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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Davy
You can seal it first although I usually install...

You can seal it first although I usually install it, let it set and then seal it. Then again after the grout sets.

As you can see, slate is made up of very thin layers and it will continue to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Davy
Even if you made a mock up shower floor in your...

Even if you made a mock up shower floor in your garage to practice on a time or two, you'd still be money ahead by a long shot. You can buy sand and cement for a little of nothing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Davy
I would use Eco Prim grip ( from Lowes) over the...

I would use Eco Prim grip ( from Lowes) over the backsplash first and then use a modified thinset (a powder that you mix with water) to bond the tiles.

I believe the sealer you used leaves a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
Like Jeff, vinegar would have been on my list of...

Like Jeff, vinegar would have been on my list of things to try. Acetone would be on my list too. Pour some into a rag and scrub it a little.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Davy
Most manufacturers made their tiles 4 1/4 x 4 1/4...

Most manufacturers made their tiles 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 6x6. Florida tiles are 4 3/8 x 4 3/8. I can't remember if their 6 inch tiles were exactly 6 inches. The bullnose you show looks to be real...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
The dirt in your picture looks wet except for a...

The dirt in your picture looks wet except for a small spot on the right side. Was this taken before the roof was installed? Makes me wonder if moisture is coming up thru the slab. Any idea of what...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-18-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
There's no rules as far as curbs are concerned....

There's no rules as far as curbs are concerned. Curbless showers are very popular these days. But, the water that soaks thru the shower floor tiles still has to be contained. How was the shower floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Davy
Hi Larry, maybe someone will chime in. We have a...

Hi Larry, maybe someone will chime in. We have a few guys here that do a little plumbing. I'm not one of them, I hire a plumber for anything that's water pressure related.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
David, the last thing I would want to stick the...

David, the last thing I would want to stick the tiles to is a piece of wood. The moisture in the mud will only make the wood swell, possibly causing the tiles to break or break loose or both. If that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't call a wall a straight edge. I would...

I wouldn't call a wall a straight edge. I would still lay them against a straight board or metal edge of some sort. A MDF 1x4 6 to 8 ft long would work.

After using the rub brick, vacuum and mop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
Again, I'm not familiar with it so I don't know...

Again, I'm not familiar with it so I don't know if the lime is needed or not or if the 4 to 1 to 3/4 mix is right and I have no idea of the setting time. I'm interested in how it acts and works out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Davy
Another tip, when installing mosaics, to get...

Another tip, when installing mosaics, to get started I like to set the tiles against a straight edge. That gets you started straight, then you can free hand the rest on a small floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
I can't say about CSA cement, I'm not familiar...

I can't say about CSA cement, I'm not familiar with it. Rapid set may set faster than you want.

I'm not so sure about the CSA cement lasting twice as long as Portland. I'm sure your countertop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
I don't know what CSA cement is. Can you post a...

I don't know what CSA cement is. Can you post a picture of the bag? How old is it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Davy
We spent a lot of time trying to avoid the grid...

We spent a lot of time trying to avoid the grid lines but I can still see them in places, especially on the walls. I guess it's the way the over head light hits them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Davy
I believe this pic shows the walls grouted and...

I believe this pic shows the walls grouted and the floor ungrouted.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
I was gonna say, another new product to remember....

I was gonna say, another new product to remember. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By Davy
I just installed a pool bath floor a few weeks...

I just installed a pool bath floor a few weeks ago using penny rounds. We mudded the floor and even then, I went back over the mud with thinset skim coats. The next morning I used the rub stone over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
The mason's mix link is in the link above. Just...

The mason's mix link is in the link above. Just add water.

Don't forget to use thinset on the tiles just before you mash them into the wet mud.. That will bond the tiles to the mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Davy
Chris, you may need to get a test ball and...

Chris, you may need to get a test ball and extension hose from a plumbing shop. That way you can plug it down in the riser pipe below the drain. I'd hold the water down about 3/4 inch below the top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Davy
Bury the CBU into the mud bed only if it's a true...

Bury the CBU into the mud bed only if it's a true Cement board. I think Cx touched on this in post 13. Hardie board is a fiber board and not a cement board. Denshield is another one that can't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
You can use the Mason's mix. I've used it before...

You can use the Mason's mix. I've used it before and it works ok.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-80-lb-Type-S-Mason-Mix-113680/100318510
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davy
What Cx said. I'll look on their website.

What Cx said. I'll look on their website.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,243
Posted By Davy
I think you could always tape it off if sanded...

I think you could always tape it off if sanded grout was being used.

Brad, is that your tile in the picture?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Davy
If you go back with the same installation method,...

If you go back with the same installation method, tear out the wood and build the new seat on top of the pan liner with concrete blocks.
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