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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Hi Kevin, thanks for the move, and sorry to have...

Hi Kevin, thanks for the move, and sorry to have made more work for you.

My understanding is that most membrane grout sealers shouldn't be used in showers because water can get trapped behind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Regrouting shower, mismatched grout color

I am regrouting a shower that was grouted improperly by someone else the first time. All the tile in the bathroom is a new install. There is 12x24 field tile in the shower (about 100sf inside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Hi Jon, thanks for your comment. I was referring...

Hi Jon, thanks for your comment. I was referring to a nasty comment made by Travis at the YouTube page. It was an offensive personal attack and was visible to my contractor, so I disabled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
My kids' trauma

Travis, my children are not suffering trauma because of bad tile work. They are suffering trauma because they lost their four-year-old sister within the past year. Several of my children have...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By kktalker
Looking for a tilesetter in Las Vegas

At Paul's recommendation, I'm looking for a pro in Las Vegas who can help me resolve bad tile work done by my contractor. You can read about the gory details here:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Good Advice

Robert and Paul, thank you for the good advice. Paul, that is a good idea I hadn't though of--albeit a tedious one--to play matchmaker and get my contractor a tiler I can trust.

We are in Las...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Sloppy mosaic redo

Mosaic has to be installed a third time at the sloppy bottom row. Also notice the shattered glass tile on the floor of the recess at the bottom right of the photo.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Scratched tile

Scratched tile in the other bathroom. It's like this all the way around the room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Wrong color grout

The shampoo recess was grouted in a different color a few days after the band and field.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Update: It gets worse and worse

In the past two weeks, the job has gotten worse and worse, and we still do not have a completion date in sight. After I posted about the poor grout job, I met with the project manager who said the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
I haven't said it again since the beginning, but...

I haven't said it again since the beginning, but thank you again for your continued input, guys.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Greg, I agree. Cuts, mixing, whatever, but not...

Greg, I agree. Cuts, mixing, whatever, but not grout. Even so, I think back to my first ever tile job.... I took it slow and the grout looked a ton better than this.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Bottom line: what do I fight for?

More pictures of today's work, mosaic set and grouted same day with misaligned Jolly edge. Every day gets worse.

So, we all see that the job is suboptimal. What should I be requiring of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Paul: oh yes, I inspected the waterproofing, and...

Paul: oh yes, I inspected the waterproofing, and by the end, my novice eye was ok with it (which only counts for so much).

Mark: Today I told the contractor exactly that, that I want to see the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Paul, yes there is durock membrane over the...

Paul, yes there is durock membrane over the fiberock. Do you mean in some specific fashion around the penetrations, or in general?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Cross section for Paul

Paul, this is the first chance I have had to get into either bathroom. I can't pull out the black piece because it has been firmly grouted in place in one corner. The first picture is the bathroom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Paul: You'll enjoy this. The tiler came to me...

Paul: You'll enjoy this. The tiler came to me one day and said, "You know, those little white squares come off, and there is metal underneath! I hope you weren't hoping for the white color!" He...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Here's another one for you

Is it normal to both set mosaic and grout within an 8-hour period? I'm thinking no, unless it's a special thinset, am I right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Grout Type

Kevin: The grout is Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Thanks everyone for your comments. Kevin: I...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Kevin: I am not sure about sanded vs. unsanded; I will check a bag when I have a chance. As for grouting the floors, it doesn't matter because the floor is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
A couple of videos

Here are a couple of videos I took.

https://youtu.be/KwWlHsyFPx4

https://youtu.be/LBQ6ncIWfJk
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Hi Paul, thanks for your feedback. Yeah, the...

Hi Paul, thanks for your feedback. Yeah, the entire remodel has been a fiasco, and the contractor keeps saying, "There's nothing that can't be fixed." And so far, the contractor is fixing things. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,711
Posted By kktalker
Is this shoddy work?

I think my contractor's tile guy is doing shoddy work. First, he was fine with the fiberock lining up behind the lip of the shower pan, and I had to have him fix it twice before it was furred...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By kktalker
CX, thanks for your feedback. I REALLY want to...

CX, thanks for your feedback. I REALLY want to avoid replacing the whole area of tile, because the repair area is right in front of the door to the garage and the tile is continuous throughout our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By kktalker
Brannigan, by "chiseled" I am guessing you mean...

Brannigan, by "chiseled" I am guessing you mean like a "tumbled stone" look? No, the length of the edge is straight, with the standard slight bevel from surface down to the grout line. Plain, cheap...
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