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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 858
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Working with a long level or straight edge helps.

Working with a long level or straight edge helps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I would. Photographic evidence would be nice.

I would. Photographic evidence would be nice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Try cutting it first. You might be surprised.

Try cutting it first. You might be surprised.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Houston Remodeler
CBU is there to give you a tileable surface....

CBU is there to give you a tileable surface. Nothing more.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The profiles are all basically the same. The...

The profiles are all basically the same. The patent wore off years ago. I'm sure they all think their's are the greatest...

How white is white? Pretty darn white.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Houston Remodeler
One of those mix-as-you-press-on-the-syringe...

One of those mix-as-you-press-on-the-syringe types from the home depot. Get the thickest gel you can.

Make slots in the shelf and the walls, then use stainless steel washers or quarters as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Houston Remodeler
age of the installation? location?

age of the installation? location?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can walk on it the next day. Normal ceement...

You can walk on it the next day. Normal ceement has a 28 day curing period
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sounds like you have a vinyl liner. In that case...

Sounds like you have a vinyl liner. In that case there are no manufacturers warranties available, just what your contractor would offer. Have you checked his web site to see if he mentions warranty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Does your state require warranties ? Adding...

Does your state require warranties ?

Adding your location to your User CP would really help. Use the link in the dark blue bar above. :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The best tool for this job is a telephone. You'll...

The best tool for this job is a telephone. You'll need a seasoned crew of a few strong men to make this job happen.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If the grout was over watered when mixed or...

If the grout was over watered when mixed or sponged, it can crack. Movement normally causes cracking. Do look for movement.

If just these crack, and don't return after repair, then you don't have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What grout did you use?

What grout did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Owen, That may be shrinkage. What grout did...

Owen,

That may be shrinkage. What grout did you use?

In any event, remove the grout in those joints and re-grout. This time mix the grout a little stiffer. When cleaning, try to use as little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As the others have said, this 'halo' effect is...

As the others have said, this 'halo' effect is common with natural stones, some more than others.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
4- what grout was used?

4- what grout was used?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Becky, I'll copy this post to the Tile Geeks...

Becky,

I'll copy this post to the Tile Geeks on FB,

Hydronic heat is a bit thick. With your lower ceiling height, this may make a difference to you. A thermal break to the original slab will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,551
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Since you are doing a banded, kerdi floor you...

Since you are doing a banded, kerdi floor you will be building up the floor. Plus, you'll be banding up the wall a few inches which will yield build up which needs to be feathered out with 12 inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Blocking will support the edges of the planking...

Blocking will support the edges of the planking and the new plywood.

The planking is normally lumpier than the joists. Your mileage may vary.

Sanding / planing down the joists, shimming, and /...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Make more cuts to break in the blade. Got an old...

Make more cuts to break in the blade. Got an old brick laying around to score a few times?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Houston Remodeler
My lati rep. They are bringing a new formulation...

My lati rep. They are bringing a new formulation back. Dunno the new name
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes. This will be costly per square foot because...

Yes. This will be costly per square foot because you are buying skill.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Use a diamond cup wheel on the grinder. We...

Use a diamond cup wheel on the grinder.

We take every chance we can to talk customers out of using marble in a wet location. Marble is very porous, will soak up water, then stay discolored until...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Houston Remodeler
They are equally excellent IMHO. Never need...

They are equally excellent IMHO. Never need sealing
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Brian, Welcome to the forum. Stop...

Brian,

Welcome to the forum.

Stop trying to dissolve or melt the adhesive. This will cause it to go deeper into the concrete. What you want to do is scrape it off as best as you can, then grind...
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