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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,670
Posted By Davy
One of my tile setter uncles used to tell...

One of my tile setter uncles used to tell homeowners "this tile is hand done, not machine run. If you wanted every piece to be perfect, maybe you should have installed vinyl." I do think you have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Davy
I don't like the liner being folded like they...

I don't like the liner being folded like they have it now. I'd rather buy it off the roll. I have laid the liner in the sun for a while, it does help relax it some. Like Cx said, the mud will likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,515
Posted By Davy
Yeah, it's a Ford vs Chevy thing. We tend to find...

Yeah, it's a Ford vs Chevy thing. We tend to find something we like and stick with it. I never use a drill when mixing grout, I mix it with a margin trowel. If I was spreading thousands of sq ft,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,670
Posted By Davy
If the grout can be scraped out with your...

If the grout can be scraped out with your fingernail then they can remove it all fairly easy. I just used Prism grout yesterday and after 4 hours the grout was hard as a rock. I agree that it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,515
Posted By Davy
As far as grout goes, if you plan to use Customs...

As far as grout goes, if you plan to use Customs sanded, I would use the Prism instead of the Polyblend. It's good for joints 1/16 and up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,515
Posted By Davy
In 1/8 joints, I use sanded grout. It's stronger,...

In 1/8 joints, I use sanded grout. It's stronger, will be easier to work with and the joints will stay fuller as you wash. Which grout did you have in mind?

It's recommended to use silicone in all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,670
Posted By Davy
Have you paid them for the job?

Have you paid them for the job?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Davy
Sounds like you're good to go. :tup1: Home...

Sounds like you're good to go. :tup1:

Home Depot usually has pea gravel in bags. Around here they keep it out side in the garden dept.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Davy
Yep, what the others said, throw away the 3 year...

Yep, what the others said, throw away the 3 year old bag of grout and start with a fresh bag.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Davy
Josie, have you got an answer to CX's question in...

Josie, have you got an answer to CX's question in post 18?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,306
Posted By Davy
You can do it either way but since the cuts don't...

You can do it either way but since the cuts don't line up very well, I'd probably run the tub skirt tiles over on top of the floor tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By Davy
CX, a few years ago on this very forum, okay,...

CX, a few years ago on this very forum, okay, maybe 10 years ago, we had a contractor that had problems with rodents chewing thru pex. He said that the mice would try to get from the attic to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,670
Posted By Davy
Prism is cement based and considered a fast...

Prism is cement based and considered a fast setting grout. It will firm up in the joint if given a few minutes before washing. I find it very easy to work with and I have no problem keeping my joints...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Davy
How thick are the tiles? They look similar to the...

How thick are the tiles? They look similar to the old terrazzo 12x12 we used to install. Seems like those were 3/4- 1 inch thick.

If it is Terrazzo, you may have to replace the worse tiles and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,670
Posted By Davy
What grout was used on this floor? It's hard to...

What grout was used on this floor? It's hard to tell but other than the one corner tile, the grout job may be the worse part. It's always tough when the light comes in at an angle like that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Davy
If it seems to erode on the surface, skim coat it...

If it seems to erode on the surface, skim coat it with thinset. That'll make the surface harder.

45 minutes ain't bad at all.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Davy
Glad it worked out, Josie. If the thinset would...

Glad it worked out, Josie. If the thinset would have bonded to the plywood, it wouldn't have busted out so easily. Most likely he just poured the thinset over the floor as if it were SLC.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Davy
I agree that you may lose the wire but it sure is...

I agree that you may lose the wire but it sure is worth trying to save it. Thinset can be fairly brittle when installed like that. I would lightly beat on the thinset staying away from the wires if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,787
Posted By Davy
I can't say about the screws, maybe someone else...

I can't say about the screws, maybe someone else can.

If you can keep the stagger to within 1/3rd then that'll help a lot to avoid excessive lippage. Also, getting the walls as flat as possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Davy
That reminds me, I need to put more band-aids in...

That reminds me, I need to put more band-aids in my truck. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Davy
If the old mud you're sticking to is rough then...

If the old mud you're sticking to is rough then the new coat will grab hold. If the old mud is smooth then use a skim coat of thinset just before troweling your new mud on the wall.

The Qwikrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,306
Posted By Davy
You may need to add blocking between the joists,...

You may need to add blocking between the joists, then nail or screw the plywood back down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By Davy
Wring out the sponge well and you won't make a...

Wring out the sponge well and you won't make a mess at all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Davy
If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are...

If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are resting on the plywood, the preslope mud will be close to 3/4 thick at the drain. Since you're adding 1/4 inch per ft pitch, the mud should be 1 1/4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Davy
This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The...

This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The scratch coat helps firm up the mud behind your sticks. You still have to be careful not to push too hard on your sticks but with a single coat bed, the...
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