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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I know nothing about the cleaner...

Hi Jeff, :)

I know nothing about the cleaner you used, but I'm betting it's a property of the "stone" rather than the cleaner. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Eric, :) I can't, of course, see through...

Hi Eric, :)

I can't, of course, see through the paint, but I think your floor might be terrazzo and not regular concrete, and if so, it's probably still good.

While it's possible to tile over...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Retired, :) I don't think the tape...

Hi Retired, :)

I don't think the tape "etched" the slate. I wonder if you could put up a picture, the closest, clearest view you can get? Also, there are lots of different slates along with some...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By John Bridge
One of the very few reason I watch Austin City...

One of the very few reason I watch Austin City Limits anymore. :)

I'm very sorry to hear he won't be with us for at least one more performance.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 453,798
Posted By John Bridge
Rex, There is a new store in operation....

Rex,

There is a new store in operation. You'll see an announcement at the start of each forum. There is a link there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Donald, :) I don't have any pictures, but...

Hi Donald, :)

I don't have any pictures, but the one you posted looks good. I really think it's a judgment call. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tyler, :) I think the angled cuts should...

Hi Tyler, :)

I think the angled cuts should go between the drain and the wall.

I would not used the tiled drain on your project.

The slope will drain. Might take it a while. I dry the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By John Bridge
Sounds like that's the way to do it, Patti. :)

Sounds like that's the way to do it, Patti. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
Dan, You can do a little test with any...

Dan,

You can do a little test with any thinset. Bond a couple pieces of tile together and sink them in a bucket of water for a day or two. If they remain stuck together you're good. :)

My...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 1,571,137
Posted By John Bridge
That sink embedded into the tile job takes me...

That sink embedded into the tile job takes me back more than a few years. When I started in the trade that's how we did all of them. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 04-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tim, :) All of the companies you...

Hi Tim, :)

All of the companies you mentioned (or most of them, anyway) are our sponsors and have been for years. All of the products are good and worthwhile. Laticrete has a history of putting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dave, :) Here's another vote. In fact,...

Hi Dave, :)

Here's another vote. In fact, I'll just second what Davy said. Sheetrockers hang sheetrock; they are not tile people. Get your tile man in on the deal right now. If you are the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) Un-modified thinset will work but...

Hi Dan, :)

Un-modified thinset will work but not "cheap" thinset of any sort. Pay for the best.

Also, I wonder if things might work out better if you pull up the Ditra and then install the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Zelda, I can't find much on any of the...

Hi Zelda,

I can't find much on any of the Tile Lab Sealers. I'm particularly wondering whether it's something that builds up on the surface, in which case it would have to be stripped. Most of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By John Bridge
And also, what sort of tile? :)

And also, what sort of tile? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 453,798
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rex, Send me an email, and I attach the...

Hi Rex,

Send me an email, and I attach the book file to the reply (since you've already paid for the book).

For everyone:

We are working on the problem. It turns out we need the entire web...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By John Bridge
"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed...

"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed before grouting, and some folks seal it right out of the box. Polishing in this case means grinding the surface, which opens up microscopic cavities in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) Anchoring the curb is not a bad...

Hi Jason, :)

Anchoring the curb is not a bad idea.

Don't worry about anchoring it to anything else. And use the tar paper between the subfloor and shower floor mortar.

You mention using some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By John Bridge
Hi James, :) A difference in height of one...

Hi James, :)

A difference in height of one millimeter won't hurt you. Go ahead and use the two products. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, Since you've already applied mesh...

Hi John,

Since you've already applied mesh tape and thinset in the corners you don't need any other membrane. The RedGard will do the job for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) You'll need a P-trap under that...

Hi Steve, :)

You'll need a P-trap under that drain. I don't see how that's going to work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Richard, :) For many years...

Hi Richard, :)

For many years "four-and-a-quarter" tiles were the standard for walls, and quite a few companies made them. Some were close to 4-1/4 in., and some were closer to 4-3/8 in. You would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Romey, :) I would remove all the...

Hi Romey, :)

I would remove all the subflooring and fix the framing, then go back with two layers of plywood. I know you probably don't want to hear that. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, Nope. :) The Kerdi grate...

Hi Steve,

Nope. :)

The Kerdi grate works only with the Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Mark, :) If you remove the floor boards...

Hey Mark, :)

If you remove the floor boards you can dig footings from inside the house. :)
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