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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
You got it...

You got it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
Watch some videos on the Schluter site. Make...

Watch some videos on the Schluter site. Make sure to wipe the wall down well with a wet sponge just prior to spreading the thinset...it makes a significant difference in the ease of installing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
The setting bed should end up parallel to the...

The setting bed should end up parallel to the liner, which means that it should be the same thickness at the drain as at the furthest point along any wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By jadnashua
The painted on waterproofing are good...

The painted on waterproofing are good things...But, and there's always a but, like everything, they must be installed correctly to work. There is a magic min/max thickness of each coat, and then,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By jadnashua
THere are many different industry standard ways...

THere are many different industry standard ways to build a shower. They are all described in the TCNA handbook that gets updated annually. Your contractor should pick one of the approved methods,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashua
Most all slabs crack. IF the tile are not...

Most all slabs crack. IF the tile are not installed with that in mind, they'll crack, too. Note, if a crack has variations in height from side to side, you cannot retile things. Spreading cracks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashua
One other thing that can promote cracking of tile...

One other thing that can promote cracking of tile is differential heating, often caused by a large expanse of windows. While many people avoid them like the plague, in-field expansion joints can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
1. Driving screws through the Planipatch is not...

1. Driving screws through the Planipatch is not a good idea.
2. A primer wouldn't hurt, but I'd follow the manufacturer's instructions.
3. Don't remember their coding scheme...a quick call to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By jadnashua
Both Wedi sealant and Schluter's KerdiFix are...

Both Wedi sealant and Schluter's KerdiFix are SILANE based materials...not polyurethane, or silicon, or acrylic, or other.

Sikaflex DOES make a silane based adhesive. It's expensive, similar to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By jadnashua
Does your area have a lot of clay in the soil? ...

Does your area have a lot of clay in the soil? Clay expands and contracts a LOT as the moisture content changes. This can cause some pretty severe stresses on a foundation and slab.

Already...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,304
Posted By jadnashua
Sometimes, it's tough getting apples to apples...

Sometimes, it's tough getting apples to apples comparisons, which can affect the delivered price. Quality, style, and level of workmanship can vary. So, check warranties and materials...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By jadnashua
Note that there are also engineered expansion...

Note that there are also engineered expansion joints that can be used instead of flexible caulk-like materials...one less maintenance item. At least a few companies make them, but www.schluter.com...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,304
Posted By jadnashua
A contract is an agreement between two...

A contract is an agreement between two parties...they offer, if you accept, as long as the terms of the contract are met, I don't think you'd have any grounds for fraud or anything else. Just like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By jadnashua
You're trying to emulate the T&G of the 'normal'...

You're trying to emulate the T&G of the 'normal' subflooring, i.e., holding things so that the edges support adjacent panels so they can't move independently.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By jadnashua
Skinning over is one thing, but the chemical...

Skinning over is one thing, but the chemical reaction called curing of the cement in the thinset is sped up with heat. It's most evident with something like hydraulic cement that you can literally...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jadnashua
It's much easier to get full coverage on a small...

It's much easier to get full coverage on a small tile verses today's large format tiles, and that can make a huge difference both while in a shower (moisture pockets) and a floor - gaps can allow it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdi is used in a shower...Ditra can be used...

Kerdi is used in a shower...Ditra can be used outside it on the floor. If you bought a shower kit, you got Kerdi with it. If you want to make Ditra waterproof, you can by adding Kerdiband tape to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
If your seams and onto the drain have at least...

If your seams and onto the drain have at least the minimum 2" overlap, there are no loose edges or bubbles, and you've embedded the material properly, it does not leak.

Now, depending on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,973
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the framing and the size of your...

Depending on the framing and the size of your niche, you often don't have unlimited locations where you can put it. But, you could cut one in part way into the task of tiling as long as you tape the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By jadnashua
Water flows downhill. It pools when it sits on a...

Water flows downhill. It pools when it sits on a flat surface. Plumbing code REQUIRES the waterproofing to be sloped a minimum of 1/4"/foot...neither the tile nor grout is considered waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,973
Posted By jadnashua
Two companies that I know of have done the...

Two companies that I know of have done the research and paid the money to get their sheet membranes certified over multiple board, including gypsum board (AKA drywall). Why, it works. You could say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By jadnashua
Regardless of the substrate, it's always a good...

Regardless of the substrate, it's always a good idea to sponge off the area before applying thinset to minimize it drawing too much moisture out of the mix. Some will take quite a bit of moisture to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,304
Posted By jadnashua
A cement, thin veneer topping is often a risky,...

A cement, thin veneer topping is often a risky, less than long-term proposition. There are some formulations that are designed to be installed in a thin layer, but whether they'll work depends on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,973
Posted By jadnashua
Like many things, if you shop around, you can...

Like many things, if you shop around, you can find various prices on the materials. The list prices on most of these things is fairly high, but when you consider the convenience and other benefits,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,973
Posted By jadnashua
Historically, Noble was the first one to...

Historically, Noble was the first one to introduce a bonded membrane with Schluter shortly afterwards. Schluter was the first one to introduce a drain specifically designed to work with them. ...
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