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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By rmckee84
Dealers choice really, depends on your taste. I...

Dealers choice really, depends on your taste. I can tell you that almost all 12x24 tile call for a stagger of no more than 33% because of warpafe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By rmckee84
If you're looking for a product to add over your...

If you're looking for a product to add over your plywood and keep height to a minimum, blanke permat would work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By rmckee84
There really isn't a way to fix this other than...

There really isn't a way to fix this other than tearing it out and doing it properly. I would encourage you to go ahead and file a claim, especially since you have photo documentation. Will it cost...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By rmckee84
Any change of plane is supposed to have 100%...

Any change of plane is supposed to have 100% silicone, but I fear that is the least of your worries.

I don't see any topical waterproofing, do you know if a moisture barrier was used behind the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By rmckee84
A grout haze remover should work. It lools like...

A grout haze remover should work. It lools like you're using a glazed ceramic tile, so unless there's some serious imperfections on the face of the tile I'm not sure why you're having an issue...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By rmckee84
Did you measure your water amount and follow all...

Did you measure your water amount and follow all mixing directions? How long did you wait before wiping? It sounds like too much water in your mix, or too much cleaning with a sponge that's too wet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By rmckee84
If you remove the current 1/2" what are you left...

If you remove the current 1/2" what are you left with? Keep in mind that CBU no matter the thickness offers no additional strength it is merely a a surface to bond your tile to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By rmckee84
The entire floor doesnt have to be covered, you...

The entire floor doesnt have to be covered, you are only treating the cracks. I dont have the literature in front of me but I believe the crack is to be covered 1.5 times the width of the tile used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By rmckee84
If you're going to pull it off, the sooner the...

If you're going to pull it off, the sooner the better. It all really depends on how well the tile is set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By rmckee84
If you're talking interior doors, I would always...

If you're talking interior doors, I would always prefer to tile before any trim or frames are set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,065
Posted By rmckee84
He watched a lot of Starr Tile...never something...

He watched a lot of Starr Tile...never something I want to hear when someone approaches an install. Tell your installer to check out Sal Diblasi if he would like to learn how to correctly install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmckee84
Not all setting materials are created equal, and...

Not all setting materials are created equal, and not all setting materials are rated for exterior use. Something like Ardex x90 which is made for exterior use and freeze/thaw cycles would be an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By rmckee84
I know products look expensive, but not nearly as...

I know products look expensive, but not nearly as expensive as a failed install...Schluter does not have a crack isolation product that I'm aware of. There are several others that do though, some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmckee84
If it were me and I wanted to get away from the...

If it were me and I wanted to get away from the tile I'd opt for removing the tile, cleaning the substrate by grinding, then go with with an overlay product that can be troweled on, and stain/seal. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmckee84
Part of the problem I can see is that a majority...

Part of the problem I can see is that a majority of the tiles missing weren't installed properly. It sure looks like they were spot bonded. I could be wrong but it looks that way to me. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmckee84
Without knowing what the tiles are install on or...

Without knowing what the tiles are install on or how they were installed it's hard to say what the best route would be. Tile and grout isn't waterproof so I don't quite follow how you're creating a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By rmckee84
Nope, nowhere close to the coverage or bond...

Nope, nowhere close to the coverage or bond needed. Looks like thinset was troweled on the tile and nothing was burned into the kerdi. Like mentioned the ridges should be collapsed, installer has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rmckee84
My niches start at $375 for a 12x12. But every...

My niches start at $375 for a 12x12. But every geographical market varies.

Niches can be added but expect to pay about double that and it really depends on how the whole surround was waterproofed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By rmckee84
Needs to be mechanically removed before ditra...

Needs to be mechanically removed before ditra installation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By rmckee84
Thats really up to you or your tile installer. I...

Thats really up to you or your tile installer. I dictate materials on my installs because in the end I am responsible for how it functions. Laticrete, schluter, USG, and many others have shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By rmckee84
Davy has this under control. I will add that if...

Davy has this under control. I will add that if there is no preslope under whatever membrane he used for the pan, then that is reason enough to tear out and redo the pan.
If I were you I'd go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By rmckee84
The size of the grout line is many times...

The size of the grout line is many times determined by the size consistency of the tile chosen. 3x the greatest difference in size of your tiles is the standard. So if you were to lay out several...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By rmckee84
Any moisture introduced to a natural stone may...

Any moisture introduced to a natural stone may darken it temporarily, as it dries it will lighten back up MOST times. It's just one of the many variables that come into play when dealing with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By rmckee84
I wasn't trying to be funny or condescending, but...

I wasn't trying to be funny or condescending, but all I was saying is this is definitely one situation where premium materials may make a difference between success and failure. You're free to do as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By rmckee84
-Use a better blade -Dress your blade -Use a...

-Use a better blade
-Dress your blade
-Use a diamond hand pad to smooth the cut edges
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