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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By mark999
Your builder is a big jerk. I would pursue EVERY...

Your builder is a big jerk. I would pursue EVERY avenue until I had a nice shower that should last a lifetime.I do not to much like lawyers but in your case I would try to get a couple free...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By mark999
Please reread post #21. by state law you may be...

Please reread post #21. by state law you may be required to let the contractor fix any problems. So go ahead and do that and then start looking for a qualified tile setter to totally redo the shower....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By mark999
Leo, See post 5,8,and 12. Liquid applied...

Leo,

See post 5,8,and 12. Liquid applied membranes will work if installed correctly but a sheet type membrane is better in my opinion. Make sure your contractor performs a flood test prior to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By mark999
Need to know what kind of grout they used. Is...

Need to know what kind of grout they used. Is there a bag left over? I would not use a strong acid wash. Try water with maybe 25-30% vinegar. Then rinse with clean water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By mark999
Use that $1200 towards new material. Trying to...

Use that $1200 towards new material. Trying to repair that disaster would be like trying to make a coach purse out of an ugly sows ear. Your tile setter will more than likely do more damage to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By mark999
I believe the min. slope is 1/4" per foot. A...

I believe the min. slope is 1/4" per foot. A little more would be even better. You are going to want to use a very good thinset for your application. Laticrete 254 or 257 for large tiles would be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By mark999
You can call Laticrete 1-800tech support and they...

You can call Laticrete 1-800tech support and they can advise on their stratamat.After filling the waffles I would not have a worry about setting that tile on it. Power grout by tec requires no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By mark999
I do not think so but it would be a very wise...

I do not think so but it would be a very wise investment if you bought one. Plan on taking some time off. I would want to make sure the job was being done right.I do mind paying for quality but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By mark999
Never heard of that. Ask those contractors where...

Never heard of that. Ask those contractors where you can find that tecnique in the TCNA handbook.That is the bible for tile setters, builders, architects,etc. Stands for Tile Council Of North...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By mark999
Kelly, Have you chosen a tile yet? It would be...

Kelly,
Have you chosen a tile yet? It would be nice if the tile comes with matching bullnose(trim).This would be for the concrete riser.That paint needs to be removed with out chemicals such as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mark999
Tom, Best if you get a plan that includes...

Tom,
Best if you get a plan that includes everything involving your shower. Type of drain,waterproofing, stall floor, curb, etc.

What is going on the stall floor and on top of the curbs?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By mark999
Kara, I prefer to use statamat vs ditra as an...

Kara,
I prefer to use statamat vs ditra as an underlayment. It allows the use of modified thinset below and on top. I like to set it and fill in the waffles one day and set the next. There are lots...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By mark999
Joan, Sorry for your pain and frustration. You...

Joan,
Sorry for your pain and frustration. You pay good money and you expect good work. Either your contractor got the low bid guy for tile or the tile contractor is over his head or both.I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By mark999
Smile That is really good news. Saves you time,money,...

That is really good news. Saves you time,money, and some hard work.I would get rid of the tile and all of the thinset(hopefully most of it sticks to the tile).Then re fasten the plywood into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By mark999
Which part of NO did you not comprehend from the...

Which part of NO did you not comprehend from the deflecto? I would leave my gambling at the crap table but if you want to gamble with your floor I would say the odds are with the house and I am not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By mark999
Smile Justin, Did you forget about 1)the uneven...

Justin,
Did you forget about
1)the uneven tiles
2)large and uneven grout joints
3)pieces at the drain that look like KAKA
4)The use of larger tiles that may be slippery and dangerous

John,
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By mark999
John, Sorry to hear you are having so many...

John,

Sorry to hear you are having so many issues.
1) have you retained any money for final payment?
2)Does your contract state that all work shall be performed to standard building industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By mark999
John Using those big boy tiles you really...

John

Using those big boy tiles you really want all the walls to be very flat. Check them all top to bottom with good straight edges not a bowed piece. of wood. Wood is ok as long as you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By mark999
Glad to hear your stress level has gone down a...

Glad to hear your stress level has gone down a bit.And I am pretty sure your cc co.will judge in your favor.

Before you start the shower have a plan for everything(pan,backer,waterproofing,etc)....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By mark999
Do not forget about the dominoe effect. Try to...

Do not forget about the dominoe effect. Try to remove one tile and break two.Remove those two and break three more. You get the idea.

You will be surprised how fast the demo will be for that tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By mark999
Almost forgot. Option 2) Make a bridge out...

Almost forgot.

Option 2) Make a bridge out of 2x12 with a 2x4 cleat on the bottom on each end. This way you can start at the threshold and work in.Have a helper to hand you everything you need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By mark999
What you are proposing is what I call being...

What you are proposing is what I call being disconnected.Meaning you are not completing rows and then changing direction three times and then trying to connect up with the original row that is now...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By mark999
Fynn, how much is left to pay the...

Fynn,

how much is left to pay the contractor?

From here it looks like most of your issues could be fixed by removing the gout and installing caulk preferbly silicone(sanded?)

The shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By mark999
What drain are you gong to use? How are you...

What drain are you gong to use?
How are you going to waterproof the corners? particularly the floor to wall junction and the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By mark999
Buy a copy of the TCNA handbook. Tile Council Of...

Buy a copy of the TCNA handbook. Tile Council Of North America

Good luck
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