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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I'm not a fan of Kohler. But, it...

Personally, I'm not a fan of Kohler. But, it should be able to be made waterproof. Had you considered calling Kohler for help? They built it, they should know how to make it work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By jadnashua
Well, I did check one highly modified mortar,...

Well, I did check one highly modified mortar, Laticrete 254, and it does say "properly prepared vinyl" is a suitable substrate. Their product sheet does not say exactly what "properly prepared...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By jadnashua
An enhancing sealer tends to make the tile...

An enhancing sealer tends to make the tile darker, but trying to match other tile already down is a crapshoot, I think. An enhancing sealer will tend to make the same changes as if the tile is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By jadnashua
There's a limit on hydrostatic pressure where...

There's a limit on hydrostatic pressure where tile (and paint) won't stay bonded...so tile may not be in your future, at least if you want it to last! At a less catastrophic situation, you tend to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,811
Posted By jadnashua
Cement and gypsum don't get along well together,...

Cement and gypsum don't get along well together, so that's why you need something in between.

You might get by by using Kerdifix to attach the Kerdi back over as a patch...check with Schluter. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By jadnashua
I'd set it like a tile with thinset. Keep in...

I'd set it like a tile with thinset. Keep in mind that the tile industry specs call for an expansion joint at all changes of plane or materials...so, you'd need to probably caulk the floor to wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By jadnashua
As the epoxy coating is coming off, it makes some...

As the epoxy coating is coming off, it makes some sense to remove it. THe floor may not have been prepped well prior to that installation, or hydrostatic pressure may have broken the bond. A garage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By jadnashua
Likely a really bad idea, especially if it's...

Likely a really bad idea, especially if it's cushioned vinyl. While I haven't studies all of the various thinsets out there, I've not run across one that says it is allowed over vinyl.

THere are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By jadnashua
A couple of things you may not have considered......

A couple of things you may not have considered...
- a single handle shower valve is either all on, or all off, there is no adjustable volume control
- depending on your piping layout and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By jadnashua
There are also engineered profiles you can use...

There are also engineered profiles you can use for expansion joints. Various companies make them, but I think you'll find that Schluter has the largest selection of colors, tile thicknesses, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,811
Posted By jadnashua
How big again is this delamination? If...

How big again is this delamination?

If large, since the gypsum in the board will eventually have an issue with thinset used to fill the hole from cutting it out, and drywall mud typically is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By jadnashua
First off, realize that neither tile nor cbu are...

First off, realize that neither tile nor cbu are considered waterproofing...they're generally not damaged by being wet. So, if you really want your bathroom floor to be waterPROOF, those two things...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, most residential floors are designed for a...

FWIW, most residential floors are designed for a 50#/sqft load, divided between dead and live loads.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By jadnashua
Remember, your extension still needs slope to it,...

Remember, your extension still needs slope to it, and any angles will increase the total elevation change...your only real choice is probably go down, remove the trap, extend the run to where you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
You could make a new mud bed, which would allow...

You could make a new mud bed, which would allow you to get the floor height exactly where you want it IF they allowed enough room to meet at least the minimum thickness. One reason it might have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By jadnashua
FIrst, the longer you wait, the harder it will be...

FIrst, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to clean off.

Mix up some vinegar in water and scrub with that. The calcium in the grout will dissolve in acid, but diluted vinegar gives you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
I think you'll end up finding removing everything...

I think you'll end up finding removing everything to the joists will end up your easiest, longest lasting end result.

Old houses often don't end up with a flat or level floor, and trying to match...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By jadnashua
As was said before...a long run to the trap means...

As was said before...a long run to the trap means lots of area that can accumulate crud and be a perpetual source of some nasty smells...that's why the trap is usually installed directly below the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By jadnashua
I did my bathroom in a hopscotch pattern, and to...

I did my bathroom in a hopscotch pattern, and to get the smaller tile, I cut the full-sized ones into quarters. That left two cut edges, and two factory edges on each tile. I used some pads to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the job, most DIY'ers and even some...

Depending on the job, most DIY'ers and even some pros, won't use a full bag of thinset before it starts to set up...so, what I do is use a bathroom scale that reads out to 0.1#, and weigh the mortar,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By jadnashua
First off, cement and gypsum are not really...

First off, cement and gypsum are not really compatible...don't remember the actual compound that occurs when they react over time, but it makes for a terrible bond!

If the Kilz is well bonded, my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that your studs are not all in...

It appears that your studs are not all in alignment...this is not uncommon, but the best thing would have been to check and fix prior to screwing the panel down. The panel will just follow the studs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By jadnashua
Grout sealers do NOT prevent staining...they slow...

Grout sealers do NOT prevent staining...they slow staining material from being absorbed, giving you time to clean it up first, but that may or may not be enough. Not sure white on a floor is a great...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,811
Posted By jadnashua
How close is it to a seam? My gut feeling is,...

How close is it to a seam? My gut feeling is, anything more than maybe an inch or two is too much of a loose section, and, if it's within 2" of a seam, even smaller is an issue.

DOn't be afraid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,811
Posted By jadnashua
If the area was small, I'd say leave it alone,...

If the area was small, I'd say leave it alone, but a square foot...should be fixed. Cut out that section of Kerdi. If the fleece is intact, you can reuse it as part of the patch, but you may just...
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