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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 09:40 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
OK, of course I would do the sides of the vanity...

OK, of course I would do the sides of the vanity top the same as the back wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 07:31 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
If I understand you correctly, I'd push the...

If I understand you correctly, I'd push the vanity top against the wall, then set tiles so they sit on the vanity top. But I'm not sure why you'd have tile under the vanity top, so maybe I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2022, 11:50 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
The last one is really the only one that makes...

The last one is really the only one that makes any sense to me. But I think you might also want a transition between the tiles themselves, such as Schluter Schiene.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2022, 11:53 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
You might also find a local countertop place that...

You might also find a local countertop place that might finish the tile edges for you.

Using an angle grinder to miter tiles is swimming upstream, and that's putting it mildly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2022, 09:38 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
If you're not going to miter and not going to use...

If you're not going to miter and not going to use a profile and you're not going to finish the edges yourself, then putting trim tiles back to back with a grout line down the middle is the only other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2022, 12:25 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
There is no reason to caulk that wall joint...

There is no reason to caulk that wall joint because you're already waterproofed. Common wisdom is to caulk at changes of plain, but that is more of an issue when using inflexible materials like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2022, 08:48 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
You can cheat, especially with tiles as long as...

You can cheat, especially with tiles as long as yours. For example if you're going around a corner and you have 8" on this side and 4" on the other side, you can easily make a 7" and 4", or 7" or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2022, 10:59 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
If it's 40" then maybe it has to be custom. I...

If it's 40" then maybe it has to be custom. I agree with your pattern it's not worth any time trying to make a horizontal grout line line up, except to avoid a sliver.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2022, 09:39 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
So basically in your situation you simply rotate...

So basically in your situation you simply rotate everything 90 degrees sideways. Your "subway" tile is rotated 90 degrees (vertical instead of horizontal) so you want to match the vertical grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2022, 09:59 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
Why do you need a custom width?

Why do you need a custom width?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2022, 09:27 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
I usually use Kerdi niches nowadays, although I...

I usually use Kerdi niches nowadays, although I used to custom make my own. The problem with custom making your own, aside from the time, is that you get a lot of buildup around all the corners and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 09:13 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
I prefer to set the wall tiles over the niche...

I prefer to set the wall tiles over the niche bottom, because that way there's no grout joint that water will just be sitting on. Also gunk tends to collect there a little because the grout isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2022, 08:26 AM
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Posted By jeffnc
Yes, nipples that need to be installed to within...

Yes, nipples that need to be installed to within 1/16", the bane of my showerbuilding existence.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 06:26 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
For retrofitting to a niche, it's good to leave a...

For retrofitting to a niche, it's good to leave a little extra room. You can always add another 1/8" thinset, but you can't push tile in an extra 1/8" if it's against the surface already.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 06:24 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
That's usually referred to as "keying in". Same...

That's usually referred to as "keying in". Same thing you'd do when putting thinset over anything really, plywood, drywall, etc.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By jeffnc
There are minor pros and cons to each, but in a...

There are minor pros and cons to each, but in a mixed pattern like that I usually just back trowel each tile. Back troweling effectively accomplishes back buttering (and there is no such thing as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 01:49 PM
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Posted By jeffnc
Well your design is going to look pretty random...

Well your design is going to look pretty random so it will probably look OK no matter what you do. But of course you want it to be exact, so you really just have to check any time you get 2 columns...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,649
Posted By jeffnc
Well you can basically do a bunch of "ledgers",...

Well you can basically do a bunch of "ledgers", for example you could just prop the tiles up with nails and fill in the holes later with a sealant. But I don't know why you would. Just cut the...
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