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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By ss3964spd
A warm tiled floor is a luxury I never knew would...

A warm tiled floor is a luxury I never knew would be soooo nice, Kevin, until I had one. You and Mrs. Kevin will love it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,501
Posted By ss3964spd
With all the humidity and temp changes in a...

With all the humidity and temp changes in a bathroom, Jeff, as well as the usual movement of the structure, I'd want a gap. If you're running the Rondec from floor to ceiling I'd say 1/8", top and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By ss3964spd
I would, GG, I usually want the...

I would, GG, I usually want the receptacles/switches/covers to disappear as much as possible. Just my preference though.

In case you haven't found it yet, Lutron offers receptacles/switches/covers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,932
Posted By ss3964spd
Good job, Dan, that bathroom certainly presented...

Good job, Dan, that bathroom certainly presented some challenges. Mrs. Dan must be happy!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,872
Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, A) Up to you. It sounds like your tile...

Mike,

A) Up to you. It sounds like your tile would support a 1/16th joint. Sometimes changing the grout joint size can eliminate "skinnies" (thin rips of tile). I prefer a smaller grout joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks for keeping your questions regarding this...

Thanks for keeping your questions regarding this project in this thread, Jake.

You really do need the lath on the shower side of the curb secured by the mud bed, I can't think of any other way to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,052
Posted By ss3964spd
The challenge with toggles is that they need...

The challenge with toggles is that they need quite a large hole.

If there are no studs behind that you can anchor those mounting clips into I think you next, maybe only, option is to use plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By ss3964spd
You're drawing looks right, Liz. Mud up to the...

You're drawing looks right, Liz. Mud up to the height of the Ditra, cover the mud with Kerdi being sure to cover the Ditra to mud seam with Kerdi.

Not sure what kind of door you're aiming for,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 742
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Kevin, Have to admit that I'm not...

Welcome, Kevin,

Have to admit that I'm not quite sure what the purpose of the self leveler under the Ditra Heat is. In my thinking the point loads are on top of the DH. Perhaps Schluter is more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,052
Posted By ss3964spd
Aren't you going through the tile, the mortar,...

Aren't you going through the tile, the mortar, and whatever backer board you used, Mark?

Regardless, there are no screws that will hold in thinset mortar. You do really need to be able to anchor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By ss3964spd
Oh boy. Silver lining? Yup - you knew enough...

Oh boy.

Silver lining? Yup - you knew enough to realize this wasn't being done correctly. Good job, Iggy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Liz, 1) Taking the tile to the door frame...

Hi Liz,

1) Taking the tile to the door frame - just be sure to leave between 1/16 and 1/8" gap between the end if the tile and the casing. You'll then caulk that gap. No need for Kerdi band IMO;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,569
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, a paver, a plain old brick, or a stone made...

Yup, a paver, a plain old brick, or a stone made specifically for dressing diamond blades.

At some point though any blade will need to be replaced. Don't know how many miles you have on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't think mesh tape and mortar are really...

I don't think mesh tape and mortar are really going to do much to strengthen those wall to pan joints, Matt, though adding them certainly won't hurt. And painting those joints with RedGard really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,352
Posted By ss3964spd
The scribbled part - that's the tile for the main...

The scribbled part - that's the tile for the main floor just outside of the shower, yes? How wet is that area getting?

If it is tile then of course you'd need to remove it to water proof under it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,932
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, silicone is approximately zero fun to work...

Yup, silicone is approximately zero fun to work with.

Looks good, Dan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By ss3964spd
Eliminated the bench and pony wall...

Eliminated the bench and pony wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By ss3964spd
Keep in mind, too, that J and L beads will be...

Keep in mind, too, that J and L beads will be 1/2". If you used either on the tapered edge you'll have a gap.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By ss3964spd
I recently used FA to grout a marble floor, no...

I recently used FA to grout a marble floor, no scratches.

Still, marble is fairly soft, some more so than others. While the FA didn't scratch mine it's possible it'll scratch yours.

Best to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By ss3964spd
Rich, how large is the area that needs to be...

Rich, how large is the area that needs to be leveled? At 1/4 to 3/8 inches the best option might be a self leveling compound, something that can be worked to a feathered edge. Big box stores will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Brad, FA will work, but it does set...

Welcome, Brad,

FA will work, but it does set up pretty fast and has a pretty short pot life. If you choose to use it, and if you work as slowly as I do, plan on making small batches. To do that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By ss3964spd
The OCD in me would hate to give up that 1" of...

The OCD in me would hate to give up that 1" of shower space but it does seem like furring the wall out is probably the best option.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By ss3964spd
Has been discussed here before, Robert, just how...

Has been discussed here before, Robert, just how does any accumulated water escape, no real consensus that I recall. But with roughly a bazillion tub showers having been built with that tile to tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By ss3964spd
I've never seen it done, or read about it being...

I've never seen it done, or read about it being done, Lenny, but sounds like an interesting detail. To make it look tight you'd have to have a finished edge on the drywall I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,692
Posted By ss3964spd
You mention porch, so I assume this is outdoors,...

You mention porch, so I assume this is outdoors, Mini. What does the stepping stone sit on? Does this area of the slab get wet? If it does, is the sloped away from the door? You have no location in...
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