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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) The tile industry standard...

Welcome, John. :)

The tile industry standard for substrate flatness for the size tile you have is no deviation from intended plane of more than 1/8th" in ten feet and no more than 1/16th" in two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By cx
I recommend making your subfloor suitable for the...

I recommend making your subfloor suitable for the tile installation and then making transitions to other floor covering as necessary.

Only recommendation I can make for the nominal 3/8ths" plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:50 AM
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Views: 9,158
Posted By cx
John, you would only want the wedgie if you...

John, you would only want the wedgie if you stopped the wallboard above the tiling flange and covered the gap with a sheet-type waterproofing membrane. If you're now bringing your wallboard down to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Tino. :) This the same second...

Welcome back, Tino. :)

This the same second story floor area we're familiar with from last year?

Home Depot in my area carries DeckMate brand decking screws in various sizes. Any coated or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
And you should always do that, Travis, but...

And you should always do that, Travis, but sometimes the manufacturer's instructions require a bit of interpretation. Given the choice, you would chose the manufacturer's instructions over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By cx
Welcome, Scott. :) I've separated your post...

Welcome, Scott. :)

I've separated your post from the other member's very old thread to prevent confusion on both threads. A moderator can give it a different title any time you'd like to suggest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Lemme try one more time, Travis. You want a...

Lemme try one more time, Travis. You want a thinset mortar meeting the requirements of ANSI A118.4. That information will be on the package and on the product manufacturer's website. That's what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By cx
Not an application for deck mud at all, Page. ...

Not an application for deck mud at all, Page.

Your receptor manufacturer wants the entire receptor supported by the mortar. Without seeing the bottom of the receptor, I can't say whether...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By cx
Welcome, Page. :) While you appear to have...

Welcome, Page. :)

While you appear to have followed the manufacturer's instructions, I think you used the wrong selection from their recommendation of materials to use for your bedding mortar and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Welcome, Paul. :) While thinset mortar is...

Welcome, Paul. :)

While thinset mortar is not really a suitable material for your application, the mortar you have will work as well as any for what you plan.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By cx
Welcome, Shanonna. :) Tough spot. I gotta...

Welcome, Shanonna. :)

Tough spot. I gotta agree with Jerry. Remove and replace the entire tile installation. If you can't do it within the time limitations imposed, you're gonna need to hire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Travis, I'm not posting the numbers for the...

Travis, I'm not posting the numbers for the relevant ANSI standards to confuse you, I posted them so you'll use the correct products. Again, you'll want a modified thinset mortar meeting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Travis, thinset is a method, not a material, no...

Travis, thinset is a method, not a material, no matter how often you hear us use it incorrectly. You will be using the thinset or thin bed method to set all the tiles in your project and you'll do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Travis, if your Lowe's carries USG Durock backer...

Travis, if your Lowe's carries USG Durock backer board, I'd use the 1/2" version of that.

After installing that per the manufacturer's instructions, you can use the RedGard as your wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By cx
The minimum 1/2" plywood is mandatory. The Ditra...

The minimum 1/2" plywood is mandatory. The Ditra is optional, but you must use something over the plywood. Membrane of some sort or CBU.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By cx
Also more difficult to staple the felt shims to...

Also more difficult to staple the felt shims to the metal studs, I'd think. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By cx
You can certainly try anything you like, Mike,...

You can certainly try anything you like, Mike, but I wouldn't advise bonding any CBU to the metal studs using only construction adhesive. With the right product it might work, but all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Welcome, Travis. :) Some red flags popping...

Welcome, Travis. :)

Some red flags popping up there.

Regardless how you intend to construct this shower, your local building code, with which you want to comply, will not accept gypsum drywall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By cx
Jim, I think Mike is talking about installing the...

Jim, I think Mike is talking about installing the CBU over the tops of the screw heads he used to fasten the steel studs together, rather than the screws used to attach the CBU.

Those heads are...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By cx
Post #4, David? I'm still inclined to vote...

Post #4, David?

I'm still inclined to vote for your plan #1 in your opening post.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Vignesh. :) I recommend you...

Welcome back, Vignesh. :)

I recommend you purchase a lottery ticket at your first opportunity. :D While we cannot guarantee failure any more than we can guarantee success in a ceramic tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) Your first problem, if...

Welcome, John. :)

Your first problem, if your assessment of your subfloor is accurate, is the lack of center-matched edges on those plywood panels. How did you determine that the long edges were...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-03-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By cx
Is the "line" at an actual joint in the masonite...

Is the "line" at an actual joint in the masonite or just a groove simulating a joint?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By cx
Welcome, Charles. :) The only way you're...

Welcome, Charles. :)

The only way you're going to be able to determine that is to make up a sample board or two and try your tiles with your grout and your sealer.

Your stone doesn't need to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By cx
Not sure that wasn't a before photo.

Not sure that wasn't a before photo.
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