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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By cx
I think digging any deeper can only make things...

I think digging any deeper can only make things worse, Craig. While not having a pre-slope under the waterproof liner is usually grounds for a new shower, if you just want to keep yours in operation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dan. :) In my experience, when a...

Welcome, Dan. :)

In my experience, when a concrete floor in conditioned space gets visibly wet, it's and indication of a very high MVER or possibly even hydrostatic pressure from below.

While...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By cx
Depends upon your tile size and the character of...

Depends upon your tile size and the character of your highs and lows, Mike. The ceramic tile industry's requirement for substrate flatness for tiles with no edge greater than 15 inches is no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By cx
Some guessing will be involved here, Craig. ...

Some guessing will be involved here, Craig.

It does appear that you used the RedGard as the waterproof liner in a traditional receptor construction. That is, you had a sloped mortar bed (maybe?),...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By cx
Bad tiling, no matter how bad, does not cause...

Bad tiling, no matter how bad, does not cause showers to leak, Joe. The tile in a properly constructed shower is nothing more than a decorative wear layer.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By cx
Good attitude, Justin. I hope it works out well...

Good attitude, Justin. I hope it works out well for you in the long run.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By cx
A photo would likely be helpful, Pat.

A photo would likely be helpful, Pat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By cx
Moisture barrier behind, Pat. Quite acceptable.

Moisture barrier behind, Pat. Quite acceptable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By cx
Appears he knows what he used, Rich. Makes it...

Appears he knows what he used, Rich. Makes it even more perplexing to me.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-02-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By cx
Is that porous for a granite, or porous for a...

Is that porous for a granite, or porous for a stone in general, Goldstein? A material that might actually benefit from something like Bulletproof?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-02-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 1,985,913
Posted By cx
ESL. sounds right. :)

ESL. sounds right. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-01-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By cx
Tom, I can speak from my days when TYW was a...

Tom, I can speak from my days when TYW was a distributor of StoneTech Professional products for E.I. Dupont, after they bought out StoneTech, before it became part of Laticrete.

I recall some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By cx
Well, let me be the first to admit I got...

Well, let me be the first to admit I got absolutely no eye-dee what you have going on there.

I shall try to summon a MAPEI rep to look in on us, and I'll be very interested in what he might say. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By cx
You can do that, of course, Vanessa, but at some...

You can do that, of course, Vanessa, but at some point you begin to defeat the entire idea of that top mortar bed. The top mortar bed in a traditional receptor build (yours) is meant to provide a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By cx
Help me some more here, John. The back of the...

Help me some more here, John. The back of the tile in your hand. The white material is the thinset mortar that was not properly cured and still wet? The tan/brown material surrounding the white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) For some clarity here,...

Welcome, John. :)

For some clarity here, "thinset" is a method of setting tiles, not a material.

Can you be more specific about the product you used to bond the tiles? Brand name, make and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-30-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By cx
What sort of "product" do you have in mind, Tom? ...

What sort of "product" do you have in mind, Tom? You're thinking perhaps a penetrating sealer?

What are your expectations for such a product in that application?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By cx
Get the Kerdi (I'm assuming since you have a...

Get the Kerdi (I'm assuming since you have a Schluter drain) installed, Jonathan. Works the same as covering with poly sheeting, only better.It's not. You'll be able to do that when you tear out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By cx
Welcome, Michael. :)I hate to add to Peter's...

Welcome, Michael. :)I hate to add to Peter's snarky comment (naaaa, I really love it!), but you didn't hire a professional tiler. You hired someone who apparently accepts money for tile work, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By cx
This is a good thing. :) What ever happened...

This is a good thing. :)

What ever happened to ol' Martha? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Not really. I've never used the Quikrete Deck...

Not really. I've never used the Quikrete Deck Mud, but if it's mixed as deck mud it's not really the right product for that sort of repair. It's possible if that product is mixed with more water...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By cx
Understand. Couldn't tell if you'd taken over...

Understand. Couldn't tell if you'd taken over part of the business or were just hired as an employee.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By cx
Well, I hope it works well for you. I like being...

Well, I hope it works well for you. I like being wrong sometimes. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jen. :) Make another post and then...

Welcome, Jen. :)

Make another post and then you'll be able to post a link to your product.

Backsplashes are among the most forgiving ceramic tile projects. Using one of the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By cx
And, of course, Miracle Sealants Company, being a...

And, of course, Miracle Sealants Company, being a manufacturer of sealants, presumes that sealing the tile and grout on a shower floor is absolutely mandatory, Snets. :)

Can't say I've ever done...
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