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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Kman
Is this going over concrete or wood subfloor? If...

Is this going over concrete or wood subfloor? If it's a wood subfloor, you should figure in the height of a tile backer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By Kman
The layout needs to be changed to avoid those...

The layout needs to be changed to avoid those slivers at the end of every other row.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Kman
It's cause they're right next to the ocean where...

It's cause they're right next to the ocean where there's no water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Kman
I would towel-dry the walls and floor after each...

I would towel-dry the walls and floor after each use. This won't keep moisture from getting past the tile, but it can reduce the amount of moisture that does.

As a side benefit, it can also help...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Shane. :) I think I...

Welcome to the forum, Shane. :)

I think I understand correctly that the long edge of the tile runs the 45', and it goes through the doorway. Correct me if I'm wrong.

So does the door split...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Shawn. :) I'm not...

Welcome to the forum, Shawn. :)

I'm not sure you have the proper drain for a tile shower. I can't see the lower part, so I can't say one way or the other.

I'd break out the concrete around...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By Kman
Make sure to check for proper slope when you set...

Make sure to check for proper slope when you set it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Kman
With mortar between two almost-impervious...

With mortar between two almost-impervious surfaces, I'd wait a couple of days. If you need to walk across a traffic area, lay a sheet of plywood over it the next day to walk on. (At $60-70 a sheet,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Kman
So with regard to the waterproofing where it...

So with regard to the waterproofing where it meets the window, was there any gap at all, even a tiny bit where water can get through? If there is, I'd remove the tile around the window and fix that....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Kman
I don't know that it would hurt anything, but I...

I don't know that it would hurt anything, but I don't know that it would help, either. I can't tell from your pictures what your waterproofing is, but if the waterproofing isn't sealed to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Kman
And rightfully so. But let me ask you this: how...

And rightfully so. But let me ask you this: how is the bench any different than the curb? The main differences are the size, the height from the floor, and the fact that the curb will have glass or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Kman
Yes, it looks like a bench that will have the...

Yes, it looks like a bench that will have the same issues as the curb. Any fasteners on a horizontal surface is going to be a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :) Remove the...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :)

Remove the HB on the curb. Cut it on the inside all the way across level with the row of screw holes. Then use another piece of liner to cover the curb, using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Kman
So did you cut a separate piece to go over the...

So did you cut a separate piece to go over the drain? Your floor piece should have easily covered it.

Here's my thinking on the spot you show as leaking. Assuming that's the only place, then it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
I would imagine you are correct. I tiled the...

I would imagine you are correct. I tiled the walls above a cast iron tub once and the owners told me not to use any silicone around the tub/tile junction, as they were about to have it refinished.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Joel. :) How long...

Welcome to the forum, Joel. :)

How long from the time you installed the membrane until you flooded it?

What mortar did you use?

Did you have at least a 2" overlap at every seam?

Can you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
And to your first question, yes just mix up a...

And to your first question, yes just mix up a little grout and fill in those empty joints.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
Hello, Neal. To make it easy on yourself,...

Hello, Neal.

To make it easy on yourself, just use silicone for all those transitions. I would probably match the grout color when possible. And on the wall mounted sink you could match the sink...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Kman
You'll probably have closer to 1/16" of mortar...

You'll probably have closer to 1/16" of mortar with a 1/4" trowel.

If getting it dead on is really important to you, you could do a test with a scrap piece of sheetrock or plywood. Set a tile or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Kman
Without getting into the joist structure, and...

Without getting into the joist structure, and condition of the subfloor, a 1/4" cement board would get you to the height you're wanting.

But before you move forward you should use the deflecto and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Kman
Looking at your level in the picture, I don't...

Looking at your level in the picture, I don't think you have a 1/4" per foot of slope there. That's the biggest mistake.

But it also looks like the edge of the drain sits just above the tile,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Kman
William, that corner does look kinda rough. I...

William, that corner does look kinda rough. I probably would have tried to clean that up before putting the tub in place. Is the stud there undamaged? I'm wondering why it looks to be cut back a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Kman
William, I'm having a hard time figuring out what...

William, I'm having a hard time figuring out what you're describing with the pictures you've posted. I think I understand that the new tub depth (front to back) is more than the old tub, so that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Lance. :) Do you have...

Welcome to the forum, Lance. :)

Do you have any experience setting tile? Those plank tiles can be quite a challenge to keep flat and even. A leveling system will help, but it's best to get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kman
I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is...

I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is due to a couple of things. One is your choice of mortar, and the other is that it was too dry. I think if you change those two things you'll notice a...
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