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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2013, 03:04 PM
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Posted By v00uuqpp
This is great explanation. I now understand a...

This is great explanation. I now understand a lot more the rationale behind these install steps.


So the correct laying:

Tile (top)
thinset
self-leveling cement (if needed to level/flatten)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2013, 08:41 AM
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Posted By v00uuqpp
It was HardiBacker board. If the installer...

It was HardiBacker board.

If the installer used self-leveling cement over plywood, would that fulfill the manufacturer's requirement to have mortar below the CBU?

Or CBU has to be applied w/...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2013, 01:00 PM
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Posted By v00uuqpp
No mortar below the CBU, no leveling cement. CBU...

No mortar below the CBU, no leveling cement. CBU and then plywood below.

What'd be the problem this is done this way now w/o the mortar under the CBU?


He's saying no problem w/ the drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Tile guy broke toilet flange

I finished up replacing the subfloor area w/ new T&G boards. It's really steady now that I've added needed shims so there're no void spots along the framing support below these boards.


I had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2013, 08:07 PM
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Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Thx. It turns out I need 3/8" thick shims to...

Thx.

It turns out I need 3/8" thick shims to push up the T&G boards in the area to be same level to rest of the boards. I'm really surprised I need this much.

I'm using 3/8" regular plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Removed the warped T&G board, now I either...

Removed the warped T&G board,

now I either need to trim all the T&G boards on the left so they all line up or I need to have the lumber store make a 5 1/4" wide T&G board.


BTW, I read...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Thx I was just thinking about that. I'll get a...

Thx I was just thinking about that. I'll get a 1/8 thick strip.


BTW, I'm no carpenter,

wonder if I can use a 1/8 cement board on top of the joist/support frame instead of a thin wood panel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Old and new T&G boards

Thx for the info on the Bosch laser tool. I actually read up on it a bit. The floor is basically level except the area around the toilet where it's sloping down (into the toilet corner).



I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
The tile guy did not indicate the need to add...

The tile guy did not indicate the need to add 1/2" plywood under the CBU he planned to use. Let's say I'll have this plywood installed, the underlayment ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
Back to subfloor

I think the tile contractor was trying to upcharge me with those reasons.


Anyway, I removed the vinyl floor and the particle board below, and I discovered two things:


1. The subfloor area...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
SpectraLock Grout

Thx.


Onto the next subject: grout. I was looking into SpectraLock Epoxy.


A tile contractor said he'd need 4-8 pkgs (I suppose these are the mini's) of the SpectraLock...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
They didn't unfortunately. Just regular solid...

They didn't unfortunately. Just regular solid 2x6's.





It's not exactly flat -- I see a slight slope up/down along a 10" section, although again it might be just the particle board. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
BTW, I seem to see that the current vinyl floor...

BTW, I seem to see that the current vinyl floor is somewhat uneven -- sloping down toward the wall where the standing shower is. I wonder if that's the set up or it's just the particle board.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
As you've guessed, the 4x6 beams rest on posts w/...

As you've guessed, the 4x6 beams rest on posts w/ concrete bases set on the dirt in the crawlspace.

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I hope doing 12"x12" porcelain tile is ok w/ redwood subfloor (now that I know it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
If you mean the subfloor boards, the actual...

If you mean the subfloor boards, the actual measurement is 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" (couldn't measure the tongue-end) -- these are tongue-and-groove boards.

These boards rest directly on the 6" thick x4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
1/8" wonderboard lite

Here's the picture of the 2"x6" redwood subfloor:

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This house was built in 1957.


So that solid wood subfloor should be strong enough for floor tile install I suppose?

I'm going...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,098
Posted By v00uuqpp
1/8 backerboard vs. 1/4 backerboard

Does it matter?


I have a hardwood subfloor in the bathroom. Going to tear up the old vinyl floor, particleboard and put the backerboard in for new tile. It's a hardwood subfloor (2"x6")...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-12-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,010
Posted By v00uuqpp
Regrouting shower tile floor

Hi,

Been a while and now need to revisit the shower stall area.


Noticed the bottom shower tile floor has sections where the (unsanded) grout is gone.

The tiles are still good, so I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,010
Posted By v00uuqpp
Thx everyone so much for the explanation. The...

Thx everyone so much for the explanation. The information was very helpful.


Another benefit I wanted to apply grout colorant was to prevent dirt/stain (e.g. rust stain) from stuck to the grout...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,010
Posted By v00uuqpp
Which grout sealer/stain brand is breathable

I have an area of plain unsanded grout in the shower I'd want to seal up and also protect from dirt/rust stain better.


Been doing a bit of reading and seem to notice it's important the color...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,321
Posted By v00uuqpp
Really want to know -- if lighter color...

Really want to know --

if lighter color granite means lower density.


Wife likes 100% white granite--don't know if it'd pose a problem w/ mineral deposits w/ hard water source.

Is there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,321
Posted By v00uuqpp
Does lighter color mean more porous stone--or no?...

Does lighter color mean more porous stone--or no? My wife likes lighter color, but don't know if this means more porous and harder to clean.





Very good tip! Thx much... .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,321
Posted By v00uuqpp
Thx--I guess that settles my decision... (start...

Thx--I guess that settles my decision... (start new).

I think I'd try new granite tops--would look nice and pretty. :)


One question I'd like to ask -- some of my friends complain that w/...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,321
Posted By v00uuqpp
That's exactly what I want to know -- how...

That's exactly what I want to know --

how to wrap around that area (w/ some round edge tiles?) -- if I manage to put an undermount sink under the support underneath... .

From what you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,321
Posted By v00uuqpp
Can someone explain the reason? Is it...

Can someone explain the reason?

Is it because the opening is already too large to convert to an undermount sink now? Or just that the work involve is too much to do the tile work needed to...
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