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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
My warning was to make sure the ceiling didn't...

My warning was to make sure the ceiling didn't slope up more than 1/2" over your original measurement that would rewsult in you running short on the top course. But that's not the case.

For the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It might not feel like it while you're working....

It might not feel like it while you're working. But the results of the extra work are worth it to most folks who value smooth transitions.

But do take a look at where your joists are...they may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, then... If 14 full courses measures 84...

Ok, then...

If 14 full courses measures 84 1/16”, each tile and grout joint equals 6”. Actually, a little over 1/100” more, but let’s not go there or the Tile Ranger might show up and tell us to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You have an ideal situation. You've got a layout...

You have an ideal situation. You've got a layout that's condusive to nearly a full tile on the top and bottom...but it's not cutting it too close where there's almost no room to spare.

I'd center...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I second and third Andy's advice to build or buy...

I second and third Andy's advice to build or buy yourself a cart so that you can easily drag the pair around.



:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What brands do you have available? If it's...

What brands do you have available?

If it's Laticrete, I'd use Laticrete Permacolor. It has never let me down. It always is predictable and dries to exactly the advertised color. But fair...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,023
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That looks really good, Josh! ::tup2: ...

That looks really good, Josh! ::tup2:





But you're going to be neater in painting your crown molding blue. That's needs a little touch up, eh? :D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-16-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Okay, you had a topical sealer on there. That...

Okay, you had a topical sealer on there. That would have been helpful to know before (to avoid inadvertant stripping, as was done), but that's water under the bridge.

Not positive, but I think...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome back, Dan! :wave:

Welcome back, Dan! :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...then I predict that you will be posting...

...then I predict that you will be posting photos, Ronny. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s exactly what I’d use. If you give a little...

That’s exactly what I’d use. If you give a little extra pressure before you start drilling, you’ll cause a tiny pit in the surface of the tile to form to keep the bit from “wandering”. Just a wee...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Try a magic eraser sponge from under your kitchen...

Try a magic eraser sponge from under your kitchen sink. Use it as little as possible in one test spot on your grate.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see no reason it wouldn’t be. Are you...

I see no reason it wouldn’t be.

Are you planning to use a glass carbide spade drill bit and plastic anchors?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, John. By your description and the pics,...

Hi, John.

By your description and the pics, then tile is porous and hasn’t dried, yet. Moisture from the mortar will darken the tile for awhile longer. It may take a few days to a few weeks to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Good luck with trying to match. Maybe you’ll get...

Good luck with trying to match. Maybe you’ll get lucky.

Otherwise I agree with a complimentary piece of solid surface. You can probably find a solid surface scrap from a local fabricator for not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jay. Do you have a center beam at the...

Hi, Jay.

Do you have a center beam at the halfway point? Or are the joists spanned the full 20’?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I don’t know if it’s a difference in the actual...

I don’t know if it’s a difference in the actual coating or in the way it’s manufactured. I’ve seen visual deterioration with profiles, but never a drain (although I’d say that I’d exclude the shiny,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Warped or twisted surfaces give you mixed results...

Warped or twisted surfaces give you mixed results that initially seem confusing from the “X” to “Y” axis. Either run your straightedge on a bunch of angles to give yourself a truer idea of what’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Good to hear, Andy. And looking good! :tup2: I...

Good to hear, Andy. And looking good! :tup2: I like your selection of tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, Jim. But that’s their profiles. The profiles...

Yes, Jim. But that’s their profiles. The profiles are not as robust as their brushed nickel drains. I’ve still got hope. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Anthony. Maybe it’s the eternal...

Hi, Anthony.

Maybe it’s the eternal optimist in me, but I can’t see the photos clear enough to confirm that the grate is etched. That brushed nickel is pretty robust. I’d rather think (‘cause I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Paul. Welcome! I can barely see the...

Hi, Paul. Welcome!

I can barely see the logo. Looks like it might be Marazzi (https://www.marazziusa.com), though. If not, you can illuminate the tile with a light source at a shallow angle to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Gerald! :wave: I...

Welcome to the forum, Gerald! :wave:

I could start giving you some answers making assumptions, but let’s not assume.

What size are your original joists?
Are your original joists the same...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Anything, yet? :)

Anything, yet?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to have to agree with the others, Jana. :( ...

Sorry to have to agree with the others, Jana. :(

By the way: is he only planning to paint the waterproofing on the un-taped and mudded corners? If he says yes, and proceeds to tell you that the...
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