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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By jadnashua
You want a soft joint wherever the tile meet up...

You want a soft joint wherever the tile meet up against some other rigid surface, whether that is against a wall, or post. You can do that with leaving a physical gap, using an engineered movement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By jadnashua
The blocking isn't a big deal once the top and...

The blocking isn't a big deal once the top and bottom are anchored especially if you use adhesive when installing the subflooring. It's more important during initial construction when a long joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By jadnashua
You want to sister at least the middle 2/3'rds of...

You want to sister at least the middle 2/3'rds of the joist's span. Running each end to the support does increase the strength, but getting the middle 2/3rds gets most of it.

If your floor isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By jadnashua
FL seems to think it lives in an alternate...

FL seems to think it lives in an alternate universe, and industry standards don't apply to them. There's LOTS of showers built in FL that don't conform. What you have would not have passed a code...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,445
Posted By jadnashua
FOr a curved edge protection, Schluter does make...

FOr a curved edge protection, Schluter does make a couple of profiles that have the mounting flange cut that normally holds it straight, with a section chopped out of it that allows it to be bent to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
Mapei, and probably others, make a mortar that is...

Mapei, and probably others, make a mortar that is thixotropic...it flows when you agitate it, but stays where you put it when done. It can be used to make a ramp. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,445
Posted By jadnashua
The metal profiles need IMMEDIATE cleaning, or...

The metal profiles need IMMEDIATE cleaning, or you'll stain or discolor them from the alkali in the thinset. Other than that, they work. SEt them, then wipe the exposed surface free of any thinset....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By jadnashua
THe tile is probably glazed. If you have any...

THe tile is probably glazed. If you have any spares, check to see if the color is the same on the top, edges, and bottom. If not, then it's glazed. I don't know how you'd get a crackle finish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By jadnashua
The longer the time after grouting, the harder...

The longer the time after grouting, the harder the cement cures (assuming it's a cement based grout), so you want to get this started as soon as possible. Sometimes, just a good rub with say a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By jadnashua
Well, that's two things (at least) that weren't...

Well, that's two things (at least) that weren't done to industry standards. The pitch should be a MINIMUM or 1/4" per foot, and with pebbles, more is recommended.

The plumbing code calls for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By jadnashua
Some stone will not actually absorb any sealer -...

Some stone will not actually absorb any sealer - they're too impervious. But, with a mix of stone types, some of them probably would absorb some. Keep in mind that a sealer won't prevent moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter does make a profile for linear showers...

Schluter does make a profile for linear showers that is tapered, so you can make your bottom row a little easier. You may or may not like the look....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By jadnashua
INdustry standards call for an expansion joint. ...

INdustry standards call for an expansion joint. That could be caulk, or an engineered profile. Personally, I like the idea of the profiles. Dilex-EKE works well, and it would let your floor tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
Are these cracks along a change of plane? I.e.,...

Are these cracks along a change of plane? I.e., in a corner or between the pan and the wall?

If so, industry guidelines call for that joint to be a flexible joint...not grouted. It can last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jadnashua
The foam is questionable. By itself, it's...

The foam is questionable. By itself, it's stable, but between two surfaces that could expand and contract, I"m not sure. I'd talk to Schluter to get their thoughts on that if you wanted to properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
If you're referring to me?!, I'm about as far...

If you're referring to me?!, I'm about as far away from WA as you can get in the continental US, so, no, no idea. What you're looking for is a ply with exposure 1 or exterior glue and all plies C or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By jadnashua
That flange (and some other types) has the...

That flange (and some other types) has the T_slots, and notches. The notches are usually a bit stronger, and that's how this one was installed to utilize them. Still, the plastic flange is not as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
You can use a cleat, but maybe easier would be to...

You can use a cleat, but maybe easier would be to run 2x material between the joists.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jadnashua
On the top of Ditra, the bond to it is totally...

On the top of Ditra, the bond to it is totally mechanical...IOW, thinset does NOT bond to it.

On the bottom of Ditra, the fleece, when attached properly, is only stuck because the mortar flows...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By jadnashua
With blocking all around, it isn't as important,...

With blocking all around, it isn't as important, but any patch tends to work best if you can attach the thing to three joists...i.e., having one in the middle is good so it isn't hanging off the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By jadnashua
If you set those glass tile with a grey grout,...

If you set those glass tile with a grey grout, the whole look will change. With transparent glass tile, even the grout when used over white thinset will alter the look. You won't know which you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
If they used square edge material for the floor...

If they used square edge material for the floor sheathing, adding more joists, assuming they are already adequate, isn't necessary.

Deflection has two parts:
- along the joists
- in between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By jadnashua
With the glass nearly transparent tile, both the...

With the glass nearly transparent tile, both the grout color and thinset (if used) will change the appearance. So, you will want to do a mockup with both the thinset and/or grout to see if you like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By jadnashua
What color grout are you using? IF it's white,...

What color grout are you using? IF it's white, then there may be an alternative and that's to use a grout as the setting material. In that use case, you want the setting material to fill up the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
Any cement based product, if not properly stored...

Any cement based product, if not properly stored or used within the recommended USE BY date, is potentially defective. The packaging isn't perfect, and over time, that could be shorter if the...
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