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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By MAPEItyler
Review this Technical Bulletin on our website. ...

Review this Technical Bulletin on our website.

http://www.mapei.com/public/US/linedocument/TB_Maintenance_of_tile_where_non-cement_grout-EN.pdf
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By MAPEItyler
cx, TCNA chose to publish the ANSI A118.19 and...

cx, TCNA chose to publish the ANSI A118.19 and the GPT product standard ANSI A137.3 in a separate ANSI publication.
https://www.tcnatile.com/products-and-services/publications.html
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By MAPEItyler
The original directions was an oversight. I...

The original directions was an oversight. I believe a copy and paste mistake in the directions. We do not need to slake our rapid setting grout; Ultracolor Plus FA.

I do know others that still...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By MAPEItyler
CX, I was. I worked for a C-Cure affiliate...

CX,

I was. I worked for a C-Cure affiliate for 15 years that was acquired by Parex, at the time. They dropped C-Cure launched the Davco like, then Parex acquired Merkrete. I left there and for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By MAPEItyler
Just make sure it is well bonded and clean. You...

Just make sure it is well bonded and clean. You can use a bond enhancing primer, it will increase the bond and make troweling over the existing tile easier. MAPEI has one called EcoPrim Grip. Then a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By MAPEItyler
Isaac, I was. I worked for a company that...

Isaac, I was. I worked for a company that acquired Merkrete. I have been at MAPEI for a little over five years. I do remember assisting you, look forward to doing it more in our future.

I may not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By MAPEItyler
Flexcolor CQ has a fine sand in it and can...

Flexcolor CQ has a fine sand in it and can scratch a soft glass tile. Since there is so much resin in the product generally, it doesn’t scratch. I strongly agree with the others, do a some test...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By MAPEItyler
Thank you, my friends. Jim Upton, Dave Gobis and...

Thank you, my friends. Jim Upton, Dave Gobis and John Bridge. It is appreciated

When Dan Marvin was with us we had 2-3 people on the Forum. I didn’t want to create too many MAPEI contacts or even...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By MAPEItyler
I believe the substrate requirements for concrete...

I believe the substrate requirements for concrete / masonry you are looking for can be found in ANSI A108.01 General Requirement: Subsurfaces and Preparation by Other Trades.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By MAPEItyler
cmilot6329, You can fill it with mortar or...

cmilot6329,

You can fill it with mortar or patching compound. Either will perform well. Just make sure it is filled, smoothed out and cured before application of the membrane.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-03-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By MAPEItyler
OK, before I continue to answer questions on...

OK, before I continue to answer questions on submerged applications/testing. I want to repeat my earlier statement in my first post here:
"First let me say, I am not a chemist. I am an installer...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-03-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By MAPEItyler
Thank you all, for the welcome! Dan...

Thank you all, for the welcome!

Dan (Metropolitan Ceramics), thank you for your kind words. I am extremely fortunate to have had the career path I took. Couldn't be happier than to be here at...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-02-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By MAPEItyler
I am sorry but this will have to be a quick...

I am sorry but this will have to be a quick response, I have to run. In a cement mortar to concrete substrate, you could expect continued strength gain. Because that is the nature of cement. I will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By MAPEItyler
This may not be an example since the tiles are 12...

This may not be an example since the tiles are 12 x 12 and a smaller room but with today's large format tile, I think this is a great question.

In my opinion, I would typically lay a full tile at...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-02-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By MAPEItyler
First let me say, I am not a chemist. I am an...

First let me say, I am not a chemist. I am an installer that has worked for setting material manufacturers for close to 40 years.

It is typical to see a drop in strengths for vitreous tiles...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-02-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By MAPEItyler
Hi, former active member, trying to get involved again.

Hi, I am Jim Whitfield. Currently, the Director of Technical Services at MAPEI. We have other excellent product support members on here like "MAPEI-Technical Department". So, I don't mean to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By MAPEItyler
My questions are severalfold: 1. Ditra vs...

My questions are severalfold:

1. Ditra vs Ditra XL? - Given that the floor (TJIs, subfloor, gypcrete) was engineered for stone floors and that I am using 3/8" stone tiles, can I use Ditra instead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By MAPEItyler
Reach out

I attest to Dan's comments, we have a very amount of claims on Flexcolor CQ. Assuming it was installed correctly and allowed to cure before the shower is used, it should perform, great. when in...
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