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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By John Bridge
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Hi Jim. Glad to have you back. ;)

I'll second the motion to use a tiling mat. Schluter Ditra is a good one. Put it down with a quality dry set (un-modified) mortar. Set the tiles with the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Megan, :) I didn't even know Tile-Ready...

Hi Megan, :)

I didn't even know Tile-Ready made pans that have walls on them like that. :)

So are the Kerdi-board and the wall of the pan on the same plane? Are they even with each other? If...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pat, :) I'm pretty sure the tiles you...

Hi Pat, :)

I'm pretty sure the tiles you have are glazed. As Davy mentioned, "Saltillo" tiles, AKA Mexican tiles, are not glazed.

I would definitely not use any type of wax. You can try a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By John Bridge
I always use a wet saw. If you begin with a very...

I always use a wet saw. If you begin with a very shallow cut and then work into it over several passes you can end up with a good looking grout joint. What happens beyond the grout really doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kevin, :) I'll give your thread a boost...

Hi Kevin, :)

I'll give your thread a boost to the top, but I'll let the other guys address your questions. Gotta run. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,527
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Serge, :) Our policy is that we don't...

Hi Serge, :)

Our policy is that we don't delete anything that might be of value to our visitors. You can change phone numbers and just about everything else by going to the "user cp" link above...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) The lath strengthens the mortar...

Hi Mike, :)

The lath strengthens the mortar and holds it down. Yes, use it.

If you are going to use Schluter products it's a good idea to follow Schluter instructions. :)

I would tear the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Scott, :) I don't know of any sealer...

Hi Scott, :)

I don't know of any sealer that's bullet-proof, especially if it's sanded grout. I don't think I would use a topical sealer, though.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-05-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By John Bridge
Easter is also a secular holiday in this country,...

Easter is also a secular holiday in this country, Scrooge. ;)

We usually have dinner and an egg hunt for my grand kids, but haven't been able to do it for the past two Easters. Shooting for next...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) I've got a feeling it won't be...

Hi Dan, :)

I've got a feeling it won't be noticeable.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Heather, :) Brad Denny runs a large tile...

Hi Heather, :)

Brad Denny runs a large tile outfit in Nashville. They don't do the work you want done, but he will know others in the area to recommend. You can email him here:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) Setting that type of base I...

Hi Brian, :)

Setting that type of base I always pile up small mounds of mortar (fat mud) on the floor before setting the thing down. Space them about a foot apart. Set the base in and stand on it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) Either of the one-part products...

Hi Jeff, :)

Either of the one-part products you mention will work well. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome, Melissa. :) I'm with the other...

Welcome, Melissa. :)

I'm with the other guys. Gonna make more of a mess than you want to deal with, and it won't look professional because the layout will be wrong at the bottom. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21,962
Views: 5,025,813
Posted By John Bridge
Stellar workmanship, Jeff. :)

Stellar workmanship, Jeff. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rosa, Welcome to the forums. :) Pretty...

Hi Rosa, Welcome to the forums. :)

Pretty much what Davy said. I didn't work by the square foot, either. I did mostly remodeling and worked directly for owners. I would figure how long it would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By John Bridge
Had this as a stickie. No action, so I've unstuck...

Had this as a stickie. No action, so I've unstuck it. Hope to get some response. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By John Bridge
Sharon, I'm sorry this doesn't seem to be...

Sharon,

I'm sorry this doesn't seem to be working. Maybe make a new post in the Advice Forum, and we'll just keep bumping it for a few days. ;)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Todd, There are demo contractors who will...

Hi Todd,

There are demo contractors who will get it out in a day. Check it out. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) I'll tell you what I would have...

Hi Mark, :)

I'll tell you what I would have done.

I would have removed the subflooring and sistered the joists in a manner that would have rendered the subfloor level. SLC can work, but its...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21,962
Views: 5,025,813
Posted By John Bridge
Jerry, Looks to me like the bar/coping beam...

Jerry,

Looks to me like the bar/coping beam is tilted so you can't set your beer can on it. ;)

Beautiful job as always. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chip, From what I see, it's the builder's...

Hi Chip,

From what I see, it's the builder's problem since the shower was not properly done to begin with, in which case the "warranty" never runs out. A warranty is only good and limited to a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pamela, :) I don't think so. Vinyl is...

Hi Pamela, :)


I don't think so. Vinyl is a very poor substrate for tile even with Kerdi over it. It's just not stable enough. Folks usually tile up to the window frame and stop. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt? Welcome aboard. :) Ditra will work...

Hi Matt? Welcome aboard. :)

Ditra will work fine if the risers are plywood. Also, the plywood needs to be stiff. It it's not plywood go to cement board. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-18-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By John Bridge
Matt, I've never owned a laser, but $150...

Matt,

I've never owned a laser, but $150 sounds like a deal to me, especially since the old one is 12 years old. These days 12 years is a lifetime at least. :D
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