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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By cx
I recommend using a sloped mortar bed regardless...

I recommend using a sloped mortar bed regardless the type of receptor you elect to construct.

I recommend moving the drain to the center of the shower footprint regardless the type of receptor you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By cx
Terry, if water is collecting around the...

Terry, if water is collecting around the perimeter of your shower floor, there is something wrong with your receptor construction. That's not just an opinion, that's a fact. Fill the gap with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,364
Posted By cx
1. Use whatever's convenient to you that meets...

1. Use whatever's convenient to you that meets ANSI A118.4 specifications. That number will be on the bag.

2. Depends upon what spacing you intend to use. The tile manufacturer will commonly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brian. :) The reason for the...

Welcome, Brian. :)

The reason for the double-layer subfloor for natural stone, regardless the joist spacing, is to eliminate any place where the end gaps in the plywood panels over the joists...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Steve. :) 1. SLC will do...

Welcome back, Steve. :)

1. SLC will do nothing to prevent cracking of a tile installation. It may help to flatten and potentially level your floor sufficiently for large format tiles.

2. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By cx
Terry, it's the sloped mortar bed under the liner...

Terry, it's the sloped mortar bed under the liner that's in question here. If you don't have that, you will have longer term problems, including some similar to what you're describing.

The only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By cx
Welcome, BJ. :) Not much we can help you...

Welcome, BJ. :)

Not much we can help you with 'till you have some specific questions with some specific background information to go with them. Photos are often helpful and you can attach photos...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By cx
I think that applies only to shower receptors...

I think that applies only to shower receptors that are recessed into the concrete slab, Jim. I think we don't yet know if that's Terry's situation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 954
Posted By cx
The 1/8th" gap between tile and tub will be fine...

The 1/8th" gap between tile and tub will be fine and in a small room you could get by with your 1/8th" for your CBU and your flattening compound.

You would use a flexible sealant in that tile gap....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 954
Posted By cx
The "nothing" in the instructions is exactly what...

The "nothing" in the instructions is exactly what you wanna do with that gap, Jean. For absolutely sure you don't want to fill it with thinset mortar or any other similar material. The purpose of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By cx
Welcome, Terry. :)What are you calling the "pan"...

Welcome, Terry. :)What are you calling the "pan" there?

How was the shower receptor constructed? Was there a clamping ring drain with a waterproof liner over a sloped mortar bed? Then a second...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,364
Posted By cx
2. Nick, do not fill and tape the CBU seams that...

2. Nick, do not fill and tape the CBU seams that will be covered with the ValueSeal. The ValueSeal, properly installed, will treat those seams much better than will the mesh tape and the ValueSeal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,363
Posted By cx
Clearly you did say KerdiBoard and not...

Clearly you did say KerdiBoard and not Hardiebacker. My apologies. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,049
Posted By cx
Scott, just tell your memory bank that it's never...

Scott, just tell your memory bank that it's never OK to butt your ceramic tile against anything, including other ceramic tile. No ambiguity, there.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,363
Posted By cx
Post you referenced was from 2011, Eric, and...

Post you referenced was from 2011, Eric, and Medium Bed Mortar did exist then. The Industry recognized (led by our own Dave Gobis (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=16)) that such a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By cx
Only Semco I know of, Davy, is Semco Energy, a...

Only Semco I know of, Davy, is Semco Energy, a natural gas distribution company in which I hold zero stock. :)

That's why I axed for a link.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 954
Posted By cx
How about Jean's Bathroom Project? 1. Jean,...

How about Jean's Bathroom Project?

1. Jean, please install the CBU per the manufacturer's instructions. If your floor required flattening after that, use a cementitious patching material (not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By cx
A link to the product in question would be...

A link to the product in question would be helpful, Joe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 954
Posted By cx
Please don't start a new thread, Jean. A...

Please don't start a new thread, Jean. A moderator can change the title to something more generic any time you'd like to suggest one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 954
Posted By cx
Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask...

Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask someone in an orange vest start with, "Where would I find the.........". And even then, take the answer with a grain of salt.

220086
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By cx
There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an...

There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an "uncoupling" product. Schluter dictates the method and materials to install the product. One of their recommendations is the use of un-modified...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Daniel. :) We'd need to know...

Welcome back, Daniel. :)

We'd need to know more about your shower, 'specially the tile size, the bonding mortar, the tools and method of tile installation, and the treatment of the bottom joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By cx
David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.

You want to go to the CBU...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By cx
No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset...

No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset mortar. Frequently a lot of thinset mortar. But your tiles appear to be uncommonly flat. They really come from the Saltillo area of Mexico?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By cx
Welcome, Judy. :) DIY 1,000 square feet of...

Welcome, Judy. :)

DIY 1,000 square feet of Saltillo? Que Mujer! :D

I've always set Saltillo over a mortar bed over concrete SOG and used sand and Portland cement mixed 3:1 for the grout. And...
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