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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
Really?! I like a brand new one and will use it...

Really?! I like a brand new one and will use it till it gets real absorbant then I will start using it for the daily operations. I always thought it worked better with a new one since they won't hold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By smifwal
What kind of carpet do you have? Normally we...

What kind of carpet do you have? Normally we stack strip two pieces right next to the tile one right behind it and the pad overlaps the piece behind it. Surely the ditra XL and tile will not be more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
I clean the bucket before every batch with a...

I clean the bucket before every batch with a green scratch pad and at the end of the day I will use a sponge after the green scratch pad. The same for the trowels and the mixing paddle
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
You should be able to spread a whole row at a...

You should be able to spread a whole row at a time or maybe 2. you got 15 minutes maybe more (check the specs for open time) before it skins over. Keep air movement to a minimum in the room and that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By smifwal
If you are getting a custom door then the shower...

If you are getting a custom door then the shower door company will be able to accommodate not screwing in to the curb, now will they be reluctant to do something thing that is harder or not their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
Sounds like you answered your own question, do...

Sounds like you answered your own question, do whatever makes the job easiest for you. Are you setting 1 tile at a time?
Forum: The Mud Box 12-19-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,537
Posted By smifwal
Here is my flooring choices for the master bed...

Here is my flooring choices for the master bed and dining room (hardwood) and tile for the living room, kitchen,hall,hall bath,and laundry room (tile 8x48) total tile is about 800sqft of tile....
Forum: The Mud Box 12-19-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,537
Posted By smifwal
This is same bathroom as in the last post, I...

This is same bathroom as in the last post, I busted out the concrete to replace the flange, used concrete to patch it back in. The built some screeds for the deck mud and boom pool table flat
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By smifwal
I cut the foam curbs in half and also cut them...

I cut the foam curbs in half and also cut them down in height. I cut them on the table saw, when you cut down the height you can cut it at a angle so you get a little pitch on it
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
Then you should be extra diligent!!!

Then you should be extra diligent!!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
When I initially commented on the 254 I thought...

When I initially commented on the 254 I thought you were referring to 254 platinum. It didn't Dawn on me that they have levels of thinset with the same name,( I don't use Laticrete mortars, I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
1.You shouldn't be moving around your tiles when...

1.You shouldn't be moving around your tiles when cleaning them, sounds like you are applying to much pressure with the sponge.

2. I own many lasers and I love them all

3. Diligent, I use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
Yes I measure parts by volume not by weight. I...

Yes I measure parts by volume not by weight. I use the measuring buckets from home Depot found in the paint department.

On the bag Ardex doesn't say specifically by volume or by weight it reads...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By smifwal
https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.ph...

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=125355
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,602
Posted By smifwal
I measure ever time I mix thinset or grout. I use...

I measure ever time I mix thinset or grout. I use Ardex and they give you a "smaller batch" mixing ratio like Laticrete, I have tried the half bag approach and it never works out. Not sure if that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By smifwal
I would put a 2x or a 1x on the inside of your...

I would put a 2x or a 1x on the inside of your curb even with the top and the same on the outside 1/8" higher, drop your feather finish in there and use them as screed sticks, easy peezy
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By smifwal
You can use thinset but that is not what it's...

You can use thinset but that is not what it's intended for,a floor patch (Ardex/Henry feather finish, mapei planipatch) would my go to for this. The important thing is that the waterproofing is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By smifwal
Your curb should be pitched and your tile should...

Your curb should be pitched and your tile should follow that pitch. If your curb is not pitched then water is going to go through the tile and hit that flat surface and sit on your waterproofing

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,873
Posted By smifwal
I have done carpet a time or 2. (20 years...

I have done carpet a time or 2. (20 years actually) Her thick nap carpet 3/8 will probably work. I have never measured the distance but I would say it is closer to 5/16. Like I said I put my finger...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By smifwal
You want to put a skim coat on the tile before...

You want to put a skim coat on the tile before putting on the in to the ridges on the wall. With small tiles I like to set up a table and put a ledger board on 2 sides son the tile won't move as skim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By smifwal
you areright on the money there. When my friend ...

you areright on the money there. When my friend built his house and I asked him if they ran out of screws... I can see your point on the ceiling I thought we were talking walls. If I were to tile a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By smifwal
You don't want your shower door guy to mount to...

You don't want your shower door guy to mount to the curb that would poke a hole in your waterproofing and void your tile warranty (at least it does mine) there are many other ways to mount glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By smifwal
Slow and steady. If I need a nice clean edge I...

Slow and steady. If I need a nice clean edge I will make a line just on the top of the tile with the grinder then make multiple passes so that when I finally cut through I am only going through a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By smifwal
Is the the outcome of this thread to try to...

Is the the outcome of this thread to try to figure out how much tile will "pull down" drywall? cause I am going to guess it is far more than we have done. I mean think of all the screws and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,324
Posted By smifwal
I try not to touch CBU, it is heavy and dusty or...

I try not to touch CBU, it is heavy and dusty or crumbly to cut and time/labor intensive. I will use it if I am trying to match a height but I much prefer the uncoupling membrane, in my opinion it is...
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