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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 451,172
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rex, Send me an email, and I attach the...

Hi Rex,

Send me an email, and I attach the book file to the reply (since you've already paid for the book).

For everyone:

We are working on the problem. It turns out we need the entire web...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By John Bridge
"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed...

"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed before grouting, and some folks seal it right out of the box. Polishing in this case means grinding the surface, which opens up microscopic cavities in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) Anchoring the curb is not a bad...

Hi Jason, :)

Anchoring the curb is not a bad idea.

Don't worry about anchoring it to anything else. And use the tar paper between the subfloor and shower floor mortar.

You mention using some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By John Bridge
Hi James, :) A difference in height of one...

Hi James, :)

A difference in height of one millimeter won't hurt you. Go ahead and use the two products. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, Since you've already applied mesh...

Hi John,

Since you've already applied mesh tape and thinset in the corners you don't need any other membrane. The RedGard will do the job for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 985
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) You'll need a P-trap under that...

Hi Steve, :)

You'll need a P-trap under that drain. I don't see how that's going to work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Richard, :) For many years...

Hi Richard, :)

For many years "four-and-a-quarter" tiles were the standard for walls, and quite a few companies made them. Some were close to 4-1/4 in., and some were closer to 4-3/8 in. You would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Romey, :) I would remove all the...

Hi Romey, :)

I would remove all the subflooring and fix the framing, then go back with two layers of plywood. I know you probably don't want to hear that. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, Nope. :) The Kerdi grate...

Hi Steve,

Nope. :)

The Kerdi grate works only with the Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Mark, :) If you remove the floor boards...

Hey Mark, :)

If you remove the floor boards you can dig footings from inside the house. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) In answer to your question, yes,...

Hi Mark, :)

In answer to your question, yes, two layers of OSB is an improvement over one layer and the hardwood flooring, but I agree with CX that we can't guaranty a successful tile...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By John Bridge
I'm in my usual spot of being in the middle (We...

I'm in my usual spot of being in the middle (We sponsor Laticrete, Mapei and Custom). I'll agree with Dan Marvin, though, in that Laticrete has probably done a thorough testing of the product. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) I can't see that you're doing...

Hi Nick, :)

I can't see that you're doing first class work. :)

I think you can remove the cut tiles without too much damage to the Hydro Ban. You could then touch up those areas with new Hydro...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-24-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Janel, :) I have only installed encaustic...

Hi Janel, :)

I have only installed encaustic tile a few times, but there haven't been any problems with sealing. It's thirsty stuff. I agree with CX. You should be putting this right back on your...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-24-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Cynthia. Glad you joined us. :) I agree...

Hi Cynthia. Glad you joined us. :)

I agree with "jury-rig." I've heard a lot of the "Jerry" version, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Justin, :) Contact Paul Luccia here:...

Hi Justin, :)

Contact Paul Luccia here: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=57011
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-17-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By John Bridge
Hello Austin, :) I can't really see much in...

Hello Austin, :)

I can't really see much in those pictures. Could you get a little closer? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Harry. :) What's the...

Welcome aboard, Harry. :)

What's the silicone for? I presume you're talking about a PVC liner. The curb corners are usually glued on with the glue that is sold for that purpose. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dustin and welcome. :) I think I would...

Hi Dustin and welcome. :)

I think I would remove the piece on the right and make a new one to match the left. The niche is well away from the shower spray and high enough on the wall that it's not...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-10-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By John Bridge
My friend Andy Lundberg, Felker-Target/Husqvarna...

My friend Andy Lundberg, Felker-Target/Husqvarna and currently with Diamont-Borst, and a native of Olathe (Kansas City) Kansas, agrees with you. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 02-10-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,823
Posted By John Bridge
I drive a lot, and I've pulled a travel trailer...

I drive a lot, and I've pulled a travel trailer all over this continent, including two trips to Alaska and back, every state in the Union and a good number of Canadian provinces . . . and I still...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Fox, :) I would install a good grade of...

Hi Fox, :)

I would install a good grade of 1/2 in. plywood (that's minimum) and then a tiling membrane over the top. Ditra is what I recommend. I wouldn't guaranty that installation. For a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Patti, :) I think the color product...

Hi Patti, :)

I think the color product they'll use is probably a solid color (like a paint) that is topical. It should make all the grout the same. Be sure to jot down the name of the product and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Alex, :) The tiles don't appear to be...

Hi Alex, :)

The tiles don't appear to be unglazed porcelain to me. Looks like they are pitted and the grout is in the pits. If that is the case you may never get it out of there.

Aside:...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-31-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,972
Posted By John Bridge
Coverings is not for hobbyists. :) I always...

Coverings is not for hobbyists. :)

I always look forward to meeting folks I haven't met before, especially if they like beer. :D

Coverings is the only "tile" show in the country, and it is...
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