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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I miss the old days when I could call Laura and...

I miss the old days when I could call Laura and order over the phone :gerg:

This is the first time I've heard of poor service from the ColorRite. Not their norm from my experience.

I'd be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Its been a bit confusing to us too Jeff, but we...

Its been a bit confusing to us too Jeff, but we always read and follow the directions as they commonly change for most of the products we use.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I should have phrased it more carefully, "motion...

I should have phrased it more carefully, "motion sensing wiring has been required round these parts for a spell"
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You would if the bench were foam. No foam is...

You would if the bench were foam. No foam is waterproof. At the very least you want the seam between the newer kerdi board benches and the kerdi board on the wall.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-19-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Motion sensing has been the norm for the past few...

Motion sensing has been the norm for the past few years according to the electrical code. All junction boxes are required to have a neutral so the motion sensor is always working.

1- Practically...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Houston Remodeler
A number of companies make LED holding channels...

A number of companies make LED holding channels with diffusing covers for wet locations. We've installed a few. Usually order them through Graybar as I like to support brick and mortar when possible.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By Houston Remodeler
One of the problems with glass tiles is the...

One of the problems with glass tiles is the translucent factor. Glass tiles require a 100% , even thinset coating on the back side as to give an even appearance from the front side. Using a leveling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Houston Remodeler
And we forgot to mention --- you're about to find...

And we forgot to mention --- you're about to find out how uneven that arch really is. :scratch:

The arch in the pictures I posted were self made, exact copies of each other. (copied from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Or use a bullnose along the bottom edge....

Or use a bullnose along the bottom edge....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Using whole tiles stood on end (sailor style)...

Using whole tiles stood on end (sailor style) would look cool with a keystone in the center. That way all your cuts would be in the field, at the top of the whole tiles
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By Houston Remodeler
FWIW it took months and months to get the domain...

FWIW it took months and months to get the domain name, gmail, FB, twitter, snapchat, and instagram accounts all for Built With Foam. Then come the trademarks and copyrights. :bonk:

BWF wasn't our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Thanks for the update Terra! Its a breath of...

Thanks for the update Terra!

Its a breath of fresh air to hear a good story from the start. :wohoo:

I too have had the honor of meeting Davy (and "little Davy") aside from sharing so much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,191
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Coverage looks good to me !

Coverage looks good to me !
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Rich, You could place the linear drain...

Rich,

You could place the linear drain across the entry of the shower and slope the floor up from there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,454
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Its past 830pm central time . That means most of...

Its past 830pm central time . That means most of the mud guys are already in bed digesting their LuAnn special :gerg:

Might have to wait for a response.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I thought they meant outside the shower floor....

I thought they meant outside the shower floor. :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Add one vote for grinding the escutcheon plate. ...

Add one vote for grinding the escutcheon plate.

If you make a mistake you can buy another plate.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Peter, Got pics? They would realllly help. ...

Peter,

Got pics? They would realllly help.

If you are skilled enough to repair the plaster well enough to proceed, you won't need much help from us.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,368
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Susan, In such instances we have bought...

Susan,

In such instances we have bought 6x6's and cut them down OR turned the field tile 1/4 turn, OR dropped the entire field and have a smaller piece at the top where it isn't as noticeable.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Marion, If you used a (pourable, very...

Marion,

If you used a (pourable, very liquid) Self Leveling Compound, are there any height concerns at the doorway?

We find it easy to get a pool table flat surface using SLC but it bumps up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome to the forum. Very skilled...

Welcome to the forum.

Very skilled installers can work over fresh mud right away. Most of us wait until the next day.

You're in good shape as far as the watering goes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome back Bill. What is the joist...

Welcome back Bill.

What is the joist spacing? Have you used our handy dandy deflecto-lator linked in the dark blue bar above?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,580
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If I were king of the world all tiles would be...

If I were king of the world all tiles would be porcelain due to the density and low absorption rates. :king:

They are a great choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- There are times when making our own floor...

1- There are times when making our own floor tiles is required. Sometimes its easy, sometimes a first class PITA. Depends on your equipment and how easy the tile cuts without chipping.

2- Of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Houston Remodeler
A grout bag is pretty much like an icing or...

A grout bag is pretty much like an icing or piping bag for decorating cakes.
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