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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
Gary, I think you're gonna find that most of us...

Gary, I think you're gonna find that most of us who have done extensive remodeling work in our careers will tell you it's almost always easier/faster/better to remove everything that's currently in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 46
Posted By cx
Welcome, Gary. :) I'm a little confused. ...

Welcome, Gary. :)

I'm a little confused. Dan says your Durock must be bedded in thinset mortar, which is correct for floor applications, but you appear to be talking about walls. Clarify that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 124
Posted By cx
The manufacturer's photos are designed to...

The manufacturer's photos are designed to encourage you to purchase the product; the installation recommendations are a more realistic indication of what it will take to actually install the product....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By cx
What are you planning to use as your...

What are you planning to use as your waterproofing method, Gene?

The expanded metal lath you use should be at least 2.5 pound per square yard according to tile industry standards. What I see at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 124
Posted By cx
Patric emailed me a better link to what he's...

Patric emailed me a better link to what he's using and I've corrected the product link in the original post. Check it again, Jeff.

So we're just talking about a 6x24-inch glazed porcelain tile...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:55 PM
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Views: 138,259
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Stranger. :) Obviously you...

Welcome back, Stranger. :)

Obviously you require a bit more study, eh?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 124
Posted By cx
Welcome, Patrick. :) I hope the link I added...

Welcome, Patrick. :)

I hope the link I added is actually the product you intend to use. If not, we can fix that.

[Edit] Original link replaced.

I find absolutely nothing on that site to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By cx
Welcome, Michael. :) I'm guessing your...

Welcome, Michael. :)

I'm guessing your hardwood flooring is already in place?

In applications such as yours people frequently make a threshold-width reducer of the height of the wood flooring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By cx
JS, you'll generally do better including your...

JS, you'll generally do better including your bonding material questions on your individual project threads so folks can see specifically what you're working with and any materials or conditions that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By cx
By "form" I meant I create the mud curb before...

By "form" I meant I create the mud curb before placing the dry-pack floor. I don't do any actual forming as you would think of in placing concrete.

Go to the Shower Construction thread in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By cx
The SLC will be cured before you install any tile...

The SLC will be cured before you install any tile and there would be no occasion for "bleeding" into your stone. I've never even heard of thinset mortar bleeding into the stone, although a dark...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By cx
If you start your layout at the tub, you want to...

If you start your layout at the tub, you want to set a full tile at the lowest point of the tub and cut the rest of your first row such that the tops are level and flush with one another. All this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By cx
I would not recommend any solvent-based product...

I would not recommend any solvent-based product over the RedGard. The manufacturer of the RedGard will have no recommendation at all for painting over the product, but I know for sure that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Welcome, JB. :) Just one more reason for me...

Welcome, JB. :)

Just one more reason for me to recommend against using those plastic forms for building shower floors and curbs. First time I've heard of someone using deck mud for the curb part,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By cx
Woot, thinset is a method, not a material. You...

Woot, thinset is a method, not a material. You use thinset mortar to bond tile in the thinset method of installation.

You say bathroom, but it appears you're also doing a shower using a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By cx
1. Probably. The requirement is that your...

1. Probably. The requirement is that your thinset mortar be a minimum of 3/32nds" thick when the tile is set and a minimum of 95 percent of the back of each tile is covered. You'll need to set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By cx
Adam, I think if you'll read the installation...

Adam, I think if you'll read the installation instructions for the RedGard you'll find the manufacturer does not recommend the use of organic adhesive (mastic) on that product.

The RedGard on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By cx
Welcome, Woot. :) By "white thinset" are you...

Welcome, Woot. :)

By "white thinset" are you talking about thinset mortar for bonding your stone tiles?

What is the application? Sounds like you may be building a shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By cx
Yes, and again, one of the only suitable...

Yes, and again, one of the only suitable applications for a Type N mortar in my book. I think you'll find it quite satisfactory for bedding your receptor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By cx
Welcome, Marty. :) Jim is right, them would...

Welcome, Marty. :)

Jim is right, them would be what we call in Texas, grat big ol' tiles at 18'x18' for sure. :D

In new construction I always want ceramic floor tiles installed before cabinets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By cx
See Post #12. Jerry does a lot of glass tile. ...

See Post #12. Jerry does a lot of glass tile.

I would recommend you move up at least to FlexBond if you're buying at Homer's. VersaBond is a good all around thinset mortar, but some glass can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By cx
One of the few real good applications for...

One of the few real good applications for Quikrete Mortar Mix (1102) from your local Home Depot.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) The tile industry standard...

Welcome, John. :)

The tile industry standard for substrate flatness for the size tile you have is no deviation from intended plane of more than 1/8th" in ten feet and no more than 1/16th" in two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By cx
I recommend making your subfloor suitable for the...

I recommend making your subfloor suitable for the tile installation and then making transitions to other floor covering as necessary.

Only recommendation I can make for the nominal 3/8ths" plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,386
Posted By cx
John, you would only want the wedgie if you...

John, you would only want the wedgie if you stopped the wallboard above the tiling flange and covered the gap with a sheet-type waterproofing membrane. If you're now bringing your wallboard down to...
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