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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Davy
Same questions as Jim. Cracking grout usually...

Same questions as Jim. Cracking grout usually means there's movement.

Just to confirm, this is over a wood sub-floor and not slab? Any pictures from the construction would be handy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Davy
The only way I'd do it is to remove it all and...

The only way I'd do it is to remove it all and start over. I'm sure there's loose stones and grout all over the place. And besides, by the time you add mud and stone to that lowest step, it's going...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Davy
Hi Dan. It's not making much sense to me. At...

Hi Dan. It's not making much sense to me. At first you said to cut out the lower 12-18 inches of the walls and install a new membrane. Then you said the shower isn't leaking. Why add a new membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Davy
I agree that those chips aren't that bad. If you...

I agree that those chips aren't that bad. If you plan to use matching grout, the chips may not be noticeable without a magnified glass.

In 46 years, I've never used diamond pads to smooth cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Davy
There's many different ways to lay it out and...

There's many different ways to lay it out and they all have their pros and cons. I like the way James has full and half tiles at the far right edge where the tiles meet the sheetrock. This is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
Yes, I understand exactly what you're saying. I...

Yes, I understand exactly what you're saying. I was trying to explain how I install mine to not have the problem you're having. I know it's too late for this info to help you but others may come...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
Glass blocks can't be cut so when tiling inside...

Glass blocks can't be cut so when tiling inside the opening, I would have to leave the exact size needed for full blocks to fit.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Davy
I don't think 2 inch cuts are a big deal....

I don't think 2 inch cuts are a big deal. Sometimes avoiding the 2 inch cuts will cause something else to look worse.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
What's on the walls now? And what membrane do you...

What's on the walls now? And what membrane do you plan to use?

For the same concerns you have, I have always waterproofed and tiled my walls and inside the window first, leaving the exact space...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Davy
I'll echo what Jerry said. Also, the Redgard...

I'll echo what Jerry said. Also, the Redgard isn't applied thick enough. If you decide to leave it, I would at least tell them you want a 24 hour flood test right now.

Put a level on the curb to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Davy
When I mentioned a mud bed in my other posts, I...

When I mentioned a mud bed in my other posts, I was talking about a 1 1/2 or more bed of mud. What you're calling a mud bed is nothing more than thinset mortar. Thinset was used to stick the Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
I assume you mean the preslope that's under the...

I assume you mean the preslope that's under the pan liner. Now would be a good time to inspect the framing and subfloor under the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
Hi James, welcome back. To start with, the pan...

Hi James, welcome back. To start with, the pan liner is all one piece. You made it sound like the part that goes over the curb is separate.

There are many different systems that you can use. Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Davy
I would wet down the Hardie a little. Don't put...

I would wet down the Hardie a little. Don't put so much that it's shiny wet but a little dampness will help. I also would use a 1/4 X 3/8 or even a 3/8 x 3/8. Skim coat the backs of the tiles with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
:DI knew you'd like that.

:DI knew you'd like that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
A card would be great! Sent the coal to CX. :D

A card would be great! Sent the coal to CX. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
Another vote for Prism. My go to grout.:tup1:

Another vote for Prism. My go to grout.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Davy
It's going to be a major job if the problem is...

It's going to be a major job if the problem is the lack of a preslope and flat liner that results of water collecting under the tiles.

If your shower has a traditional pan liner then it has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Davy
Here's a picture I found on my phone of the way I...

Here's a picture I found on my phone of the way I like to set the drain. Most drains have the little nubs on the bottom that will support the drain and also hold it up off the floor about 3/4 for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Davy
I trust a PVC pan liner much more than a paint on...

I trust a PVC pan liner much more than a paint on liner even though I've done both many times. I like using the divot drain with the paint on membrane when I need a thinner floor in curbless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
As far as grout goes, I would use Custom's Prism...

As far as grout goes, I would use Custom's Prism in a color that matches the marble, most likely white. Prism has fine sand and can be used in joints down to 1/16. I've never had it scratch marble...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Davy
If the grout turned white immediately after you...

If the grout turned white immediately after you cleaned it, I'd think it might be the soap you used. But if it gradually turned white over the last 6-9 months then I'd think it might be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Davy
When I mix dry pack from scratch, I try to find...

When I mix dry pack from scratch, I try to find the Qwicrete all purpose sand. It has multiple sizes of grit from very fine to pebbles up to about 1/8. But like Cx said, that may vary in different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Davy
To start with, make sure the walls are plumb. If...

To start with, make sure the walls are plumb. If you are running the rows of tile level and the walls are not plumb in the corners, it's going to cause you grief. Also, draw plumb lines on your walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Davy
If the ceiling is level then the deck is also...

If the ceiling is level then the deck is also level unless there's a pitched mud bed under the hot mop that we can't see. You first said the deck has proper slope but then said there's flat spots....
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