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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,356
Posted By DC_INC
I would suggest using vapor barrier before the...

I would suggest using vapor barrier before the durock. Don't set the durock right down to the tub surround, leave a 3/16" gap. Then tape and mud mold resistant fiberglass tape into all seams.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By DC_INC
Considering the abuse a floor goes through -...

Considering the abuse a floor goes through - adding grout on top of cured grout is not a wise choice. The grout needs at least 1/8th" to hold otherwise you will see areas flake out. It needs a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By DC_INC
Thanks for the help Gents. I just bought a...

Thanks for the help Gents. I just bought a variable speed orbital air sander to try the dry pads wet. If I still get the burn marks, I will break'em in on some concrete.

If that fails, I will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By DC_INC
Granite Counter top

Hi Everyone,

I am installing 16" granite tile on a countertop and I have 2 questions

1. I have 1/4" CBU over 3 laminated sheets of 3/4" exterior grade ply on a kitchen island. What mortar is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-03-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By DC_INC
So if 3000 RPM is too high, what would the...

So if 3000 RPM is too high, what would the appropriate speed be? I talked to the rep at the supply store here and that was the recommended speed for the pads. Guess he was wrong.

What do you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By DC_INC
I am polishing at 3000 rpm. I've tried faster...

I am polishing at 3000 rpm. I've tried faster with same results but my polisher wont go below 3k rpm.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-01-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By DC_INC
Stone polishing problems

I am using (dry) diamond resin polishing pads between 50 - 3000 grit to polish marble and granite.

First time I am doing this and I am having issues with the pads staining the stone. As I get up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,536
Posted By DC_INC
What kind of edge does the tile have? The...

What kind of edge does the tile have?

The reason why I ask is because when setting a larger format tile (especially with a 1/8th grout line, it leaves little room for adjustment - especially with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By DC_INC
Granite Tile Island vertical surfaces

I just constructed an island made of 3 laminated sheets of 3/4" ply. I am wrapping 16" granite tile 3/8" thick on the sides down to the floor and the top.

Do I need medium bed mortar for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,558
Posted By DC_INC
i have had 2 jobs done with Custom's products...

i have had 2 jobs done with Custom's products where the product failed miserably when all else should have gone smooth.

Had a Custom rep come out to view the job for warantee...he agreed (but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DC_INC
Thanks for the advice... I will go with...

Thanks for the advice...

I will go with ditra and post pics soon. Hope this goes as planned, and if it does....should look great !
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DC_INC
Three laminated layers of exterior grade ply CSP...

Three laminated layers of exterior grade ply CSP (canadian spruce plywood). All 3/4" thick for a total thickness of 2.25". the span is supported by cabinets underneath that are made of 3/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DC_INC
I'm new to Kerdi. Will it work well to set tile...

I'm new to Kerdi. Will it work well to set tile directly on top of plywood? These are heavy 16" x 16" granite tiles. It is the only vertical surface being tiled, the top of the island is getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DC_INC
Well I'm not laying the granite tile on the...

Well I'm not laying the granite tile on the floors, it will be on the side of a kitchen island constructed out of exterior grade ply. Vertical not horizontal. I don't want to use CBU because of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DC_INC
Cutting Granite

Is there a special blade for cutting granite? I want to polish the exposed cut edges. I want to cut the tile with as little chipping as possible. Is this unrealistic?

First time on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By DC_INC
I was afraid that's what you'd say about the...

I was afraid that's what you'd say about the medium bed thickness. It's always harder to foresee the future for some reason.... :uhh:

Thanks for your input.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By DC_INC
Medium Bed Mortar Help

I am installing some granite that needs to be VERY precise. I have 2 questions

1. for a 16" x 16" x 3/8" granite tile installed on a vertical plane, what trowel size
a) 1/2" x 1/2"
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By DC_INC
What is your backerboard of choice?

Just wondering what everyone is using for CBU. What is you choice of CBU and why do you use that one?

Thanks,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By DC_INC
Any reason you are using 1/2" hardi ? CBU adds...

Any reason you are using 1/2" hardi ? CBU adds no structural integrity so unless you are trying to raise the floor, I would go with 1/4" CBU. Remember that hardi tends to be thirsty.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By DC_INC
The install was 13.25" square porcelain from...

The install was 13.25" square porcelain from Argentina with rectified edges installed on a broken joint diamond pattern (3" offset). 1/8" grout line. I used a 1/4" x 3/8" trowel. I back buttered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By DC_INC
Levelling Tile

I just recently installed tile over ditra on top of a 1.25" ply subfloor that was very flat. Since the job was large I couldn't lay all the tile in one sitting and so some thin-set cured on top of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By DC_INC
So I went and bought the glass tile blade - what...

So I went and bought the glass tile blade - what a difference....just goes to show - right tool for the right job is the right way even if it hits you right in the wallet.

Now have 6" x 45" inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By DC_INC
Glass Tile Help

I am installing some glass tile on a counter and have 3 questions.

1. What is the best way to cut these tiles. They are 3" x 6" tiles 1/4" thick. I never install these things so I don't want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,631
Posted By DC_INC
Still can't figure out why one would go that...

Still can't figure out why one would go that route. No offence. Nobody will say "what a nice crap hole you have" by making a perfect cut :lol1: .

To be honest, if I actually was bored and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,057
Posted By DC_INC
That is one expensive way to thicken a sub-floor...

That is one expensive way to thicken a sub-floor ! You are probably going to run into waves after the install. Be very careful when matting the second layers fleece into the thinset - make sure to...
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