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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
I used to do work for a number of designers, most...

I used to do work for a number of designers, most of whom didn't like to see grout, i.e., "I hate grout," etc. I would tell them, "If you don't like grout, you don't like tile. Go with something...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Call the builder. It's not your...

Hi Steve, :)

Call the builder. It's not your problem. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By John Bridge
First of all, I've been in the tile business for...

First of all, I've been in the tile business for 50-odd years, and from the beginning we routinely called thinset mortar "thinset." :)

Second of all, I don't agree with Schluter in the use of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, in that country there could have been...

Yeah, in that country there could have been vertical cracking, and it's not uncommon to have too few expansion joints . . . or expansion joints could have been covered up. Who knows?

I was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By John Bridge
Geez, where are you at in East Texas, Justin? I...

Geez, where are you at in East Texas, Justin? I might just come over and give you a big kiss. Well, maybe not quite that. . . . :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
While I do agree it's easier to pull a tile up...

While I do agree it's easier to pull a tile up from a concrete slab, for example, the advantage of using Ditra can't be outweighed. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Darren, :) You can do it without glass,...

Hi Darren, :)

You can do it without glass, but it's gonna be a little dark and dreary. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bruce, :) How about a snap cutter/cutting...

Hi Bruce, :)

How about a snap cutter/cutting board?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By John Bridge
Here's another vote for education. First of...

Here's another vote for education.

First of all, the "tile industry" is way bigger than the NTCA, the CTEF, the TCNA and all the other acronyms thrown in. Anyone who has operated in a large city...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
I think if you get the Ditra mushed into the...

I think if you get the Ditra mushed into the thinset holding it down you'll eliminate the problem. I've never had the problem. Of course, I've never made a mistake. :D
Forum: The Mud Box 10-12-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By John Bridge
There is no retirement. It's a big lie. ;)

There is no retirement. It's a big lie. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By John Bridge
We've had an article here for years on how to...

We've had an article here for years on how to build a mortar and lath shower curb. I've never thought about running the lath into the shower floor, but that's a good idea, too.

...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-10-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By John Bridge
Joe, it's good to know you're still in business....

Joe, it's good to know you're still in business. I suspect that quite a few small theater outfits have disappeared. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David and Catherine, :) You asked about a...

Hi David and Catherine, :)

You asked about a pen that will color grout. There are a number of products out there under the heading "grout colorant." Basically, they are paint, and I have had...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-08-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By John Bridge
It's a wonder how things like that get buried in...

It's a wonder how things like that get buried in what is a relatively short time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Laura, :) I agree with what CX said. It's...

Hi Laura, :)

I agree with what CX said. It's not acceptable. It'll leak for sure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jake, :) Clear silicone will generally...

Hi Jake, :)

Clear silicone will generally hold just about anything to the top of a curb. The silicone has to cure, though, before the glass is installed. That may have something to to with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jay, :) Just a couple of comments. For...

Hi Jay, :)

Just a couple of comments. For tiled walls on a timber home it's recommended that a new frame wall be built inside the timber wall, since the timber construction is not stable enough...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-11-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22,016
Views: 5,560,006
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome, AD. :) Is there a nickname we can call...

Welcome, AD. :) Is there a nickname we can call you by?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-07-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Andrew, :) I'm not a stone ace by any...

Hi Andrew, :)

I'm not a stone ace by any means, but I do know that different types of stone can stand different treatments. Try to determine what stone you have, and until then stay away from any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By John Bridge
If you get the grout away from the grate you...

If you get the grout away from the grate you should be able to raise it enough for the penny tile without pulling it out of the lower part of the drain assembly. :
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-02-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Claire, Maybe try scrubbing it with...

Hi Claire,

Maybe try scrubbing it with baking soda? If it is actually etched, you won't get it out. It would have to be polished out, and that's not something a novice should attempt. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-02-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By John Bridge
As to the joints in Kerdi, way back before I even...

As to the joints in Kerdi, way back before I even became aware of the product, German engineers built a contraption that held a 14 foot high column of water and lined it with Kerdi membrane using...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By John Bridge
Hi, :) Where is the "I.E." area? You might...

Hi, :)

Where is the "I.E." area? You might have more luck if you furnish the name of the town. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I've never done nor seen anyone...

Hi Jeff, :)

I've never done nor seen anyone do what you're talking about. I've only done thicker material that way. Thicker and heavier, too. I'm thinking the thinner tiles will rock no matter...
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