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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 305
We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or...

We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or mastic for use near a heat source. If tiling an area that is subject to high heat, a rapid-setting cement tile mortar will be the best choice like our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
We would suggest using a modified mortar as well....

We would suggest using a modified mortar as well. Porcelain Tile Mortar (available at Lowe’s) should do the trick for your application from the sounds of it.

As Davy said, be sure your substrate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Steve, As others have mentioned above it’s...

Steve,

As others have mentioned above it’s hard to say what might happen at this point. If the first installation started cracking and shrinking, you may see the same out of the second layer.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Ronda, Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would...

Ronda,

Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would not likely work in this case for you. Since this product is made to be a replacement for water in cement tile mortars, it has a high water content. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Pedro, Large Format Floor and Wall Tile...

Pedro,

Large Format Floor and Wall Tile Mortar (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000346-large-format-floor-wall-tile-mortar-en.pdf?sfvrsn=2f42e641_0) is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
As far as reinforcing fabric...

As far as reinforcing fabric (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000218-reinforcing-fabric-en.pdf?sfvrsn=aad78815_0) and AquaDefense...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Brian, What you are seeing is completely...

Brian,

What you are seeing is completely normal for liquid-applied waterproofing membranes. Ours and many others on the market tend to lighten up in color during flood testing, and this does not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Hey there Brian, If you want one mortar to...

Hey there Brian,

If you want one mortar to use on the whole project, we would recommend Ultraflex 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Patrick, Like others have mentioned, an...

Patrick,

Like others have mentioned, an adhered sheet waterproofing product like our Mapeguard WP 200...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Hey there John! Sorry to hear about your...

Hey there John!

Sorry to hear about your marble discoloration.
Did you seal it with anything before installation?

You mentioned it dries back out after a while, so its possible the moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not...

Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not discolor with exposure to sunlight like a lot of epoxies do.
Also, #38 Avalanche is going to be the brightest white Flexcolor CQ is offered in, so be sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Kat, I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI...

Kat,

I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI grouts in general, but of all the grout products in our lineup, Flexcolor CQ is my favorite! You get epoxy-like* benefits in a much easier to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Phil, A few tips for that bonded mortar bed...

Phil,

A few tips for that bonded mortar bed (should you decide to go that route):

We suggest using a polymer-modified mortar for the scrub/bond coat.

Make sure you mix whatever mortar you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Hey there Kat! Flexcolor CQ...

Hey there Kat!

Flexcolor CQ (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000066-mapei-flexcolor-cq-en.pdf?sfvrsn=306d5a75_0) would be stellar choice from the sounds of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Jeff, Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different...

Jeff,

Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different product from Planicrete W (the US equivalent of Keralastic T), and we wouldn’t suggest using it in this type of application. Ultrabond ECO 995 needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Hey there Sara! Check out this handy...

Hey there Sara!

Check out this handy document on tiling near heat sources before going any further:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Hey there Steve, A self-leveler is...

Hey there Steve,

A self-leveler is definitely not the material for the job in this scenario. Since levelers are generally moisture sensitive, applying one in a shower assembly is not advisable....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having...

Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having the specific name as CX mentioned would help greatly!

As a general note though, you do have large format tile there, seeing as one side is over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Anya, I second CX's recommendation to knock...

Anya,

I second CX's recommendation to knock the ridges down. This is essentially where you spread the mortar with the notched side of the trowel, and then come back with the flat side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
The recommendation for bonding material varies...

The recommendation for bonding material varies from manufacturer-to-manufacturer with these engineered tiles. Some of them suggest rapid-setting cement, some are epoxy only. It’s a shame the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Hey there Anya, I was poking about on the...

Hey there Anya,

I was poking about on the website for those mosaic glass pieces and not much is given in the way of installation info or suggested use. Our boilerplate response for the “can I use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Hey there Woot! Sorry I missed this post the...

Hey there Woot!

Sorry I missed this post the other day! I don't disagree with any of the above comments, and agree they should be given a shot. There unfortunately isn't a silver bullet here since...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Glad to hear it Al! I'm digging the grout color...

Glad to hear it Al!
I'm digging the grout color choice, it blends in well with those lighter stones :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Hey there Al! For the first coat, follow...

Hey there Al!

For the first coat, follow Miracle's instructions of a 6-12 hour wait before grouting.
After applying Keracolor S, give the area 24-48 hours before sealing everything again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
David, Bubba is right on point with his info....

David,
Bubba is right on point with his info. That particular grout is a rapid-setting product, and after 24 hours it will have reached near its final strength.
In order to re-grout, you will need...
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