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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2019, 02:54 PM
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Posted By go_hercules
Thinking Ahead

Okay, I understand the "standard" is to thinset and screw down cement board to a plywood floor before tile. Here's the question. Down the road, to remove the cement board for whatever reason, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
I will try that. I would have thought that would...

I will try that. I would have thought that would put too much water in the joint and make a mess. But I will try it because the alternatives are miserable !!! I would love to be able to just come...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
Mortar Squeeze Out

Looking for ideas to manage thinset squeeze out when laying floor tiles. I always end up with lots of squeeze out in the joints which I have to scrape and dig out a day or two later. At least I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
A couple of questions regarding the lippage...

A couple of questions regarding the lippage control clips. I understand that they will keep adjacent tiles in the same plane. But two things raised a question in my mind. First, what if the clip...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2019, 11:33 PM
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Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
Thanks for that info. Why is 1/8 easier for...

Thanks for that info. Why is 1/8 easier for repairs, easier to chisel out than 1/16 ???
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
Thanks Davy, good info. Any preference on the...

Thanks Davy, good info. Any preference on the cement board: Hardie, Wonder, Durok, etc. ??

And one other question. When you lay the cement board in the troweled thinset, how do you ensure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
I am replacing carpet that this tile will sit...

I am replacing carpet that this tile will sit next to so I will probably have to adjust the subfloor level to match. I will keep in mind that the Ditra is thinner. I would think 1/2 inch cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
CX, thank you very much for the detailed info, it...

CX, thank you very much for the detailed info, it is very helpful and I will follow it. Regarding the install over plywood, did you have a suggestion whether to go cement board, or ditra uncoupling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By go_hercules
Wood Look Tile Planks

I have never installed tile planks so am looking for some pointers. I am thinking of 36 inch tiles, preferably with a beveled edge to minimize lippage. What is a practical minimum grout line on...
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