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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By MesaTileworks
Unless I misunderstand your situation, I think...

Unless I misunderstand your situation, I think your #4 is your best option. Assuming you’ve a way to cut the tile (got a wet saw?) it shouldn’t be too difficult to get a nice clean cut line where the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
I figured an SLC was an option. Anyone use...

I figured an SLC was an option. Anyone use Planipatch for something like this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
I’ve got a concrete slab under the bathroom-to-be...

I’ve got a concrete slab under the bathroom-to-be and one corner of it dips back out of level. I’ve got to feather it from nothing to about 3/8” over maybe a 16” span and an area of maybe 2sf. Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
(On past projects I’ve often left some extra...

(On past projects I’ve often left some extra cure-time out of a probable over-abundance of caution, but this one has a tight deadline...)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
Question about cure time before grouting: ...

Question about cure time before grouting:

I’ve got 3x6 ceramic subway tile on shower walls and 2” hex floor tile that I’m finishing up in the next couple of days. Been setting the tile with Mapei...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
Came out OK! Good slope, no bird-baths, pretty...

Came out OK! Good slope, no bird-baths, pretty smooth.

Schluter says you can lay Kerdimat on a mud pan as soon as it’s safe to walk on. Mapei says the mud is OK to walk on after 16h. Does that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
Thanks for the link. This is a good thread. Is...

Thanks for the link. This is a good thread. Is that 2.25 qt per bag ratio calibrated for a 55 lb bag of 4:1? Or a different amount?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
OK, thanks, gents! Makes sense. That water ratio...

OK, thanks, gents! Makes sense. That water ratio is significantly less than the 3-4 quarts/bag that Mapei recommends, but I think for this application I trust y’all’s advice and experience more than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
Getting ready to put down this mortar bed in the...

Getting ready to put down this mortar bed in the shower with Mapei 4-1. Instructions say to “prop up” the lath so that it is in middle of the mortar bed. I’ve already stapled down my lath (shoulda...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
Ah, gotchas... that makes sense. So would a...

Ah, gotchas... that makes sense. So would a better solution for next time be to use the same alkali resistant mesh tape as for the CBU, and then use thinset for the wall side and drywall mud for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
Follow-up question: after embedding the tape in...

Follow-up question: after embedding the tape in the joint but before applying a liquid membrane, do both sides of the paper joint get topcoated with drywall mud? Or just the drywall side? Is it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
OK, good to know.

OK, good to know.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
Do folks caulk the place where the CBU meets the...

Do folks caulk the place where the CBU meets the ceiling drywall on a tub surround/shower, or is that overkill since that joint where the tile meets the drywall will be caulked anyway later? If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
Also considering just pulling the stones off the...

Also considering just pulling the stones off the sheet at hand-setting. It’s a tiny shower so shouldn’t be too tedious.

If I go this route, will definitely use epoxy grout and go with something...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
Are the regrets more about maintenance or have...

Are the regrets more about maintenance or have you read some accounts of them failing? I’d definitely go with the ones that are cut flat to minimize pooling, and I would make sure to seal the heck...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By MesaTileworks
That Dewalt looks nice! Maybe beefier than what I...

That Dewalt looks nice! Maybe beefier than what I need... thinking I’m just going to get one of these small Bosch ones. $200 feels like a manageable expense, and for showers and so on I just need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By MesaTileworks
What are folks’ thoughts on cut riverstone mats...

What are folks’ thoughts on cut riverstone mats for a shower floor? I really dig the look of these things, but there are many places where the stones are actually touching on the sheet, which seems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By MesaTileworks
Hi Steve, I’m working on a shower project...

Hi Steve,
I’m working on a shower project myself, and I ended up putting down a second layer of 1/2” BC plywood over the 3/4” subfloor to address a similar issue to what you have going on, as per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,667
Posted By MesaTileworks
Circling back around and getting ready to install...

Circling back around and getting ready to install the roofing felt and lath for the mud pan... am I correct in thinking that it’s OK that the staples securing the lath will penetrate the roofing...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-17-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By MesaTileworks
I probably paid about $300 for this one twelve...

I probably paid about $300 for this one twelve years ago (it sat in a storage unit for a big chunk of that time). Was just checking out a similar thing that Bosch makes for about $150.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-17-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By MesaTileworks
Laser Level Repair?

Anyone know if it’s possible or cost-effective to have a laser level repaired? I have a PLS crosshair-style level and vertical line has stopped working. Trying to decide whether to pursue repair or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By MesaTileworks
Re: pads with shorts, I have never tried this so...

Re: pads with shorts, I have never tried this so cannot attest.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By MesaTileworks
I have a pair of these and they are really...

I have a pair of these and they are really excellent. Super comfortable, easy to put on and off, highly recommend.

Gundlach 209-XL gell kneepads:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By MesaTileworks
Agree with Laz that the Ditra gap shouldn’t be a...

Agree with Laz that the Ditra gap shouldn’t be a big deal. I’d make sure it’s filled with thinset when I trowel.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By MesaTileworks
You might not want to go this route, but I just...

You might not want to go this route, but I just did some 12x24s in a small bathroom and found that running them sideways instead of lengthwise actually made the room seem larger. Lengthwise (at least...
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