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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 310
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Posted By Davy
I would lay out 4 tiles on a flat surface with...

I would lay out 4 tiles on a flat surface with the grout joints in place. Use a straight edge against the tiles to make sure they are straight and inline. Then find a way to draw a perfect circle for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,094
Posted By Davy
I'd probably go with the 4 cut tiles centered up...

I'd probably go with the 4 cut tiles centered up like in post 290. That will be the easiest and less chance of breaking tiles as you cut them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Davy
You might try using a grout stain although I have...

You might try using a grout stain although I have no idea how easy it will clean off the tiles. It might be worth trying.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,094
Posted By Davy
Myself, I would center the tile layout with the...

Myself, I would center the tile layout with the window. Your eye goes right to the window when you walk in so that's why I'd center the layout on it.

3 1/4 inches might want to break, it wouldn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Davy
The reason you haven't seen a drop in tub in a...

The reason you haven't seen a drop in tub in a shower area is because it's not recommended. It will eventually leak. You'll be trusting a bead of silicone to keep the deck waterproof which is never a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,094
Posted By Davy
Make a sample board with the cut tiles along with...

Make a sample board with the cut tiles along with the grout you plan to use to see if the chips will be noticeable.

If you do find a 4 inch blade that cuts well, I doubt it will last for the whole...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
What Jim and Dave said, give him the boot.

What Jim and Dave said, give him the boot.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
When the surface of the stone is that rough,...

When the surface of the stone is that rough, sealing it first may or may not have helped. I would think grout release would have been the better choice. Try the acid John mentioned, let it dwell a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
I don't think you'll get much of the grout out of...

I don't think you'll get much of the grout out of the pores of the stone. I'm surprised you grouted so much before deciding that you didn't like it. It's always good to make a sample board to make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,808
Posted By Davy
The door installers I use never drill into the...

The door installers I use never drill into the curb, only into the jamb. Silicone only on the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,808
Posted By Davy
In my opinion, if he wanted to be safe, he...

In my opinion, if he wanted to be safe, he wouldn't drill into the curb at all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Davy
That looks like white thinset to me but I guess...

That looks like white thinset to me but I guess it could be mastic. Mastic usually isn't as white as thinset. I would buy a rub stone (rub brick that has a handle) and use it to flatten the thinset....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Davy
We've used white thinset for those although the...

We've used white thinset for those although the silicone would work too. Just add plenty of thinset to the edges of the paper holder so that it bonds to the edge of the Hardie. On the towel bar, I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Davy
Sutton, can you post a picture? That might help.

Sutton, can you post a picture? That might help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Davy
Years ago I tiled a kitchen floor and sealed the...

Years ago I tiled a kitchen floor and sealed the grout. A few months later I went back to tile her backsplash and she sure was upset because the floor grout was showing dirt in the traffic areas. She...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,808
Posted By Davy
A couple questions here. How did you fasten the...

A couple questions here. How did you fasten the lath to the curb? Did you staple/nail it on top or the inside? You probably won't know the answer to this but the screws may be short enough to not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Davy
Do you remember if fabric was sandwiched within...

Do you remember if fabric was sandwiched within the membrane? The fabric adds a lot of strength to it. But even with fabric, it's possible to tear the membrane when stress is added like you had....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,398
Posted By Davy
What Cx said. The tiles will spring back as soon...

What Cx said. The tiles will spring back as soon as you let go of them. Maybe if you put a 50 lb weight on each tile for 24 hours, that might hold it down long enough, I don't know. :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Davy
Chris, the reason the size hole in the plywood is...

Chris, the reason the size hole in the plywood is critical is because if the hole is too large, it doesn't support the foam well. Then when someone steps in that area, the foam flexes. We've seen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,398
Posted By Davy
Placing shims under the corners will raise the...

Placing shims under the corners will raise the whole tile, not just the corners. So the middle of the tiles are already too high, with shims under the corners the middle will be even higher. My point...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,398
Posted By Davy
Heating won't flatten them out. I'd probably go...

Heating won't flatten them out. I'd probably go with the 25% stagger but you can lay some out on a flat surface using a 33% stagger and see how that looks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Davy
Hi Vern, It's normal when mudcap joints don't...

Hi Vern, It's normal when mudcap joints don't line up with the field tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Davy
First of all, I don't know what area you're in,...

First of all, I don't know what area you're in, MCOL doesn't help me. I can't say what that shower should cost you. Prices vary.

I would have tried to center the drain in the shower. It can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Davy
Looking closer, in the 3rd picture, I assume...

Looking closer, in the 3rd picture, I assume that's the seat. I see a silver profile along the edge and that sure makes me wonder what kind of support it has under it. I also see the reflection. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Davy
Overall, a C-. His floor pitch is a little...

Overall, a C-. His floor pitch is a little extreme and he has a few tiles that he could have spent more time on. I think the worse part is his grouting. He needs improvement there. Going by the book,...
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