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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By clifton clowers
For that parque pattern, I think you have to...

For that parque pattern, I think you have to decide if you like the tile, or like the pattern, because I don't think you can have both. It looks a mess to me.

Whether sheeting or not, I'd pick up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By clifton clowers
I think epoxy is likely to fail. I might adhere...

I think epoxy is likely to fail. I might adhere the tiles with an underwater construction adhesive instead.

For grout? Not sure. Maybe use a sanded caulk instead?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By clifton clowers
Popping thinset out of screw heads is not usually...

Popping thinset out of screw heads is not usually that difficult. Or you can grab the screws with a vice grip.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By clifton clowers
Fwiw, I live in a 120 year old house (also bought...

Fwiw, I live in a 120 year old house (also bought against my parents' advice). When I gutted the kitchen floor tile, I found the tile was installed directly to lauan that had been nailed and glued to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By clifton clowers
Are those tiles painted? I'd sand the layer of...

Are those tiles painted? I'd sand the layer of paint/glaze or whatever it is off (to facilitate proper bonding), cover/fill the whole floor with a layer of Ardex Feather Finish, and add a layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By clifton clowers
https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.ph...

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=127162

Also, for cleats, I found some on Amazon for $20. They were definitely worth the investment.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By clifton clowers
To be clear, Viega, like everyone else, would...

To be clear, Viega, like everyone else, would require the backer board (which is 1/4") to be set in mortar. What they don't require is a thick layer of SLC.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By clifton clowers
1/2" of mortar under tile seems awfully thick. ...

1/2" of mortar under tile seems awfully thick.

The Viega climate panels...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By clifton clowers
Both can supply you with green and white...

Both can supply you with green and white checkerboard. The top link is much less expensive than the bottom.

http://www.tile-source.com/modern...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By clifton clowers
Ardex and/or Henry Liquid Backerboard does not ...

Ardex and/or Henry Liquid Backerboard does not require lath. It does require primer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By clifton clowers
The Schluter drain grate consists of two pieces...

The Schluter drain grate consists of two pieces of metal connected via 2 screws in the corners. I think they are M4 threads. If it is already installed, the top piece of metal can be removed by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By clifton clowers
The stuff that gets past the DD seems to be the...

The stuff that gets past the DD seems to be the very small, so a HEPA is not a bad idea.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By clifton clowers
That's a box joint...

That's a box joint (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_joint), not a dovetail joint. And I agree that it does not look good.

For doing clean inside corners, I use a short (~3") piece of 3/8" dowel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By clifton clowers
I would check the age of those bricks. If they...

I would check the age of those bricks. If they are old (pre-1920's or so) they are soft and portland cement based mortar, which is harder than the bricks, can cause the bricks to crack due to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By clifton clowers
Assuming a square room that is 245 square feet...

Assuming a square room that is 245 square feet with one side 3" lower than the other (~31 cubic feet) and about 0.67 cubic feet per 50lb bag (65sqft at 1/8" depth), you'll need about 50 bags. That's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
It's two coat because the first is a rough coat,...

It's two coat because the first is a rough coat, the second the finish coat. This is in a place where we are painting. In the main room, we'll have tile 7 feet up, and then plaster for the 2 feet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
Our plasterer screwed wire lath over the old wall...

Our plasterer screwed wire lath over the old wall and did a two-coat plaster job. It is about 3/16" thick. No screed sticks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
How thin can this be spread? The reason for the...

How thin can this be spread? The reason for the 3701 is that it is modified and can be 1/8". Any thicker will cause issues with trim and door casings that I'd like to avoid.

Alternatively, could I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
As an added wrinkle, I talked to tech support at...

As an added wrinkle, I talked to tech support at Hardie and they said that you cannot use Hardiebacker over plaster. Full stop. There would need to be furring strips to create a physical separation....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
We've been working on these walls for a while,...

We've been working on these walls for a while, and it seems like covering them may well be the better plan.

I think there are two options - 1/4" backer board or wire lath with Laticrete 3701.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By clifton clowers
No and No.

No and No.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By clifton clowers
Generally an enzymatic cleaner (Nature's Miracle...

Generally an enzymatic cleaner (Nature's Miracle is one brand, but there are others) is your best bet for urine odor. Unfortunately, using other methods first can set the odor in in a way that blocks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By clifton clowers
You can get "Y" shaped leave-in spacers for use...

You can get "Y" shaped leave-in spacers for use with hex tiles. Check Amazon.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By clifton clowers
I don't think the setting time is really an...

I don't think the setting time is really an issue. With two people, there is plenty of time to move each pour around.

Also, this might help?
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By clifton clowers
The stripper is water based and will clean up...

The stripper is water based and will clean up pretty easily.

I talked to Ardex tech support, and they said that tile over plaster can have issues if there is gypsum in the plaster as it reacts...
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