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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Waleed, I see you've been making use of...

Welcome, Waleed, I see you've been making use of the search feature! :D

The short answer is no; at least not without altering the look of the tile. Anything you add will change the texture, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,939
Posted By ss3964spd
:tup2::tup2: Am working on my guest bath and...

:tup2::tup2:

Am working on my guest bath and installed a receptacle for a bidet seat in there, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By ss3964spd
FWIW, Fred, sealing the tile/grout won't prevent...

FWIW, Fred, sealing the tile/grout won't prevent water from absorbing, but it will slow it down. On the other hand, the sealer will also slow down the evaporation process - whatever moisture does get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,939
Posted By ss3964spd
Eric, You might also consider a different...

Eric,

You might also consider a different toilet, something like the Toto Aquia dual flush. It has a separate, light weight plastic drain assembly that fastens to the floor. Still uses a typical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,526
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking good, Scott, and if Mrs. Scott is pleased...

Looking good, Scott, and if Mrs. Scott is pleased all the better!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,973
Posted By ss3964spd
1) Yes, and necessarily so. In a perfect world...

1) Yes, and necessarily so. In a perfect world the entire perimeter of your mud bed would be level so the height of all your bottom row tiles would be identical and the joint between the wall and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Jeff, The "spacers", are they...

Welcome back, Jeff,

The "spacers", are they individual pieces that are laid on top of the 3/4" OSB, or are the channels for the PEX routed into the the top layer of 3/4" OSB?

Does the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By ss3964spd
Carpet ramp, Travis. Can't see it really, can...

Carpet ramp, Travis. Can't see it really, can only feel it. Might be 1/4" thick tapering to zero about 6" from the marble threshold. I imagine they come in different sizes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Tom, One of the often touted...

Welcome, Tom,

One of the often touted advantages of a mud pan is being able to accommodate pretty much any drain location you might want. Aesthetically speaking most folks like the drain to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mike, I'm only a DIY'er but in all...

Welcome, Mike,

I'm only a DIY'er but in all my years on this site I can say I've never seen the bottom row of tile installed before the final mud bed is installed.

From a water proofing/water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't think being able to "see" the mortar...

I don't think being able to "see" the mortar through the mat is necessarily indicative of proper bonding of Ditra Heat mat, Chris, certainly wasn't when I installed mine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,973
Posted By ss3964spd
You can use pretty much any cementitious patching...

You can use pretty much any cementitious patching material for the baths, but any of them will allow water to soak through and possibly collect in the shallow recesses. A plethora of grout lines will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By ss3964spd
There are a number of cementitious patching or...

There are a number of cementitious patching or self leveling compounds on the market, Dan, and they won't be as thick as that Sakrete product you used. HD carries the Henry brand. Laticrete makes at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By ss3964spd
Wouldn't hurt, Ode, if at this point you went...

Wouldn't hurt, Ode, if at this point you went ahead and checked to be sure the framing is suitable for a ceramic tile installation, if you've not done so already.

The drill we usually suggest;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, not likely you'd be able to remove it...

Yeah, not likely you'd be able to remove it tomorrow morning without possibly damaging the Kerdi on top of the curb.

While 1/4" slope would be better the curb will likely still not drain off all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,939
Posted By ss3964spd
Pretty thin tile, those, I'd definitely try the...

Pretty thin tile, those, I'd definitely try the 1/8" SN trowel first. The 1/4" will be too much I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Nick, How long has the curb top...

Welcome, Nick,

How long has the curb top been set? What setting product did you use? What substrate was it set on? You and Mrs. Nick going to be using a glass door or a curtain?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By ss3964spd
Cleaning haze left by All Set should be any...

Cleaning haze left by All Set should be any different than any other modified thinset mortar.

What kind of tile are those, Scott? Maybe the tile manufacturer has some ideas...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,939
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, Eric, the 1/4" square notch trowel should...

Yeah, Eric, the 1/4" square notch trowel should work well for those 2"X2" mosaics, assuming they're at least 1/4" thick. I used the same trowel with my 2X2 mosaics, worked well, but they were 3/8"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By ss3964spd
With 100% silicone caulk. As Jim and Kevin...

With 100% silicone caulk.

As Jim and Kevin said, use thinset mortar to set the bench and curb tops. and slope them 1/4" per foot towards the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By ss3964spd
Fabian, Not that I've tried but I'm almost...

Fabian,

Not that I've tried but I'm almost certain no mortar is going to adhere to that stainless steel flange in any lasting way. Nor do I think RG will.

Aside from the adhesion of the mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By ss3964spd
Also, Ode, The type of thinset mortar to use...

Also, Ode,

The type of thinset mortar to use with Kerdi, Ditra, has been discussed in these pages many time.

The short of it is, go ahead use something like Custom's "Versabond" from HD. Many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,526
Posted By ss3964spd
Ah yes, I see it now. With all the hard...

Ah yes, I see it now.

With all the hard work, time, and commitment you've put into this so far, Scott, I'd really recommend that you install some trim to hide those cut edges, and is exactly why...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Shawn, Pretty sure the answer is...

Welcome, Shawn,

Pretty sure the answer is no. If you intend to install a presloped mud bed, then liner, then final mud bed you need to use a drain assembly that's compatible with the liner; a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,526
Posted By ss3964spd
Scott, I'm not sure I see/understand why you...

Scott,

I'm not sure I see/understand why you would have to "notch" the wall tile at the bottom of your niche, from here it looks like the top edge of that wall tile aligns with the bottom of your...
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