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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By cx
Chris, you really, really don't wanna try to...

Chris, you really, really don't wanna try to flatten your subfloor while installing the CBU over it. Install the CBU per the manufacturer's instructions and if you still require flattening do it on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By cx
I can't tell what you'll have where the stair...

I can't tell what you'll have where the stair ends in that room, Kevin. You've got to pay serious attention to the rise of that last step when you're changing floor elevations at that landing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By cx
If you can determine what species of wood you...

If you can determine what species of wood you have for joists, Kevin, you may find that your structure is suitable for tile as it is. But L/292 is not really "close" to L/360. You can certainly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By cx
The nominal 3/4" plywood subfloor over 16" joist...

The nominal 3/4" plywood subfloor over 16" joist centers satisfies the minimum requirement of all known tile substrate manufacturers.

While the minimum required size of a shower is as little as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By cx
I should have added that I've had access to Dave...

I should have added that I've had access to Dave Gobis for the better part of 20 years, too. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By cx
Kevin, not sure there is much use in concern for...

Kevin, not sure there is much use in concern for a step into the shower in a bathroom that requires climbing a set of stairs for access, but that's up to you.

ii. If you use the Schluter products...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By cx
You shouldn't be embarrassed at all to ask that...

You shouldn't be embarrassed at all to ask that sort of question, Dani. I would call it just part of your due diligence. I share your SO's concern about getting information on the Internet from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By cx
Kayle, your photo is of the shower in question? ...

Kayle, your photo is of the shower in question? I fear some confusion of advice might creep in with your doing two bathrooms in one thread and we don't want any such confusion.

Showers are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dani. :) You've got some problems...

Welcome, Dani. :)

You've got some problems there. Tell your SO his objections are overruled.

If your contractor intends to use a direct bonded waterproofing system, everything he has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,051
Posted By cx
Shane, the location of your drain and the shape...

Shane, the location of your drain and the shape of your shower footprint is problematic. Were it mine, and were I to treat the entire area as shower floor, I think I would divide the slope into two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cx
1. White cementitious products. 2. I would...

1. White cementitious products.

2. I would want sanded grout unless I couldn't force it into the joints or it scratched the surface unacceptably.

3. None that I'm aware of except the very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By cx
Clark, the plywood your previous tile was bonded...

Clark, the plywood your previous tile was bonded to was an underlayment. The second layer of structural plywood you intend to install is a second layer of structural plywood. The Ditra will be your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By cx
If the vinyl is not cushioned, James Hardie may...

If the vinyl is not cushioned, James Hardie may not care if it's under his Hardiebacker.

If by pressboard you mean particle board or MDF or similar, yes, it must come out.

And you need to know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By cx
If I were doing both parts of that installation I...

If I were doing both parts of that installation I would install the tile first on the face of the fireplace with the top edges flush with whatever substrate was on the top. I would then provide the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By cx
You might could do that, Russ. Either with fat...

You might could do that, Russ. Either with fat mud or one of the proprietary patching materials made by the setting products manufacturers.

There would likely be some longer term holding of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jim. :) First, if you don't...

Welcome back, Jim. :)

First, if you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile the information will be lost before we leave this page.

Second, I've added a link to your post. Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,051
Posted By cx
Shane, the way to achieve the proper slope is to...

Shane, the way to achieve the proper slope is to calculate the necessary rise by measuring from the drain to the farthest corner of the shower and doing your calculation from that measurement. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By cx
Scott, I think you'll be making a mistake trying...

Scott, I think you'll be making a mistake trying to set all that with no grout joints, but that's up to you.

As for who goes first, I think a discussion with both of the contractors is in order to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cx
I'm a bit surprised anyone recommended putting...

I'm a bit surprised anyone recommended putting 9235 on the back of white tiles. Laticrete's 9236 is a jet black liquid-applied direct bonded waterproofing membrane.

Recommending the use of white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By cx
Looks like that's a pretty low ceiling, Matt, or...

Looks like that's a pretty low ceiling, Matt, or a high shower head location.

In any case, I wouldn't worry about it. You can cover it in some thinset mortar if you want, or just apply the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By cx
I failed to note the foam tray. Thanks for the...

I failed to note the foam tray. Thanks for the correction, Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By cx
My customary method is to shim between the top...

My customary method is to shim between the top piece and the one below it on the outside of the curb.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mark. :) 1. Maybe, maybe not. It...

Welcome, Mark. :)

1. Maybe, maybe not. It certainly won't help it at all.

2. I trust you meant sealer rather than sealant and no, most of them do not.

3. I dunno.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mac. :)I would presume you mean a...

Welcome, Mac. :)I would presume you mean a modified thinset mortar, there. I'd be curious to know where you researched that information.

The reason the epoxy mortar is generally recommended is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,644
Posted By cx
Why would they wanna do that, Serge?

Why would they wanna do that, Serge?
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