic, Welcome aboard. :)

Either method is good. The advantage of the board is that it saves work and time. It'll cost a little more than using membrane and drywall.

If you do use drywall, use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shane, :) You'll have a better tiling...

Hi Shane, :)

You'll have a better tiling base if you remove everything down the joists, then add a layer of 3/4 ply and another layer of 1/2 in. on top. Use screws instead of nails.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ray, Versabond is fine. :)

Hi Ray,

Versabond is fine. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Christopher, :) The "strands" in OSB are...

Hi Christopher, :)

The "strands" in OSB are oriented (generally) in the long direction, so the board should be laid perpendicular to the joists. The strength of OSB v. plywood is the same if the...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-28-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By John Bridge
Wayne, you expended a lot of words to concur,...

Wayne, you expended a lot of words to concur, more or less, with what I said.

Keep the work piece vertical whenever practical. :D
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