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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cx
Bonded is where you first slather a slurry of...

Bonded is where you first slather a slurry of thinset mortar on the slab and then place your deck mud while that slurry is still wet.

Reinforced is where you put down a cleavage membrane, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steven. :) It'll help if you'll put...

Welcome, Steven. :)

It'll help if you'll put your geographic location into your User Profile so it appears with each post to aid in answering some types of questions.

For clarification, there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By cx
Welcome, Travis. :) If you'll look at the...

Welcome, Travis. :)

If you'll look at the Shower Construction thread in our Liberry you'll find an article about making the mortar most often called Deck Mud. You want a mixture of five parts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 259
Posted By cx
Julia, please don't start new threads with the...

Julia, please don't start new threads with the same questions as that results in confusion and duplication of effort on behalf of our all-volunteer army of helpers. Keep all your project questions...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Nope. Has to do only with keeping the gaps open...

Nope. Has to do only with keeping the gaps open for movement accommodation.

Nope. Not for your application. Take another look at their Installation Handbook and I think you'll see they require...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 259
Posted By cx
Welcome, Julia. :) Not sure just what Laz is...

Welcome, Julia. :)

Not sure just what Laz is thinking there, but according to James Hardie his new Hardiebacker With HydroDefense is waterproof and you would not want to install a moisture barrier...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Schluter thinks it's a non-issue, but Schluter...

Schluter thinks it's a non-issue, but Schluter also presumes a wood framed floor to be in conditioned space or at least a properly dry and ventilated space, which you apparently don't have. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By cx
What you want is an exterior glue plywood. An...

What you want is an exterior glue plywood. An exposure rating in the grade stamp of Exposuer 1 or EXT is indicative of that. You want a plywood with no face of grade lower than C.

I personally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Welcome, David. :) If you don't put that...

Welcome, David. :)

If you don't put that geographic location into your User Profile the information will be lost before we leave this page and it's frequently important.

4. No need to fill the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By cx
Welcome back, HD. :)'Fraid that leaves some of...

Welcome back, HD. :)'Fraid that leaves some of us confused. A Kerdi shower receptor (I'm guessing you're talking about their foam tray?) must be tiled. That's what it's designed for. As for the...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-03-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,014
Posted By cx
Thanks, Goldstein. Was it really 40 years ago? ...

Thanks, Goldstein. Was it really 40 years ago? Seems like only yesterday at times and a couple lifetimes at others. But seems like you're the only non-participant hereabouts who remembers any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Paul. :)As well they should, no...

Welcome back, Paul. :)As well they should, no waterproofing at all being specified by the manufacturer behind their shower "panels." Caulking is simply not reliable as a shower waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By cx
Me, too. Customarily, I'd use strips of...

Me, too.

Customarily, I'd use strips of cardboard or similar to hold that grout space with irregular "tiles" such as you've got, but I'm not seeing that working well in your case. Well, I see the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-02-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By cx
Schluter didn't come out with that roller 'till...

Schluter didn't come out with that roller 'till fairly late in the game, Peter. When I learned about the 2x4, Schluter was still recommending against the use of any sort of roller. I think it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By cx
You can grind off that corner a little with an...

You can grind off that corner a little with an abrasive wheel, Ity, but if you want to keep, or restore, the finish you'll need a series of diamond pads to accomplish that. Actually, just to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By cx
If you wanted to caulk that wall/countertop...

If you wanted to caulk that wall/countertop joint, you would have shimmed your stones high enough to accommodate that, Jay. Doesn't look as though that's the case.

Difficult enough to grout what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Posted By cx
The building code requirement is that the curb to...

The building code requirement is that the curb to be a minimum of 2" above the top of the drain. The tile industry recommendation is that the curb top be a minimum of 2" above the shower floor. One...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-01-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By cx
I think Schluter's opinion on rollers is a max...

I think Schluter's opinion on rollers is a max weight of 75 pounds if you're gonna use one. Someone will correct me if that's incorrect.

I agree with Peter. I use a piece of 2x4 wrapped in...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-01-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mark. :) Our knowledgeable folks...

Welcome, Mark. :)

Our knowledgeable folks will need to know very specifically what stone you have (the "nero marquina" is a product name, perhaps?) and also very specifically what impregnating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cx
I would agree with Dan, except in the case of...

I would agree with Dan, except in the case of other fenestrations in that wall, if any. That would require a good deal more work with jamb extensions, etc.

And easier than shimming might be to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By cx
Leaving a 5-foot ceiling height in the shower,...

Leaving a 5-foot ceiling height in the shower, Dan? Some of us are confused. :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Posted By cx
I can't find any mention of what you intend to...

I can't find any mention of what you intend to use for water containment over the opening to the shower, Steve. You will have a glass surround in the center of this curb or you will use a shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By cx
Post #6.

Post #6.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By cx
And I would have the opposite opinion; I would...

And I would have the opposite opinion; I would think the epoxy a safer option in a traditional shower with a moisture containment membrane behind the wallboard. I would not recommend it for a shower...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-31-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By cx
Welcome, June. :) Without knowing exactly...

Welcome, June. :)

Without knowing exactly what "sandblasted stone" you might have, it's difficult to speak with any authority, especially since I don't know exactly what "steam mop" from Shark you...
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