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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By John Bridge
Dammit, Laz. It doesn't get more political than...

Dammit, Laz. It doesn't get more political than that unless you mix in a little religion. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By John Bridge
I think a tear-out and re-do of the shower floor,...

I think a tear-out and re-do of the shower floor, or live with what's there.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Andrew, :) I'm not sure those are...

Hi Andrew, :)


I'm not sure those are Saltillo; they look more like cement (glazed concrete tiles). It might be the pictures. Tell us whether the chipped areas are red like bricks or gray like...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-29-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Travis, :) I don't think re-grouting is...

Hi Travis, :)

I don't think re-grouting is an option. You might think about going over the floor with powdered grout to fill the little holes.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frans, Welcome aboard. :) What CX said. ...

Hi Frans, Welcome aboard. :)

What CX said.

Also, there is always a problem with consistency in products like sacked mortar no matter who the maker is. For one thing, grades of sand vary, and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By John Bridge
Hi folks, :) I live forty miles out of...

Hi folks, :)

I live forty miles out of Austin and have been long "retarred," so I'm not going to be a lot of help, either. I suggest you call Schluter (makers of Kerdi) and ask for the number of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, I agree with Jim. Nothing beats...

Hi Joe,

I agree with Jim. Nothing beats trying the trim beforehand.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) I've never owned one of those,...

Hi David, :)

I've never owned one of those, but I know you've got to keep them up off the ground if they have a plywood floor. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of...

Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of Saltillo floor work and finished a couple jobs myself. That experience taught me to hire a professional, and there were pros at the time that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-22-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,567
Posted By John Bridge
A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud...

A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud Cline, came up with my Mudmeister title. I thought at the time and still do that it meant that I was in charge of the Mud Box forum. If it has to do with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By John Bridge
It is a non-issue, but I've just had another...

It is a non-issue, but I've just had another zinger idea: Place a vase or some other object in one corner. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have...

Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have answers for you. I'll bet the folks at Schluter do, though. Give 'em a call. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) I would set the cabinets keeping...

Hi Nick, :)

I would set the cabinets keeping your symmetry in mind, then remove the end cuts (both ends) and install new pieces right up to the cabinets. People will not notice or care that the...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-18-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,601
Posted By John Bridge
I think somebody ought to do something about...

I think somebody ought to do something about diesel prices. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Peter, I'm no fan to tiling over...

Hi Peter,

I'm no fan to tiling over GypCrete. I think either primer would work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) Wouldn't 1/4 in. cement backer...

Hi Matt, :)

Wouldn't 1/4 in. cement backer board get you close to what you need? 3/8 plywood is pretty much worthless.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sue, Welcome to the forums. :} I...

Hi Sue, Welcome to the forums. :}



I think you need to get a qualified tile person in there to help you decide what to do. I'm not there, but I would say it might be easiest to remove the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I would center the field. 3 in....

Hi Jeff, :)

I would center the field. 3 in. isn't bad for that type of tile. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, When I did a lot of custome homes...

Hi Paul,

When I did a lot of custome homes back in the day we installed the tile, and the wood guys had to match it. All mud floors in those days, though. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-12-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Marty, :)

Hi Marty, :)
Forum: The Mud Box 05-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By John Bridge
I don't think you'll be able to stack up enough...

I don't think you'll be able to stack up enough batteries. A small generator would be the way to go. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, Welcome aboard. :) Do you have...

Hi David, Welcome aboard. :)

Do you have enough space to build a supporting wall under the front edge? That's what you'll need.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, :) I don't think you'll find a...

Hi Paul, :)

I don't think you'll find a cleaner that will make the sanded grout joints look like new after 8 years. It's just now going to happen. You can try steam cleaning or a grout colorant.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Yao, ;) It looks like the tiles might...

Hi Yao, ;)

It looks like the tiles might have been installed on wood with mastic. Can you get us a close-up of the missing tile area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) It appears you got a little...

Hi Brian, :)

It appears you got a little ahead of yourself. :)

Stone tile installations need two layers of plywood according to industry standards, which we try to adhere to. So at this point...
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