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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the joints are full of grout and they crack...

If the joints are full of grout and they crack (relatively likely), a layer of caulk on top of that would be stressed far more than it’s designed to and is much more likely to crack itself. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There’s a tool called a ‘rub brick’ that you can...

There’s a tool called a ‘rub brick’ that you can buy from any box store in the masonry section. It’s a block of abrasive material with a handle on it. The abrasive has no problem grinding away...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
As he’s eating pie, he suddenly remembers that he...

As he’s eating pie, he suddenly remembers that he used that margin trowel for scraping the wax off the toilet flange. :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,364
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sealing is optional. Seeing as how the main...

Sealing is optional. Seeing as how the main function of sealing is to temporarily block a stain from penetrating and giving you a little time to clean it up before the stain sets...and how there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,364
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
At this stage, you can do some topical sealant...

At this stage, you can do some topical sealant like CX mentioned. But if you wanted to do some waterproofing, you would have tied the window into the shower wall’s waterproofing before any tile was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Me, as well. Using a margin trowel is the single...

Me, as well. Using a margin trowel is the single best tool to remove all but the last tiny bit of mortar from buckets and tools before using any water. This really cuts down on the amount of mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I will answer your question in a blunt fashion...

I will answer your question in a blunt fashion that will not sit well with some installers. This answer comes from decades of what I’ve personally seen. Maybe the rest of the country does it better,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I second Davy’e exact suggestions for those...

I second Davy’e exact suggestions for those specific grouts...and I also second the idea of a test board to answer your question on scratching up front.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, we really need to know if this is a single...

Yes, we really need to know if this is a single or multi-layer ply floor. Please tell us all the layers and the thickness of each.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-20-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Muriatic acid used indoor is strictly off limits...

Muriatic acid used indoor is strictly off limits for any job I'm ever on. It's waaaaaay too dangerous indoors. It can inflict permanent scarring injury to your lungs just from breathing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, 1 1/2" is not too thin. But do understand you...

No, 1 1/2" is not too thin. But do understand you are going to finish the joint between the two materials. And if the drywall guy gets his way, he will MISTAKENLY apply water soluble joint compound...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Great advice, Greg. :tup2:

Great advice, Greg. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Laticrete 254 is one of the very strongest...

Laticrete 254 is one of the very strongest bonding mortars available. If there's anything that has any real need of extremely strong bonding, 254 is an outstanding choice. Is it overkill for this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve used the same Milwaukee bits and they will...

I’ve used the same Milwaukee bits and they will work fine. Remember that heat is the enemy with this type of bit. So keep the speed to something you might call medium (perhaps 500 rpm) and keep water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,364
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, V. I know it’s late to ask why you...

Hi, V.

I know it’s late to ask why you didn’t install the profile flush with the wall and simply cut the tile to fit, but knowing why will help us understand options.

And another question:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good...

Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good non-sag mortar (mixed per directions and not by “eye”) goes a long way in tiling a wall with less stress.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...and can you tell us how old the grout is in...

...and can you tell us how old the grout is in days?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you tried a more specific product like one...

Have you tried a more specific product like one of the many ‘heavy duty tile & grout cleaners’’? They are higher in pH than many cleaners that will assist in breaking down things like soap scum. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving...

I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving out the bottom row until after the pan is done. I like this because it’s too easy to protect floor tile from damage when it’s not installed yet...and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave: For a...

Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave:

For a dry area, the required industry minimum mortar coverage is actually only 80%. You’ve obtained that on the right side of the picture. But are at about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m the same way. But for a kitchen backsplash, I...

I’m the same way. But for a kitchen backsplash, I would not. I’d use a good, sticky modified white thinset mortar. And I’d check my coverage after setting a few tiles and be prepared the increase the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-17-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Cole. Discolored, as in a color change...

Hi, Cole.

Discolored, as in a color change to the actual grout? Or there’s some surface contaminant that you can get off?

Can we ask what you’ve tried for cleaning so far? And are there any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jack. :wave: First...

Welcome to the forum, Jack. :wave:

First thing to ask about is moisture. Do you have any moisture issues going on?

Second thing to understand is if your slab is porous or not. You want open...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Question Welcome to the forum, Dennis. :wave: Green...

Welcome to the forum, Dennis. :wave:

Green board has been prohibited by many codes for 15 years. Typically, there are a few fundamental issues with doing a pan replacement like you’re doing that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A couple thoughts: you can pre-drill a narrow...

A couple thoughts: you can pre-drill a narrow piece of Durock to keep it from cracking when you fasten it.

Also, You can run your Durock out further into the area being painted, if it helps. You...
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