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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,545
Posted By Snets
Next day is probably best, not necessarily...

Next day is probably best, not necessarily required. They will be past the point of "no longer required" as CX referred to for sure

I have found that taking a little extra time to clean out that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Snets
Heidi, as a DIY'er you need nothing more than a...

Heidi, as a DIY'er you need nothing more than a cordless drill, a two-gallon bucket and a spiral grout-type mixer to give yourself some workable mortar. Please, work in small batches unless you are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Snets
Dan and Jim's (and your) comments above about the...

Dan and Jim's (and your) comments above about the screws into metal are exactly why in my "thinking outloud" I would wanna attach to the wood studs. Maybe cement board or Hardie would work fine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Snets
Looks nice, Pat. You should be proud, well done!

Looks nice, Pat. You should be proud, well done!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Snets
In the first shower I built, I have a perimeter...

In the first shower I built, I have a perimeter framing of tiles cut from 12X12 field tiles surrounding the mosaic 2x2 tile shower floor (link in my profile, page 9 of the thread). I did not get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Snets
All great solutions. I've done 2 foam Kerdi foam...

All great solutions. I've done 2 foam Kerdi foam Curbs, both worked out great. One thing to remember is that you can seriously dent the foam with your knee. Once you have the curb in, with no tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Snets
Not a bad idea, actually. I don't see a down side...

Not a bad idea, actually. I don't see a down side if done correctly - we are talking 1/8" to 1/4" irregularities in the wood studs with a arrow-straight metal stud sistered plumb and straight to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Snets
The first thing you have to remember is that...

The first thing you have to remember is that thin-set mortar is not waterproof. So the mortar does not do the waterproofing. What the mortar does in a Kerdi application is mechanically bond the two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By Snets
If it were me, I would either: 1) Install...

If it were me, I would either:

1) Install the profile and fill the gap with a flexible sealant matching your wood floor, or:

2) Find a T-molding that matches your wood floor and cover the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,980
Posted By Snets
Excellent work, Dan. That turned out beautiful.

Excellent work, Dan. That turned out beautiful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Snets
Thanks, Dan. I trust your opinion on that; A...

Thanks, Dan. I trust your opinion on that; A blade that does not cause issues with glass, especially chipping on the painted side, will be worth the investment. When I did three backsplashes in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Snets
Tile samples in hand and yes, painted on the...

Tile samples in hand and yes, painted on the back. I stopped by the Floor & Decor where they picked out the tile and some accent. The original field tile they showed me is a 3" X 9" glass. While at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Snets
At first glance, Based on the hard lines in color...

At first glance, Based on the hard lines in color change, two different color tile sheets. Could be a factory mess up in packaging or lots. But you said they looked fine before grout? Was it all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Snets
Thanks? CX........:) I won't have a hand on...

Thanks? CX........:)

I won't have a hand on the tile until Wednesday but I am thinking it is a paint of some sort on the back side. I'll report back.

Thanks. Looks like I can get ProLite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Snets
Same project - Glass Tile?

My friends who are wanting this ADA-style shower have picked out their shower wall tile and they selected this glass wall tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Snets
John, I installed a fireplace wall in my home in...

John, I installed a fireplace wall in my home in 2018 using the exact same MSI stone panels in a different color. I used Versabond over CBU using a 1/4 X 1/4 square-notch trowel. I felt like I had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,980
Posted By Snets
If I had only....Dan, nobody will notice or care...

If I had only....Dan, nobody will notice or care but you. Nobody. Looks great!



Again, looks great. Literally nobody will notice.



You put a thousand times more thought into this dilemma...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Snets
That's a tough corner all the way around that...

That's a tough corner all the way around that shelving niche to handle as a tile edge to drywall. I might build the whole shelved niche out of paint-grade 1/2" plywood and inset it after the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By Snets
Turby, have you taken out any drywall in the...

Turby, have you taken out any drywall in the shower? It's hard to tell in the photos. That hot-mop pan should have extended up onto some blocking between studs (and on studs) for probably 6-10"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By Snets
CX, yes that's a typo! That would be some thick...

CX, yes that's a typo! That would be some thick material. #15 roofing felt (I think a lot of folks call it tar paper here)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Snets
If I were looking for lights in a residential...

If I were looking for lights in a residential steam shower, I'd probably just use a shower-rated, wet location-rated LED and silicone the flange when I installed it instead of the foam. HALO makes a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By Snets
A "proper" hot-mop here in CA, and maybe...

A "proper" hot-mop here in CA, and maybe elsewhere too, should be done with three layers of 50# tar paper soaked and covered with tar. Somewhere along the timeline "I think" reinforced fiberglass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Snets
Pat, after doing a little research on the...

Pat, after doing a little research on the Interweb, it appears to me that that 1" "wall gap" is one of many methods to act as a "clearance reduction system" when someone installs a stove closer to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Snets
James, if you can get it in the right spot...

James, if you can get it in the right spot there's no problem in my opinion setting the profile with mortar and tape - just be sure to flatten and scrape excess mortar off where tiles will go while...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Snets
Maybe it's just the way the photo is taken, but...

Maybe it's just the way the photo is taken, but that looks like WAY too much thinset mortar under that Kerdi Band. I'm not sure you will achieve a waterproof seam with that much thinset in there,...
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