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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By cx
Nope, doesn't invalidate anything in the ANSI...

Nope, doesn't invalidate anything in the ANSI Standards nor the TCNA Handbook. It's Schluter's product and they can advertise its use in any manner they see fit.

Entirely up to you if you wanna...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By cx
What was the mortar, Dennis? For the...

What was the mortar, Dennis?

For the pre-slope the surface isn't gonna be as important as your final mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By cx
I would tell the client I recommend tearing out...

I would tell the client I recommend tearing out the entire shower down to studs and subfloor and building the shower she wants. If she wants it done only half way, I'd tip my hat, thank her for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 482
Posted By cx
Tile size matters not at all, grout joint width,...

Tile size matters not at all, grout joint width, does. Tile industry standards call for un-sanded grout in joints up to 1/8th-inch and sanded grout for joints 1/8th-inch and greater. It's the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By cx
Put the A side up. You will have dampened the...

Put the A side up. You will have dampened the surface when you wipe it down with a damp sponge to remove any dust and that is sufficient.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 482
Posted By cx
Yes, AcrylPro is a Type 1 organic adhesive. ...

Yes, AcrylPro is a Type 1 organic adhesive. Anything that says it complies with ANSI A136.1 is an organic adhesive, either Type 1 or Type 2. Commonly referred to as mastic.

You can use an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 482
Posted By cx
If your tile guy is willing to provide the...

If your tile guy is willing to provide the organic adhesive (Mastic) himself at his expense, a kitchen backsplash is one of the few applications where use of such product is acceptable.

If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Grout joint size is generally determined by the...

Grout joint size is generally determined by the tiles. The industry standards call for a joint width three times the difference in size between the largest and smallest tiles of the same nominal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,819
Posted By cx
Joe, there might still be some thinset mortars...

Joe, there might still be some thinset mortars out there that still use a latex polymer as their modifying agent, but I think you'll find there are far more that use a polymer other than latex and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Chris. :) This is not the same...

Welcome back, Chris. :)

This is not the same bathroom you started in June, right?

The nominal 1/2" CD grade plywood you have as a first subfloor layer is just a little less than worthless in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 20,985
Posted By cx
John, in the tile industry (A108.01-3.2.3,...

John, in the tile industry (A108.01-3.2.3, Changes in level) for a change in floor elevation of 1/4" or less you need do nothing. A change of 1/4" to 1/2" requires only that you bevel the edge with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Pat. :) I see that the last...

Welcome back, Pat. :)

I see that the last time you asked about a shower was only six years ago.....but who's countin? :D

Did you do that one yourself or did you have someone else do it?

Very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By cx
No, it's not fine at all to use grout in the...

No, it's not fine at all to use grout in the transitions between floor and wall according to the ceramic tile industry. All I was pointing out was that if you have grouted the joint you no longer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By cx
Yes, it's at least as sound. Keep in mind...

Yes, it's at least as sound.

Keep in mind that with that foam tray your subfloor must be very near perfectly level and flat. Very, very near. Those trays may not have even the required 1/4" per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By cx
Welcome, Paul. :) I'd recommend against your...

Welcome, Paul. :)

I'd recommend against your plan. First, if you install that foam tray even before you install your wallboard you will damage it before you're done. Yes, you'll put plywood over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By cx
See Post #51.

See Post #51.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,819
Posted By cx
Oh, she will, she will. :) You really should...

Oh, she will, she will. :)

You really should be able to just set those stones into a flattened thinset mortar bed without excessive squeeze out, Joe. It's done regularly and I can testify that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By cx
Flexbond under the CBU is not overkill, S, it's...

Flexbond under the CBU is not overkill, S, it's overspend. The purpose of the thinset mortar under a CBU is not to bond it to the subfloor, it's to provide a 100 percent footprint for the CBU panel....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,819
Posted By cx
Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method...

Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method whereby they mixed one of their cementitious grouts with a proprietary additive so you could actually bond and grout the tile in one motion.

We'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By cx
The bonded mud bed cares more about the cure of...

The bonded mud bed cares more about the cure of the concrete below than would a reinforced, unbonded, mud bed (which wouldn't care at all) but I would still wait a week for the concrete to cure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By cx
Actually, Todd, you said CQ in a previous post. ...

Actually, Todd, you said CQ in a previous post. I'm beginning to worry about your dyslexia, my son. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,819
Posted By cx
Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch...

Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch mortar onto the substrate and then flatten the notches with the flat side of your trowel. Actually, I'd do the flattening with a 6" drywall knife in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By cx
I think you're misunderstanding some of what you...

I think you're misunderstanding some of what you read. The point is that if your joint is already grouted, it will do not good at all to apply a flexible sealant to the same joint. As in, no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By cx
I think it all comes down to your tolerance for...

I think it all comes down to your tolerance for failure, S. One major tile installation materials manufcturer, Laticrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 485
Posted By cx
As I read those tables the longest span you could...

As I read those tables the longest span you could get away with for for 16" TJI 110s at 19.2" spacing and a 20psf dead load would be 20 feet, 1 inch to achieve L/480 deflection. You may have a...
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