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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-22-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Lazarus
Done a number of these installs. You need to...

Done a number of these installs. You need to soak the tiles...or at least water them down a good bit. They tend to be cupped and require a LOT of morter under them to totally "bed" them on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Lazarus
I like Prism for this type of installation.....

I like Prism for this type of installation.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Lazarus
Flat rocks are fine. Rounded rocks are quite...

Flat rocks are fine. Rounded rocks are quite uncomfortable and you need deeper slope than normal for them.....:bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Lazarus
Just curious.....This "Tile Setter's" name...

Just curious.....This "Tile Setter's" name wouldn't by chance be Stevie Wonder, would it? :scratch:

(Sorry...couldn't resist.) :bonk:
Forum: The Mud Box 11-17-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 382,552
Posted By Lazarus
Some more nice stuff... ...

Some more nice stuff... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dQGRQLV9IM
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Lazarus
CX is correct. Two 45 degree cuts... NOT 22.5...

CX is correct. Two 45 degree cuts... NOT 22.5 degree cuts.....:bonk:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-13-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Lazarus
Nice Tile Skills...

https://youtu.be/U9inDCqVKTM
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Lazarus
I like solid surfaces for curbs and, although the...

I like solid surfaces for curbs and, although the picture didn't load for me, sounds like it would be fine.

You'll make two 22 1/2 degree cuts to fit the pieces together...and don't forget to have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Lazarus
Yes, you DO need waterproofing with...

Yes, you DO need waterproofing with Durock....either a 4 ply plastic attached to the studs behind the board or a surface applied membrane OVER the Durock, but not both. Durock is NOT waterproof. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By Lazarus
Looks good to me!

Looks good to me!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Lazarus
Al...DeWalt makes a very good saw for only a...

Al...DeWalt makes a very good saw for only a little more. Lotsa Pros here use it but it might be overkill for just a job or two.

Although Harbor Freight tends to get mixed reviews, I picked up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Lazarus
Something I learned from Paul Luccia was to not...

Something I learned from Paul Luccia was to not take a mitre cut all the way to the sharp edge. Cut it a bit "short" and, when put up against the other corner...it looks just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Lazarus
I believe he said Mapai Flexcolor......

I believe he said Mapai Flexcolor......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Lazarus
I have serious doubts as to whether or not he...

I have serious doubts as to whether or not he actually put in a pre-slope, covered with a liner and then used a mud bed on top. The "leakage" concerns me. It shouldn't be there. There are also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Lazarus
Very nice, John. I particularly like the full...

Very nice, John. I particularly like the full surface curb in the brown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 802
Posted By Lazarus
Concrete(at least a slab) needs a minimum of 30...

Concrete(at least a slab) needs a minimum of 30 days to cure adequately.

Deck mud will set up in a couple of days, depending on the thickness, temperature and humidity.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Lazarus
Quite true, John.....but I imagine many first...

Quite true, John.....but I imagine many first timers here aren't aware of the distinction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By Lazarus
I normally embed the material in thinset using a...

I normally embed the material in thinset using a level....sometimes using screws to hold it firmly in place and then set the tile into it as I go. Works for me. :bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Lazarus
Have several dedicated water buckets inside. ...

Have several dedicated water buckets inside. After mixing thinset, spin the mixer in one bucket. This removes much of the material.

Use another bucket for trowels, etc. For dirty buckets, scoop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Lazarus
It's a good grout. You need to follow the...

It's a good grout. You need to follow the instructions and only do small areas at a time. Good color retention, antimicrobial and holds up well. Caution is on shower floors to keep it from water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Lazarus
Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far...

Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far more that their worth.....but they are a boutique and have to mark up the products tp pay the rent. having said that, much of the tile from the Big Box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Lazarus
Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are...

Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are porcelain...and that's great, as far as it goes. ALL tiles are ceramic and they work just fine. Porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature and...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-18-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Lazarus
Level, Square and Plumb

A pretty good treatise on these aspects.....

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/framing/level-square-and-plumb_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JLC_101820&
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Lazarus
Another option is to use a surface-bonded...

Another option is to use a surface-bonded membrane. In that way, there is only ONE mudbed to deal with and no rubber membrane needed. Look into "Kerdi Showers" on www.Schluter.com

Here is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Lazarus
Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. ...

Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. Half will certainly drain, but you don't want to build a water park ski slope, eh?
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