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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Lou_MA
Yes

Yes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By Lou_MA
You said in earlier post that floor can’t be...

You said in earlier post that floor can’t be leveled. Are you actually pouring an SLC or are you using a thicker trowel-applied patching compound?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Lou_MA
When you say “glued” down the hardibacker, did...

When you say “glued” down the hardibacker, did you actually use glue? It should have been fully bedded in a notched coat of thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys. I misspoke, it’s a top load washer,...

Thanks guys. I misspoke, it’s a top load washer, not front load. Don’t know if that makes a difference

Bubba - Thinset is Laticrete tri-lite.

Davy and Jim - what amount of time would you be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Lou_MA
How long to wait - washing machine and new tile floor

12” x 24” porcelain, set with modified over Hydroban, over slab. Any thoughts how long to wait before front load washing machine and dryer can be moved back on it and put back in service?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Lou_MA
How big of an area are you working at one time? ...

How big of an area are you working at one time?

You’ve got an extremely thirsty substrate as well as tile. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or both surfaces are skinning over before you’re able to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By Lou_MA
Jim - I’m curious as to the details. I thought...

Jim - I’m curious as to the details. I thought bond strength would be a fairly linear increase (or at the least, constantly increasing value) over time. I wouldn’t have expected it to hit a peak,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Lou_MA
Also google “chemical smell in basement”. Some...

Also google “chemical smell in basement”. Some of the results may provide some tips.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-25-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Lou_MA
Jim - I think it was originally expanded foam but...

Jim - I think it was originally expanded foam but then changed. The current board is much stiffer and according to online Laticrete docs “...made with a high-density, waterproof extruded polystyrene...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-24-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Lou_MA
Best of luck Paul. Couple questions... ...

Best of luck Paul. Couple questions...



What about this info direct from Laticrete on Hydroban board “Advanced waterproof extruded polystyrene core” - ??
...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-22-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 44,900
Posted By Lou_MA
Any financial “expert” that claims to know where...

Any financial “expert” that claims to know where the overall market, general economy, or an individual stock is headed.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-19-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By Lou_MA
Fred - in light of your post, how can thinsets...

Fred - in light of your post, how can thinsets bond to porcelain tiles where the absorption rate can be half of one percent or less?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-19-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By Lou_MA
I’ve had the opposite experience, especially with...

I’ve had the opposite experience, especially with large format glass tile with painted backs.

They appear to be well bonded, and checking while setting with a high quality glass thinset reveals...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lou_MA
I agree that CI doesn’t seem to be the right...

I agree that CI doesn’t seem to be the right product. Some liquid membranes like Laticrete Hydroban are both crack isolation and waterproofing. That doesn’t look to be the case with the product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Lou_MA
Schluter sells an adapter drain kit that will...

Schluter sells an adapter drain kit that will fit. Or just cut it off completely and glue on the regular Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Lou_MA
How long is that wall with the niche? If it’s...

How long is that wall with the niche? If it’s not a huge number of tiles, you could try removing the top row of tiles, ripping off an 1/8” and hitting that cut edge with a diamond sanding block.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2019, 05:04 PM
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Views: 4,398,798
Posted By Lou_MA
Jerry - I’m blown away, that is some impressive,...

Jerry - I’m blown away, that is some impressive, impressive work
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lou_MA
No need to let the the water soak in. Combine...

No need to let the the water soak in. Combine the water and 4:1, mix it immediately, and use it.

For consistency, you should be able to make a snowball. If it doesn’t stay together, the mix is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Lou_MA
Live and learn. I always thought anything rated...

Live and learn. I always thought anything rated as sheathing was a no-go. Maybe because the local big box sheathing seems to just be CD.

I’m curious why the term “sheathing” is included in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Lou_MA
Don’t get anything rated as sheathing. You want...

Don’t get anything rated as sheathing. You want BC exterior glue underlayment.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,357
Posted By Lou_MA
Then yep, I’d do as Davy suggested. When...

Then yep, I’d do as Davy suggested.

When I’ve been in a similar situation, it’s been a 2-step process. I’ve first ripped a 2” wide or so strip of ditra / backer board / etc....anything the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,357
Posted By Lou_MA
Am I missing the problem? You say the mosaic...

Am I missing the problem? You say the mosaic measures 5/16” thick, and you’re measuring the gap at 5/16” as well?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,580
Posted By Lou_MA
My two cents I don’t like those profiles, they...

My two cents I don’t like those profiles, they look too institutional to me. I’d use color matched silicone at changes of plane.

Re: your earlier question on Kerdi’ing the curb, the 5” band will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Lou_MA
Once installed, they’re just going to hanging...

Once installed, they’re just going to hanging from clips? If so, just 1 row at the top? Or several rows spaced top, middle, bottom? Is each panel going to be independent from each other? And do...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Lou_MA
Do *you* give floor tile a full 24 hour cure before traffic?

I'm curious how other people schedule their projects.

If I finish setting a floor by 4 or 5 PM, I'm typically back on it by 8:00 the next morning to at least pull any spacers and clean out...
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