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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,582
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks great, Mike, and in just over 2 months! ...

Looks great, Mike, and in just over 2 months!

And because of this...

...I'd have hung that clock opposite the commode. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,295
Posted By ss3964spd
As requested!

As requested!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, William, 1/2" plywood, with no face...

Welcome, William,

1/2" plywood, with no face grade lower than C, and with Exposure 1/EXP1 rating (meaning its plys are glued together with a moisture resistant glue), is typically recommended....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Brian, we've moved your thread into the...

Welcome, Brian, we've moved your thread into the advice forum since your issue isn't related to cleaning, restoration, or sealing (of tile).

The curb of your shower has what appears to be a solid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By ss3964spd
Glad it turned out nice, Robin, and that the...

Glad it turned out nice, Robin, and that the deficiencies of the liner install were discovered before any damage was done. Very much worth the wait!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By ss3964spd
Still no photos, Clark. I wonder if the photo...

Still no photos, Clark. I wonder if the photo upload process is timing out due to the slow connection.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By ss3964spd
That may be true, Paul, but insisting that such a...

That may be true, Paul, but insisting that such a clause be added to a contract that doesn't have it puts the contractor on notice that you've done at least a little homework, and could well serve to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,344
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks great, Mike, very tidy. Well done!

Looks great, Mike, very tidy. Well done!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By ss3964spd
I feel like a truly reputable contractor wouldn't...

I feel like a truly reputable contractor wouldn't have any qualms about including such a clause.

My step sister is contracting out her bathroom remodel and this is the verbiage I suggested should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ss3964spd
While my gut says those areas are unlikely to...

While my gut says those areas are unlikely to crack, or cause a crack in the tile, since they are not seams my OCD says why risk it. You need only enough compound to embed the mesh tape, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,893
Posted By ss3964spd
Scott, trying to beef up that low area with...

Scott, trying to beef up that low area with mortar and then set tile on it in one go would be a challenge for my skills, and would likely result in excessive mortar squeeze into the grout joints. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ss3964spd
So, for the Kerdi to drywall seams, you did use...

So, for the Kerdi to drywall seams, you did use mesh tape and mud, yes?

Ideally you'd have used Kerdi band and mortar for all those seams, as in your original plan. Unfortunately I think that ship...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ss3964spd
Balderdash! You've gotten this far, there will be...

Balderdash! You've gotten this far, there will be no towel throwing in now. :D

Welcome, Tina,

Before I offer my .02 worth, can you post a as it stands right now photo? Also, are we to presume...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,003
Posted By ss3964spd
Because of the drain I too would be hesitant to...

Because of the drain I too would be hesitant to remove the bed. The mortar will work, just may need to re-fill if it shrinks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,003
Posted By ss3964spd
Eric, not sure what "thick tile mortar" you're...

Eric, not sure what "thick tile mortar" you're considering, and mortar technically isn't supposed to be used for that purpose, but it frequently is.

Since you are covering your mud bed with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By ss3964spd
While it is technically possible to set tile on...

While it is technically possible to set tile on plywood using an appropriate thinset mortar it really isn't recommended, Jean, mortar bonds so much better to a proper underlayment made specifically...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By ss3964spd
Even if you did install the 3/4" ply you would...

Even if you did install the 3/4" ply you would want to reassess how flat the floor is after the 3/4" ply is installed, then apply SLC where needed.

Given the existing T&G floor, I'd use a long...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By ss3964spd
Jean, water proofing the main bathroom floor...

Jean, water proofing the main bathroom floor shouldn't be necessary, unless it see substantially more water on it than the usual wet feet and a few drips here and there.

That you have 1 cracked...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,003
Posted By ss3964spd
One of the advantages of a mud bed is that's it...

One of the advantages of a mud bed is that's it is really easy to remove. Shouldn't take much time at all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ss3964spd
Not sure I understand the need for that with the...

Not sure I understand the need for that with the pencil's, Kevin, but I wouldn't want a super strong dbl sided tape for fear of damaging the paint on the wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By ss3964spd
Nothin wrong with that, Chris. :tup2:

Nothin wrong with that, Chris. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Beth, In all the years since ink...

Welcome, Beth,

In all the years since ink jet printed tiles have been available I don't think I've read a single account that the finish has worn off. I cannot even find any articles via Google...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By ss3964spd
Good to know, Dan, glad it will work!

Good to know, Dan, glad it will work!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By ss3964spd
You can use backer board if you wanna, Pludot,...

You can use backer board if you wanna, Pludot, but for a back splash it isn't really necessary. Install plain white drywall, finish the joints, give it a couple of coats of primer, then paint or tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,348
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks good, Jeff. The floor was a bold move - I...

Looks good, Jeff. The floor was a bold move - I like it.

One thing I've learned about myself; if I start using a space before it is completely finished it tends to not get completely finished....
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