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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Gozo
Revotile - anyone try this?

https://www.daltile.com/revotile
Sounds intriguing, but I just wonder what’s holding it together aside from the grout. No idea what holds it down. Just thinking what a few years of kids riding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,621
Posted By Gozo
I had very the same issue. On dealing with the...

I had very the same issue. On dealing with the joist, you can’t (aside from moving the joists and doing some major restructuring of the house). I used the foam pan as well and cut it to fit and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By Gozo
Thanks Brian. That was the only laugh out loud...

Thanks Brian. That was the only laugh out loud I’ve had all day. :rofl:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By Gozo
Most thinset mortars get along well with...

Most thinset mortars get along well with concrete. Something like Versabond would fine. Be sure to get ALL of the dust from grinding off the concrete. Vacuum and wash at least.
One thing to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,109
Posted By Gozo
You got a 15 year old city kid to work??!! Wow,...

You got a 15 year old city kid to work??!! Wow, never been able to do that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Gozo
I got the Henry LBB from HomeDepot. Wasn’t a...

I got the Henry LBB from HomeDepot. Wasn’t a stock store item; had it delivered to the house and the UPS guy put it in my garage. Didn’t have to schlep it to and from or anything. Was actually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Gozo
When you say “the whole floor” do you mean the...

When you say “the whole floor” do you mean the whole floor of the room, or the whole floor of the shower? A picture might be helpful.
I used a Schluter foam pan in my shower and had some floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,121
Posted By Gozo
So long as the metal flange is fully supported by...

So long as the metal flange is fully supported by the wood subfloor, you’re good. Just be 100% certain before you screw it down (after the tile is down/flange above the finished floor) that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,109
Posted By Gozo
Optical illusion! After reading the description...

Optical illusion! After reading the description again a few times over, and cx’s comment; if I turned the picture upside down, I see it’s a hole. With it rightside up, it looks as if the hole is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,109
Posted By Gozo
I need more perspective on that picture Wolfgang....

I need more perspective on that picture Wolfgang. It looks like a gloved hand reaching through a hole in drywall grabbing onto a decorative globe lighting fixture between some joists. I know that’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Gozo
The bit of fraying shouldn’t compromise the bond....

The bit of fraying shouldn’t compromise the bond. Just make sure to get the mortar well embedded into the surface fibers. Regardless of any fraying; so don’t make it too thick.
On the rounded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By Gozo
The O ring mates into the recessed groove in the...

The O ring mates into the recessed groove in the female part of the connector. Even though they usually don’t recommend any additional sealant in those connectors, with it being in a less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,121
Posted By Gozo
You don’t even rate to enter the slowness...

You don’t even rate to enter the slowness contest. It took me months for tiling and grouting. So long as you get it the way you want it and do it correctly, no one here cares about how long you...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-31-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,551
Views: 357,074
Posted By Gozo
Not music related, but YouTube anyway

Looking for something completely unrelated but came across this...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tOcYK1npnpc

Thank goodness for YouTube. Now I have a new project to do: tearing out my soon to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,469
Posted By Gozo
Good video Peter. Another concern with the spot...

Good video Peter. Another concern with the spot bonding, especially with what’s showing in your last set of pics is that water will get through the grout along with dissolved bits of soap and debris...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Gozo
Welcome Horace! Epoxies will yellow with...

Welcome Horace!

Epoxies will yellow with prolonged exposure to UV light. Being exposed to direct sunlight will cause this, but even indirect light will do it in time. The UV causes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 34,306
Posted By Gozo
Giving up on silicone

Here’s an update on the silicone problem I was seeing. Well, I dug out the worst of the silicone and replaced it with Mapei color matched silicone. The color matched well. However, in the areas...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like...

I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like BonAmi or Barkeeper’s Friend.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,052
Posted By Gozo
Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core...

Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core bit. Then cut the arms to just join the edge of the hole with the wet saw. I did exactly that with my tile project. Came out fine (on the second...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Gozo
Grout slake time

Just noticed that the bag direction on Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus FA has changed since last time I used it.
2017 directions had “ Allow the grout to sit (“slake”) in the container for about 2 to 3...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Gozo
Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a...

Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a commercial mass produced item. If we’re to do a portrait painting and we’re asked a year later to do another one; I’d expect the second one to be like the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Gozo
Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. ...

Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. The 0.14mm is about right for a coating layer. You’re looking at about the thickness of a piece of plastic wrap. Pretty easy to abrade through. Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Gozo
What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar...

What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar over the course of a week (I’m slow) going up row by row. Tape works fine to hold things in place ‘til you get there.
The attached pic is during...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Gozo
I personally went with a high gloss large format...

I personally went with a high gloss large format tile for my kitchen backsplash. The logic being ease of cleaning. Fewer grout lines, no nooks and crannies to trap dirt. I’m not the neatest cook....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Gozo
I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate...

I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate to match the tile profile. Pull the gasket out before doing any grinding/shaping as it’ll still make a good seal when you put it back in place. My...
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