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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By argile_tile
thank you so much. that reminds me before i...

thank you so much.

that reminds me before i lay any tile or stone in the future to get the NEW TCA book - i still only have the very old free online one that i was told i should not use
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By argile_tile
i'm not a tile pro on this site, i'm a question...

i'm not a tile pro on this site, i'm a question asker. but this might help.

your right diamond pads with automation can be used: but are expensive, maybe more appropriate for someone who...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,825
Posted By argile_tile
I tore out the tile, here's why ...

((pre-note: the insulation trick above, 3 yrs running in Virginia, insulation is still %100 totally "air pocket" sealed (note outcome is experimental))

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I'm not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By argile_tile
I'll have to check later. I know new plywood and...

I'll have to check later. I know new plywood and ditra (blocky thick plastic) went on floor but someone else was responsible for "monitoring" and keeping photos. I'd have to see if i can find a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By argile_tile
I wouldn't suggest normal tile

(removed advice about tile selection - Anne is already talking of sealing, tile already laid)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By argile_tile
correction

the 1/2" fragile tavertine floor was laid on ditra, not directly on plywood
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By argile_tile
help please. is 1/2" travertine/sandstone tile thickness for floor "good/ok"

Will 1/2" fragile travertine be enough to avoid cracking on a often wet bathroom floor (travertine bonded directly to new plywood btw)? Will porosity leak through to the plywood if not "sealed" or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By argile_tile
Soffit and ceiling my situation is 88" from...

Soffit and ceiling my situation is 88" from concrete to bottom of joist.

Before I remove paint I may contact potential contractor for advice. I have a dewalt 5" diamond wheel / cup and a wire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,538
Posted By argile_tile
> I want it to be as easily workable as possible....

> I want it to be as easily workable as possible.

I would not expect it to be easy. Infact I suggest posting photos here and asking about each step. Many good DiY'ers have failed to do showers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By argile_tile
"hide the crime". bond something to keep water...

"hide the crime". bond something to keep water from getting in first as instructed above. Then put something in front of it like a soap holder ledge (or row of taller tile?). (ie, if you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By argile_tile
How do I prepare floor (after failing tile)?

BACKGROUND: I tiled over a room in a concrete basement with cheap tile and thinset directly onto painted floor - for a large variety of reasons - removed it.

For anything except a cheap carpet...
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