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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By willspence
Thanks for the reply! From the Ditra Heat...

Thanks for the reply!

From the Ditra Heat instructions:

“Allow the assembly to cure for 7 days after
grouting before putting the floor warming
into service.”

No wonder they used to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By willspence
Ditra Heat under carrera marble

One week after setting honed Carrera marble tiles over Ditra Heat, using Schluter All Set, I turned the heat on and this is the result… I’m assuming there’s still moisture left in the thinset that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By willspence
Advice taken thank you very much

Advice taken thank you very much
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By willspence
Caulk or grout, which one first?

Ready to grout my marble shower/tub surround and floor. I have always used color matched caulk for changes of plane (corners intersection with the tub, etc. is that the correct approach?

Assuming...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-27-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By willspence
Thanks for the reply… I was thinking of sealing...

Thanks for the reply… I was thinking of sealing before grouting to make it easier to remove the grout from the surface of the tiles, Then again after grouting as part of the grout sealing process.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-27-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By willspence
To seal or not to seal

Bathroom, new installation 12x24 honed Carrera Marble, 1/16" grout lines- floor and shower surround over tub. Floor is over Ditra-Heat, tub walls over Kerdi.

I planned on sealing before and after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By willspence
Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By willspence
Tub/shower surround – Kerdi best practices

I’ll be tiling a tub/shower surround. Will be using Kerdi membrane. The last time I did this was quite a few years ago, and per Schluter’s recommendations just applied the Kerdi over standard sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By willspence
Subfloor material

Bathroom remodel, 1903 San Francisco building, want to do 12 x 24 marble floor tiles over Kerdi-Heat.

Joists: Full-dimension 2 x 12s @ 16" o.c. (I mean really 2" x 12" old growth Doug Fir- not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By willspence
Inset mirror?

I like to shave in the shower.

The idea is to have a piece of mirror made that I could inset into the tile. A thin heating pad is installed behind the mirror to prevent fogging:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By willspence
Marble on ceiling?

Designer wants the bath ceiling tiled w/ the same 12x12 marble being used on the walls. Small room, she says she wants it to look like a 'shower room'. I'm worried about earthquake safety. Opinions?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By willspence
Thanks for the responses. My synopsis of the...

Thanks for the responses. My synopsis of the responses is: it will work fine but is difficult to do. This is a good thing, 'cause actually, I already finished my shower over tub install, and I did it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By willspence
Kerdi corner question

Is there any reason you can't use a continuous sheet of Kerdi around an inside corner? i.e. running a continuous 1 meter strip all the way around a tub surround horizontally? Seems better than the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By willspence
well, then, I'll find something (laminate...

well, then, I'll find something (laminate scraps?) to use as spacers. I think I'll just silicone the spaces, as this is a really small area.


Bill
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By willspence
Thanks for all the responses- we don't want...

Thanks for all the responses- we don't want solid, just the tiles w/ really thin lines. I'll use 1/32" spacers- thanks.

Bill
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By willspence
Thanks- these marble tiles are very consistent,...

Thanks- these marble tiles are very consistent, but 1/32" sounds right. are 1/32" spacers readily available?

Bill
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By willspence
"no" grout line?

Doing a bathroom, 12x12x3/8 marble tiles. Did the last one (same tile) w/ 1/16" spacers. Wife wants smaller grout lines, wants to know why we can't just but the tiles right next to each other and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By willspence
"Metallic" grout?

Designer asked me if she could specify grout that 'looks like metal'- anyone ever seen any grout that would look anything like aluminum or brushed nickel? Metallic?

She said she was at the airport...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By willspence
when to seal?

Marble tiles set, grouted. When can I apply sealer?

Thanks- I'll post pics when done.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By willspence
Thanks- The 'ledger boards' idea is good,...

Thanks-

The 'ledger boards' idea is good, but how will I check and adjust the joint size if the board covers up the joint?

Bill
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By willspence
Supporting Marble tiles on skylight walls

I have to apply 12/12 marble tiles to the inside of a skylight. This is a penthouse apartment, the ceiling into which the skylight is cut is at 45 degrees (12/12 roof pitch). The ceiling will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
Posted By willspence
Best bonding method?

Here's the situation:

Bathroom floor-

full- dimension 2x8 Doug fir joists 16" o.c.
fir 1x4 T&G subfloor
3/4" exterior ply, 3" screws 6" o.c.
RedGuard as isolation membrane

applying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By willspence
Who said no thinset? JTG said you DO need...

Who said no thinset? JTG said you DO need thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By willspence
1st Kerdi shower (over tub)- questions

Bought and read the Kerdi Shower book- great book. I gather no moisture barrier is required between the sheetrock and the framing? I'm used to paper or plastic under CBU.

Thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By willspence
Thanks- Is "HardiBacker" considered CBU?...

Thanks-

Is "HardiBacker" considered CBU? I've found it much easier to work with than Durock.

BIll
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