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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 01:41 PM
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Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, some find that white thinset tends to be...

FWIW, some find that white thinset tends to be better than the same one in grey because to get it white, the products that go into it need to be a bit 'cleaner' and sorted out better. That may or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 04:27 PM
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Posted By jadnashua
Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw...

Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw puzzle, or trashing those, and buying new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
That would seem to be a prime candidate for a...

That would seem to be a prime candidate for a slant-notched trowel...instead of V's or square or round notches that you must then smush flat when setting the tile, a slant-notched trowel makes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By jadnashua
A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work...

A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work well. General industry guidelines call for a max of 30%. But, if your tile are VERY flat, any offset can work. Have you taken a sampling group of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By jadnashua
You need a minimum of that 1/4" per foot, so yes,...

You need a minimum of that 1/4" per foot, so yes, you need to go by the long distance. If the drain is centered, that's about 3/4" drop from the furthest corner. Most people prefer a level...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
People have set mosaic murals and medallions on...

People have set mosaic murals and medallions on Kerdi, then moved the sheet to where it was ultimately installed...that technique does work.

Depending on the waterproofing you're planning for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
The thing about cleaning up epoxy grout is first...

The thing about cleaning up epoxy grout is first understanding, then timing (similar to cement based ones, too), and third is LOTS of clean microfiber towels. When you wipe the tile, even if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By jadnashua
Industry says a mud bed over a wooden subfloor...

Industry says a mud bed over a wooden subfloor should be at least 1-1/4" thick, but many people cheat some and get it down to about 3/4" at the drain. The flange of the drain should be level with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
In many places, the curb is required to be at...

In many places, the curb is required to be at least 2" above the top of the drain. So, depends on how far away the drain is at the nominal 1/4" per foot slope. From a practical viewpoint, it also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 02:04 PM
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Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
To drain properly, a pebble floor begs for a...

To drain properly, a pebble floor begs for a greater slope than 1/4" per foot, so that's another reason the foam pans are out. On Wedi, for example, on a tile like that, they require the use of an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 08:57 PM
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Posted By jadnashua
The shower pan does warm up when you start the...

The shower pan does warm up when you start the shower, but if it's on a slab, it can take longer, and the foam pan acts like some good insulator. A mud pan is certainly less expensive and accounts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
The FIRST layer of subflooring needs to be T&G,...

The FIRST layer of subflooring needs to be T&G, or have all of the long seams blocked so they are supported. Second layers do not need that. There's an article in the 'libbery' (sic) that describes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
Drying the towel out after showering keeps them...

Drying the towel out after showering keeps them from growing nasty stuff and smelling for days, so while a warm one is nice, it also saves on laundry!

There are some videos showing how to get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By jadnashua
If nothing else, heating the shower floor will...

If nothing else, heating the shower floor will dry things out quicker. Normally, that's not a big issue. It obviously does take more materials and costs more. Whether that's worth it to you, can't...
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