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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By detroitMi
waterproofing

jadnashua, if you do not mind me asking, what do you do for a living? From your profile I take it you are a DIY and not a tiler.

Nothing in your profile indicating you are being a tiler or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By detroitMi
Water damage

jadnashua, no means to disrespect.
Don't know what you mean by ''structurally great''. ''good structural effect'', ''structural items'', assuming you talk about waterproofing, is that right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By detroitMi
Subcontractor

MTy there is a diffrence between contract work and subcontract work.
Look up the definition.

A subcontractor works under a builder's license, reason why it s called subcontract work, therefore no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By detroitMi
Licensed vs unlicensed

MrChips to be a tiler does not require a state license. Most tilers are self employed that does not requier a license to work in such capacity. Most of them work as subcontractors which once again...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,002
Posted By detroitMi
Water damaged

The shower bench is water damaged, that's what is wrong with it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-28-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,366,614
Posted By detroitMi
Custom jobs

John Bridge, Just In Tile LLC, Tile & Stone Guild

Thank you guys!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-28-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 2,020,510
Posted By detroitMi
Lived abroad

I am EU national, lived in London UK. Just relocated back to US.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-26-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 2,020,510
Posted By detroitMi
Bad tiling jobs

Here's another job repair I have done some years ago. Tiles were installed onto newspaper, see pictures. Another example of hiring the wrong guy, something builders, GC, homeowners don't get.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-26-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 2,020,510
Posted By detroitMi
Bad tiling jobs

Here's another bad tile job that I was hired to fix. Customers often hire the wrong guy for a better price. I call it cheap labor. Plain and simple!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-26-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 2,020,510
Posted By detroitMi
Bad tiling jobs

I have been tiling for over two dacades now, here in US and accross the ocean. Ran into the most craziest tile jobs ever. For those of us that dont know, fixing bad tile jobs is a million dollar...
Forum: Alumni Photo Album 12-01-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 183,217
Posted By detroitMi
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,366,614
Posted By detroitMi
Natural stone job

Natural stone wetroom job done for a customer of mine in London UK 2019. 1/16'' narrow grout jonts. Entire job is bullnosed fabricated. Work done by me!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,366,614
Posted By detroitMi
Porcelain Job

A lot of work, time consuming and lots of patience.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,366,614
Posted By detroitMi
Porcelain Job

Done this job for a customer of mine in London UK. It is porcelain tile, on-site bullnosed fabricated, 1/16'' narrow grout joints. Custom made shower shelf, cistern box /access panel, ledge,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,578
Posted By detroitMi
Wetroom expertise

Poor understanding and lack of expertise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,803
Posted By detroitMi
Polyblend grout

You got a point there. latex resin based grout

Composition of Product
Siliconized acrylic latex resins with fine fillers and colored pigments

Anyhow, it will not cure a water damaged shower....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,803
Posted By detroitMi
Polyblend grout

It's not me saying it. It s clearly on the cartridge. ''Epoxy grout''

Have you guys ever used this product before?



Anyhow, no silicone, epoxy, acrylic grouts etc... will solve a water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,803
Posted By detroitMi
Polyblend grout

That's the grout they must be talking about. It is called Polyblend grout. It is an epoxy grout. Lowes, Home Depot used to sell it back in the days, I am sure every tile shop sell it. Very easy to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,803
Posted By detroitMi
Shower leakage

Send some pictures of the niche. It is not the pipes, pipes leakage would be constant and a huge amount of water. It looks like the entire shower shifted creating the corner gap. That shower does not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,723
Posted By detroitMi
wetroom waterproofing

Wetrooms are sensitive. If improper done or you miss anyting at all, that shower will fail in no time. In other words, you gota know what you are doing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,723
Posted By detroitMi
waterproofing

You will have to fully waterproof the shower curb, shower tray perimeter & corner walls up to the ceiling. Shower drain will have to be waterproofed as well. If you do not waterproof the entire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,878
Posted By detroitMi
granite polishing

You got a good price on granite polishing
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 729
Posted By detroitMi
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By detroitMi
granite floor

2.5 dollars for granite floor installation?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,456
Posted By detroitMi
1 inch gap

Have the contractor redo it right, he messed it up
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