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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Kenr
thanks for the replys. a few responses...

thanks for the replys.

a few responses first. The roofing felt is between the paper and the hardiboard. It appears that he cut 3 inch strips and slid them behind the hardiboard seams. I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By Kenr
Worried my tile guy might be taking some short cuts

Hi
I haven't posted here for a while. We are in the process of remodeling our hall bath and I have two questions before I let my tile guy proceed to set the tile.

He is using 1/2" hardiboard...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-15-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kenr
Yep, thats what I did, scraped them with a razor...

Yep, thats what I did, scraped them with a razor and then cleaned them with the chemical stuff. Worked just fine. thanks
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-13-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kenr
cleaning grout and thinset off white Thassos marble

I'm about to seal the tile on the ceiling of my shower, it's a white Thassos marble. Before I seal it I want to clean it. Looking at it closely there are traces of grout and probably thinset on the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-14-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By Kenr
Help with Terra Cota Patio

A few years ago I installed about 1600 sf of terra cota tile in our backyard. The tiles have never been sealed. My major complaint is that the dirt sticks to the porous red surface of the tile. We...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kenr
I will give the grout thing a try on Monday. At...

I will give the grout thing a try on Monday. At times like this I wish I had set 4x4 tile and not mosaic :D . I think the tiles will come out fairly easily, marble is pretty smooth and they are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kenr
I have cleaned the tile surface, its not the...

I have cleaned the tile surface, its not the hazing. The tile was set and grouted about 4 to 6 weeks ago. We like the mosaic, its just that I would prefer a much darker color, something along the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kenr
Help shower floor didn't turn out like we wanted

We are in the middle of our masterbath remodel. The shower is done. The floor has a green marble mosaic tile with white grout. When we picked the green mosaic it was matched against the other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Ken's steam shower

When constructing a vabor barrier out of sheet membrane on walls is it sufficient to overlap the seams 2" or do they need to be sealed?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Because my contractor is a mud guy and he thinks...

Because my contractor is a mud guy and he thinks that cbu isn't as good a mortar, I agree. Plus we are mixing tile and slabs on different angles and mortar can handle the transitions better. We can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
David, I live in Northern California so the temps...

David, I live in Northern California so the temps are fairly moderate in the winter and warm in the summer. The house is only 20 years old and is well insulated. The shower faces west so it gets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
I need to select a new material for my steam shower fast

Hello,
I have already demoed our master bath. We were planning on a slab steam shower with Rainforest green marble. Its a beautiful stone but after reading here and elsewhere on the web I got...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
thanks good advice, right now I am between a rock...

thanks good advice, right now I am between a rock and a hard place. I think my fabricator took delively on the stone already, I need to call them first thing in the morning to find out if they got...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Ok epoxy is fine. But is the stone suitable for...

Ok epoxy is fine. But is the stone suitable for a shower/steam stall? It would seem that the stone is reacting to the water to make it warp, would I have the same problem subjecting the stone to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
The stone is call Forest Green marble. I too...

The stone is call Forest Green marble. I too have read that green marbles can warp. I don't know if this applies to all green marbles. Also they are 3/4" slabs, its had to imagine a stone that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Is forest geen marble a mistake in a steam shower

We are planning a steam shower with forest green marble slabs and tile floor and celings. I have been reading that green marbles might not be suitable for a shower. We are willing to dry the slab...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
thanks

thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Steam Shower ceiling peak?

My contractor insists that the ceiling should be sloped on one end and not peaked in the center. Does this make any sense?

Thanks
Ken
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,028
Posted By Kenr
What is Vulcom? thanks

What is Vulcom?
thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,028
Posted By Kenr
It's made by Al's Garden Art ...

It's made by Al's Garden Art http://www.alsgardenart.com/ . Do a product search under Catagory - fountain, Keyword - lion. They have a smaller version of it.

I live in California so there is no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,028
Posted By Kenr
Advice on waterproofing and finishing a large fountain

Hello, a few years ago we installed a fairly large fountain in our backyard. The pool is round, 10' in diameter with the sides going up about 14" . When I originally put it together I sealed the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
After reading the posts here regarding SR613-05...

After reading the posts here regarding SR613-05 and SR614-05 its evident that no one really know how this supposed to work. It's starting to sound like it might not really be the holy grail they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
Yes you have it correct now. I really wasn't...

Yes you have it correct now. I really wasn't excited about have the slab guys to my tile work. I'm fairly certain they just sub it out anyway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
I thought I only had one waterproof/vapor...

I thought I only had one waterproof/vapor barrier. CBU isn't waterproof right?

I'm not one to experiment on this expense shower, I think we will go SR613-05 but I need to do a little more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kenr
If the CBU is prone to breakdown how does this...

If the CBU is prone to breakdown how does this sound? Insulation between the studs then CBU nailed to the studs covered with a vapor barrier then pencil rods and lath and motar on top?
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