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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Jaz
Was it a scheduling mixup? Would the plumber...

Was it a scheduling mixup? Would the plumber have charged another trip charge if he couldn't get in there? Next time put some sheets of ply or drywall to step on.

I don't recommend you fix the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Jaz
Scott, How thick is that deck mud at the...

Scott,

How thick is that deck mud at the drain? Looks too thin from here.

Deck mud is supposed to be porous, although you don't need it porous since you're using Kerdi. If you sweep it, it'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Jaz
Hi Elvira, I can't tell where the problem is...

Hi Elvira,

I can't tell where the problem is or why. It's possible that the situation has nothing to do with this installer but the way the surround was installed and/or the way the studs lineup....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-19-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Jaz
Woodie, If you are a real tile professional...

Woodie,

If you are a real tile professional with all the credentials, they will set you up. Not sure what you need in WI, plus the requirements vary with each distributor.

Here in MI, used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jaz
Travis, The term 'dry-grout' refers to...

Travis,

The term 'dry-grout' refers to grouts that do not require the tiles to be dampened just before the grouting process. Years ago tile setters would make their own grout on the job which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,002
Posted By Jaz
What? :wtf:Maybe that didn't come out the way...

What? :wtf:Maybe that didn't come out the way you meant. There are reasonable industry standards that we're supposed to meet. That workmanship does not meet any standard I'd expect customers to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Jaz
He's got a good reputation you say? :mad: Yikes...

He's got a good reputation you say? :mad: Yikes that is really bad work. Tell him his 12 year old kids should be in school and not working.

Jaz
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jaz
Billy, If you check I think you'll find that...

Billy,

If you check I think you'll find that cutback is on an underlayment, not the subfloor. VAT & VCT is not installed on the subfloor, so you are probably looking at a thin layer of very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jaz
Hi Mickey, Sorry you're having this problem,...

Hi Mickey,

Sorry you're having this problem, but you're right, you hired a hack.

I now see someone already answered and has seen many of the things I saw, We don't know about whether he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jaz
The OP's tile are pictured in #1 and #5 which are...

The OP's tile are pictured in #1 and #5 which are glazed stoneware.

Jaz
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-02-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,587
Posted By Jaz
Noble products are widely available or you can...

Noble products are widely available or you can buy from Noble. http://www.noblecompanyonlinestore.com/c-6-crack-isolation.aspx

Jaz
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-02-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,587
Posted By Jaz
Hi Jim, Although I like Ditra, it is not the...

Hi Jim,

Although I like Ditra, it is not the right product for this job. You can not cover expansion, cold or control joints with Ditra, you have to honor the joint into the tilework.

However,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jaz
Robert, Why do you wanna waterproof the deck...

Robert,

Why do you wanna waterproof the deck mud when there's a shower pan already installed? Should we assume you have a preslope under the pan? What will you do with the walls and curb?

Jaz
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jaz
Berad, There's nothing to polish or stain,...

Berad,

There's nothing to polish or stain, (other than the grout), those tiles are glazed. You might be able to float some wood flooring over it if there's enough clearance at the front door.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jaz
Really bad. Do not keep this installation. ...

Really bad. Do not keep this installation.

Jaz
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jaz
Hi Berad, The tiles are Stoneware which are...

Hi Berad,

The tiles are Stoneware which are very thick (½-⅝") and super hard. They were installed by someone doing their first installation, by the looks of the 2nd pic. Yikes.

Jaz
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jaz
I think ½" is too thin for a seat. There's many...

I think ½" is too thin for a seat. There's many variables with natural stone and I don't know of a sure way to test it with confidence. Why not use 2 cm or even 3 cm thick? Both of these should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jaz
Jason, ¼" CBU will work fine, it's just...

Jason,

¼" CBU will work fine, it's just gonna add at least 5/16" where Ditra is ⅛" installed. Some of the other membranes are even thinner, your choice.



No, not completely. If you use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jaz
Scott, The membrane is NOT to waterproof...

Scott,

The membrane is NOT to waterproof anything, obviously. Jason needs either concrete backer at about 5/16" installed, or Ditra ⅛" installed, or one of the other membranes which are even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jaz
Jason, I'll be in Oakton in a few months. ...

Jason,

I'll be in Oakton in a few months. :rofl:

Seriously, try one of the local tile stores, someone will have a scrap laying around. Or, someone doing a small job in the neighborhood. Or,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jaz
Yes, I'm located in Troy Mi. We don't know where...

Yes, I'm located in Troy Mi. We don't know where you are.

Looks like the tiles are glued to the subfloor. WOW, that is way wrong. You're supposed to have the backer under the tiles and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jaz
John, I suspect the problem is in the...

John,

I suspect the problem is in the perimeter landscaping. I looked at a picture of this building and bet you a coffee I'm right. At first I thought maybe that river 400 ft. south might be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By Jaz
Hi guys, Kevin is right, you need a membrane...

Hi guys,

Kevin is right, you need a membrane or ¼" tile backer set into thinset. Traditionally marble thresholds are supposed to be about ¼" or so higher than the tiled floor, not level. This is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jaz
Ditraset is perfect for over Kerdi board. If any...

Ditraset is perfect for over Kerdi board. If any was over wallboard or concrete backer, you'd switch to a modified thinset.

Jaz
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By Jaz
That's called 'crazing'. The bisque and glaze...

That's called 'crazing'. The bisque and glaze are shrinking and expanding at different rates. It's not necessarily cheap tiles. The industry used to consider it a phenomenon.

I've seen it...
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