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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2011, 02:22 PM
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Posted By eonibm
Yes we do get freeze-thaw in the spring. The...

Yes we do get freeze-thaw in the spring.

The slabs are gauged and nominal 1", actual 3/4", sandblasted square-cut eramosa limestone (also known as erosan) which are quarried in the Owen Sound area...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By eonibm
Should I scarify this 33yo exterior concrete slab before laying Ditra?

Hi,

I am laying Ditra over an exterior 33yo concrete patio slab (which is above a cold room) in order to waterproof the slab as the slab appears to have had microscopic cracks in it which leaked a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Update

The tiler has now sent two different people who have collectively done the following on a small part of the limestone to see if the staining would go away (done on an 2'x2' area that will be hidden...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
This is what has happened in the end! (well not the end yet, but)

The tiler finally sent someone to look at the tile. The guy is an expert tile guy (does a lot of high end tile work and restoration work and does a lot of work for one of the top builders in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Thanks, I am going to give it until the end of...

Thanks, I am going to give it until the end of December. I have let them know my concerns without sounding too litigous or threatening. I'll wait to make my decision on what to do until after they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,028
Posted By eonibm
All I can say, based on the fiasco I just had...

All I can say, based on the fiasco I just had happen on a job where the floor was 1/4" off over 10' is to level the floor first, then install the Ditra, then thinset and tile. Then you don't have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Here's an update on the tile situation: ...

Here's an update on the tile situation:

Front Entrance - This tile has not improved. I talked to Mapei and they told me that even with white mortar, a light tile like Portuguese limestone (which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Downside of the dot method & what can be done now?

The gypcrete on that particular floor was reasonably flat compared to the other floors in the house, ie within a 1/4 inch in 10 feet. The other floors, where primarily engineered wod was being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
But what about the grey mortar, isn't that colour...

But what about the grey mortar, isn't that colour that seeps through that never goes away. Else, why do they advise white mortar under light coloured tiles, especially pourous ones?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
MuskyMike - By 'burn the backs of the stone', do...

MuskyMike - By 'burn the backs of the stone', do you mean back-buttering or back-trowelling the backs of the stone? Also, even if it would still show through, that would dissipate with time right?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Tool Guy - KG - Yes he was doing that. I edited...

Tool Guy - KG - Yes he was doing that. I edited my previous post to point that out while you were responding. What should he have done? Trowelled the mortar onto the Ditra, then back-buttered the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
What I saw him do was spread mortar over the...

What I saw him do was spread mortar over the Ditra with his notched trowel in approximately an area larger than 24" x 24". Then he would, on top of that mortar, dab a matrix of 3 x 3 separate 'dots'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
the air temperature inside the house is 63...

the air temperature inside the house is 63 degrees with a constant humidity of 45-50%. I am keeping the humidity constant because the engineered hardwood floors in the rest of the house were laid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Ceramictec, the latest pics posted were of 3/4"...

Ceramictec, the latest pics posted were of 3/4" tile only laid 2 days ago, the first pics posted were from the 1/2" tile laid 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
Ceramictec, the stone was set 2 weeks ago. ...

Ceramictec, the stone was set 2 weeks ago.

JTG, the tarps and plastic are just under the tile machine and that's only been there for a day. The floor was not covered at all before that.

John...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
He did use white mortar under that tile (and grey...

He did use white mortar under that tile (and grey under the 24" x 24" x 3/4" ones that have just been laid in the living room, but those are not in the pics - they haven't yet exhibited those trowel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,103
Posted By eonibm
How did this happen?

My tiler tiled this front entranceway but something went wrong.

The tile in this pic was laid over Ditra, which was laid over a hydronic gypcrete floor that has been in place over a year. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,502
Posted By eonibm
Some more questions

Thanks for the very helpful information! I did tons of research and looked at a lot of books but none provided those answers. I have a few more questions on the above (referring to the numbers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,502
Posted By eonibm
Wood, Trim & Tile Sequence - 4 Questions

1. In new bathrooms where you are tiling all of the walls, do you typically install the wood trim first around the doors and then tile to the trim? If so, then this means the tiler has to come twice...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-03-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,288
Posted By eonibm
As far as I know the only gypsum-based screeds...

As far as I know the only gypsum-based screeds are Maxxon and Hacker. Do you know which exact USG product you ordered? Did they pour it out of a hose and was it very high slump?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-03-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,288
Posted By eonibm
Gypcrete

Do you know which brand of gypcrete they used? Maxxon or Hacker?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By eonibm
So I am wondering, what substrate do you prefer...

So I am wondering, what substrate do you prefer for hydronic radiant floors? Concrete? If so what mix do you use and how do you have it finished?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By eonibm
Although it has to be spread or screeded, given...

Although it has to be spread or screeded, given it is a bit like water, does that not mean the floor will be level, not flat or even, which I understand to be 2 separate things. You can lay a floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By eonibm
Thanks. One thing I can't figure out about this...

Thanks. One thing I can't figure out about this Ardex is whether you can use it to patch low spots in a floor. It seems quite liquid. Or do you just pour it on and it self-levels?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By eonibm
Well it's not that I have my mind made up, it's...

Well it's not that I have my mind made up, it's just that I don't think I have any other option. I paid $25K extra to have a hydronic radiant heating design done, 3200 sq ft of 1-1/2" Hacker...
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