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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By clifton clowers
It sounds like what they actually want is a...

It sounds like what they actually want is a terrazzo floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By clifton clowers
The best advice I received when I bought my first...

The best advice I received when I bought my first house was, unless something is unliveable/non-functional/dangerous, live in the house for 6 to 12 months before commencing any renovations to get a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By clifton clowers
Use these for spacing:...

Use these for spacing: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Plastic-Spacers-Tiling-200pcs/dp/B01N940AUA
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By clifton clowers
Some new PEX is going to be the least expensive...

Some new PEX is going to be the least expensive part of a tiling project (and the least expensive part of a radiant heating job), and the effort to save what's there will almost certainly not be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By clifton clowers
There are self levelers that do not require lath...

There are self levelers that do not require lath at all.

https://www.ardexamericas.com/product/ardex-liquid-backerboard/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By clifton clowers
I'd pour Ardex Liquid Backerboard. A 50lb bag...

I'd pour Ardex Liquid Backerboard. A 50lb bag covers 65sqft to 1/8" so you'll need 4.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By clifton clowers
Good to know. Probably only a few hours - maybe a...

Good to know. Probably only a few hours - maybe a day or two at worst.

I am using NS (https://laticrete.com/tile-and-stone-installation/grouts/cementitious-grouts/permacolor-select-ns-grout-base),...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By clifton clowers
Laticrete Permacolor grout

Does anyone know if the dye used for the permacolor grout contains any ingredients that change over time? That is to say, if I mix up the dye pack with water, then divide the water into two buckets,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By clifton clowers
What you need is a saw that will cut straight...

What you need is a saw that will cut straight through granite which means a portable wet saw modified to be a track saw. I made one by machining delrin to make a slide for a handheld wet saw. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By clifton clowers
Both Fein and Festool (and doubtless others) make...

Both Fein and Festool (and doubtless others) make a depth stop for their multitools.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By clifton clowers
Laticrete makes a modified mud (3701) that can be...

Laticrete makes a modified mud (3701) that can be used thinner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By clifton clowers
Maybe someone can correct me on this, but I have...

Maybe someone can correct me on this, but I have very serious doubts that there are large differences between brands of grout. There are a few categories [portland cement based, other cement based,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By clifton clowers
Bingo! It's the tiles crazing (which I knew they...

Bingo! It's the tiles crazing (which I knew they were supposed to do - it's a feature, not a bug) with moisture, not pressure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By clifton clowers
Clicking Sound from Tile Wall

Several months ago, I installed a tile wall. I screwed 1/2" Hardiebacker to the studs using 2 1/4" Backer-on screws (long because some of the studs needed furring strips, and I wanted to be sure the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By clifton clowers
Thanks. Permacolor NS looks like what I am...

Thanks. Permacolor NS looks like what I am looking for.

Unfortunately, the nearest Siena distributor is about 2000 miles from here.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By clifton clowers
Grout for 1/32" joints

Can anyone make a recommendation for a grout that works well with 1/32" joints? The installation is about 250 square feet of 6"x3" subway tile on kitchen walls.

Fwiw, on the floor (with 1/16"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By clifton clowers
I've had some ~90 year old tile pop off of old...

I've had some ~90 year old tile pop off of old mud walls. I used a dab of construction adhesive to fix it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By clifton clowers
Prism is quite easy to work with, and quite nice...

Prism is quite easy to work with, and quite nice grout. But if it were my wall (which is beautiful), I wouldn't use it for this project. The color is too consistent and too stain resistant. The wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By clifton clowers
For that parque pattern, I think you have to...

For that parque pattern, I think you have to decide if you like the tile, or like the pattern, because I don't think you can have both. It looks a mess to me.

Whether sheeting or not, I'd pick up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By clifton clowers
I think epoxy is likely to fail. I might adhere...

I think epoxy is likely to fail. I might adhere the tiles with an underwater construction adhesive instead.

For grout? Not sure. Maybe use a sanded caulk instead?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By clifton clowers
Popping thinset out of screw heads is not usually...

Popping thinset out of screw heads is not usually that difficult. Or you can grab the screws with a vice grip.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By clifton clowers
Fwiw, I live in a 120 year old house (also bought...

Fwiw, I live in a 120 year old house (also bought against my parents' advice). When I gutted the kitchen floor tile, I found the tile was installed directly to lauan that had been nailed and glued to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By clifton clowers
Are those tiles painted? I'd sand the layer of...

Are those tiles painted? I'd sand the layer of paint/glaze or whatever it is off (to facilitate proper bonding), cover/fill the whole floor with a layer of Ardex Feather Finish, and add a layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,563
Posted By clifton clowers
https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.ph...

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=127162

Also, for cleats, I found some on Amazon for $20. They were definitely worth the investment.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By clifton clowers
To be clear, Viega, like everyone else, would...

To be clear, Viega, like everyone else, would require the backer board (which is 1/4") to be set in mortar. What they don't require is a thick layer of SLC.
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