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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Eileen, If you are anywhere near a Floor &...

Eileen,

If you are anywhere near a Floor & Decor, they offer the cleaner Tool Guy is referencing.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Nuno, What you will need is called a...

Nuno,

What you will need is called a 'primary waterproofing membrane', which is essentially a roofing type membrane, since that patio slab is serving as a roof in a way to that two feet of space...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Hey there JD, From the sound of it, that...

Hey there JD,

From the sound of it, that joint is always going to move, and unfortunately, rigid materials like ceramic tiles will not be able to move with it. Even with the best of crack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Hey there Rebekah! There should be no cause...

Hey there Rebekah!

There should be no cause for concern having to come back and clean that excess Flexcolor CQ haze off from the surface of the tile. If it is still being stubborn, or you have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,659
CX, I'll dig into it some more tomorrow with...

CX,
I'll dig into it some more tomorrow with the powers that be; but we have made this recommendation for years with no issues that I am aware of with it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Hey there Karl! Sorry to hear of the troubles...

Hey there Karl!
Sorry to hear of the troubles you're having in that shower.

CX is on the right track here. While Type 1 (and all similar mastics) can be used in intermittent wet environments...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,659
Sorry I'm late to the party gang. I haven't seen...

Sorry I'm late to the party gang. I haven't seen my computer in the last handful of days.

To clear up the lath/no lath debate; in most unbonded mortar bed scenarios, we want expanded metal lath...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-07-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
It looks like the chemistry-end of all the...

It looks like the chemistry-end of all the comments here are pretty well handled!

So rather than expound on any of that, I will say that siloxane technology is sometimes used in the chemistry of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
CX makes a great point; getting that mil...

CX makes a great point; getting that mil thickness correct is crucial. While the reinforcing fabric is optional, (and again to CX's point) it serves very well to help ensure the mil thickness is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
John, Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is...

John,

Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is completely optional. To Davy's point, the grout itself is not a food source for mold, so sealing it may or may not make a real dramatic difference as soap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Cliff, It may be a good idea to give...

Cliff,

It may be a good idea to give Schluter a call just to make sure you are abiding by all their terms to keep the warranty intact. Unless they have recently changed course, our Porcelain Tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
As CX Mentioned, mastic and most other premixed...

As CX Mentioned, mastic and most other premixed adhesives would not be a good choice for the particular tile you have there.

Instead, something like our Adesilex P10...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or...

We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or mastic for use near a heat source. If tiling an area that is subject to high heat, a rapid-setting cement tile mortar will be the best choice like our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
We would suggest using a modified mortar as well....

We would suggest using a modified mortar as well. Porcelain Tile Mortar (available at Lowe’s) should do the trick for your application from the sounds of it.

As Davy said, be sure your substrate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Steve, As others have mentioned above it’s...

Steve,

As others have mentioned above it’s hard to say what might happen at this point. If the first installation started cracking and shrinking, you may see the same out of the second layer.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Ronda, Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would...

Ronda,

Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would not likely work in this case for you. Since this product is made to be a replacement for water in cement tile mortars, it has a high water content. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Pedro, Large Format Floor and Wall Tile...

Pedro,

Large Format Floor and Wall Tile Mortar (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000346-large-format-floor-wall-tile-mortar-en.pdf?sfvrsn=2f42e641_0) is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
As far as reinforcing fabric...

As far as reinforcing fabric (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000218-reinforcing-fabric-en.pdf?sfvrsn=aad78815_0) and AquaDefense...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Brian, What you are seeing is completely...

Brian,

What you are seeing is completely normal for liquid-applied waterproofing membranes. Ours and many others on the market tend to lighten up in color during flood testing, and this does not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Hey there Brian, If you want one mortar to...

Hey there Brian,

If you want one mortar to use on the whole project, we would recommend Ultraflex 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Patrick, Like others have mentioned, an...

Patrick,

Like others have mentioned, an adhered sheet waterproofing product like our Mapeguard WP 200...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Hey there John! Sorry to hear about your...

Hey there John!

Sorry to hear about your marble discoloration.
Did you seal it with anything before installation?

You mentioned it dries back out after a while, so its possible the moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not...

Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not discolor with exposure to sunlight like a lot of epoxies do.
Also, #38 Avalanche is going to be the brightest white Flexcolor CQ is offered in, so be sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Kat, I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI...

Kat,

I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI grouts in general, but of all the grout products in our lineup, Flexcolor CQ is my favorite! You get epoxy-like* benefits in a much easier to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Phil, A few tips for that bonded mortar bed...

Phil,

A few tips for that bonded mortar bed (should you decide to go that route):

We suggest using a polymer-modified mortar for the scrub/bond coat.

Make sure you mix whatever mortar you...
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