Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Search Forums

Sponsors


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.09 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: tilemanct
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By tilemanct
Seeing that you are out of the USMC I can say I...

Seeing that you are out of the USMC I can say I have a friend whose husband is a lineman. It's hard work and you are out in the worst of weather at times. He has an incredible benefits package and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,767
Posted By tilemanct
Please make a 4' x 8' in 5/8" & 1"

Please make a 4' x 8' in 5/8" & 1"
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By tilemanct
What's the purpose of the pedestals? Clearance to...

What's the purpose of the pedestals? Clearance to run wiring and pipes. Those pedestals aren't cheap. Depending on size you will need support at all 4 corners and center of paver.
The bigger...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-13-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By tilemanct
If I had to do it over again, I would have...

If I had to do it over again, I would have enlisted in the Marines and made a career out of it. My dad was first on Guadalcanal and managed to survive. Did two more tours and went to work for the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,410
Posted By tilemanct
Kerabond/Keralastic is Old School. I have used it...

Kerabond/Keralastic is Old School. I have used it for over 30 years. You will never find a better thinset IMHO. I have done things on my homes over the years outside in freeze/thaw that weren't quite...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By tilemanct
I've always kept records of time and materials on...

I've always kept records of time and materials on all my jobs. NEVER quote jobs by the sq/ft. Know your business costs such as truck payments, insurance, licensing, rent on shop ect. Tile setting is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By tilemanct
99.9% of the time it's just poor cleaning by the...

99.9% of the time it's just poor cleaning by the cleaning crew. They just spray on some sort of low budget cleaner, and they just wipe with a towel. They never do the hard work.
I invested in a set...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-04-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By tilemanct
Bigger problem is customers don't know how to...

Bigger problem is customers don't know how to clean a tile and or stone shower. Thats where you can educate them. Most of my customers have cleaning people who will destroy the shower in a year or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By tilemanct
Its NASTY! Used it once on a cast iron white tub....

Its NASTY! Used it once on a cast iron white tub. Does not tool very nicely and if I remember there is a warning not to use on an Acrylic or Fiberglass material. 100 % silicone is the way to go. The...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-14-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By tilemanct
I have always used Nobel sheet membranes for over...

I have always used Nobel sheet membranes for over 25+ years in the biz. Not one failure. I you haven't checked out their new center drains, you are missing out on a great product. Their glues and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,058
Posted By tilemanct
Our business is an odd one. There is both skill...

Our business is an odd one. There is both skill and artistry involved. I think the worst thing that ever happened is the lack of apprenticeship. I apprenticed with a few guys who were good and really...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By tilemanct
We always do the fold at the bottom into the pan....

We always do the fold at the bottom into the pan. A wire and mud curb is the best!! Please don't do what was in that you tube video. That is way more work than a mud curb.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,388
Posted By tilemanct
Some tiles will snap cut like a dream every time...

Some tiles will snap cut like a dream every time and then there are ones that NO snap cutter will ever cut. I had a job with some 4' tiles and for the life of me could not get them to snap cleanly or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By tilemanct
There is a reason tile companies are trying to...

There is a reason tile companies are trying to mimic white marble look in porcelain tile. Been doing this biz for over 27 years and the one thing I have learned is white marble will darken, absorb...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By tilemanct
Have that separator. Best thing I ever bought. If...

Have that separator. Best thing I ever bought. If you get into serious grinding Oneida makes some great Industrial Vac/Separators
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By tilemanct
From all I have seen here in the posts, pools are...

From all I have seen here in the posts, pools are a specialty of our trade. I hope you have had years of training and apprenticed from someone who knew what they were doing. It gets very expensive if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,574
Posted By tilemanct
I dont have a pic but the Finec looks real nice...

I dont have a pic but the Finec looks real nice in that application. It works for any tile or stone. Comes in a few finishes. I used the AE. Looks nice with a White Marble porcelain tile lookalike....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-04-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,574
Posted By tilemanct
Those edges look great until someone hits it with...

Those edges look great until someone hits it with a vac wand or your kids slam a toy into the edge. Schulter has a profile called Finec for this purpose. Looks great and protects the mitered edge...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-27-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By tilemanct
I use an Alpha Spike Disc. Seems to do a good job...

I use an Alpha Spike Disc. Seems to do a good job on glue.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-05-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By tilemanct
In the long run you may find that getting rid of...

In the long run you may find that getting rid of a problem customer for $400 is money well lost!!
The market is being flooded with look alike garbage that we as installers have to somehow figure...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-23-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22,042
Views: 5,979,873
Posted By tilemanct
Brian Whenever I go to Florida and see amazing...

Brian
Whenever I go to Florida and see amazing tilework I know its either you or Jerry who installed. Nice brick work.
Cant tell you how many houses we looked at and not one had tilework that was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By tilemanct
She might want to look into Mapei Flexcolor 3D. ...

She might want to look into Mapei Flexcolor 3D.
I remember the Laticrete Dazzel Products. No one ever "bit" on doing that grout. (Thank God!!)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-11-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By tilemanct
Looks like a total failure when he is able to...

Looks like a total failure when he is able to hammer the product off of the substrates. I'm sure its very costly.
I did try Mapei 330 Fast for screeding out CBU walls. That stuff stuck like...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By tilemanct
I agree on the DeWalt motor. They are loud. Do...

I agree on the DeWalt motor. They are loud. Do love the the way they come apart for transport and set up.
I still use my Zipper as I have a designer and architect that seem to love 3/4" materials....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-01-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By tilemanct
I have the 3600. Its been a great addition to my...

I have the 3600. Its been a great addition to my saw collection. Husky's are great saws. Its their portability that is tough. Very heavy. Great for large jobs where you set up once. Do love the quiet...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC