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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By jadnashua
Does your area have a lot of clay in the soil? ...

Does your area have a lot of clay in the soil? Clay expands and contracts a LOT as the moisture content changes. This can cause some pretty severe stresses on a foundation and slab.

Already...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,233
Posted By jadnashua
Sometimes, it's tough getting apples to apples...

Sometimes, it's tough getting apples to apples comparisons, which can affect the delivered price. Quality, style, and level of workmanship can vary. So, check warranties and materials...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By jadnashua
Note that there are also engineered expansion...

Note that there are also engineered expansion joints that can be used instead of flexible caulk-like materials...one less maintenance item. At least a few companies make them, but www.schluter.com...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,233
Posted By jadnashua
A contract is an agreement between two...

A contract is an agreement between two parties...they offer, if you accept, as long as the terms of the contract are met, I don't think you'd have any grounds for fraud or anything else. Just like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jadnashua
You're trying to emulate the T&G of the 'normal'...

You're trying to emulate the T&G of the 'normal' subflooring, i.e., holding things so that the edges support adjacent panels so they can't move independently.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashua
Skinning over is one thing, but the chemical...

Skinning over is one thing, but the chemical reaction called curing of the cement in the thinset is sped up with heat. It's most evident with something like hydraulic cement that you can literally...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By jadnashua
It's much easier to get full coverage on a small...

It's much easier to get full coverage on a small tile verses today's large format tiles, and that can make a huge difference both while in a shower (moisture pockets) and a floor - gaps can allow it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdi is used in a shower...Ditra can be used...

Kerdi is used in a shower...Ditra can be used outside it on the floor. If you bought a shower kit, you got Kerdi with it. If you want to make Ditra waterproof, you can by adding Kerdiband tape to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By jadnashua
If your seams and onto the drain have at least...

If your seams and onto the drain have at least the minimum 2" overlap, there are no loose edges or bubbles, and you've embedded the material properly, it does not leak.

Now, depending on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,925
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the framing and the size of your...

Depending on the framing and the size of your niche, you often don't have unlimited locations where you can put it. But, you could cut one in part way into the task of tiling as long as you tape the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By jadnashua
Water flows downhill. It pools when it sits on a...

Water flows downhill. It pools when it sits on a flat surface. Plumbing code REQUIRES the waterproofing to be sloped a minimum of 1/4"/foot...neither the tile nor grout is considered waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,925
Posted By jadnashua
Two companies that I know of have done the...

Two companies that I know of have done the research and paid the money to get their sheet membranes certified over multiple board, including gypsum board (AKA drywall). Why, it works. You could say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By jadnashua
Regardless of the substrate, it's always a good...

Regardless of the substrate, it's always a good idea to sponge off the area before applying thinset to minimize it drawing too much moisture out of the mix. Some will take quite a bit of moisture to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,233
Posted By jadnashua
A cement, thin veneer topping is often a risky,...

A cement, thin veneer topping is often a risky, less than long-term proposition. There are some formulations that are designed to be installed in a thin layer, but whether they'll work depends on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,925
Posted By jadnashua
Like many things, if you shop around, you can...

Like many things, if you shop around, you can find various prices on the materials. The list prices on most of these things is fairly high, but when you consider the convenience and other benefits,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,925
Posted By jadnashua
Historically, Noble was the first one to...

Historically, Noble was the first one to introduce a bonded membrane with Schluter shortly afterwards. Schluter was the first one to introduce a drain specifically designed to work with them. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By jadnashua
It's not clear to me what your intentions are...

It's not clear to me what your intentions are with the valve. A code compliant shower valve will have anti-scald technology, and the valve body would generally have outlets to the showerhead(s).
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,925
Posted By jadnashua
The preslope is sloped to the drain...then the...

The preslope is sloped to the drain...then the liner (which, if you use a bonded membrane is the last one you need), then you add a parallel layer of mud on top of that that is at least 1-1/4" and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
The sad part is that a huge proportion of tiled...

The sad part is that a huge proportion of tiled showers are not built to industry standards. Some of that is ignorance, some is hubris, some is arrogance where they do not think they need to read...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
There is an excess of moisture in a typical...

There is an excess of moisture in a typical mortar mix that is not needed to be incorporated into the cement crystalline structure and will continue to evaporate. This can definitely affect a wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By jadnashua
A very common thing to do with a liner is to poke...

A very common thing to do with a liner is to poke holes into it over the curb by trying to install cement board verses mudding over it. Since that is typically done after the flood test, you won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the carport doesn't have oil stains and...

Assuming the carport doesn't have oil stains and other crud on it (that's probably NOT the case), you'd bond the mudbed to it with either a slurry of Portland cement, or a coat of thinset which then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
ONe thing people tend to strive for on a shower...

ONe thing people tend to strive for on a shower is an even height around the pan. If you cut a preformed pan down, you will disrupt that. But, say you had a 48x48" pan, and wanted that 48x42" one,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By jadnashua
While this is not a retrofit, if the shower is...

While this is not a retrofit, if the shower is not built yet, you have an additional option of using an engineered joint (profile) in the corners and changes of plane. A few companies make them, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By jadnashua
Generally, the thickness of something like cbu on...

Generally, the thickness of something like cbu on a floor relates to if you want to raise the finished floor height or not...IOW, you should not consider it structural, so thickness is mostly...
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