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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
1. If your joists are of good grade and species...

1. If your joists are of good grade and species and in good condition, the 2x8s, 16" on center would be sufficient over a 10-foot unsupported span.

2. Regardless the size of your shower, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By cx
David, you do what you want, of course, but you...

David, you do what you want, of course, but you don't want to try to bond Kerdi to that bare sawn wood, either.

Bonding tiles to plywood with a proper thinset mortar and having it last is not at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By cx
Andrew, the mud bed is the perfect fix for you...

Andrew, the mud bed is the perfect fix for you problem. The fact that your wall Kerdi is already installed does not change that in the least.

You solve at least three problems with the mud bed....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,931
Posted By cx
Shelves are measured in a manner that all parties...

Shelves are measured in a manner that all parties understand and agree upon, Karen.

Some people might think an 8" corner shelf is the measurement across the front of the shelf, and that would be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By cx
Welcome, Daniel. :) Not to be discouraged,...

Welcome, Daniel. :)

Not to be discouraged, there's always a way. The options may not suit you well, but there are options.

My first question is whether or not I'm seeing your photo correctly. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By cx
Sure you're not thinking about Simple Mat,...

Sure you're not thinking about Simple Mat, Goldstein?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By cx
Not enough information, Lisa. Are you...

Not enough information, Lisa.

Are you installing ceramic tile or natural stone tile?

What is the spacing between your joists?

Have you evaluated your joist structure to determine if it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By cx
Deena, first thing I would suggest is that you're...

Deena, first thing I would suggest is that you're laying your sheets too close together. If you look at your photo you'll see that the spacing within the mounted sheets includes a distinctly visible...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By cx
Not sure what 50Kb restriction you're referring...

Not sure what 50Kb restriction you're referring to, Austin. Last I knew the site would accept photos up to 6Mb in electronic size.

All of the grout "colorants" I've tried, maybe half a dozen or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By cx
We're still lacking the unsupported span of your...

We're still lacking the unsupported span of your joists and the type and thickness of your subflooring, Linda. Both very important to your project.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By cx
If your floor is reasonably flat and you intend...

If your floor is reasonably flat and you intend to cut straight lines, you can just measure from the bottom of your existing tile to the floor at each end of the tile and transfer that to your bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By cx
The stone top fabricator can cover that plywood...

The stone top fabricator can cover that plywood edge with his stone if you want. Very common with the 2CM tops here and I suspect in other locations. Only 3CM tops are installed without a plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By cx
Put a geographic location into your User Profile,...

Put a geographic location into your User Profile, Fred, and mention that GC's name. Rare to find one that will actually stand behind his projects like that.

And please tell him not to use "green...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By cx
I noted that, too, Davy and wondered just how a...

I noted that, too, Davy and wondered just how a claim like that could be made. With Portland cement concrete projects out there that are likely approaching 200 years old, seems it would be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By cx
I can help narrow your search, Lisa. You will...

I can help narrow your search, Lisa. You will find polished porcelain and you will find glazed porcelain, but you will not find polished glazed porcelain.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By cx
Deena, if you'll type easymat into the Advanced...

Deena, if you'll type easymat into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles you'll find some old threads about that product. Never got real popular among our members and I wasn't even aware...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,231
Posted By cx
Probably so, Brandon, but I can't see your floor...

Probably so, Brandon, but I can't see your floor from over here. Is there any difference in elevation of the concrete SOG between the bathroom and the closet?

If the concrete is all the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By cx
Welcome. Since we know Steve would never read...

Welcome. Since we know Steve would never read the directions or ask for direction, I'll call you Linda. :) I'm guessing you're telling us you have 2x10 joists, but you've not told us the species,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By cx
Welcome, Lisa. :) 1. I don't know how well...

Welcome, Lisa. :)

1. I don't know how well penetrating sealers protect polished porcelain. I do know that staining of the tiles when grouting is a serious problem and one that cannot be reversed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By cx
C'mon, Ed, we'll believe you've finished when you...

C'mon, Ed, we'll believe you've finished when you post some photos. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Scott. :) Have you considered...

Welcome back, Scott. :)

Have you considered leaving the plywood in place under the new top?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By cx
We've had at least one visitor in past who was...

We've had at least one visitor in past who was fixin' to use that "thunder" for his bonding pookey. Must be same fella programs alla them "smart" phones! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By cx
No, David, you do not want anything that says...

No, David, you do not want anything that says Pre-Mixed or Ready to Use or similar. Nothing in a tub that does not require water to be mixed with it.

When Davy said "pre-mixed in a bag," he meant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By cx
For your curb, if Sakrete is the brand to which...

For your curb, if Sakrete is the brand to which you have access, Harry, look for a Mortar Mix. Should say it's Type S. Avoid Type N, but if they have a Type M, that's OK.

My opinion; worth price...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Ryan. :) While that bench area...

Welcome back, Ryan. :)

While that bench area is in better condition than I would have expected after five years, we're talking about only five years into what should be an absolute minimum of a 30...
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