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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,996
Posted By FctryRep
Thank you Dan, I appreciate the support. Missing...

Thank you Dan, I appreciate the support. Missing the last A108 meeting, I am behind.

zeaflal, consider a unguaged slate that might be box screeded. An example could be a 18" slate varying from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,996
Posted By FctryRep
Let me try and give more background on this. I...

Let me try and give more background on this. I must admit, I missed the recent Coverings ANSI A108 meeting because of a conflict. I will not miss the next one at Total Solutions.

I original...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,540
Posted By FctryRep
nancyaustin, We have a 18" x 18" porcelain...

nancyaustin,

We have a 18" x 18" porcelain floor tile with a 9" x 18" wall tile series called Gallant. You can view the product at

http://www.floridatile.com/products/gallant

For...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,996
Posted By FctryRep
Dave has some great points' I could not agree...

Dave has some great points' I could not agree with more.

The purpose of medium beds was to compensate for the irregularity of some stone not large format tile. An excellent example was unguaged...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-24-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,825
Posted By FctryRep
The way I understand it, the ACT training is only...

The way I understand it, the ACT training is only large format (not thin) tile substrate preparation and training.
http://www.tilecertifications.com/Study_Guide_-_LFT_-_6-25-13.pdf

CTEF Advanced...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,825
Posted By FctryRep
Thank you John! I am thrilled to be here. I...

Thank you John! I am thrilled to be here.

I have to agree with Ernie. It is not possible to have innovation, experience and a standard at the same time. I do think as an industry we would like to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,825
Posted By FctryRep
Eurob, I agree on all points.

Eurob,

I agree on all points.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,825
Posted By FctryRep
Thin Tile Installation Recommendation

I do appreciate the position of labor. As said earlier, products come first, standards come after. Examples might be uncoupling, sound rated membranes, and pre mixed grouts. All without current tile...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By FctryRep
Total Solutions Plus has really picked up steam...

Total Solutions Plus has really picked up steam in the last couple of years, anyone who can attend will have a bumper crop of educational and networking opportunities. It's also not as big as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 22,540
Posted By FctryRep
It was great to meet John, cx, Brad (and his...

It was great to meet John, cx, Brad (and his dad!) and put faces with the names. Sorry I didn't get a chance to socialize much, the whole week was a blur of manning our booth, presentations,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-25-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 22,540
Posted By FctryRep
For the record, this is my third consecutive 8AM...

For the record, this is my third consecutive 8AM Wednesday talk at Coverings. Florida Tile throws a huge shindig on Tuesday night and I always have to go home early or pay the piper the next...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-24-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 22,540
Posted By FctryRep
Be sure to get up early on Wednesday!

I'm not sure who decided that Wednesday, May1st at 8AM was the perfect time to talk about Thin Tile, but I'll be doing just that along with Neil McMurdie from Mapei, Tim Bolby and Noah Chitty from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By FctryRep
I'm curious what type of spec sheet you typically...

I'm curious what type of spec sheet you typically get from the tile manufacturer that spells out what mortar to use? I know that we don't provide that information. While it may seem like us...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 49,524
Posted By FctryRep
Greg, thanks for posting some photos and...

Greg, thanks for posting some photos and (re)starting what promises to be a lively discussion. Yes, the standards committees are getting started on the product but there remain questions. Trying to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,987
Posted By FctryRep
I can't speak for Dal's products, but our cut...

I can't speak for Dal's products, but our cut products are cut with a 4MM (just slightly more than 1/8", slightly less than 3/16") blade to allow for a grout joint when used in a modular pattern.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 22,540
Posted By FctryRep
I'll be there! I'm giving a couple of talks this...

I'll be there! I'm giving a couple of talks this year, one is on thin tile (along with Crossville, Stonepeak, and Mapei) at 8AM on Wednesday May 1st and the other is on the Green Squared standard...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-18-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,577
Posted By FctryRep
There are two methods that manufacturers make...

There are two methods that manufacturers make bullnose. The cheap method is called "cold-glaze" and is an epoxy paint that is applied after the tile has been cut into strips and profiled. Although...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,743
Posted By FctryRep
Be careful about grouting the bottom gap. Apart...

Be careful about grouting the bottom gap. Apart from anything to do with moisture retention, the caulk acts as a soft joint that allows the tile to expand separately from the backer-board. If you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 49,524
Posted By FctryRep
Ours is prettier :)

Ours is prettier :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,180
Posted By FctryRep
I should be there, we have some technical...

I should be there, we have some technical meetings that week as well. I've already met Mr. Sprung at Total Solutions Plus so hopefully that won't be a letdown.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,305
Posted By FctryRep
CX, our products will include the fiberglass...

CX, our products will include the fiberglass backing, yes. Not to get too much into the nitty gritty, but there is a process for making thin tiles called the "Lamina" process. This was developed by...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,305
Posted By FctryRep
Well, I'll echo the original post, if anyone has...

Well, I'll echo the original post, if anyone has worked with the 3.5MM thin tiles and has some feedback about it, especially on floors, I'd be curious too. In my case it's because Florida Tile is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,234
Posted By FctryRep
John, glad to be of service! As for the...

John, glad to be of service!

As for the reliability of the measurement, I've done the pulls of the old SCOF method and participated in the 'round robin' testing done to prepare the new method and...
Forum: Reference Liberry :-) 11-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,924
Posted By FctryRep
Slip Resistance of Ceramic Tile

New DCOF Standard in ANSI

Perhaps this topic has already been posted, if so I apologize. The 2012 version of the ANSI standard for tile includes a new concept for coefficient of friction that is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,234
Posted By FctryRep
New DCOF standard in ANSI

Perhaps this topic has already been posted, if so I apologize. The 2012 version of the ANSI standard for tile includes a new concept for coefficient of friction that is worth knowing about for...
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