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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By MesaTileworks
“Bonded membrane” = Kerdi or similar? Is this...

“Bonded membrane” = Kerdi or similar? Is this also true for putting down CBU as the underlayment, or is that more of an issue with sheet membranes?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:20 AM
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Posted By MesaTileworks
Heh heh, well, I’m in Virginia so to us “yankee”...

Heh heh, well, I’m in Virginia so to us “yankee” usually means a little further north, but I guess maybe to someone further south, Virginia is too close to the Mason Dixon line to be truly southern....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Of the two OSBs pictured one is $48/sheet, the...

Of the two OSBs pictured one is $48/sheet, the other is $36. The employee seemed hazy on the difference. Any insights there? Is one “glued” and one not (although technically both are made by pressing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:45 AM
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Posted By MesaTileworks
So this is what’s available at my local Lowe’s....

So this is what’s available at my local Lowe’s. Several folks there gave me conflicting info about the grade of the veneer, what “exterior glue” meant, and what was and was not a suitable substrate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Thanks very much, that’s helpful info! In that...

Thanks very much, that’s helpful info! In that case I’m guessing that what I have is AB or BC, but I’ll take a look and see what identifying marks I can find. It’s definitely not pressure treated. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Re the question of what kind of plywood to use on...

Re the question of what kind of plywood to use on the subfloor underneath the CBU:

1) I didn’t encounter the spec about exterior glue ply until I had already put down regular 3/4” (not exterior...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
According to the rep, yes, because the system is...

According to the rep, yes, because the system is designed to be covered with a layer of mortar or SLC. Need to do a bit more research tho.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Under mosaics as a crack isolation membrane. ...

Under mosaics as a crack isolation membrane.

We’ve got two bathrooms, both with small tiles. One is getting a heated floor, the other is not. So wondering about an alternative to Ditra for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Also, any experience or opinions on NobleSeal TS...

Also, any experience or opinions on NobleSeal TS or CIS?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
We are planning on 1” hex tiles so need something...

We are planning on 1” hex tiles so need something that can accommodate that. Ditra Heat doesn’t allow for tile that small. Warmup looks to be ok for tile that size, as it’s designed to be covered in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Anyone have thoughts on radiant floor heating...

Anyone have thoughts on radiant floor heating systems? Our local tile shop sells Warmup. Curious about the pros and cons of different brands. We are planning on small hex tile so I’m assuming that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
Would the protocol usually be to caulk where the...

Would the protocol usually be to caulk where the tile meets the drain grate? (Assuming Kerdi drain as here?) I’d assumed grout but had it on my list of questions for Schluter.

Either way, I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
Next question is the drain. I’ve installed a few...

Next question is the drain. I’ve installed a few Kerdi drains, but it’s been years... I don’t ever remember having such a tight fit. If I cut four tiles out of the middle of a sheet, there’s *just*...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Cool, that makes sense—thanks for the info. Any...

Cool, that makes sense—thanks for the info. Any opinions on whether Kerdi, Aquadefense, or some other product does a better job of crack isolation? And yeah, I’m more concerned with that than with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
Makes sense. Thanks for the info, CX!

Makes sense. Thanks for the info, CX!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
I checked in with both Mapei and Schluter. Glad I...

I checked in with both Mapei and Schluter. Glad I did, as I had forgotten that Schluter stipulates only unmodified mortar for laying tile over Kerdi, while Mapei recommends modified mortar that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Additionally, another question has come up: when...

Additionally, another question has come up: when is it recommended to use subfloor plywood and when would exterior glue ply be better? Working on another project I noticed that the recommendation for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
Definitely laying sheets not individual (I didn’t...

Definitely laying sheets not individual (I didn’t know anyone even did those by hand anymore [emoji54]). I was thinking 1/2” concrete board for a bit of extra oomph, but could go 1/4” if there’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,484
Posted By MesaTileworks
We are hoping to install small hex tiles in one...

We are hoping to install small hex tiles in one or both bathrooms. I understand Ditra is not an option for anything this small. What’s the next-best crack isolation solution that can be used for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
OK so the revised SLC install went well and I’ve...

OK so the revised SLC install went well and I’ve got the pan set. Getting ready to do a flood test...

I’m wondering what type of thinset to use to set both the 2”x2” tiles for the shower floor and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
Yeah, I emailed the website that has the...

Yeah, I emailed the website that has the incorrect data sheet posted, but I won’t hold my breath.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
Update: just spoke to Laticrete again and the rep...

Update: just spoke to Laticrete again and the rep said that the 5:1 water/primer ratio listed on the TDS 230N that the other rep sent me “must be a typo,” and said it definitely should be 1:1 over...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By MesaTileworks
Sounds to me like with the fans evacuating the...

Sounds to me like with the fans evacuating the humid air you’re probably fine, but if you wanted to do a test, get a hygrometer and check with humidity level immediately after showering, and then...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By MesaTileworks
This is super interesting and actually something...

This is super interesting and actually something I’ve wondered about a lot. Thanks for the thorough info, CX!

Do you reckon a better solution to be to grout the intersection between the tub and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,194
Posted By MesaTileworks
The plot thickens: On the label for the SLC...

The plot thickens:

On the label for the SLC primer (Laticrete NXT Primer, the primer/water ratio is listed as 1:1 for plywood. On the other document CX linked, it’s listed as 5:1. This is...
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