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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset is not designed to be applied as...

Thinset is not designed to be applied as flattening, sloped material. Now, a thixotrophic slc can, but I'm not too sure how well it would work over a Kerdi foam tray. Shaping that to the proper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
Code requires that the waterproofing be sloped. ...

Code requires that the waterproofing be sloped. The tile is not waterproofing.

If the pan is tight to the subflooring, the subfloor (slab?) probably was not properly flat and level, and the foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
Noble makes a deck material rated for use over...

Noble makes a deck material rated for use over occupied space. https://www.noblecompanyonlinestore.com/product/36/noble-deck-6-wide-exterior-waterproofing-and-crack-isolation

Flashing and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
The hinges generally need to be screw anchored,...

The hinges generally need to be screw anchored, but doing it on a wall is where you want them versus into a horizontal surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
If a section moves when pressed, nothing you do...

If a section moves when pressed, nothing you do on top of it would end up stable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
It sounds like one or both of these things may...

It sounds like one or both of these things may have hit up your install so far:
- if there's any flex in the pan, the pan didn't get embedded and bonded properly to the floor
- the subfloor has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By jadnashua
It's not really the pH, it's that the gypsum in...

It's not really the pH, it's that the gypsum in typical drywall mud is chemically incompatible with cement. When the two are not separated from each other, the combination causes a new mineral to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By jadnashua
Grout, especially unsanded which is weaker, will...

Grout, especially unsanded which is weaker, will likely crack on those changes of plane. Whether you care or not, and with small joints you might not notice, is up to you.

Bullnosed tile tend to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
Ditra is NOT designed to be attached to anything...

Ditra is NOT designed to be attached to anything other than cement, plywood, or similar materials where it can be properly bonded in place. It only becomes waterproof if the seams are properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By jadnashua
RedGard won't bridge a gap, so if you follow the...

RedGard won't bridge a gap, so if you follow the instructions, yes, you want to tape and thinset all joints, let that cure the minimum time they call for, and then coat with the RedGard.

Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By jadnashua
Read the instructions on the sealer you intend to...

Read the instructions on the sealer you intend to use...it's often a couple of days, but you have to verify that with the sealer's instructions. The grout manufacturer may have a line in their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By jadnashua
The pan on any approved system is waterproof. ...

The pan on any approved system is waterproof. The advantage to a surface sheet waterproofing system (and it is a SYSTEM) means that the entire shower is waterPROOF just underneath the tile.

You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By jadnashua
The tile industry does have methods to install...

The tile industry does have methods to install tile without the use of CBU which works IF you follow all of the instructions to the letter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By jadnashua
Read the fine print on the SLC. Most require a...

Read the fine print on the SLC. Most require a special primer, and may have a time window after application before you must install the SLC, and many of them also require metal lath when used over a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By jadnashua
DOes the rough-in valve have integral shutoff...

DOes the rough-in valve have integral shutoff valves? If so, are they fully open?

Shut the main water valve off, pop off the handle(s), remove the cartridge, have someone turn the main valve back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
Take the drain cover off and try to get a good...

Take the drain cover off and try to get a good picture of what it looks like beneath it down into the drain.

At least one of your pictures appears to show that the grout is wet over a lot of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By jadnashua
Some things like body wash or hair conditioners...

Some things like body wash or hair conditioners can contain some stuff that can stain things, so sealing might be useful. It tends to get washed away during the shower, but not always, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiFIx works well on an edge seam, but you...

KerdiFIx works well on an edge seam, but you would not really want to use it to laminate two sheets together, partly for the cost, and the ability to get full coverage...just use a quality thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
There are some reasons why you might want an...

There are some reasons why you might want an acid-based cleaner on tile, but it comes with consequences. The acid literally eats the cement away. It will dissolve mineral deposits if they're there,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By jadnashua
I have Kasmir white granite in my tub surround on...

I have Kasmir white granite in my tub surround on the walls. It darkens when wetted. I noticed this when installing it. The thinset's moisture darkened the tile, and it took nearly 2-weeks before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,095
Posted By jadnashua
The psi value of a bunch of smaller tile versus...

The psi value of a bunch of smaller tile versus one larger one is often about the same, depending on the thickness, so no, a single larger stone won't be an issue at all. What you may find, and this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
Do you have any details on how the shower was...

Do you have any details on how the shower was constructed? Do you have any pictures of the process?

What it looks to me is that you're getting efflorescence. That happens when excess moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By jadnashua
Stone tile often is ground to a very tight...

Stone tile often is ground to a very tight tolerance, so smaller grout joints are possible, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can use them! If your walls are VERY flat, you should be able to,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By jadnashua
First, don't use the acrylic admix! That can...

First, don't use the acrylic admix! That can make it sticky and harder to screed to the desired shape plus, at least on the top layer, it NEEDS to be porous so it can drain. The admix will tend to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By jadnashua
What size grout joints do you have? That may...

What size grout joints do you have? That may dictate the grout choice. Over 1/8" the industry calls for a sanded grout, but the marble isn't all that hard, and can be scratched. The shape of the...
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