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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cx
Tom, I can speak from my days when TYW was a...

Tom, I can speak from my days when TYW was a distributor of StoneTech Professional products for E.I. Dupont, after they bought out StoneTech, before it became part of Laticrete.

I recall some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By cx
Well, let me be the first to admit I got...

Well, let me be the first to admit I got absolutely no eye-dee what you have going on there.

I shall try to summon a MAPEI rep to look in on us, and I'll be very interested in what he might say. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By cx
You can do that, of course, Vanessa, but at some...

You can do that, of course, Vanessa, but at some point you begin to defeat the entire idea of that top mortar bed. The top mortar bed in a traditional receptor build (yours) is meant to provide a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By cx
Help me some more here, John. The back of the...

Help me some more here, John. The back of the tile in your hand. The white material is the thinset mortar that was not properly cured and still wet? The tan/brown material surrounding the white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) For some clarity here,...

Welcome, John. :)

For some clarity here, "thinset" is a method of setting tiles, not a material.

Can you be more specific about the product you used to bond the tiles? Brand name, make and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-30-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 85
Posted By cx
What sort of "product" do you have in mind, Tom? ...

What sort of "product" do you have in mind, Tom? You're thinking perhaps a penetrating sealer?

What are your expectations for such a product in that application?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By cx
Get the Kerdi (I'm assuming since you have a...

Get the Kerdi (I'm assuming since you have a Schluter drain) installed, Jonathan. Works the same as covering with poly sheeting, only better.It's not. You'll be able to do that when you tear out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By cx
Welcome, Michael. :)I hate to add to Peter's...

Welcome, Michael. :)I hate to add to Peter's snarky comment (naaaa, I really love it!), but you didn't hire a professional tiler. You hired someone who apparently accepts money for tile work, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,560
Posted By cx
This is a good thing. :) What ever happened...

This is a good thing. :)

What ever happened to ol' Martha? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By cx
Not really. I've never used the Quikrete Deck...

Not really. I've never used the Quikrete Deck Mud, but if it's mixed as deck mud it's not really the right product for that sort of repair. It's possible if that product is mixed with more water...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By cx
Understand. Couldn't tell if you'd taken over...

Understand. Couldn't tell if you'd taken over part of the business or were just hired as an employee.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,560
Posted By cx
Well, I hope it works well for you. I like being...

Well, I hope it works well for you. I like being wrong sometimes. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jen. :) Make another post and then...

Welcome, Jen. :)

Make another post and then you'll be able to post a link to your product.

Backsplashes are among the most forgiving ceramic tile projects. Using one of the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,560
Posted By cx
And, of course, Miracle Sealants Company, being a...

And, of course, Miracle Sealants Company, being a manufacturer of sealants, presumes that sealing the tile and grout on a shower floor is absolutely mandatory, Snets. :)

Can't say I've ever done...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By cx
I'm not sure just what that means, Justin. More...

I'm not sure just what that means, Justin. More hints?
Forum: The Mud Box 09-27-2022, 10:06 PM
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Posted By cx
Mmmmm, lemme see...... Counter clockwise...

Mmmmm, lemme see...... Counter clockwise weather event thingee approaching left coast, so that means too many people onna right coast were charging their 'lectric cars at the same time. Or do I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,560
Posted By cx
If you're concerned with being able to clean your...

If you're concerned with being able to clean your stones after grouting, John, I'd recommend you use a grout release. I've never found penetrating sealers to do much in regards to grout cleaning.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By cx
Welcome, RH. :) Davy's fat mud method will...

Welcome, RH. :)

Davy's fat mud method will surely work with the thinset mortar you have, or you might wanna look at the LFT (Large Format Tile) version of that VersaBond, which is actually a LHT...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By cx
Well, I've used sanded grout on penny tiles,...

Well, I've used sanded grout on penny tiles, Jake. But it wasn't your sanded grout and they weren't your penny tiles, eh? Mine worked out fine. :)

The FA in that MAPEI grout actually stands for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jake. :) Same advice as you'll...

Welcome back, Jake. :)

Same advice as you'll find a hundred places here on the forums: The only way to determine if any particular sanded grout will fit in 1/16th" grout joints and whether it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By cx
Or Mrs. Jonathan's favorite shower curtain. :D

Or Mrs. Jonathan's favorite shower curtain. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By cx
Yes, cover the new mortar with polyethylene...

Yes, cover the new mortar with polyethylene sheeting for as long as possible.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By cx
You have spacers, Dan, you just may not recognize...

You have spacers, Dan, you just may not recognize them. Toothpicks, various thicknesses of cardboard, small brads or tacks (NOT poked through any waterproofing), string, etc. Ain't gotta be pretty,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By cx
Without knowing exactly how your receptor was...

Without knowing exactly how your receptor was built, Craig, it's still a guess as to what you might be able to do to rectify your situation.

IF your receptor was constructed with a pre-slope,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Abel. :) Nobody's gonna be...

Welcome back, Abel. :)

Nobody's gonna be able to answer that until they know exactly how your shower is to be constructed, including the thickness of your chosen wallboard and the type and...
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