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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Kiva
sorry, yes, where the field tile ends and turns...

sorry, yes, where the field tile ends and turns into the niche. The interior corners are fine, i think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Foam niche corners that were damaged. ...

Foam niche corners that were damaged.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191111/d8ee50a9c26492363a0ed558540503f0.jpg

Let me know if that picture is no good and I can take a closeup.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Hi Folks Is there a method for building up...

Hi Folks

Is there a method for building up the most messed up corners in the niche? Like tape some sort of form board with a paint stick or something? It just seems impossible to get it in plane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
So it is looking like I'm going to be solo in...

So it is looking like I'm going to be solo in doing the niche and then the main area floor + bullnose tile. We are calling around to get on a competent pro's schedule but, in the meantime, I'll be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
I've got a couple of coats on there and it's...

I've got a couple of coats on there and it's looking pretty good. I was able to re-build a couple of lost corners, but some areas that's going to be very difficult. Should I go through the effort of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Due to the tight quarters, I've just been using a...

Due to the tight quarters, I've just been using a 4 or 2" putty knife to apply. I'm not screeding or anything. Is that the correct method?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Paper faced glass mosaic installation - some questions

ah, ok. That makes sense. Do I care about the inside corners much as far as being perfect or just avoid build-up?



Do I want to try and build up the damaged corners or just do that with thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Did a float and flatten/rub with stone. Should I...

Did a float and flatten/rub with stone. Should I do a second float to get out the smaller imperfections or just go? I put it on pretty thin, almost like spackle filling a hole in a wall, if that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191027/d044a72f...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191027/d044a72fa14a4e5fb3a438a7a1e7b432.jpg

Damaged next to ok:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191027/5cc3f83934d50e1f2cee82e982a8c720.jpg

Worst side:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Hi Dan The corners can be seen in my post...

Hi Dan

The corners can be seen in my post above, but not emphasized. I'll take a pic of the cleaned-up niche and highlight those areas.

Thank you!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
I'm going to try and float the inside of the...

I'm going to try and float the inside of the niche this weekend and get things flat. The thing is, what do I do with the exposed corners? just dab thinset in there, smooth over, then redgard...then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Hey guys..... took out the highest spots...

Hey guys.....

took out the highest spots with the rasp since, in some spots, there was a ton of thinset. Things are cleaned up now.

Laticrete said to just thinset, then hydroban, then set and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Hi! yes, it is a Laticrete Pre-formed niche....

Hi!

yes, it is a Laticrete Pre-formed niche. It has the hydroban coating and what looks like white foam underneath.

I think i'll call laticrete and see what they have to say, but I think you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
I'm going to clean up with that rasp the next two...

I'm going to clean up with that rasp the next two evenings...but...what about the exposed foam in the niche? Isn't that the water barrier? Is RedGard even compatible with that foam? Will the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Paper faced glass mosaic installation - some questions

Went ahead and removed all of it. A lot of it came out pretty easy. Foam is not that bad except on the corners.



I assume the flat spots can just be floated, but what about building up the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
ya, I think you're right. since it was just put...

ya, I think you're right. since it was just put in, I may decide to just remove it since it'll be easier now before it fully cures. Not sure on that though.

If I do, what is the best method for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Wife's solution: Stop everything. Get a known...

Wife's solution: Stop everything. Get a known good tile setter (we met with 2 that were trained by the main place in town that everybody uses to sub but they couldn't do anything until January) and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
while waiting for that info... I'm at the...

while waiting for that info...

I'm at the minimum removing the strips and re-doing since I have to be able to do better than he did.

once chipped out the strip, best way to remove the dried...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
This whole thing is a mess We had a tile sub...

This whole thing is a mess

We had a tile sub but project delay missed our start date so tile company had to cancel. GC is competent tile setter, but didn't want to do the mosaics. He said "If I do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Paper faced glass mosaic installation - some questions

The GC thing is a complicated one. I can post about that next.

Fur now, if I wanted to take it out, what Is the best method? Will it damage the foam niche creating yet another problem?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Pic of deco strip ...

Pic of deco strip

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191013/50a1182a10556101c67868400ad1077b.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191013/34590fdcd3f470bcf50783f205759d74.jpg
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Uh, help ... I was all set to do this I got...

Uh, help ...

I was all set to do this I got a referral to somebody who was able to squeeze it in between another job. I met him and we talked about the method and I left them to it. I get back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Paper faced glass mosaic installation - some questions

Hi Folks



So, the pro came and looked at it and said he would build it off-site even and use Kerdi. He then texted the next day and said he was too busy. We were going to have him do the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
I was able to get a pro to meet with us tomorrow...

I was able to get a pro to meet with us tomorrow AM.

The whole thing is weird because I didn't do the shower / set the field tiles and we have this agreement with the GC who doesn't want to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,028
Posted By Kiva
Paper faced glass mosaic installation - some questions

Ok. Here goes.

This is where we are...
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