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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:47 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By ss3964spd
I'd want "much longer" defined. I used a lightly...

I'd want "much longer" defined. I used a lightly modified mortar, Prolite, to set my 12X24 porcelain floor tiles and less than a week later I had to pull one up. Well, I had to break one up to get it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,711
Posted By ss3964spd
Agreed, the no-joint at the sliver looks better,...

Agreed, the no-joint at the sliver looks better, but will be hard to execute. I wouldn't worry about it cracking after it's laid though, long as you have good coverage under it.

Didja consider...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
Brad, I have to wonder if a ramp up could be...

Brad, I have to wonder if a ramp up could be problematic, in both execution and in use. Whatever floor tile you use you'd have to have a grout joint where the ramp starts, which may not coincide with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
Nowhere in their literature does USG specify what...

Nowhere in their literature does USG specify what the thickness at the drain is, cx, not that I recall seeing anyway. But given that their round, blue "shower tray disk" is installed onto the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
I just looked at your first drawing, noticed that...

I just looked at your first drawing, noticed that the back wall is 7'8", not the 7'0" I saw the first time I looked.

cx is right, I don't think you'll have enough slope. FWIW, cx, from the USG...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
That'll work, Brad, is just barely within USG's...

That'll work, Brad, is just barely within USG's spec. As mine was.

With that one wall at an angle, you'll really need to make sure the framing for both those inside corners are dead plumb because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By ss3964spd
The only other option I can see, Carla, is to go...

The only other option I can see, Carla, is to go over the 1X6 with a layer of 1/2" plywood, screwed to the planks (and after you screw the planks to the joists). But that will put your finished tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,023
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks like just a handful of details left to...

Looks like just a handful of details left to address, Josh, pretty rewarding when it all finally comes together, 'eh? I'm a big fan of too much lighting, and lighting options. Can always dim them if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 966
Posted By ss3964spd
I feel like the 18" opening to the shower is...

I feel like the 18" opening to the shower is really narrow, Carie. The minimum may vary by location but I think I read somewhere that 22" is minimum in my area. A moot point if you're not having it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,569
Posted By ss3964spd
I've used quite a bit of Versabond in my bathroom...

I've used quite a bit of Versabond in my bathroom so far, Paul, and a bag of ProLite also, and haven't measured any of it. I mix up fairly small batches in what might be a 2 gallon bucket. Add water,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 22,438
Posted By ss3964spd
So much to do, so little time, but I am making...

So much to do, so little time, but I am making progress.
Yes, there are basically two different layouts, one on the back wall (50%), and another on the end wall(s). I opted to not carry the 50%...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,581
Posted By ss3964spd
If the sub floor did actually get glued down,...

If the sub floor did actually get glued down, Lynne, it's a moot point - it isn't coming up without a battle of quite epic proportions.

I'd also be somewhat shocked if your inspector caught that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By ss3964spd
Adam, not matter which end the shower head ends...

Adam, not matter which end the shower head ends up, if you put the valve on the same wall you'll still have to walk in to turn it on, because you will have a glass panel of some length that you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,599
Posted By ss3964spd
A bath mat may not be an option on the heated...

A bath mat may not be an option on the heated floor, Jesse. I know Schluter does not recommend using one due to the possibility of heat build up under it, thus over heating that section of floor.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By ss3964spd
I think adding the blocking and running the new...

I think adding the blocking and running the new stud from the blocking to the bottom plate will be fine, Alex.

There is strength in numbers. Since you are hanging tile on drywall be certain you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By ss3964spd
As for the screws, John, what's the exterior of...

As for the screws, John, what's the exterior of the house clad with? Regardless, not uncommon for the builder to miss their mark - the studs in this case. As for the rust, I'd guess that's due to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By ss3964spd
Maiyen, Just to help set your expectations;...

Maiyen,

Just to help set your expectations; while the foam shower trays are a great option, and Durock will make a custom sized tray to your specifications, any of the pre-made trays/receptors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By ss3964spd
I have two corner benches in my shower, Ben, and...

I have two corner benches in my shower, Ben, and set the 2nd row of tile level with the front edge of each - just as Davy suggested. Make that mark, then measure up to see what it'll look like when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By ss3964spd
Durock will also make you a custom sized foam...

Durock will also make you a custom sized foam tray. But any pre-made tray/receptor will require that the floor be flat and level.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
Brad, though the dimensions are different the lay...

Brad, though the dimensions are different the lay out of your MB and mine are very similar. I did a curbless shower and heated floor. It's a long read because I tend to blather on, but you may find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome Ivan. 1st off, there should not be...

Welcome Ivan.

1st off, there should not be grout in the joints were a change of plane occurs; like at that 90* corner. That joint should have been filled with silicone caulk. Same is true where...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By ss3964spd
Not too shabby, Ben, well done. What did you...

Not too shabby, Ben, well done.

What did you use to make those cuts?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By ss3964spd
Maiyen, As has been mentioned 30X60 is...

Maiyen,

As has been mentioned 30X60 is probably just a bit small for going without a door. The entry really needs to be at least 24" wide which leaves only 36" of glass to contain the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, Schluter says Ditra Heat is 1/4", while...

Yup, Schluter says Ditra Heat is 1/4", while Ditra Heat Duo is 5/16".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By ss3964spd
Squaring the end walls to the back wall can be...

Squaring the end walls to the back wall can be tricky. It's unlikely you'll be able to move the studs in the back corners so you'd have to alter the plane at the front. Depending on the layout (and...
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