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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By gbruce
Thanks for the advice. The house received a final...

Thanks for the advice. The house received a final stucco coat (hand troweled and than sprayed) with a mixed in acrylic paint. However, that "painted stucco mix" dried way too dark so they came back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By gbruce
Exterior Stacked Stone Install on Stucco House

I just had my house stucco'd and painted and now I'll be adding a typical split face stacked stone on the bottom 3' or so (product below). It comes is 6" tall by 24" long pieces with the stone glued...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,887
Posted By gbruce
Gotcha. Thanks for the link.

Gotcha. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,887
Posted By gbruce
Why are you installing a holdown (tension...

Why are you installing a holdown (tension bracket)?

I doubt that 1/2 wall is a shearwall which means there is no overturning in your wall thus no tension. Correct?

Plus... a long lag into a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,598
Posted By gbruce
1 1/8" sturd-I-Floor is fully rated for 60"...

1 1/8" sturd-I-Floor is fully rated for 60" spans. In fact, if you have the good stuff, it gets you more than 40psf (code minimum for a house) of capacity even for L/360 deflection requirements. I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By gbruce
(See Note 2) Gotta read the fine print

(See Note 2)

Gotta read the fine print
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
This bathroom was finished up a month or so ago...

This bathroom was finished up a month or so ago and I figured I should wrap it up on here as well!

For those that might run into this in the future, we ended up going with a 3/8" tall channel on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Bump... for any other expert opinions. Question...

Bump... for any other expert opinions. Question in last post of page 2.

Gator, I guess that could theoretically be an option but it looks like a headache in terms of sequencing that. Just my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
I'm not opposed to the U-Channel and I have also...

I'm not opposed to the U-Channel and I have also proposed that as an option.

The most recent plan is 4 of those exact clips (2 on wall and 2 on floor).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Need some advice... The shower guy came...

Need some advice...

The shower guy came yesterday to do the install and I rejected it as I was not happy with the wall clips and they were not what we had discussed. They were there large...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Gator, The shower is 56" wide and I had a...

Gator,

The shower is 56" wide and I had a single 32" wide pane of glass installed that is roughly 80" tall. This leaves a 24" wide opening to walk into the shower.

I am not personally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By gbruce
I just used Flexcolor CQ quartz aggregate grout...

I just used Flexcolor CQ quartz aggregate grout for the first time on a carrara marble installation and found it to clean off the tile easier than any grout I have ever used before.

I too am a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By gbruce
I've had this exact scenario before and simply...

I've had this exact scenario before and simply used an angle grinder as CX suggested. Made quick work of the screws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
There are lots of suggestions and options for...

There are lots of suggestions and options for applying sealer. How do you pros typically do it? Is there a preferred way at all in your opinion?

Any difference at all between sealing polished and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,113
Posted By gbruce
^ What Paul said above regarding the toilet side....

^ What Paul said above regarding the toilet side.

It sounds like you need to cruise Houzz and get inspired. For the back side, I personally prefer to run the tile past the curb. See below. I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Thanks for the suggestions, Paul. The "old"...

Thanks for the suggestions, Paul.

The "old" sealer is actually from my master bathroom where I had a natural stone pebble on the floor; so it's about 6 months old. It's been stored in our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Couple questions and update. 1. The carrara...

Couple questions and update.

1. The carrara marble absorbs the water from the thinset and darkens a lot during placement (see photo 1). It takes a couple days for it to dry and lighten back up. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By gbruce
1. 1/2 x 1/2 is what you want in my opinion. It's...

1. 1/2 x 1/2 is what you want in my opinion. It's what I used to lay my 12x24

2. Definitely burn a coat of thinset onto the back of the tiles.

3. Depends on how consistent the size of your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Still haven't figured out my grout yet but I...

Still haven't figured out my grout yet but I thought I would check in and ask this question:

On my master bathroom shower, I cut a 4" square piece of kerdi band to patch each screw hole from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,475
Posted By gbruce
Bob, I would second the use of a direct...

Bob,

I would second the use of a direct bonded membrane. Also, the systems, including Kerdi, only use a single layer mud floor which might solve your height problem on the preslope that you are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Just personal preference. I have had difficulty...

Just personal preference. I have had difficulty with light colored sanded grouts staying clean in high traffic areas like our main guest bathroom. Whereas I've been amazed at how durable and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Update plus Grout Question. I've been using...

Update plus Grout Question.

I've been using Fusion Pro lately and love it however they don't really have the color I want to use. This bathroom will be all Carrara Marble and Fusion Pro's Delorean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By gbruce
Alex, it is not a structural support problem but...

Alex, it is not a structural support problem but rather plywood has better "other" properties to it than lumber in regards to tile installations.

I would check your dishwasher and see if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,376
Posted By gbruce
If you are concerned about the maintenance of the...

If you are concerned about the maintenance of the larger grout joint, you might want to look into using a hybrid grout like Custom's Fusion Pro. I only use it on floors now and the performance has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,264
Posted By gbruce
Last night we purchased this carrara pinwheel...

Last night we purchased this carrara pinwheel pattern tile for the floor which means it looks like I shouldn't be using Ditra for the floor.

I'll need to measure when I get home, but I believe I...
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