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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Trask
We do “ flat “ more often than “level” in older...

We do “ flat “ more often than “level” in older homes . ... in fact
“ level “ can be a mistake in many homes as it simply may not be relative to the rest of the room.
Minor deviations can be...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Trask
BUBBA! Of course your on this Tool thread 😂

BUBBA!
Of course your on this Tool thread 😂
Forum: The Mud Box 10-25-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Trask
Wow... some I knew ... but some real surprises...

Wow... some I knew ... but some real surprises there too.
Hitachi / Metabo !
Love them both so it’s perfect !
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-25-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Trask
Hey Maxim... I agree with what’s been...

Hey Maxim...
I agree with what’s been stated thus far ...
Looks to me like Jerusalem stone.... pretty stine but tough to keep it pristine if polished.
I have some mixed opinions on soft...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Trask
Multi- oscillating Tool / Fein usually works ...

Multi- oscillating Tool / Fein usually works
A “ 5 in 1” painters Tool and some light hammer taps can also be effective .


JUST BE SURE THIS IS NOT A HEATED FLOOR SYSTEM!!!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Trask
The aluminum walls makes this even tougher .. ...

The aluminum walls makes this even tougher ..
I'm thinking something elastomeric... Like noble151 or KerdiFix but no Idea what the temp ranges on those products are.
Grout ? Holy cow ! How...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Trask
Hey Matt Tough one ... Possibly an...

Hey Matt

Tough one ...
Possibly an epoxy as the chemical reaction can generate its own heat to facilitate a cute ... I'm sure aerospace adhesives exist for such an environment but it's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By Trask
Hey Jeff ...WELCOME !! If your not...

Hey Jeff ...WELCOME !!

If your not concerned about being by the book
The versa bond will work just fine. Like many pros here I've used miles of it and never had an issue with Kerdi or Ditra....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-12-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,625
Posted By Trask
Mine set to ship in a week so hopefully Schluter...

Mine set to ship in a week so hopefully Schluter is on top of it!
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-12-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Trask
My personal preference is Stone Tech Impregnator...

My personal preference is Stone Tech Impregnator Pro
Be sure and give plenty of time for everything to dry before sealing ..
More time is better ..24 hrs +.... over the weekend with fans /...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-12-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Trask
Hey Tom I believe a great deal of maintanece is...

Hey Tom
I believe a great deal of maintanece is waged in the name of PH balances .... In your case you have hard water ( alkaline ). And to my knowledge the best way to reverse this is with acid (...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By Trask
I would have to agree that overall I think the...

I would have to agree that overall I think the job looks decent.
The sloppy thinset should have been tended to while setting but it can be fixed. If it's just a few tiles that are directly...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-11-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,625
Posted By Trask
Yikes ... Just ordered a line drain today. ...

Yikes ... Just ordered a line drain today.
I hope it's just a little glitch 😬
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Trask
welcome .... I'd feel better ( and I...

welcome ....

I'd feel better ( and I promise the Management & owners would too) if I could call you by your first name.... I feel odd calling you "Jam" ..maybe Cookie?

I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Trask
Peter I would also weigh in a vote for Ditra...it...

Peter I would also weigh in a vote for Ditra...it is a very very fine product and I personally feel it far superior to CBU on many fronts. Above and beyond its capabilities, it's so much easier to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Trask
Thumbs up Donnald, do keep us posted! Feel fee to start a...

Donnald, do keep us posted! Feel fee to start a new thread on your installation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Trask
Laz, That's exactly how we use enhancers .....

Laz,
That's exactly how we use enhancers .. To bring out color depth... But I've had it MAGNIFY the contrast to such a degree that it creates a problem like in the picture above.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Trask
Chris , If your uncomfortable with...

Chris ,
If your uncomfortable with replacing the tile yourself I would strongly suggest to investigate hiring a pro. It certainly isn't rocket science and I've seen DIY'ers do professional...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Trask
Welcome Chris ! As Kevin stated it is likely...

Welcome Chris !

As Kevin stated it is likely " in the stone "
In fact there was a slate we have used called "k rust"
And true to its name it would bleed iron like crazy if you used it in a wet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Trask
Laz I would agree ... These sheets are often...

Laz I would agree ... These sheets are often composed of " anything and everything " ...within the confines of ' Carrera ' or ' Calcutta ' marble. Within that particular stone you will find a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Trask
Erika Welcome! What sealer was used prior...

Erika Welcome!

What sealer was used prior to grouting or after grouting ?
I've seen similar results with certain Color enhancers and even some impregnators. Stones may absorb enhancers and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By Trask
Todd ... That is some unique engineering! I also...

Todd ... That is some unique engineering! I also don't see anything wrong with the framing and your thinking ... It's just different ;)
What about "option 2" but substitute Schluter Ditra (...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By Trask
Bryce Welcome ! Sounds like an etch ... But...

Bryce Welcome !

Sounds like an etch ... But acid etching isn't that "tidy "
And unlikely on a splash ...especially if it's just been installed.
I've set a few tumbled ( or more than a few );)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Trask
Hey Donnald Welcome on Board ! Ive ...

Hey Donnald Welcome on Board !

Ive personally used both Ditraset and 317 and have settled on 317 simply due availability and my love of Laticrete as a company. That said, they both work very...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,973
Posted By Trask
Ultraset ... Actually used to use a bunch of that...

Ultraset ... Actually used to use a bunch of that stuff . That's probably a pretty good idea in this situation.

CX : Im spread so thin these past few years I have just adopted the " mystery...
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