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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 554
Posted By cx
Bob, it'll help if you'll keep all the questions...

Bob, it'll help if you'll keep all the questions on this bathroom project on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,837
Posted By cx
Not sure how you can be sure of that, Wolfgang. ...

Not sure how you can be sure of that, Wolfgang. If the tile were installed over mud or CBU walls and floor, there would be more allowance for wicking and evaporation on the back side of the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,684
Posted By cx
Joe, I've used a number of different trowels for...

Joe, I've used a number of different trowels for installing those sheet-type membranes and I found that the 1/8x1/8x1/8 inch Schluter trowel definitely made a difference in how well the installation...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By cx
Jeff, I think if you're looking for a standard...

Jeff, I think if you're looking for a standard approach here you should be mixing your mud from Portland cement and sand. While we think the Quikrete Sand Topping mix is about a 3:1 sand to cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 554
Posted By cx
Bob, I've tried lots of different ways to support...

Bob, I've tried lots of different ways to support a ledger board for skipping a row of tiles and find it easiest to simply screw it to the wall. I favor using 5" rips of plywood where feasible so I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Dan. :) I see no questions for...

Welcome back, Dan. :)

I see no questions for us, so the best recommendation I can give you is to read and follow the product manufacturers' instructions.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By cx
Up to you, Ken. My advice is to make your...

Up to you, Ken. My advice is to make your subfloor suitable for your tile installation, then make any necessary transitions to adjacent flooring.

I would use nothing less than nominal 1/2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cx
1. MAPEI's Kerabond is a very good un-modified...

1. MAPEI's Kerabond is a very good un-modified thinset mortar. If the shower tray manufacturer recommends it for installing his product over SLC, that's fine with me.

2. You do not use any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By cx
Ken one of the downsides of OSB is that when...

Ken one of the downsides of OSB is that when subjected to moisture it tends to swell and once swolen, it never returns to its original thickness. That may be what you're looking at where you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Eddy. :) I recommend you use a...

Welcome back, Eddy. :)

I recommend you use a modified thinset mortar meeting ANSI A118.4 (C2 in your ISO 13007 standards I think) to bond both your foam tray and your additional deck mud to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,474
Posted By cx
While I can't recommend marble in a shower, the...

While I can't recommend marble in a shower, the white Versabond would be fine for bonding same.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By cx
Jonathan, I don't think Jeff wanted to know how...

Jonathan, I don't think Jeff wanted to know how recently you bought the silicone, I think he wants to know the manufacture date on the tube.

Might tell us the brand name and such, too. We've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By cx
Welcome, DD. :) There is really no specific...

Welcome, DD. :)

There is really no specific requirement for material or method in constructing a pre-slope for a traditional shower receptor. It is part of the plumbing code that you have such a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By cx
Parke, you'll note in that thread you linked that...

Parke, you'll note in that thread you linked that the OP had a sawn board subfloor of nominal 1" boards, not a 1/2" first layer. And you've still not mentioned what your first layer consists of.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Gene. :) My recommendation...

Welcome back, Gene. :)

My recommendation would be for you to use a modified thinset mortar for the entire project. The warranty from Schluter is of no real interest to you because if there is any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By cx
I think you'll generally find that the price...

I think you'll generally find that the price increase for 1/2" glass over 3/8th" glass is, how you say, noteworthy? And seldom worth the cost.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Parke. :) You don't indicate...

Welcome back, Parke. :)

You don't indicate your joist spacing.

Any subfloor starting with a nominal 1/2" material (you don't specify what it might be) is a non-starter as far as I'm concerned. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,684
Posted By cx
Check the manufacture date on those bags, Joe,...

Check the manufacture date on those bags, Joe, just to be sure your new friend isn't trying to get rid of outdated stock.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By cx
Yes, I do.

Yes, I do.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,684
Posted By cx
XT, I think there might be some confusion afoot...

XT, I think there might be some confusion afoot here. USG does made a membrane that is called Durock Brand Tile Membrane that is advertised as waterproof and vapor permeable. It has a rough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By cx
When I drop portions of a concrete SOG I...

When I drop portions of a concrete SOG I generally do either 3 1/2 inches or 5 1/2 inches just for the convenience of using standard dimension lumber for the forms and it makes bending the field...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By cx
Most everything is thinner than the Durock...

Most everything is thinner than the Durock corners, Dan. :)

For technical reasons beyond my grasp, they say they are not able to fabricate the pre-folded corners from the same material as the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By cx
Good to see you back, PC. :) That curb above...

Good to see you back, PC. :)

That curb above drain thing is far from intuitive in my view and I recall when one of the tile industry technical committees tried to get some clarification from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,636
Posted By cx
Was absolutely the answer, Jeff. My opinion;...

Was absolutely the answer, Jeff.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,684
Posted By cx
Not at all true, Joe. Homer's does carry Custom...

Not at all true, Joe. Homer's does carry Custom Blend, which we don't recommend for anything other than bedding CBU on floor installations, but they also carry other Custom Building Products thinset...
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