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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By John Bridge
I'm with Jim (Post 8). If I were going to use...

I'm with Jim (Post 8). If I were going to use Kerdi-board on the walls, I would go ahead with a Kerdi drain and Kerdi over the floor mud. I see no advantage and not much cost savings in using a PVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nathan, :) The wall board doesn't have to...

Hi Nathan, :)

The wall board doesn't have to overlap the tub lip if your tiles are large enough to bridge the gap. How large are your wall tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pete, :) I vote for reducing the wall...

Hi Pete, :)

I vote for reducing the wall into a knee wall and installing glass. That will open things up a lot. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shanti, :) It's for sure you're going to...

Hi Shanti, :)

It's for sure you're going to ruin the granite tile, why not just remove it and then mortar (float mud) over the bricks? The bricks will be rough enough to grip the mortar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) To do a Kerdi shower you'll...

Hi Mike, :)


To do a Kerdi shower you'll break the old floor out, remove the shower pan and change the drain to a Schluter Kerdi drain. Hundreds of Kerdi showers have been chronicled on these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By John Bridge
I've tiled to the back of the drywall quite a...

I've tiled to the back of the drywall quite a bit. After I converted to Kerdi showers years ago I would attach the Kerdi to the back of the drywall. I have never cemented backerboard to the inside of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, :) I think an eighth is adequate,...

Hi Joe, :)

I think an eighth is adequate, but a quarter might be better. Base still covers it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By John Bridge
Time for me to re-state what I've been preaching...

Time for me to re-state what I've been preaching for many years about shower maintenance. :)

If you dry the shower with a towel after each and every use you will never have a problem with moisture...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, What size pipe feeds your shower...

Hi Mike,

What size pipe feeds your shower setup? You won't get anymore water than that provides no matter the number of shower heads. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) I don't know of anything other...

Hi Jim, :)

I don't know of anything other than latex caulking that would work there. How wide is the gap further back on the tub deck?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dawn, :) I, also, worry a little about...

Hi Dawn, :)

I, also, worry a little about the bench.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Noah, :) It looks like you haven't...

Hi Noah, :)

It looks like you haven't started the pre-slope, so youdr idea about screwing the
drain to the subfloor should work fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) I'm no portland cement expert,...

Hi David, :)

I'm no portland cement expert, but I know that concrete has been used in saltwater for as long as it's been around, longer than epoxy has been around. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Greg. Welcome. :) You mention 135 degree...

Hi Greg. Welcome. :)

You mention 135 degree angles, but I don't see that in your pictures. I'm having a little trouble figuring out what you're doing there. :)

I would take the bench apart and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Armin. :) If you were...

Welcome aboard, Armin. :)


If you were using ceramic tiles I would say go ahead with the plywood over the planks, but travertine is a very soft material that contains numerous "faults" or veins....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Damon, :) I know I'm treading on shakey...

Hi Damon, :)

I know I'm treading on shakey ground here, but I would give it the Jump Test. :)

How large a bathroom do you intend to construct? Are there no supporting walls under the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
VersaBond will work fine over Ditra. ;)

VersaBond will work fine over Ditra. ;)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-26-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lou, :) I think you might have meant to...

Hi Lou, :)

I think you might have meant to say epoxy grout. In any case, any neutral clean tile cleaner will work for your tiles and grout.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-25-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi and welcome. :) From the looks of the...

Hi and welcome. :)

From the looks of the drain grate I can venture that the shower floor was built with a thick mortar bed on top of liner an inch or two below the tile layer. I think you are...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By John Bridge
Thanks for starting this, Joe. I think that...

Thanks for starting this, Joe.

I think that although this past year has been trying for all of us, we have much to be thankful for if we think about it a little bit. I wish all of you a Merry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) Are the "wood tiles" actually...

Hi Brian, :)

Are the "wood tiles" actually wooden, or are they ceramic?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-22-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By John Bridge
Go Board is a product I am familiar with, and...

Go Board is a product I am familiar with, and unless they've changed their shower building method radically from the last display I saw, I wouldn't recommend their method. The problem is that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-21-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By John Bridge
Years ago I was aware of a company in San Antonio...

Years ago I was aware of a company in San Antonio that produced a raw terra cotta tile that was much like Saltillo tile, but it was more uniform in appearance . . . and it was semi-glazed by a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-21-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) I've been around this business...

Hi Mark, :)

I've been around this business longer than most, and I don't know that anything has become easier. I think instead that things might be better.

I spent a lot of years building and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By John Bridge
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Hi John, :)

A diagonal layout creates super problems when considering movement joints in the tile application. Normally, I would want to create movement accommodation where a room runs into...
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