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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By PhilWA
At least in my experience, Kohler's customer...

At least in my experience, Kohler's customer support has been fantastic.

I called them because they do have so many part numbers and variations, it's hard to figure out what you need. It was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
You guys have good eyes. :bonk:

You guys have good eyes. :bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,610
Posted By PhilWA
I'm admiring that patterned floor tile, too! The...

I'm admiring that patterned floor tile, too! The black, white, wood combinations look great
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
Hi Phil, I ended up getting my curb tops...

Hi Phil,

I ended up getting my curb tops from home depot. I looked at the ones from Lowes too, but can't remember the differences for why I went with home depot versions instead. This one is 4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By PhilWA
The schluter linear drains can be placed at the...

The schluter linear drains can be placed at the walls (I think it looks better that way), so they dont have to be in the center of the floor. The drain within the tray can also be offset from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By PhilWA
Did you add more blocking behind the bench seat...

Did you add more blocking behind the bench seat than what is shown in your first photo? It looks like the right wall would have only had one stud in the middle of the right side of the bench, unless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By PhilWA
Kerdi band is indicated for waterproofing to the...

Kerdi band is indicated for waterproofing to the top of ditra, which I don't remember having any of the felt on its top surface? The ditra/kerdi-band interface has even bigger gaps for water wicking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By PhilWA
Wow, that's an impressive 20ft x 60ft window...

Wow, that's an impressive 20ft x 60ft window frame! That looks like it might be difficult to remove and swap in new plywood.

I'd want to try and stop the water buildup to prevent this damage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By PhilWA
I don't believe kerdi is actually waterproof...

I don't believe kerdi is actually waterproof (impervious to water). It's 'waterproof' enough for a shower that's used a couple times a day and is allowed to dry out in between. There are videos...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By PhilWA
I think floor heat in the shower is more for...

I think floor heat in the shower is more for helping the water to dry after the shower and reduce mildew growth than it is for stepping on cold tile?

Ditra heat in a shower is allowed according to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By PhilWA
I did some mix and match also. The manufacturers...

I did some mix and match also. The manufacturers would prefer you buy only their system of products. No warranty for sure (I'm skeptical about what their 'warranty' is really worth, if anything)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
Forgot to post the finished project photo:

Forgot to post the finished project photo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
I ended up just leaving the stuff in place. For...

I ended up just leaving the stuff in place. For complete dryness on my test squeeze-out on a board (suggested by mapei), it took the 'warm gray' about 3 days, and the 'pearl gray' took 6 days. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By PhilWA
I'd be wary of the walls in the corners not being...

I'd be wary of the walls in the corners not being perfectly vertical/plumb. Especially with trying to have full size tiles in each corner. Maybe consider going with ~23.25" tiles at each end...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By PhilWA
My 12W/sqft electric wire (it could/should have...

My 12W/sqft electric wire (it could/should have been spaced for 15W/ft^2 had I known better) takes about an hour to heat 10 degrees F. I have an uninsulated crawl space floor. To my bare foot ,the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By PhilWA
I'd guess that a heated basement floor will use...

I'd guess that a heated basement floor will use more power than a floor with insulation under it (and be slower to raise temp). I would only heat the bathroom and go with the vinyl flooring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,702
Posted By PhilWA
Wow, looks really good! I love all the...

Wow, looks really good! I love all the technology, I'm a big fan of the LED mirrors and heated floor!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,569
Posted By PhilWA
I put in extra studs/framing for a better bench...

I put in extra studs/framing for a better bench in my shower, then opted for a removable teak stool designed for the corner of a shower instead. The teak has held up surprisingly well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,633
Posted By PhilWA
I used some scrap tile pieces embedded inside...

I used some scrap tile pieces embedded inside thinset to take up some volume on a niche instead of using only pure thinset. Might be an option, though there could be better ideas out there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By PhilWA
The studs dont really look that bad to me; maybe...

The studs dont really look that bad to me; maybe the tar paper is doing its job? Also looks like the drywall came in one piece instead of falling apart from moisture. I wonder if all those small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
Here's the photo of the Mapesil T Plus after 2...

Here's the photo of the Mapesil T Plus after 2 days. It looks like the 'warm grey' color is curing faster than the 'pearl grey'. The pearl grey seems like its taking too long to cure? I don't want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
After installing a sliding shower door, my heated...

After installing a sliding shower door, my heated towel rack looked like it would be too close to the door, so I ended up cutting a hole in the drywall to relocate this box 3 inches (further) away...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
bought these from lowes

bought these from lowes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By PhilWA
So I used some Mapei Mapesil T Plus 100% silicone...

So I used some Mapei Mapesil T Plus 100% silicone at the bottom corners of my shower and along my glass door, but after a couple days it doesn't seem to be hardening/solidifying? The material seems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By PhilWA
I don't see a shower door so I'm wondering where...

I don't see a shower door so I'm wondering where you got that 29.5" dimension from; is that your own estimate? Are you planning some kind of sliding shower or hinged glass door -- the actual opening...
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