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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rmckee84
For the mat, if you're going laticrete I would go...

For the mat, if you're going laticrete I would go 257. It's ridiculous how easy it is to get coverage with it. It is a little more $ but it's awesome. Multimax lite would be next then 254 or 253. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By rmckee84
I just did a quick google search and it looks...

I just did a quick google search and it looks like its still available. You could grab a couple color charts from various brands available to you locally and try and find a match but its tough to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
I'm not a fan of the stairstep look with planks,...

I'm not a fan of the stairstep look with planks, but aside from that it looks ok in the pics.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By rmckee84
When doing a curbless like you have, I prefer to...

When doing a curbless like you have, I prefer to cut out the subfloor, add blocking to the sides of the joist, reinstall subfloor (now 3/4" lower than main floor), install a Kerdi pan, then install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By rmckee84
I'm not seeing any pics attached so it's tough to...

I'm not seeing any pics attached so it's tough to say what your best route would be. A manual grout saw, or a dremel with a diamond disc or bit would be my go to for surgical type repairs. Again I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By rmckee84
Possibly but it may be best to consult an...

Possibly but it may be best to consult an engineer if you want to install over what you have without adding support.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By rmckee84
If I were you I'd leave the seat in place,...

If I were you I'd leave the seat in place, install your backerboard (including covering the the seat), then mesh tape/thinset all of your seams. Follow up with your waterpoofing of choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By rmckee84
If the toilet covers, it will be fine.

If the toilet covers, it will be fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By rmckee84
1. I've never used that mortar, does it mantion...

1. I've never used that mortar, does it mantion anything about large format tile? For a tile your size you will want a medium bed mortar. I would not skimp on mortar. Not saying you have to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By rmckee84
Completely up to you, but typically I am more...

Completely up to you, but typically I am more concerned with balancing the layout within the room not on a doorway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,755
Posted By rmckee84
Hard to say exactly without being there. Are you...

Hard to say exactly without being there. Are you following mixing time and letting it slake? Is there a suggested mixing speed? I've only used prolite once so I can't remember. I use that trowel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By rmckee84
We'll need some more info, like exactly what...

We'll need some more info, like exactly what products and materials were used. Pics of the current issue and of the install while it was being built would be helpful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By rmckee84
Sounds like a mix of haze and residue from the...

Sounds like a mix of haze and residue from the multiple grout attempts followed by sticking more grout over the existing? With cement grout you can't grout over an existing grout and have consistent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By rmckee84
I wouldn't butt it tight, usually I leave...

I wouldn't butt it tight, usually I leave 1/16-1/8" gap then silicone to finish. Technically yes you should leave a gap for movement, but in niches it is overlooked by many installers.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By rmckee84
Are you sure there is waterproofing? Using a...

Are you sure there is waterproofing?
Using a dremel and diamond blade, grout saw, or similar and remove the surround grout. From there you should be able to use a chisel and pop the piece off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By rmckee84
I'm with Jon, run one side then the other. The...

I'm with Jon, run one side then the other. The way you have it would not look good finished.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By rmckee84
I've used several lippage tunning systems. MLT,...

I've used several lippage tunning systems. MLT, PLM, levtec, Lash, and level head to name a few. They all work when used properly, some just work better than others and have certain situation in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By rmckee84
Remove CBU and level the insert...

Remove CBU and level the insert...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By rmckee84
The waterproof membranes we are taking about are...

The waterproof membranes we are taking about are installed using thinset mortar. I'm not sure what your friend may be referring to. The only option you are likely to find at HD would be redgard. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By rmckee84
Like mentioned above you'll have a difficult time...

Like mentioned above you'll have a difficult time making a transition to a barrier free shower with the current flooring. A waterproof membrane like kerdi or hydroban is extended outside of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By rmckee84
5/8" tounge and groove? That is the...

5/8" tounge and groove?

That is the absolute minimum that you could install over. Keep in mind that cement board and tile do nothing to strengthen a floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes. I use hot glue to tack it temporarily. ...

1. Yes. I use hot glue to tack it temporarily. You can do that if it's outside the niche then finish the inside and adjust if necessary. ($1400 is Pretty cheap in my opinion) Standard 3x5 shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By rmckee84
Make sure the mirror adhesive you use is ok over...

Make sure the mirror adhesive you use is ok over CBU. If you want to use CBU on the walls thats fine but drywall would be fine too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By rmckee84
Once the underlayment is down, I take a scrap...

Once the underlayment is down, I take a scrap piece of tile and put a thick piece of cardboard under it. Usually tile plus an 1/8" of so. You can always shave more off if needed. The other option...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By rmckee84
1. Centered on a certain object isn't always the...

1. Centered on a certain object isn't always the best for layouts, it just depends on size of tile and the dimensions of the area. But in the end if that's what the customer wants that's what I do....
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