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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By cx
John, cracked grout is considered a tile...

John, cracked grout is considered a tile installation failure and what you're most likely to see when you grout the wall/floor joint in a shower.

And that particular joint is no more monolithic in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,833
Posted By cx
Yeah, don't be like us. :D

Yeah, don't be like us. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,081
Posted By cx
USG allows the use of modified or un-modified...

USG allows the use of modified or un-modified thinset mortar to attach their membrane to the shower wallboard. Depending upon what wallboard you elect to use, its manufacturer is more likely to want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bill. :) I'd prefer the method...

Welcome, Bill. :)

I'd prefer the method recommended the first time you asked about this installation (combined here) with the wallboard overlapping the tiling flange.

If you install wallboard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By cx
Always the best approach if you think the...

Always the best approach if you think the measurement will be critical, Jeff.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,506
Posted By cx
If you try that band-aid approach, Chris, I'd...

If you try that band-aid approach, Chris, I'd definitely recommend the Kerdi Fix. But don't hold your breath.

A little concrete chipping and a proper Kerdi drain back in January is looking a lot...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By cx
Eric, you don't need a link. Please attach your...

Eric, you don't need a link. Please attach your photos from storage on your computer using the paper-clip icon above the Reply dialog box.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By cx
Any ceramic tile with a surface area of less than...

Any ceramic tile with a surface area of less than nine square inches is considered a mosaic tile, Mike.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By cx
Not to belabor the point, Brian, but for the...

Not to belabor the point, Brian, but for the benefit of future visitors I need to point out that the TCNA laboratory will conduct a "Robinson Floor Test" on any product or combination of products...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cx
Just continue on this thread, Mike. A moderator...

Just continue on this thread, Mike. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By cx
Welcome, Lisa. :) First, what is a "regular...

Welcome, Lisa. :)

First, what is a "regular wall?"

Second, what is the finish of your existing wall tile.

Third, what is the "thinset" you're planning to use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By cx
Don't get your hopes too high, AW, we are aware...

Don't get your hopes too high, AW, we are aware of lots and lots of building inspectors who are not even aware that a pre-slope is required in a traditionally built shower receptor.Don't concern...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By cx
While the TCNA lab does a good bit of testing, as...

While the TCNA lab does a good bit of testing, as far as I know they don't "certify" anything. I'd be curious to know just what doccumentation Warmboard is using for that certification claim.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By cx
I would use the same modified thinset mortar for...

I would use the same modified thinset mortar for all of it, Joe.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By cx
Welcome, Remy. :) Not a Jersey Mud Job, but...

Welcome, Remy. :)

Not a Jersey Mud Job, but not in compliance with any ceramic tile industry standard, either.

You could, of course, just nail down some metal lath, cover it with 3/4" deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brian. :) I would recommend you...

Welcome, Brian. :)

I would recommend you eliminate that Warmboard. About the last thing a fella wants on his concrete SOG is some plywood sandwiched under a ceramic tile installation. Even worse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By cx
Welcome, Joe. :) I would much rather see you...

Welcome, Joe. :)

I would much rather see you use the sheet membrane as Kevin suggested, but if you use the RedGard with their proprietary mesh you would rely upon the RedGard sticking to the tub...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-17-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By cx
Nice to have you back, Mr. Taylor. :) I...

Nice to have you back, Mr. Taylor. :)

I think the change in the ceramic tile industry from Portland, or other cement, products to synthetic products will come sooner rather than later. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By cx
Naaa, I just wanted to whine a bit. I'll order...

Naaa, I just wanted to whine a bit. I'll order mine from the TCNA just like I recommend others do. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-17-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By cx
Look in ANSI A108.01, paragraph 3.2.3 Changes in...

Look in ANSI A108.01, paragraph 3.2.3 Changes in Level, Cody.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By cx
Yeah, hell, everyone else does! :D I'm...

Yeah, hell, everyone else does! :D

I'm looking for someone to send me a free copy of that and the ANSI standards. Since I stopped attending technical committee meetings I can't pick up free...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By cx
Welcome, Fynn. :) Each of those places...

Welcome, Fynn. :)

Each of those places you've pictured should have had a flexible sealant rather than grout. Your tile professional should know that.

The shower floor is a particularly sloppy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cx
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,513
Posted By cx
Welcome, AW. :) If you elect to have someone...

Welcome, AW. :)

If you elect to have someone do the work on your new shower you should consider Small Claims Court for your complaint about the first contractor. You should easily be able to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) !. Never seen nor used...

Welcome, Mike. :)

!. Never seen nor used the Provo products. I very much favor the USG Durock Shower system. Membrane is very thin and easy to use. All you need is the membrane and the drain,...
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