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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
The new plywood is in place in the kitchen. It's...

The new plywood is in place in the kitchen. It's as dead flat as a long straight edge can measure, and even pretty darn level as a bonus. Now we've started on the strata mat, after reading through...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By WendyHMN
I can offer a bit of design advice. Since you...

I can offer a bit of design advice. Since you already have your preferred tile pattern drawn out, you need to make an accurate floorplan of your area to cover and another sheet with your tile design...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By WendyHMN
Can you show your design? And where you plan to...

Can you show your design? And where you plan to put your mosaic? Most art mosaic is done over a square mesh fabric sold for that purpose. You cut the tile to shape and attach to the mesh with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By WendyHMN
I'm actually allergic to something in epoxy...

I'm actually allergic to something in epoxy grout, but that isn't going to stop me from using it on my latest project. My 9 year old shower looks like the day I finished it, and that's with cleaning...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By WendyHMN
I just read the 2017 NEC recently (now THERE'S...

I just read the 2017 NEC recently (now THERE'S some exciting prose), and there are a jillion rules about kitchens. Fortunately, if you aren't changing anything, you're grandfathered with whatever you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
Mike, yep. 1983. At least they made the joist...

Mike, yep. 1983. At least they made the joist structure strong.

CX, thinking back, that's exactly what I did in the master bath and it worked fine. 3/4" T&G plywood screwed directly to the joists...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
The first layer is 1/2" OSB. Does that change the...

The first layer is 1/2" OSB. Does that change the recommendation?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By WendyHMN
Davy's got it. We're installing Legrand's Adorne...

Davy's got it. We're installing Legrand's Adorne system. It includes outlets, lighting and switches tucked up under the cabinets. And I don't have to try to cut glass mosaic neatly around it because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
I found the old article on how to put...

I found the old article on how to put underlayment over subflooring. Basic rules were to use T&G, to put the short ends of each sheet 1/4 from the nearest joist, and to make sure you don't line up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By WendyHMN
This is why I'm eliminating all the wall outlets...

This is why I'm eliminating all the wall outlets along the backsplash in my remodel. Nothing will mar my perfect tile job. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
I was quite fond of that tile, but you'll have to...

I was quite fond of that tile, but you'll have to look for it at the dump. It doesn't go with the new look, and the light colored cement grout was uncleanable after only a couple of years. Not like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By WendyHMN
I had a large Roman mosaic on mesh. I mounted it...

I had a large Roman mosaic on mesh. I mounted it on ditra and let dry for several days. The ditra was because I was matching thicker wall tile. It worked great. I imagine kerdi will be fine if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
You know you've lived in a house for awhile when...

You know you've lived in a house for awhile when you're ripping up tile you installed. It was ceramic, over cement board, and done before I discovered this forum, but it held up pretty well for about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
Do you have a picture of that, Peter? I'm having...

Do you have a picture of that, Peter? I'm having trouble visualizing. Right now there are @1/2" jamb extensions to get the jambs even with the drywall. We're pulling out most of the wall to do wiring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
I remeasured the joists and ran everything...

I remeasured the joists and ran everything through the deflecto, and I don't have to build an extra wall in the basement after all. The other side of the house gets a L/458. Even if the wood were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
Nice! It seems to solve all of ditra's issues....

Nice! It seems to solve all of ditra's issues. Including the horrifying color.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
2. This would be over ditra to place floor tile....

2. This would be over ditra to place floor tile. No waterproofing needed this time. Is there a mortar you'd recommend?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
After some of the usual life delays and a whole...

After some of the usual life delays and a whole lot of "I don't want to live in chaos right now", we're finally getting going on the project. We currently have the original 1980s cabinets and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,625
Posted By WendyHMN
I did a large steam shower project similar to...

I did a large steam shower project similar to yours back in 2010-11. The industry standard insists on a slope, but since it was all about personal comfort, I decided to forego it to make everything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By WendyHMN
Fewer seams are better. If you can afford the...

Fewer seams are better. If you can afford the waste stone, use single pieces up the legs of the surround. Realstone is pretty good about hiding the seams. In my project, I was lucky enough to have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
You're making me blush. :o But yeah, totally...

You're making me blush. :o

But yeah, totally amateur. I'm WAY too slow for anyone to pay me for my tile work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By WendyHMN
Wendy's kitchen and half bath project

Hi all. I'm back after 4 years. This summer we're planning to gut our kitchen and first floor bath. I'm starting this thread as a placeholder for now, as I catch up on the latest advances in tile and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,803
Posted By WendyHMN
Photo murals are evil. A total pain to install...

Photo murals are evil. A total pain to install and they never line up quite right. But Mr. Wendy wanted one. :) I actually hand painted a few spots to cover misalignment before I put on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,803
Posted By WendyHMN
All the baseboard tile was put in yesterday,...

All the baseboard tile was put in yesterday, using up the very last of my mortar. I even had time to clean everything up a bit. I'm starting to see the light at the end of this particular remodel. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,631
Posted By WendyHMN
Some of us are old and tired. Is there any...

Some of us are old and tired. Is there any possibility you could put a space after your periods and start new sentences with a capital letter so your posts won't be quite so headache-inducing?

Can...
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