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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thanks, CX. This is all very helpful. Would you...

Thanks, CX. This is all very helpful. Would you recommend a different kind of grout to prevent the haziness with small penny round? I've already tried a sample with the Mapei and can follow your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Noted, and much appreciated, as always. I'll make...

Noted, and much appreciated, as always. I'll make sure to sponge down the backerboard before tiling.

I did a practice run this week on a leftover piece, using a sheet of the four different tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Good point, Dan. I've got a saw on order already....

Good point, Dan. I've got a saw on order already. And thanks for the extra info, Jim.

Another question: was planning on using a Schluter profile for the kitchen step, and this will be over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Apologies, CX. Wrote that last post on the go/my...

Apologies, CX. Wrote that last post on the go/my phone. Back at my computer, doing some more research now.

To clarify, we have four types of tile:
(1) Bathroom wall – 1”x3” stacked subway...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thanks, all. Was working elsewhere, but I'm...

Thanks, all. Was working elsewhere, but I'm jumping back into this today, putting down the cement board. For next steps, wanted to get thoughts on cutting tile.

We have small and large mosaic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thanks, everyone. We were talking about sealers--...

Thanks, everyone. We were talking about sealers-- no illusions of permanent stain prevention, just trying to stop staining from the grout.

We will have a black and white mosaic stone tile with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thanks again, CX! Since our tiles will be small...

Thanks again, CX! Since our tiles will be small mosaic, I hope they'll be somewhat forgiving.

Have another question about sealant. Have any suggestions on what would be best for marble floor tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Plywood is all cut. First few panels have been...

Plywood is all cut. First few panels have been screwed in and are looking level. ????

Moving on to the bathroom next week. Are there any objections to wainscoting wall tile going directly over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Many thanks, CX! And apologies on creating a new...

Many thanks, CX! And apologies on creating a new thread. I figured I'd veered from the starting topic enough that a new title would help, but I'm happy to keep everything here.

This article was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Plywood over subfloor

Planning to lay 4x8 sheets of 3/4" plywood down over our slatted subfloor in prep for tiling. Have some questions before I start.

1. The subfloor boards run diagonal to the joists. Planning to lay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Hey, Dan, Thanks a lot for the...

Hey, Dan,

Thanks a lot for the recommendations. Could you explain the reasoning on drilling into the boards and not the joists?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
I pried off the last few ceiling panels in the...

I pried off the last few ceiling panels in the basement last night to get final measurements.

Current plan is 3/4" plywood over floorboards in the kitchen (7'x20'), then CBU over that before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
For the bathroom they're 2.5 x 2.5" so we should...

For the bathroom they're 2.5 x 2.5" so we should be fine with Ditra. For the kitchen it's this guy, so it varies in size:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
So it sounds like two layers of plywood over the...

So it sounds like two layers of plywood over the planks might not be *too* reckless? We're using mosaic tile so I think Ditra is out-- or is XL still an option?

Thank you again
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thank you, CX. It is 6' unsupported-- narrow room...

Thank you, CX. It is 6' unsupported-- narrow room with a basement stairwell and exterior wall on either side.

Do you have any ideas as to how to rectify this-- additional joists? Pull up the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Sorry, one more question-- we're thinking the...

Sorry, one more question-- we're thinking the subfloor isn't adequate and are planning to put plywood down, then CBU, before tiling. Any specific plywood recommendations?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Thanks for the responses, CX and Davy. We just...

Thanks for the responses, CX and Davy. We just got back into the house now that we're down to the subfloors. I used the Deflectometer as well. I'll be digging into this more once I finish another...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mike_L_B
Laying Mosaic Tile

First-time homeowner. First time laying tile.

Kitchen will be down to the subfloor by midweek, and I've been reading up. A relative walked me through their process, which involved putting down...
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