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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,988
Posted By Davy
Stand back and look at it. If it's noticeable to...

Stand back and look at it. If it's noticeable to your eye then you might want to change it. It's possible that it might become more noticeable as you install more tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Davy
Customs Prism is my go to grout these days. I...

Customs Prism is my go to grout these days. I find it very easy to work with and the color stays consistent. I could be wrong but I think grouting pebbles with Fusion could be a big mess.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,988
Posted By Davy
It really depends how much a "considerable...

It really depends how much a "considerable amount" is. Are we talking about 1/16 or 1/8 within 12 inches? If it's 1/16, I'd probably leave it but 1/8th would be noticeable. Removing the tiles might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Davy
I think you'll find that Fusion likes to dry on...

I think you'll find that Fusion likes to dry on the face and still be too wet in the joints to wash. Please share how the test board goes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Davy
I would wait till the glass can be removed. No...

I would wait till the glass can be removed. No way would I cut and pry on any part of the curb/saddle with the glass in place. Then, if possible, I would want to have some extra marble and mosaics...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-25-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
Thanks for the info. :tup1:

Thanks for the info. :tup1:
Forum: The Mud Box 07-25-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
Just wondering, would your home insurance be...

Just wondering, would your home insurance be higher with a metal roof since it's more expensive to replace? Does the metal hold up better in a hail storm?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 694
Posted By Davy
Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of...

Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of the time the slab pieces are set by the slab man that also does the countertops. So, I get all the tiling and grouting done and they come in after me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Davy
Did she tile under the window as well? Another...

Did she tile under the window as well? Another wider picture might help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By Davy
Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures."...

Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures." I would take note of this and ask if they have ever heard of it.

I just want to echo what the others said. I'm sure the installer means well but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Davy
You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin...

You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin said, the Hardi is easily damaged most of the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Davy
If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove...

If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Davy
I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's...

I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's easier to fill the joints with but when washing, it's also easy to wash the joints too low. Unsanded grout also tends to shade out worse than other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Davy
Or, complete swimming pools. :)

Or, complete swimming pools. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Davy
I have no problem with pinholes that some seems...

I have no problem with pinholes that some seems to fear. I've installed at least 10 Auqa Defense showers (divot drain method) and always use the fabric along with the AD. I have also installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Davy
No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to...

No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to be worth it. Mastic costs more than even the higher priced thinsets.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Davy
If the opening in the wood framing was built too...

If the opening in the wood framing was built too wide for the tub, that might be why they furred out the wall. That way the tile would reach out over the tub lip. Is that what you were trying to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Davy
The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you...

The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you joints about 1/16. The pic below shows 4x16 tiles with lugs but the homeowner wanted bigger joints so I used 1/8 wedges. We installed it with a 1/3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Davy
If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with...

If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with a 50% stagger. Most of the time the 12x24 tiles are cupped and a 1/3 stagger works better. With cupped tiles, the 50% stagger causes more lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Davy
You can still use a linear drain in the center,...

You can still use a linear drain in the center, of course have a flat plane coming from each direction. Then large tiles could be used. Be careful that the large tiles aren't too slippery. Grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Davy
Kyle, I go against Schluters recommendations and...

Kyle, I go against Schluters recommendations and use modified mainly because it's hard to find a good unmodified thinset. I can get modified just about anywhere. I'm not going to tell you what to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Davy
You can use Mapei's Eco Prim Grip on the green...

You can use Mapei's Eco Prim Grip on the green board, it's a primer made just for tile. I wouldn't use mastic, I would use a modified thinset on everything for the reasons Wolfgang mentioned.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Davy
The PEI system is no longer in use and if I...

The PEI system is no longer in use and if I remember correctly, has to do with the glaze hardness. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Years ago I installed PEI 5 tiles in my kitchen, dining and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't even try the 1/4 inch notch. I'd...

I wouldn't even try the 1/4 inch notch. I'd probably use the 1/2 inch. I like using a 6 inch putty knife to skim coat the backs. You don't want to butter it out, just burn in a thin layer. This is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Davy
Same here. Standing in the doorway, I want to see...

Same here. Standing in the doorway, I want to see the staggered pattern. But either way works.
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