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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2004, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By archy
Thanks Off to grout

Thanks
Off to grout
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2004, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By archy
Grout question

Finished tiling the bathroom floor with tumbled marble. The majority of the joints are between 1/16" - 1/8" wide, but at the rounded corners of the tile (3 x 6) the joints open up to a 1/4" or more....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By archy
prime greenbd. before tile?

I will tiling my bathroom and in the non wet areas I used green board. Do I need to prime paint the green board before tiling. I will be using white thin set and a combination of ceramic and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,197
Posted By archy
The only structural floor you have is the OSB. ...

The only structural floor you have is the OSB. The particule board ,luan and CBU do not add any structural value. The comment about thickness of the subflooring is wrong. Paticule board should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By archy
There are products that can be applied to the...

There are products that can be applied to the tile to increase the cof. I had talked to one company a couple of years ago that would come out and treat the floor (in this case it was polished...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By archy
I need to caulk the cbu to the tub and seal...

I need to caulk the cbu to the tub and seal around the shower valve & tub spout. I then plan on caulking the the tile/tub joint and the tile/shower valve & tub spout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2004, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By archy
Polyurethene VS Silcone sealant

Which is better. I've used both and the urethane sealant is very gooey and sticky ( techincal terms), but it seems to stick and seal well. Silicone is easier to use.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2004, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By archy
Thanks, Off to buy stuff now.

Thanks,
Off to buy stuff now.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By archy
John, Is 3 1/2" too thick for a mud bed. The...

John,
Is 3 1/2" too thick for a mud bed. The orginal did not have any reinforcing. I am planning on using the membrane. Is my idea of using plywood on top of the joists with a 3/4" mud bed and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2004, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By archy
First floor. 2 x 10 joists at 16" o.c.. 8'-6"...

First floor. 2 x 10 joists at 16" o.c.. 8'-6" span. The existing tile is in good condition (no cracks). I will be installing 2x2 and 3x6 tumbled marble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2004, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By archy
mud bed or concrete

I posted before on installing tile over tile in a bathroom and now I finally got around to doing the project. 1931 house with pink mosiac tile on a mortar bed. I had to remove a 1' x 3' section in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2004, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,612
Posted By archy
Tear it all out. I tried the same thing and...

Tear it all out. I tried the same thing and spent more time floating the joint between the two to get a flat surface. It's easier to just put in new and be done with it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By archy
Thanks All

Thanks All
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By archy
Trowel notch size

I'm now working on the down stairs bathroom. The floors will be tumbled 3x6 marble with a 2x2 border and the walls Dal glazed ceramic 3x6 with tumbled marble trim. What size notch trowel should I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By archy
Does anyone blend tile first? Roof shingles you...

Does anyone blend tile first? Roof shingles you are suppose to shuffle the bundles and paint you are supposed to box it (mix it all together). When I tiled my bathroom with slate I opened all of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,588
Posted By archy
If I understand you correctly you do not have to...

If I understand you correctly you do not have to wash off the grout. The tile installer will do this. Talk to your tile installer about how long you should wait to wash the floor. I would assume...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2004, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,051
Posted By archy
Here is a link to Fluidmaster. I've read that...

Here is a link to Fluidmaster. I've read that this is a good product eliminating the need for double wax rings.

http://www.fluidmaster.com/connect_products_7500.html
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By archy
Thanks All Time to buy some red guard.

Thanks All
Time to buy some red guard.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2004, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By archy
I should only have two posts for two different...

I should only have two posts for two different projects. My much earlier posts (such as which clevage membrane to use) were answered (which I responded to with many thanks).
I will try to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By archy
Elec Outlet layout

I have another bathroom tile project after the slate tile one I just posted. How do you layout the electrical outlets to fall into a single tile? I will be using 3x6 tiles in a running bond. When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By archy
Broughton Moor Slate

I love the color and veining of this slate and I am planning on using it in a shower (floors and walls). The sales rep said that this slate is one of few he would recommend for a shower. The web...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By archy
My only concern is how do you refinish the wood...

My only concern is how do you refinish the wood floor later on? Those big sanders will tear up the tile. I guess you have someone hand sand the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By archy
I've used a belt sander with a couple of...

I've used a belt sander with a couple of different grits (80, 120, 180 (I think) and 220) on both slate and marble. It works but it is a little slow. For a final high polish I used polishing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2004, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By archy
The maple floor can be saved with the right...

The maple floor can be saved with the right finish if you want to. Use an oil based poly vs a water based. The best poly is a moisture cured (Ultra dec is one product). I have been specifing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,172
Posted By archy
I would buy the small table and try it. Tile...

I would buy the small table and try it. Tile work for a table is not rocket science (like a shower) and the materials will not cost very much. Build a base for the tile (I would use 3/4" plywood...
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