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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Your inspector should be a Certified Tile...

Your inspector should be a Certified Tile Installer - a CTI certificate holder, or a well respected member of the NTCA such as a 5 Star contractor.

Or someone who is a court certified expert.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You are paying for a shower built to manufacturer...

You are paying for a shower built to manufacturer instructions and industry standards. (along with any applicable building codes) Down here in Houston, the plumbing code clearly states the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Without proper waterproofing and the dot setting...

Without proper waterproofing and the dot setting of the tiles you have a recipe for failure.

This is a complete (to the studs) re-do.

Try to get your money back. He'll argue. Show him the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Kevin may have been being polite. The dot /...

Kevin may have been being polite.

The dot / blob setting of the tiles doesn't meet industry standards and a number of other things that has us suspicious.

Can you please add your location to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Stephen, Welcome to the forum. From...

Stephen,

Welcome to the forum.

From what we can see, this guy seems to be focused on the finished look, without much regard to what is making the shower waterproof.

Do you have any 'during'...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That's good in theory but not in practice as your...

That's good in theory but not in practice as your sand is different then my sand yielding different results.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 91
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You just learned the tile setters motto; ...

You just learned the tile setters motto;

Where you place your first tile determines where you place your last tile.

You should already know how the tiles will fit around the drain before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 91
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Depends on; 1- How long your arms are in...

Depends on;

1- How long your arms are in relation to the size of the shower.
2- Tile size and pattern
3- Where the cuts fall (and if you can reach them)
4- Personal preference
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I hire those guys just to do large mud beds. Tile...

I hire those guys just to do large mud beds. Tile is extra.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Hire this one out. The guys round these...

Hire this one out.

The guys round these parts can make that job pool table flat for about $6/sf while you stand there and watch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The silicone is supposed to fit between the wall...

The silicone is supposed to fit between the wall tile and the floor tile. Not on top. The sealer will make it easy to rub the silicone away.

Is the joint between the wall tiles and floor tiles...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-11-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We stopped using cement based grouts 5 or 6 years...

We stopped using cement based grouts 5 or 6 years ago. Fusion or Flexcolor only for us. A quality microfiber will remove all haze.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Gary, Every grout manufacturer makes 100%...

Gary,

Every grout manufacturer makes 100% silicone which matches their grout colors. Or you can go to www.ColorRiteInc.com where you can match pert near any color known to man.

Your shower...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The DEF message appeared 2 weeks ago in my 2014....

The DEF message appeared 2 weeks ago in my 2014. I made it home before the 145 mile warning expired. I drove around for a week to and from work, whittling it down to 103 miles. As its under warranty,...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Happy Birthday !! :D

Happy Birthday !!
:D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yeah, seen it a number of times.

Yeah, seen it a number of times.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I wouldn't use a green one as he green color can...

I wouldn't use a green one as he green color can get into the grout.

Use a white one instead.

Latex paint remover ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 191,484
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What is the width of the grout joints?

What is the width of the grout joints?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ryan, Got pics? How grippy is the tile?

Ryan,

Got pics?

How grippy is the tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Cut out the offending area with a sharp razor ...

Cut out the offending area with a sharp razor

Peel off the loose ditra

Scrape / grind off the thinset

Install new ditra
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Corey, Yes. and... Only the truss...

Corey,

Yes. and...

Only the truss manufacturer can tell you if the trusses meet the required L720 deflection needed for natural stone.

Do not do the install without the proper minimum...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Either works for me. Unless you told folks the...

Either works for me. Unless you told folks the fine differences in the layout, they wouldn't notice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Round these parts materials and labor to mud that...

Round these parts materials and labor to mud that floor runs around $6 per sf. Considering the labor and tonnage of materials, its money well spent.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Matt, The ones with the longest curing times...

Matt,

The ones with the longest curing times will be better for a novice. Have all your water pre-measured in buckets, everything planned, and a helper to blame.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-30-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Orlando works for me :tup2: We camp nearby...

Orlando works for me :tup2:

We camp nearby for 1/5th the cost of the hotel then get to visit my relatives in Tampa, where my niece just happens to need a new tub surround.
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