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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By jadnashua
I've not used it except to watch it during a...

I've not used it except to watch it during a demo, but Spectralock does allow you to use less of the 'sand' when mixing it up to make it easier to put into smaller grout joints. Others may do a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By jadnashua
If you glue the profile to the wall, you do not...

If you glue the profile to the wall, you do not want glue in the open areas as that could become a bond breaker for the thinset that holds the tile in place...you can use some tape to hold it in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By jadnashua
Put another way, the shower should be waterproof...

Put another way, the shower should be waterproof PRIOR to the installation of the tile. The tile is the decorative, wear surface, not waterproofing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter has lots of videos on how to use their...

Schluter has lots of videos on how to use their products. This is one that shows the use of their shower kit, but you may find KerdiBoard with a mud pan would give you more flexibility on sizing. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By jadnashua
On a wall, when setting a profile, put the...

On a wall, when setting a profile, put the profile against the wall, then spread the thinset over it. With those small tile, use something like a grout float to push them down so they're even with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By jadnashua
The gap looks to be at least 1/8", so sanded...

The gap looks to be at least 1/8", so sanded would be the preferred grout. Unsanded can be used at up to 1/8", but not more. Sanded grout is stronger.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By jadnashua
I've read that lots of Schluter installs in...

I've read that lots of Schluter installs in Europe over foam.

Give Schluter's tech support a call and see what they may suggest. 1-888-472-4588 Depending on where he's based, you might get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By jadnashua
People tend to say that there are two types of...

People tend to say that there are two types of concrete slabs...cracked ones, or ones that are waiting to crack. A crack isolation layer is good insurance and required if there are already cracks.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By jadnashua
I don't know of any cbu that lists installation...

I don't know of any cbu that lists installation over a concrete slab as a suitable substrate.

The only panel I've seen that can be used on a slab is WediBoard, but there may be others out there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By jadnashua
At least in my local HD, they carry some of the...

At least in my local HD, they carry some of the (many different) Schluter trims, and will order any of them for you. The profile needed depends on the thickness of the tile, and your desired finish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on your local codes, and for the type...

Depending on your local codes, and for the type of building, you may be required to have all metal drains. Schluter does make a metal drain for their Kerdi showers. Before you go plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By jadnashua
Vinyl comes in more than one variety. IF it's a...

Vinyl comes in more than one variety. IF it's a cushioned vinyl, you should not tile over it. Cleaning all of the wax and other potential crud off of it is essential and it must be very well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By jadnashua
Until you actually try it, and pull it apart to...

Until you actually try it, and pull it apart to verify, you'll find it takes a lot more work to fully embed a tile into the thinset. You can't just press the tile down as the PSI pressure you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By jadnashua
In reality, on that wall, you don't get all that...

In reality, on that wall, you don't get all that much spray as the shower head is pointing away from it, so drastic measures to that aren't generally required. Filling the hole with silicone prior...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By jadnashua
You need to check out your joist structure to...

You need to check out your joist structure to verify it can handle tile when bonded to the subflooring. An unbonded mud bed can survive quite well over a deficient structure, but trying to bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By jadnashua
I'd also take the boards off of the wall with the...

I'd also take the boards off of the wall with the sliding door, and replace it with plywood to help stiffen things up. Use some construction adhesive and screws to install it.

I know PEX may be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By jadnashua
That Moen thing wouldn't work for many hand-held...

That Moen thing wouldn't work for many hand-held wands as they're all plastic, so the magnet wouldn't attract anything.

If the back surface is flat, double-stick tape material designed for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By jadnashua
You could try some automotive, double-stick tape...

You could try some automotive, double-stick tape like they use for attaching automotive trim pieces. It's waterproof, and quite strong...no load, typically, allowed for 24-hours, but it would hold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By jadnashua
Ideally, you'd get full coverage on the tile and...

Ideally, you'd get full coverage on the tile and while it's imperative to burn in a coat on the back before setting, on a tile that large, the psi pressure you can apply is miniscule, and moving it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By jadnashua
The issue with any preformed pan is getting...

The issue with any preformed pan is getting things level. If the subflooring isn't level, with a mud pan, it's fairly easy to overcome that, but with a preformed pan, you really need to start with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By jadnashua
Tile doesn't care about slopes, it cares about...

Tile doesn't care about slopes, it cares about flat. You might want things level, but on an old building, that can present its own problems.

There are essentially two classes of SLC. The more...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-29-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
To me, it looks like the glaze is partially worn...

To me, it looks like the glaze is partially worn off, so trying to get an even look across the whole thing won't really be possible. If he doesn't like that 'character', it may call for replacing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By jadnashua
I'm a fan of slant-notched trowels...they tend to...

I'm a fan of slant-notched trowels...they tend to end up with a flatter surface so it's easier to get full coverage without having to press too hard or moving the tile back and forth to spread out...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-22-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,226
Posted By jadnashua
Golf carts aren't my style, but thanks for...

Golf carts aren't my style, but thanks for thinking of me!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By jadnashua
On the floor, you spread the thinset, embed the...

On the floor, you spread the thinset, embed the profile which will cause some thinset to ooze through the holes, then maybe spread a bit on top of it, then embed the tile. You do not want the...
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