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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By trecile
I'm another "genuine" woman who did her own mud...

I'm another "genuine" woman who did her own mud bed. No, it wasn't quite as big as yours, but it wasn't that hard to do. I did sweat a bit though.:goodluck:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By trecile
Did you put a pre-slope under the membrane with a...

Did you put a pre-slope under the membrane with a second mud bed on top?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By trecile
As one Terri to another - you can do this! I...

As one Terri to another - you can do this! I built my own Kerdi shower pretty much all by my lonesome. Well, my husband did help me lug the large bags of sand and cement to make the deck mud. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By trecile
Hmm, I'd call a crack that goes all the way...

Hmm, I'd call a crack that goes all the way through a HOLE!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By trecile
Perfect choice!! That looks awesome ...

Perfect choice!!

That looks awesome

:yipee:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,264
Posted By trecile
I used a similar tile for my backsplash. (mine...

I used a similar tile for my backsplash. (mine is copper slate) This is how it turned out:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By trecile
I would use the darkest color you have there. In...

I would use the darkest color you have there. In my (admittedly limited) experience, grout usually ends up lighter than the samples. I think that with your tile you want to go darker rather than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,440
Posted By trecile
You should check out some of Schluter's...

You should check out some of Schluter's instructions on building a Kerdi shower.

http://www.schluter.com/5381.aspx

They also have a video, and I understand that John's ebook is very useful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By trecile
Neither grout nor tile are the waterproofing...

Neither grout nor tile are the waterproofing elements in your shower. Looks like it wasn't properly waterproofed before the tile was installed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By trecile
So?? A handyman, skilled in a variety of trades...

So?? A handyman, skilled in a variety of trades (whom you adore) should not make a decent living?

Sorry if I am off base and misconstrued your comments.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,488
Posted By trecile
Perhaps gravity works differently in your...

Perhaps gravity works differently in your area?:crazy::crazy::crazy:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,002
Posted By trecile
I thought that you were supposed to leave a gap,...

I thought that you were supposed to leave a gap, which is filled with thinset and taped.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,638
Posted By trecile
Also ask if the waterproofing layer (the hot mop)...

Also ask if the waterproofing layer (the hot mop) was applied flat or sloped to the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By trecile
Here's a picture of the tile in question:

Here's a picture of the tile in question:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By trecile
Whoever did the tile work should not have left...

Whoever did the tile work should not have left that kind of haze on the tiles. It shouldn't be up to the homeowner to remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,324
Posted By trecile
You can also save yourself some hassle and money...

You can also save yourself some hassle and money by using regular old drywall for the walls. In fact it's what Schluter recommends. I would definitely buy John's Kerdi e-book. Unfortunately he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,868
Posted By trecile
I thought that mastic was a no no with glass tile.

I thought that mastic was a no no with glass tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By trecile
Was the hot mop sloped to the drain?

Was the hot mop sloped to the drain?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,518
Posted By trecile
Have you thought of doing something like this? ...

Have you thought of doing something like this? We have about the same amount of room for our shower and we have a small wall that keeps the heat and steam in. I would add a wall where the pink line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By trecile
Talking You should ask the client if they would prefer...

You should ask the client if they would prefer grout or narrow crevices that will hold all sorts of nasty gunk.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,033
Posted By trecile
You can test this out yourself by laying a piece...

You can test this out yourself by laying a piece of Durock on top of a piece of plywood and pouring water over it. Wait a while and check to see if the wood is wet. (hint: it will be)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,520
Posted By trecile
Sounds like they may have used mastic instead of...

Sounds like they may have used mastic instead of thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,220
Posted By trecile
Don't let him do that! NO greenboard in the...

Don't let him do that! NO greenboard in the shower!! (unless it's covered with Kerdi)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,775
Posted By trecile
Here is a PDF of the instructions for Mapei Type...

Here is a PDF of the instructions for Mapei Type 1 Mastic, which I would print out and take with you to Lowes: http://www.mapei.it/Referenze/Multimedia/Type_1_TDS_EA.pdf

You should highlight this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By trecile
As a homeowner, I would be impressed with a...

As a homeowner, I would be impressed with a tradesman, especially a young guy like you, sticking to your guns to do it the right way. You may lose a few jobs along the way, but you will build a...
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