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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jadnashua
Well, Kerdi is not speced for use outside, and...

Well, Kerdi is not speced for use outside, and even if it was, a couple of things would need to happen for this to work...
- the area needs to be sloped away from the house
- you need flashing at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By jadnashua
Mixing thinset needs to do several things: -...

Mixing thinset needs to do several things:
- evenly wet all of the components
- help to break up any smaller particles so it's smoother.

SO, while evenly wetting all of the components in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By jadnashua
Woulda, shoulda, coulda come to mind. This is...

Woulda, shoulda, coulda come to mind. This is where a story pole, or a good laser level, or even a standard one, or maybe a ledger board woulda made a big difference!

Hindsight is wonderful, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By jadnashua
In a year or so (often less), the traps could dry...

In a year or so (often less), the traps could dry out, so I'd make it a practice to pour a cup or so of water down each trap every couple of months. In some places, the sewer gas smells can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By jadnashua
Should I end up contracting anything tiled, I'd...

Should I end up contracting anything tiled, I'd insist a clause something like the following was in there:'
"The xx work shall be done according to all manufacturer's products instructions and abide...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
Unsanded cement-based grout is still probably...

Unsanded cement-based grout is still probably your best bet for tile where you've set it with small grout joints...it is easier to get it to fill in those narrow joints than any other product from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By jadnashua
You've got three choices as I see it: 1. Live...

You've got three choices as I see it:
1. Live with the potential color change that may continue to change as the shower is used.
2. Tear it out and use a different tile that is not subject to that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
If it's caulked, you may need to cut the caulk...

If it's caulked, you may need to cut the caulk out, clean up the joint, and recaulk. The hole likely has some crud in it, and applying some on top may not work well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By jadnashua
The moisture in the thinset can cause the tile to...

The moisture in the thinset can cause the tile to change color, and, once it dries, it might return to normal. But, if the stone is subject to changing color with moisture, once you start to use the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By jadnashua
Water and submerged tile can be an issue if...

Water and submerged tile can be an issue if you've used a mastic that can soften if it gets submerged, and some modified cement-based thinsets, but not the vast majority.

Cement isn't damaged by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
Sealing grout doesn't make it more...

Sealing grout doesn't make it more waterproof...it is designed to help make it easier to keep clean and give you an opportunity to clean up a spill so it doesn't stain. ON a typical wall, it's not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
It can be done. You need to pay very close...

It can be done. You need to pay very close attention to details, just like you do with any method.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
First off, industry guidelines are that any...

First off, industry guidelines are that any changes of plane or materials that are tiled should have a movement accommodation joint...IOW, that shouldn't be grouted, as grout is rigid. Now, some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By jadnashua
If you're forming a pan, it generally ends up...

If you're forming a pan, it generally ends up more like a rounded bowl. Many (all?) of the manufactured, tileable pans are actually four flat triangular surfaces, which is why that picture earlier,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Give 10-people a brush or roller, and you'll get...

Give 10-people a brush or roller, and you'll get 10 different coats of paint. With paint, if you get it thin, an extra coat isn't a big deal. The waterproofing material used in a shower that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
I prefer a surface applied, sheet membrane versus...

I prefer a surface applied, sheet membrane versus a liquid one, but IF you carefully follow the instructions and have good workmanship, a liquid applied one works. The key to that is getting EACH of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By jadnashua
Does your slab have slope away from the house? ...

Does your slab have slope away from the house? That's important.

The larger the tile, the harder it is to ensure you get full coverage, which is important on floor tile, especially when they can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By jadnashua
Unless the instructions call for more, I'd wait...

Unless the instructions call for more, I'd wait at least 24-hours after spreading the thinset on the seams before I painted on the RedGard.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By jadnashua
3.5"/12*.25" would give you 1/4" per...

3.5"/12*.25" would give you 1/4" per foot...0.07"...not much. A little more than 1/16".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By jadnashua
In the granite tile that I've installed, I've...

In the granite tile that I've installed, I've used 1/16" grout joints. Using a larger grout joint could be a feature, depending on the stone you've chosen and the grout color you select. If you go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By jadnashua
Granite tile tend to have a very small bevel on...

Granite tile tend to have a very small bevel on their edges and it's nowhere near enough for grout to bond well...plus, even though the tile are usually ground to quite close tolerances, without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By jadnashua
Is the problem only where the shower is, or does...

Is the problem only where the shower is, or does it extend out onto the rest of the foundation?

Elsewhere in the slab, unless there's a waterproof membrane, any moisture that might come up through...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By jadnashua
Some straight screed guides and screed stick, and...

Some straight screed guides and screed stick, and getting it all nice and flat shouldn't be horrible. You'd probably want to do a bonded mud bed as at the upper ends, it might be too thin to be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By jadnashua
The larger the tile, the more carefully you must...

The larger the tile, the more carefully you must work to properly embed the tile into the thinset. The pressure psi you can apply is minimal on a large tile, so you must rely on moving it back and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jadnashua
The product Schluter uses in Europe is used...

The product Schluter uses in Europe is used because trying to get approvals for all countries in the Eurozone so that they match, could not be reasonably achieved, so they came up with a method that...
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