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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jadnashua
Porcelain tile is quite dense. It's almost like...

Porcelain tile is quite dense. It's almost like glass. To get a decent bond, you must help it out by pressing thinset onto the back of the tile with the flat side of the trowel. Done right, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By jadnashua
If you insist on screws through the membrane, at...

If you insist on screws through the membrane, at a class at Schluter, their suggestion was to get an acrylic cutting board (thicker the better), route out a pocket in the foam or other material so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,262
Posted By jadnashua
Some of the acrylic based, pre-mixed grouts are...

Some of the acrylic based, pre-mixed grouts are similar to the epoxy ones in overall hardness. They're also very good about color consistency. Once the bucket is opened, you have months to finish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, they use similar foam when building some...

FWIW, they use similar foam when building some bridge approaches underneath the paving...it's stable, and can handle the weight. You do have to ensure you get full coverage and your subflooring is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By jadnashua
The size of the tile and the makeup of the tile...

The size of the tile and the makeup of the tile could suggest mastic would not be a good choice. Really large tile won't allow it to dry out quickly and some natural stone can have problems with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By jadnashua
CBU has effectively NO structural integrity, so...

CBU has effectively NO structural integrity, so given the choice, always use plywood to improve subflooring strength. If you want even less thickness than 1/4" cbu, you could use a membrane such as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By jadnashua
Often, drywall joints tend to be humps. If you...

Often, drywall joints tend to be humps. If you place a straight-edge across it and it's not rocking, you're good to go. If it rocks, I'd consider sanding it down, then prime it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By jadnashua
The neatest way to cut that sort of stuff is to...

The neatest way to cut that sort of stuff is to have someone do it for you! A waterjet can make any cut on most anything to any line. A diamond cup grinder is what most people would end up using. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By jadnashua
Double-check how flat those tile are. Normally,...

Double-check how flat those tile are. Normally, it will support no more than a 30% overlap. If you were considering a 50% overlap, unless the tile are VERY flat, it will end up with some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By jadnashua
HardieBacker is particularly 'thirsty', and will...

HardieBacker is particularly 'thirsty', and will affect how well the product bonds if not treated to that thinned, primer coat. Note that even when just applying thinset...you really need to wipe it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By jadnashua
Hardie does allow 1/4" HardieBacker for use on...

Hardie does allow 1/4" HardieBacker for use on the walls...most other types of sheets would not be suitable in 1/4". That would make the shower area recessed from the drywall, which, you wouldn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards want 100% of the edges, and at...

Industry standards want 100% of the edges, and at least 80% of the tile to be solidly covered with thinset. Without moving it around, that's hard to achieve. A trowel shape popular in Europe, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,295
Posted By jadnashua
Two things: - if you can afford the height, put...

Two things:
- if you can afford the height, put a rabbit joint on the wood transition that covers the tile end, leaving room for things to slide with a gap under, or
- you can leave a gap and use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By jadnashua
Especially on HardieBacker, but some other...

Especially on HardieBacker, but some other surfaces can be problematic as well, your 'prime' coat is done with a watered down coat of RedGard. That extra water helps to ensure the stuff can dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By jadnashua
While probably not necessary, I try to put some...

While probably not necessary, I try to put some blocking underneath the subflooring around the drain to help ensure it is not going to move.

WHat you are hearing is the result of movement and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jadnashua
Bottom line...a warm floor is comfortable. It is...

Bottom line...a warm floor is comfortable. It is also likely the most expensive way to heat a space when using electricity, but there are exceptions if you live close to something like a major dam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jadnashua
Which averages to 2.5", as described in the...

Which averages to 2.5", as described in the document I linked. They define 3 different spacings, and each one will provide a different amount of heat/sq which maxes out at the 14.4w/sqft. Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By jadnashua
Is the black the liner? Is the liner...

Is the black the liner?

Is the liner actually sloped to the drain?

If it is the liner, you'd probably want to tear all of that mudbed out as patching parts of it would not produce a good end...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jadnashua
Suntouch appears to list a minimum spacing of...

Suntouch appears to list a minimum spacing of 2.5", and at that is within 10% of each of the other heating cables I could find. A bit higher than Ditra Heat (~13W/sqft) at 14.4, but in the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By jadnashua
Some mortars list anti-sag in their description. ...

Some mortars list anti-sag in their description. Sounds like you'd want one of those. Sometimes, their websites can be a pain to find that sort of information, so a call to their tech support line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jadnashua
Often, it's easier to just replace the layer of...

Often, it's easier to just replace the layer of ply rather than taking the time to try to clean it off. Or, if you can afford the height, once you've scraped off the majority, install a second layer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By jadnashua
Hydrostatic pressure can crack your slab, but...

Hydrostatic pressure can crack your slab, but that's a different thing than causing the tile to debond and tent. Uncured modified thinset could be affected by excess water, but again, that's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By jadnashua
If you could find it, you could replace the...

If you could find it, you could replace the existing 3/8" (the minimum recommended) with another sheet of 3/8". But, finding a sheet that will lay flat in the required grade is not easy, so most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By jadnashua
Once cured, cement is not affected by being wet -...

Once cured, cement is not affected by being wet - think something like the Hoover Dam. Prior to that, it could affect the bond, but without expansion, the tile would just be loose, not tented.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, I looked over the heating capability of all...

FWIW, I looked over the heating capability of all of the Flextherm stuff, and it's all within about 10% or so of the DitraHeat (some more, some less). IOW, I think you'll find that all of the...
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