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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,311
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sometimes with rough textured tiles we seal them...

Sometimes with rough textured tiles we seal them before grouting. It acts as a grout release.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I agree with Justin. RG not thick enough and...

I agree with Justin. RG not thick enough and seams not taped and floated.

More pics at the tub junction would be nice as CX asked.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ryan, Finding matching tiles 6 months after...

Ryan,

Finding matching tiles 6 months after install can be difficult. We feel your pain.

More importantly, do you know why the original tiles cracked? Was that repaired? If not, any new tiles...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-13-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Laticrete also makes a 2 inch thick foam board....

Laticrete also makes a 2 inch thick foam board. No wood framing needed. The foam is structural.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-12-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Have a great one Dave !:bow:

Have a great one Dave !:bow:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Get yerself one of these ...

Get yerself one of these (https://www.contractorsdirect.com/rodkat-wet-tile-saw-rip-table)

Watch the video right here (https://youtu.be/H6KC-_TPOgU)

After it comes in the mail, watch this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I agree, leaking from day one. You've got...

I agree, leaking from day one.

You've got some structural work ahead of you on this one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The butterfly ones...

The butterfly ones (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-3-16-in-x-2-in-Zinc-Plated-Mushroom-Head-Toggle-Bolt-Anchor-15-Piece-10282/202563869) work best IMHO if you don't have lumber in the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,006
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Tile over as normal. The primer isn't a bad thing...

Tile over as normal. The primer isn't a bad thing in this case
Forum: The Mud Box 02-09-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I'd wait for sure. Unless they want to pay you...

I'd wait for sure. Unless they want to pay you twice
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome to the forum. There are too many...

Welcome to the forum.

There are too many other factors that go into a project to give you a bid;

How is the parking? How is access? How many stairs? What hours can be worked each day? Are there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- As far as I know this method is accepted as...

1- As far as I know this method is accepted as the finish product is exactly the same

2- I used Henry / Ardex feather finish troweled to shape. We always primer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Dry shimming may work, but have you heard of wet...

Dry shimming may work, but have you heard of wet shimming (https://youtu.be/nebHq8N2i0Y)?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I'd call my Laticrete rep to get it direct.

I'd call my Laticrete rep to get it direct.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,746
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We can't tell you that until you can show us some...

We can't tell you that until you can show us some pictures, but by that time you'll know.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,524
Posted By Houston Remodeler
There is a way to cut each end to fit an...

There is a way to cut each end to fit an oversized joist into position. Been too long for me to remember how to do it. As memory serves, the cuts on each end are different. When finished the cut off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I place a 5 gallon bucket paint screen...

I place a 5 gallon bucket paint screen (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Premier-5-gal-Steel-Paint-Can-Grid-991/205367168) over the top of an empty 5 gallon bucket, then pour the thinset / gravel mixture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Houston Remodeler
One of the things we do is to have 3 buckets in...

One of the things we do is to have 3 buckets in the thinset mixing area. One bucket is nearly full of water used for filling thinset buckets so its ready when needed. A bucket to mix thinset in, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,932
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Have you purchased this glass unit already? ...

Have you purchased this glass unit already?

We take very measure to have the door hinges attached to the wall and NO penetrations in horizontal surfaces.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Houston Remodeler
GI, Welcome to the forum. Got some...

GI,

Welcome to the forum.

Got some pictures?

Do you know what's under the tiles?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Thanks for starting Tile Money ! Its one more...

Thanks for starting Tile Money ! Its one more aspect of our industry that needs attention.

IMHO Facebook is fine for meeting other tile guys and sharing, but the JB Forum is more focused outwards...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We installed a curbless shower in a post...

We installed a curbless shower in a post tensioned slab by chipping away the top layer to create the slope needed (and maybe a little more) then skim coating with a quality flashing material to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,502
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The quality of 2x3's generally isn't that...

The quality of 2x3's generally isn't that wonderful. Why the 2x3's and not the normal 2x4's?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Surface membranes are the only way to go IMHO....

Surface membranes are the only way to go IMHO. Its the technology of this century. 100% of the tiled area is waterproof.

What is a properly waterproofed shower worth to you?

Does either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Houston Remodeler
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