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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With the multiple niches you need to trim out, I...

With the multiple niches you need to trim out, I can see ripping bullnoses down to a narrower strips and using them back to back. That would involve multiple 45 degree miters for the “interior”...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-10-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Eileen. :wave: Pee is...

Welcome to the forum, Eileen. :wave:

Pee is acidic. Vinegar is acidic. Acids do not clean. They eat....or etch.

If the pee really did etch the actual porcelain, then it has been physically...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-10-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Question Mr. CX knows how to look at the positive side of...

Mr. CX knows how to look at the positive side of things. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d get Prism or Laticrete Permacolor (I have a...

I’d get Prism or Laticrete Permacolor (I have a preference of these two over the Ultracolor, but I wouldn’t object it it much).

Never mind the others. The grout is not a place to pinch a few...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, allday! Yep, you got...

Welcome to the forum, allday!

Yep, you got it in the right order. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, SP. :wave: Sorry to...

Welcome to the forum, SP. :wave:

Sorry to see this problem. Yes, it was installed incorrectly with the “blobs”.

Can we back up a bit and ask exactly what setting material was used? Was this a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Are you going to run a metal profile strip along...

Are you going to run a metal profile strip along the edge of the tile?

:(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d fill that little depression ahead of time and...

I’d fill that little depression ahead of time and allow it to harden before tiling to prevent the tiles from accidentally tilting down.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You want to be able to drag a long straightedge...

You want to be able to drag a long straightedge around on the floor in every which direction with minimal air gaps under the straightedge.

If you were to drag a 10’ long straightedge around the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Flat is a sheet of glass is...even if it’s...

Flat is a sheet of glass is...even if it’s sloped.

Level is a glass tabletop that is set so perfectly that marbles placed on top of them don’t roll off to one side by themselves.

When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, David. :wave: I’ve had...

Welcome to the forum, David. :wave:

I’ve had a mortar rep tell me that if the mortar gets wet too soon, that one of the negative effects is persistent efflorescence.

So, for the second half of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dan. I’d normally say to hit the...

Hi, Dan.

I’d normally say to hit the surface of what you’ve got with a rub brick ($14 block of stone-like material that acts like sandpaper for masonry materials), then skim coat what’s left. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,383
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A repeat customer of mine has been keeping her...

A repeat customer of mine has been keeping her white grout looking great for years by using grout colorant occasionally. Not ideal, but a solution if it gets to be too bad.

But occasionally using...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m not. But it’s encouraging to see events...

I’m not. But it’s encouraging to see events starting up again. Hope you have a good time. :tup2:
Forum: The Mud Box 06-04-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It seems as though the big manufacturers are...

It seems as though the big manufacturers are enjoying record-breaking profits while the loggers and retails are not. Sounds like pure price gouging. If it's true, that sucks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What can you do? It wasn't your responsibility to...

What can you do? It wasn't your responsibility to do anything or catch anything in the first place. It is the installer who is the "expert" if they are being paid professionally to set tile. It is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Shane. Movement joints are one of those...

Hi, Shane.

Movement joints are one of those often ignored things that you don’t need until you find out too late that you did need them. Of all the remodeling folks I’ve ever met, more people...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For me, even if a table saw-style of wetsaw had a...

For me, even if a table saw-style of wetsaw had a smooth sliding tray and a powerful motor, I’d still object to my vision being obscured by either the clear plastic splash guard getting clouded or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:scratch: :shrug:

:scratch: :shrug:
Forum: The Mud Box 06-01-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I was going to make a raised bed planter for the...

I was going to make a raised bed planter for the garden. Pre-crazy pricing for the materials would have been $40 per planter. But now it's $155! :eek: I guess I'm waiting until next year for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wow, that looks great, Stuart. :tup2: I love how...

Wow, that looks great, Stuart. :tup2: I love how you were able to start the strip right at the corner.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-31-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave: Let’s...

Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave:

Let’s get this thread moved over to The Pro’s Hangout for the pro’s in Florida to help you.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
How do you make your particular floor flat? Your...

How do you make your particular floor flat? Your options are available or limited based on, among other things, how bad the floor is and what type of construction you’re starting with. And the answer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Never heard of such a waiting period. If...

Never heard of such a waiting period.

If the new drywall is to receive tile, I would avoid using drywall compound under those areas.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Andrew. Years ago, there were too many issues...

Hi, Andrew. Years ago, there were too many issues reported with that grout for me to mess with it. A few of my workers did and they used it often without failures.

I’d save the bag and call Tec...
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