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silvercitytile 11-07-2010 05:35 PM

nice work Joe!

JC 11-07-2010 07:46 PM

With bad walls and big tiles many times you can pull a piece back off only to find that due to one corner being too high there is no thinset transfer at all in other spots. Very common

My question is how does the TLS fix that..or is it just that once you set the tile and tighten it up you never bother to check for coverage since your not pulling the tile back off?

Or do you put up each tile and pull each piece back off, inspect for coverage(and of course add if need be) then put it back up this time with the TLS?

what gives, unless your doing something special the the TLS is not going to bend the tile to conform to the walls and take out naturally occurring low spots that happen.

tilejoe 11-07-2010 08:42 PM

Jim, I know your concerns. It is a feel thing though. I know when there isn't enough. We all "know" when we have to take one down. I will say that anyone comfortable spotting walls, shouldn't take issue though.

jondon 11-08-2010 07:58 AM


posted by Joe:
Jim, I know your concerns. It is a feel thing though.
I feel the same way as Joe, like someone who sees you do something and they never done it. From experience you know if you don't have enough thinset under that tile. When you go to tighten the straps, if that tile pulls in too much, you know you gotto unstrap it and add.

Yes you should not use this system if your walls are way outta plumb. In that case you should be fixing the walls, or mudding them. And yes, mud shower wall= no TLS needed, same for mud floor. Redundant to use both.

If your wall has a few dips, TLS is great. Bulges not so great. Preparation of your walls is mission essential as it is always for tile installation. Of course its not for every installation but in the times I have used it in a shower project I am glad I did. In my 250 sq. ft. marble shower, I had zero lippage cause a the TLS, well maybe a little lippage on the ceiling cause no way was I using it 10 ft up on a ceiling. So it has its place. A learning curve like anything else;)

alacrity 11-08-2010 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Chad
Hope that granite dam has a serate piece in that gully so they could pitch the water out of there.

It's tough to see, but there's a 2" gap between the bench and curb, still a bad design. (not mine)


Originally Posted by Peter
Note to self , get a new camera.

That's my iphone, I don't normally take a camera to work.

Here's a shower surround I did over the weekend, and a backsplash I did today, Nothing fancy, easy money.

jondon 11-08-2010 04:29 PM


posted by Eric:
Here's a shower surround I did over the weekend, and a backsplash I did today, Nothing fancy, easy money.
Nothing wrong with easy money, least someone is doing it. Nice clean crisp work there Eric, glad to see you're keeping busy:tup1: Currently taking a break and giving my knees a break, too many floors in the last couple months for me:(

tennesseetile 11-08-2010 05:00 PM

Glue down wood
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Just some engineered glue down wood. Know its not tile, thats for next week.

Mountain Tile 11-08-2010 06:40 PM

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irish tileguy in michigan 11-08-2010 06:52 PM

Very nice Chuck

ceramictec 11-08-2010 07:00 PM

is thats Chinks steaks house ?
you sneaky thing ! ;)

jondon 11-08-2010 07:18 PM

Nice to see something a lil different Chuck, I really like all the materials used on that job. The tile and feature area go great with those detailed cabs. I like the way you did the shower and tub area as well. High End Craftsmanship in that house:bow:

Gram, nice, I like how the horizontal boards are stepped down to meet the vertical ones if that is the right way to esplain it. Guess it depends on the angle your looking at the floor.

tilejoe 11-08-2010 07:42 PM

Lookin Good Chuck! Glad a real tile guy is getting some new construction in our area. :tup2:

Arimert 11-08-2010 08:05 PM

Nice work chuck.

tilelayer 11-08-2010 09:19 PM

Chuck looks good man, I like that chiseled stone floor in that kitchen. That showers got some pitch.


Nice work man you got some skill for your age. :tup1:

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