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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Kman
And to your first question, yes just mix up a...

And to your first question, yes just mix up a little grout and fill in those empty joints.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Kman
Hello, Neal. To make it easy on yourself,...

Hello, Neal.

To make it easy on yourself, just use silicone for all those transitions. I would probably match the grout color when possible. And on the wall mounted sink you could match the sink...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Kman
You'll probably have closer to 1/16" of mortar...

You'll probably have closer to 1/16" of mortar with a 1/4" trowel.

If getting it dead on is really important to you, you could do a test with a scrap piece of sheetrock or plywood. Set a tile or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Kman
Without getting into the joist structure, and...

Without getting into the joist structure, and condition of the subfloor, a 1/4" cement board would get you to the height you're wanting.

But before you move forward you should use the deflecto and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Kman
Looking at your level in the picture, I don't...

Looking at your level in the picture, I don't think you have a 1/4" per foot of slope there. That's the biggest mistake.

But it also looks like the edge of the drain sits just above the tile,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Kman
William, that corner does look kinda rough. I...

William, that corner does look kinda rough. I probably would have tried to clean that up before putting the tub in place. Is the stud there undamaged? I'm wondering why it looks to be cut back a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Kman
William, I'm having a hard time figuring out what...

William, I'm having a hard time figuring out what you're describing with the pictures you've posted. I think I understand that the new tub depth (front to back) is more than the old tub, so that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Lance. :) Do you have...

Welcome to the forum, Lance. :)

Do you have any experience setting tile? Those plank tiles can be quite a challenge to keep flat and even. A leveling system will help, but it's best to get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By Kman
I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is...

I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is due to a couple of things. One is your choice of mortar, and the other is that it was too dry. I think if you change those two things you'll notice a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Kman
Unless you just need the extra 1/4" height,...

Unless you just need the extra 1/4" height, there's no advantage to using 1/2" cbu instead of 1/4" cbu.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By Kman
What size trowel did you use?

What size trowel did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Kman
Yeah, that's a whole new problem. That penny...

Yeah, that's a whole new problem. That penny tile shouldn't have been set over Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Kman
It's a bit sloppy, and would have been very...

It's a bit sloppy, and would have been very easily fixed at the time he was grouting.

If the pictures you've posted are indicative of the whole job, I would want it fixed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Kman
I hate when someone makes me do European math. :D

I hate when someone makes me do European math. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Kman
What about a triangular shaped piece at the end...

What about a triangular shaped piece at the end attached to the wall and either the top or end of the countertop?

For what it's worth, the tile will typically hold together as long as the mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Kman
I imagine you'd get enough movement from the...

I imagine you'd get enough movement from the washer during the spin cycle to cause a tile failure above. Without some support for that corner to separate it from the washer, and give it a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Kman
A few tips for you, since you're going off the...

A few tips for you, since you're going off the beaten path with this project:

1. If you use a mortar that you have to mix yourself, getting it thoroughly mixed is very important. Follow the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Kman
Here's the deal with Hardibacker. It gets very...

Here's the deal with Hardibacker. It gets very brittle, especially near the edges, when you drive a nail or screw into it. So you want the screw head to set fully and hold, but the larger head...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Kman
The best way would be to shim the studs out 1/4"....

The best way would be to shim the studs out 1/4".

But I can't find anything wrong with what you're planning. Just make sure you use long enough screws to go into the studs about an inch. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Kman
Deck mud is not a wear surface. I can't tell...

Deck mud is not a wear surface. I can't tell from your picture what repair you're trying to make, but exposed deck mud isn't the answer.

There are other products that may work, but I'd need a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Kman
I would not, Adam. The tray gets a lot of it's...

I would not, Adam. The tray gets a lot of it's strength from being covered with membrane and tile, so that point loads are spread out over a larger area. That's not something you'd get with a PVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,867
Posted By Kman
I also would not use marble on the walls of a...

I also would not use marble on the walls of a shower. There are just too many options in porcelain that look like marble that don't require the maintenance that marble does, and are much more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,075
Posted By Kman
Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many...

Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many joists are bowed.

Did your tape roll perpendicular to the joists, or parallel?

You could also use a string stretched across the room to get an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Kman
How many square feet is this project? I...

How many square feet is this project?

I think I'd have to at least consider removing the OSB and replacing it with new plywood. The lumber costs might be the only thing to hold me back, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Kman
I guess it comes down to how much you want to...

I guess it comes down to how much you want to risk.

What is your reason for not wanting to use epoxy mortar?

Ask yourself this: if I ruin this tile by installing it incorrectly, was it worth...
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