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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,152
Posted By Executive Flooring
Great info and thanks for everyone's input. ...

Great info and thanks for everyone's input.

I don't have the exact numbers right in front of me at this point but basically the situation I have is a wood floor that has quite a dip in it. Just...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,152
Posted By Executive Flooring
Deflection with increased dead load

How would you go about calculating deflection with an increased dead load (say SLU or deck mud)? Or should I just contact an engineer/architect
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By Executive Flooring
It should look more like this....

It should look more like this....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By Executive Flooring
Yikes! thats about as bad as it gets. Not being...

Yikes! thats about as bad as it gets. Not being rude, but thats why you dont hire a carpenter for tile work. That work is simply due to a lack of experience, especially with a hex tile that isnt the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,614
Posted By Executive Flooring
Like the others have said, pouring a small...

Like the others have said, pouring a small rectangle in a training session is easy compared to real life.

One thing I have seen a ton of guys fail at is priming the surface properly (usually not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,392
Posted By Executive Flooring
Laz thats where I was getting them, and looks...

Laz thats where I was getting them, and looks like will be getting them again. I pay about 85 for them. Ill miss the convenience of them just coming in the mail.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,693
Posted By Executive Flooring
Hi Ray (Great name by the way) Most grout...

Hi Ray (Great name by the way)

Most grout companies allow you to use sanded grout in 1/8" joints but without knowing exactly the brand you plan on using I can not say for sure.

One thing I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By Executive Flooring
RTC Great White tile saw

Has anyone used this saw? It looks just like a re-branded Briccolina but priced a bit more with an available bigger tray. http://rtcproducts.com/great-white-portable-tile-saw/

Im looking to get a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,392
Posted By Executive Flooring
I have been ordering my drains from Stonetooling...

I have been ordering my drains from Stonetooling and went to order a bunch of them just now and noticed the price on them has gone from 76.08+shipping previously (pretty much this whole year) to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,725
Posted By Executive Flooring
I had a friend who was sued and the lawyers went...

I had a friend who was sued and the lawyers went after EVERYONE, the GC, the Installer, the tile distributor, and even the tile manufacturer. All they cared about was getting the money back to have...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By Executive Flooring
High Gloss Sealer

Looking for some recommendations on the best high gloss sealer for a honed Carrara marble.

Also for those who have used a high gloss sealer, how well does the gloss aspect of it hold up?
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21,966
Views: 5,030,073
Posted By Executive Flooring
Josh, I will be installing some basketweave this...

Josh, I will be installing some basketweave this upcoming week myself

Just curious why the diagonal cuts through the tiles?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-10-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,835
Posted By Executive Flooring
Post Definitely color it. I would not want to scrape...

Definitely color it. I would not want to scrape out 500 sq ft. The only issue you have now with a colorant is that you applied a sealer so you may have to do a bit of extra work to get the colorant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By Executive Flooring
The excess of mortar is one issue. An even...

The excess of mortar is one issue.

An even bigger issue would be exactly how it is constructed considering you said it was a steam shower, which requires a lot more then just basic shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Executive Flooring
Great job Russ!

Great job Russ!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,890
Posted By Executive Flooring
Any more reviews on this stuff? I'm thinking...

Any more reviews on this stuff? I'm thinking about trying it out (use kerdi a lot now).

Just trying to see what you guys think of it now that your using it, or tried it, etc. thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By Executive Flooring
Just touching on what Paul already said. Epoxy is...

Just touching on what Paul already said. Epoxy is a definite no.

Even going with the others that he mentioned though may still prove to be a bit tricky. I used Fusion Pro on a very lightly frosted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,844
Posted By Executive Flooring
This seems like the typical case of a lot of...

This seems like the typical case of a lot of GC's. Ooops I screwed up using the cheapest sub I could find and it failed, so let me find an even cheaper guy who still has no clue what he is doing,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,205
Posted By Executive Flooring
I've never used the NXT but I've done plenty of...

I've never used the NXT but I've done plenty of pours by myself, some of pretty decent size.

A few tips for you:

1. Start with ice cold water and if your mixing 10 bags, have 10 buckets of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By Executive Flooring
Well CX as we all know, it's not always easy...

Well CX as we all know, it's not always easy trying to get all parties involved to work happily together.

The best is when you call a tile manufacturer and their best installation advice is "use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By Executive Flooring
Not to step on Dans toes and his advice, but I do...

Not to step on Dans toes and his advice, but I do believe Laticrete will allow it using their Latapoxy directly to the metal. They also have a recommended installation just like Mapei using the lathe...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 318,241
Posted By Executive Flooring
Oscar, I don't use that exact sponge but i do use...

Oscar, I don't use that exact sponge but i do use a full microfiber one and it works great.

Laz, if your still wrapping a microfiber clothe around a sponge I would highly recommend buying a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,876
Posted By Executive Flooring
It should work without a problem. I'd just go...

It should work without a problem. I'd just go extra slow through the aluminum. I just did an entire backsplash with all aluminum tile and used my wet saw to cut all of it
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,788
Posted By Executive Flooring
A few things. Does the floor meet the...

A few things.

Does the floor meet the minimum deflection for natural stone?

Was mortar put under the cement board? Were the joints taped with the appropriate tape?

Was the board install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,879
Posted By Executive Flooring
The only yellowing I am aware of is with the...

The only yellowing I am aware of is with the white. I have done TONS of Spectralock in grey colors and have never had an issue with it. I was recently at a job that was about 5 years old with...
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