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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
grout color issues....

OK. So I've got my tiles installed. Went ok for a first time. :tup2: However, now I'm having trouble with a grout color. I want to use Spectralock, based on the various reviews here--and my fear of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,605
Posted By vvesper
pre-slope

I can tell you from painful experience that while your pan guy may have been building showers with no pre-slope for 35 years - it doesn't work.

We had to have our master shower re-done this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,310
Posted By vvesper
in this a NoVA thing?

Wow - we had exactly the same issue with our house when we were in northern VA a few years ago. It was built in 1996, and by 2002, the shower wall (tile and greenboard - nothing more) moved when we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,270
Posted By vvesper
Love floor warming systems!

Do it! We had a floor warming system in our prior house, and I loved it. I do not recall the electric bill going up noticeably when it was installed. However, I'm sure different brands use different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By vvesper
Jack, you are right. I have been amazed, too....

Jack, you are right. I have been amazed, too. Paul and Dave - I can appreciate your point of view. :yeah:

I think the hardest thing for people to accept is when they've already paid alot of money...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
layout and change title?

Moderator, we might want to change the title of the thread to a more generic one. Maybe just "kitchen backsplash questions"? Could you please? Thanks!

Still struggling with a layout to minimize...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Unhappy Layout issues

OK, so I've finally looked at enough tile samples (and found that what I originally planned on doesn't come in the colors I wanted, at least not remotely within my budget).

Now I have a new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Aha! Excellent idea! Thanks! I can see where...

Aha! Excellent idea! Thanks! I can see where large amounts of thinset could get messy if you're not really careful.:nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Thanks, Kevin! By relief tiles, I mean a tile...

Thanks, Kevin! By relief tiles, I mean a tile with a high relief (raised) pattern, which has corresponding hollowed out places in the back. Like a molding trim or some decorative tiles. Like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Thanks, Kevin! Yes, I do have a prybar. Makes...

Thanks, Kevin! Yes, I do have a prybar. Makes sense to try that first. I'm with you on the 1x2 - have to have support behind the drywall. I've done a number of those before. :)

What about the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
couple other questions...

Two questions about the tile install itself (when I get there):

1) I plan to use a relief tile (tile molding) along the bottom plus some accent relief tiles. I believe I read on here that I should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Thanks, CX. I don't have a reciprocating saw but...

Thanks, CX. I don't have a reciprocating saw but can borrow one. I originally left the boxes because the electrician said it would be alot of extra time and labor to remove them. Guess he didn't have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By vvesper
Kitchen Backsplash Questions

I am in the planning stages of a new kitchen backsplash. The new countertops are installed, and I'm now making final decisions as to tile color, etc.

However, before I can begin tiling, I have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By vvesper
experience - yes

Jon, yes I would much prefer someone with significant experience. I really would not have even had this guy out for an estimate had I known up front how little experience he had. What really shocked...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By vvesper
Just an update - been getting estimates

I just wanted to post an update - and a caveat for others hiring "pros."

I am so thankful for the information I've found on this site! I've been having contractors out to give me estimates....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By vvesper
thank you - now about that tile....

Thank you everyone for the responses! Very informative. In particular, I clearly need to ask about total costs for different systems, as the supplies may be more for one and the labor more for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By vvesper
cost savings...

Thanks, Laz and Justin. I did check for people on the boards in east Tennessee. No luck. There was an earlier post in the pros section asking for someone in this area, and the recommendation was to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By vvesper
Hiring pros but saving money?

I have had a tile failure in my fully tiled master bath shower. This is probably due to poor installation by the previous owner/builder, at least based on what I can tell. The tile has been...
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