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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Yankuba
Thanks everyone! The designer spoke to the...

Thanks everyone!

The designer spoke to the contractor and said I can use PVC and mud - the traditional way - since I don't want a lead pan. Laticrete for waterproofing. They also do a flood test. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Yankuba
Thanks all We met with a designer and she...

Thanks all

We met with a designer and she didn’t know the answers to the technical questions. She said they use laticrete for waterproofing and she thinks they use lead pans for the shower pan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you CX, this is reassuring.

Thank you CX, this is reassuring.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Yankuba
Thanks Mike! If I want my shower to be...

Thanks Mike!

If I want my shower to be problem free for 10+ years what is a recommended shower pan system? I don’t like how clogged weep-holes can cause a mud/cement pan to fail. I believe that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Yankuba
Questions to Ask Bathroom Contractor

Hello,

My wife and I want to gut a bathroom we don't like and that has some issues (weak toilet, rusty light fixtures, broken shower door, ugly tile, shower floor that puddles water up through the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you very much for your help!

Thank you very much for your help!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you. I agree that in some places it looks...

Thank you. I agree that in some places it looks like the floor tiles do not run under the wall tiles.

So am I okay with the silicon installation? Should I be worried about anything?

Thanks,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you - that was helpful. In my case, in...

Thank you - that was helpful.

In my case, in some locations I believe the floor and wall tiles exactly meet each other and there is no seam/gap or way to slide a piece of paper between.

In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you Dan but I don’t understand. The grout...

Thank you Dan but I don’t understand. The grout guy filled in the empty space/joint between the floor tiles and the wall tiles with silicon. Is that okay? I am at work - I don’t have a photo.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you Dan and Eddie The shower pan is...

Thank you Dan and Eddie

The shower pan is now caulked with 100% silicon.

I know there is a debate as to whether the shower pan should be grout or caulk and the guidelines say caulk. Grout will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
So in July 2019 I had a grout company regrout my...

So in July 2019 I had a grout company regrout my shower and caulk the shower pan.

Currently, the caulk on two sides of the shower pan is cracked. The job description said silicon caulk for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Thank you John. If the caulk was letting water...

Thank you John. If the caulk was letting water into that joint is that a problem? Should I be worried that the water got behind the tile and up the wall? The tiles are secure to the wall and I don’t...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Attached is a photo (it is sideways)

Attached is a photo (it is sideways)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Yankuba
Wet behind caulk

I last showered at 7 AM

At 7 PM I removed the caulk at the bottom of my shower - where the wall tiles meet the floor tiles. The back of the caulk was wet and the seam where the wall tiles meet the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Yankuba
Just to close the loop: I hired a tile...

Just to close the loop:

I hired a tile contractor to do the job - he had perfect feedback on Angie's List and another site - more than 90 positive reviews and zero negative reviews.

He and his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Yankuba
Thanks Jim. I don't have access to the joists and...

Thanks Jim. I don't have access to the joists and don't know what is below the plywood holding the NJ mud job, but the building was built in the 1960s in Long Island and every unit I have been inside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Yankuba
Replacing Kitchen Floor

Hello,

The prior homeowner removed their kitchen tile floor, sanded down the mortar/cement/thin set (I'm not sure what was used) and installed vinyl planks. However, the planks are failing after...
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