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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Davy
In your first picture, what is the middle layer?...

In your first picture, what is the middle layer? I guess that picture is taken from the shower floor pointing at the curb.

You could put a test ball in the drain then put a few inches of water in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
This has nothing to do with epoxy grout but a...

This has nothing to do with epoxy grout but a surface applied membrane on a shower floor will hold the moisture directly under the tiles. If the shower isn't used, the water will eventually dry out....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Davy
Sometimes this is a problem when grouting with...

Sometimes this is a problem when grouting with dark grout on a light colored stone and is why we recommend making a sample board before grouting the real deal. I'd give it more time like Bubba said.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
Epoxy grout is great but mold can grow on any...

Epoxy grout is great but mold can grow on any grout. The key is keeping the shower clean and good ventilation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Davy
As far as timing, each grout / tile combination...

As far as timing, each grout / tile combination acts different. Many times, it's obvious the grout will firm up quickly by which tile and grout we're using, other times we know it's going to set...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Davy
Also, which Custom grout did you use? Polyblend...

Also, which Custom grout did you use? Polyblend sanded, unsanded, Prism, Fusion?

Did you use the plastic Schuter trim?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,093
Posted By Davy
Stand back and look at it. If it's noticeable to...

Stand back and look at it. If it's noticeable to your eye then you might want to change it. It's possible that it might become more noticeable as you install more tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Davy
Customs Prism is my go to grout these days. I...

Customs Prism is my go to grout these days. I find it very easy to work with and the color stays consistent. I could be wrong but I think grouting pebbles with Fusion could be a big mess.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,093
Posted By Davy
It really depends how much a "considerable...

It really depends how much a "considerable amount" is. Are we talking about 1/16 or 1/8 within 12 inches? If it's 1/16, I'd probably leave it but 1/8th would be noticeable. Removing the tiles might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Davy
I think you'll find that Fusion likes to dry on...

I think you'll find that Fusion likes to dry on the face and still be too wet in the joints to wash. Please share how the test board goes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Davy
I would wait till the glass can be removed. No...

I would wait till the glass can be removed. No way would I cut and pry on any part of the curb/saddle with the glass in place. Then, if possible, I would want to have some extra marble and mosaics...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-25-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
Thanks for the info. :tup1:

Thanks for the info. :tup1:
Forum: The Mud Box 07-25-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
Just wondering, would your home insurance be...

Just wondering, would your home insurance be higher with a metal roof since it's more expensive to replace? Does the metal hold up better in a hail storm?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 749
Posted By Davy
Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of...

Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of the time the slab pieces are set by the slab man that also does the countertops. So, I get all the tiling and grouting done and they come in after me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Davy
Did she tile under the window as well? Another...

Did she tile under the window as well? Another wider picture might help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Davy
Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures."...

Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures." I would take note of this and ask if they have ever heard of it.

I just want to echo what the others said. I'm sure the installer means well but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Davy
You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin...

You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin said, the Hardi is easily damaged most of the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Davy
If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove...

If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Davy
I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's...

I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's easier to fill the joints with but when washing, it's also easy to wash the joints too low. Unsanded grout also tends to shade out worse than other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Davy
Or, complete swimming pools. :)

Or, complete swimming pools. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Davy
I have no problem with pinholes that some seems...

I have no problem with pinholes that some seems to fear. I've installed at least 10 Auqa Defense showers (divot drain method) and always use the fabric along with the AD. I have also installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Davy
No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to...

No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to be worth it. Mastic costs more than even the higher priced thinsets.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Davy
If the opening in the wood framing was built too...

If the opening in the wood framing was built too wide for the tub, that might be why they furred out the wall. That way the tile would reach out over the tub lip. Is that what you were trying to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Davy
The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you...

The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you joints about 1/16. The pic below shows 4x16 tiles with lugs but the homeowner wanted bigger joints so I used 1/8 wedges. We installed it with a 1/3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with...

If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with a 50% stagger. Most of the time the 12x24 tiles are cupped and a 1/3 stagger works better. With cupped tiles, the 50% stagger causes more lippage...
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