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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 453,517
Posted By John Bridge
Rex, There is a new store in operation....

Rex,

There is a new store in operation. You'll see an announcement at the start of each forum. There is a link there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Donald, :) I don't have any pictures, but...

Hi Donald, :)

I don't have any pictures, but the one you posted looks good. I really think it's a judgment call. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tyler, :) I think the angled cuts should...

Hi Tyler, :)

I think the angled cuts should go between the drain and the wall.

I would not used the tiled drain on your project.

The slope will drain. Might take it a while. I dry the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By John Bridge
Sounds like that's the way to do it, Patti. :)

Sounds like that's the way to do it, Patti. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By John Bridge
Dan, You can do a little test with any...

Dan,

You can do a little test with any thinset. Bond a couple pieces of tile together and sink them in a bucket of water for a day or two. If they remain stuck together you're good. :)

My...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 1,570,589
Posted By John Bridge
That sink embedded into the tile job takes me...

That sink embedded into the tile job takes me back more than a few years. When I started in the trade that's how we did all of them. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 04-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tim, :) All of the companies you...

Hi Tim, :)

All of the companies you mentioned (or most of them, anyway) are our sponsors and have been for years. All of the products are good and worthwhile. Laticrete has a history of putting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dave, :) Here's another vote. In fact,...

Hi Dave, :)

Here's another vote. In fact, I'll just second what Davy said. Sheetrockers hang sheetrock; they are not tile people. Get your tile man in on the deal right now. If you are the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) Un-modified thinset will work but...

Hi Dan, :)

Un-modified thinset will work but not "cheap" thinset of any sort. Pay for the best.

Also, I wonder if things might work out better if you pull up the Ditra and then install the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Zelda, I can't find much on any of the...

Hi Zelda,

I can't find much on any of the Tile Lab Sealers. I'm particularly wondering whether it's something that builds up on the surface, in which case it would have to be stripped. Most of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By John Bridge
And also, what sort of tile? :)

And also, what sort of tile? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 453,517
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rex, Send me an email, and I attach the...

Hi Rex,

Send me an email, and I attach the book file to the reply (since you've already paid for the book).

For everyone:

We are working on the problem. It turns out we need the entire web...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By John Bridge
"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed...

"Polished" porcelain should always be sealed before grouting, and some folks seal it right out of the box. Polishing in this case means grinding the surface, which opens up microscopic cavities in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) Anchoring the curb is not a bad...

Hi Jason, :)

Anchoring the curb is not a bad idea.

Don't worry about anchoring it to anything else. And use the tar paper between the subfloor and shower floor mortar.

You mention using some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By John Bridge
Hi James, :) A difference in height of one...

Hi James, :)

A difference in height of one millimeter won't hurt you. Go ahead and use the two products. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, Since you've already applied mesh...

Hi John,

Since you've already applied mesh tape and thinset in the corners you don't need any other membrane. The RedGard will do the job for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) You'll need a P-trap under that...

Hi Steve, :)

You'll need a P-trap under that drain. I don't see how that's going to work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Richard, :) For many years...

Hi Richard, :)

For many years "four-and-a-quarter" tiles were the standard for walls, and quite a few companies made them. Some were close to 4-1/4 in., and some were closer to 4-3/8 in. You would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Romey, :) I would remove all the...

Hi Romey, :)

I would remove all the subflooring and fix the framing, then go back with two layers of plywood. I know you probably don't want to hear that. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, Nope. :) The Kerdi grate...

Hi Steve,

Nope. :)

The Kerdi grate works only with the Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Mark, :) If you remove the floor boards...

Hey Mark, :)

If you remove the floor boards you can dig footings from inside the house. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) In answer to your question, yes,...

Hi Mark, :)

In answer to your question, yes, two layers of OSB is an improvement over one layer and the hardwood flooring, but I agree with CX that we can't guaranty a successful tile...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By John Bridge
I'm in my usual spot of being in the middle (We...

I'm in my usual spot of being in the middle (We sponsor Laticrete, Mapei and Custom). I'll agree with Dan Marvin, though, in that Laticrete has probably done a thorough testing of the product. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) I can't see that you're doing...

Hi Nick, :)

I can't see that you're doing first class work. :)

I think you can remove the cut tiles without too much damage to the Hydro Ban. You could then touch up those areas with new Hydro...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-24-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Janel, :) I have only installed encaustic...

Hi Janel, :)

I have only installed encaustic tile a few times, but there haven't been any problems with sealing. It's thirsty stuff. I agree with CX. You should be putting this right back on your...
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