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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Matt, Okay, you got some good questions...

Hi Matt,

Okay, you got some good questions here. Let's dive into some background.

But realize I'm gonna type for awhile and I don't know what posts are being made as I type.

Your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kristie. :wave: It's...

Welcome to the forum, Kristie. :wave:

It's almost certainly not what you want. That's a topical sealer, which is notoriously difficult to maintain. But to clarify, are you:1) Looking to seal the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Polished marble doesn't usually accept a sealer....

Polished marble doesn't usually accept a sealer. The surface is too dense.

What you're experiencing with the uneven film is excess sealer that is indeed drying on the top surface of the tile. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:tup2: :D

:tup2: :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, you could use this cheap mortar for this...

Yeah, you could use this cheap mortar for this application.

However, if the level of the floor outside this area is wavy, you might wanna think about using a leveling product for the whole floor....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Tom, 4' long pieces of quarter round won't...

Tom,

4' long pieces of quarter round won't be found at the store. It would need to be custom fabricated at a fairly pretty penny.' I think profiling your own material, as Jim suggested, might be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would start with either of the two acids...

I would start with either of the two acids mentioned. It’s a gentler possible solution to your problem than a green scotchbrite pad seeing as how the pads have silicon carbide in them (extremely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
My concern is the same as Lou’s. Is that drywall...

My concern is the same as Lou’s. Is that drywall spanning an opening? If so, it NEEDS the strength of plywood.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d spend the extra time to remove the grout. The...

I’d spend the extra time to remove the grout. The more you remove and replace with sealant, the better the sealant can deform/distort without cracking.

100% silicone is substantially more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,831
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just about anything needs to be cut to fit. ...

Just about anything needs to be cut to fit.

Are you considering using matching bullnose tile? Or do you prefer a sill made from stone/quartz/solid surface?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Dave. :wave: While I...

Welcome to the forum, Dave. :wave:

While I haven’t used it, there’s been a fair amount of talk about Ardex Liquid Backerboard (https://www.ardexamericas.com/product/ardex-liquid-backerboard/) that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-11-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave: I can’t...

Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave:

I can’t tell from the picture. Do those tiles have a matte or glossy surface?

And is that mortar or mastic that you’re using for a setting material?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d lean in the direction of using 1.5” thick...

I’d lean in the direction of using 1.5” thick KerdiBoard. You can get it in 24”x96” pieces.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Here’s the thread...

Here’s the thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20579).

Yeah, you found a good thread. It covers the subject pretty well.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Liquid smoke?

Liquid smoke?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...you mean CDO symptoms. :)

...you mean CDO symptoms. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Anne. :wave: Are you...

Welcome to the forum, Anne. :wave:

Are you super nervous about a hazard or technical knowledge/ability?

And can you tell us what the substrate is here? I can’t tell from the picture on my...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Unnecessary step. Sealing, IMHO, is overrated and...

Unnecessary step. Sealing, IMHO, is overrated and overused.

One good use of sealer is to make grout clean up easier like you’re doing.

The main job of sealer is to temporarily give you time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you weren’t met with an unpleasant surprise....

Glad you weren’t met with an unpleasant surprise. Cool!

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see, Ali. But the picture shows that the wall...

I see, Ali. But the picture shows that the wall isn’t missing chunks. I’d leave the drywall as is. Just scrape away anything that’s peeling with a wallpaper scraper and it’ll be ready to go.



...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Ali. Do you see a tangible benefit from...

Hi, Ali. Do you see a tangible benefit from replacing the drywall?

And nothing wrong with mastic in this application if you’re using ceramic/porcelain tile.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glenfiddich?

Glenfiddich?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m going to pile on and suggest that you...

I’m going to pile on and suggest that you completely avoid mastic with any glass tile.

No, don’t waste your time with a primer. It can do nothing to improve adhesion. And if done improperly, will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Derek. :wave: The...

Welcome to the forum, Derek. :wave:

The longer a tile is, the more likely for lippage. It would be very helpful for you to grab the longest straightedge you can put your hands on and drag it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like using the stack of quarters method. You...

I like using the stack of quarters method. You can do this in addition to marking the side

:)
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