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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Kman
And yes, Ditra is a good product for you to use. ...

And yes, Ditra is a good product for you to use. There are other brands like Laticrete and Custom that make similar products.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Kman
Any tile underlayment can be 1/4", and some are...

Any tile underlayment can be 1/4", and some are even 1/8". The only reason to use 1/2" backer is to gain some height.

I would agree with using 5/8" plywood over the planks, because your planks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Kman
Yes, this. :D 216547 Are you...

Yes, this. :D

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Are you wanting something ADA compliant?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Kman
Grinder with a very good diamond blade for the...

Grinder with a very good diamond blade for the long and corner cuts. If you have a good snap cutter you can make the short cuts.

For the grinder blade, a thinner blade makes very accurate cuts,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
If it's just around the niche, you'd probably be...

If it's just around the niche, you'd probably be okay with it. Anything that takes longer than a half hour and it would probably dry out before you could use it all.

When you say it could take up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Kman
Well, if you're tearing it out, that's the kind...

Well, if you're tearing it out, that's the kind of installation you want. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By Kman
There's no good reason to fill any of those gaps....

There's no good reason to fill any of those gaps. Leave them open.

Unless you make a bonehead cut like this one, in which case you should fill that in. :)

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Kman
Regardless of the cause, the tile will have to...

Regardless of the cause, the tile will have to come up, and that may tell you all you need to know. That's where I'd start. After all, everything else is just conjecture. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 137,679
Posted By Kman
Hello, Patti. :) The descriptions of both...

Hello, Patti. :)

The descriptions of both books is here (https://www.tileyourworld.com/store/tile-bathroom-remodeling-from-tear-out-to-trim-out-part-12-combo/). Take a look and see if they will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By Kman
Here are the guidelines I was referring to: ...

Here are the guidelines I was referring to:

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The key is that you have that wall filled with blocking to accommodate the stress that bench will put on it. They recommend 4x6 blocking when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By Kman
Did you beef up the wall with lumber prior to...

Did you beef up the wall with lumber prior to covering it? If so, then it will hold the weight. I can't remember for sure, but I was thinking Innovis had a chart that told how many bolts were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Kman
You probably just got a little wild during the...

You probably just got a little wild during the demolition. It happens. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Kman
In your second and third pictures there appears...

In your second and third pictures there appears to be some delamination of the subfloor. Is it isolated, or did you have other places like that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,177
Posted By Kman
One of the grout cleaning systems works better...

One of the grout cleaning systems works better than a regular sponge. I used the Barwalt system for years, and still use it on rare occasions when I'm doing floors.

The difference is that no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the form, Brent. :) I should say...

Welcome to the form, Brent. :)

I should say right off the bat that I've never used this product before. From what little I read on their website, it would appear that this product is simply...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Kman
If you post a picture or two of the whole patio...

If you post a picture or two of the whole patio so we can see the layout and where the crack is, maybe someone will have a suggestion for cutting out a section and replacing it.

But anything you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Kman
Nothing you put in the crack will make it look...

Nothing you put in the crack will make it look better. You can experiment with different products, but I think in the end you'll be looking at it and wishing you had left it alone.

But to answer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Kman
Mark, everything you've planning to practice on...

Mark, everything you've planning to practice on has been done many times over, and if you follow the manufacturer's instructions and the advice given here, you'll have a waterproof shower.

Just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Nick. :) There's really only...

Welcome back, Nick. :)

There's really only one way to find out, and that's to take some up. Hopefully, the installer used a really crappy grade mortar that isn't stuck to the subfloor much at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Kman
I noticed you mentioned "quickset" in your first...

I noticed you mentioned "quickset" in your first post. If that is in fact what you used, I would discourage you from using it again.

Rapid setting mortars have their place, but not in the hands...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Nicholas. :) Couple...

Welcome to the forum, Nicholas. :)

Couple of questions. Does the shower base have a tile flange all the way around the three sides? If so, does that flange go all the way to the floor on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kman
They should have a coverage chart that would tell...

They should have a coverage chart that would tell you based on the tile size, thickness, and the grout joint width. But with 1/16 - 1/8" joints I can't imagine you'd use more than ten pounds.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kman
I think it would be plenty for that. Let...

I think it would be plenty for that.

Let me ask this: if you ran out with 10 pounds, would you have to wait a long time to get more?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Kman
One of the mistakes I see is that people allow...

One of the mistakes I see is that people allow the mortar to dry a little bit on the trowel, particularly on the teeth. As this happens, the notch will get more and more shallow, resulting in less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Kman
Yes, specifically the hardwood underneath was...

Yes, specifically the hardwood underneath was what I was wondering about, if you know. Is it visible from underneath, maybe?
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