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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
If you need to run plumbing through it, I...

If you need to run plumbing through it, I wouldn't try to make it out of Kerdiboard unless you could make it fairly thick with say three sheets, with the middle one maybe being applied in sections to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
When dealing with 4x4 posts, you don't want...

When dealing with 4x4 posts, you don't want pressure treated stuff when dealing with tile. On the slab, you may want to put some plastic down underneath. Have you done a water vapor test on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
This is a personal thing, but I'm not a big fan...

This is a personal thing, but I'm not a big fan of most things Kohler...as a company, they're infected with NIH (not invented here), and like to do things differently which means they're not always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By jadnashua
Out of curiosity, what size tile are on the pan...

Out of curiosity, what size tile are on the pan and what material did you use to attach them? If the tile are on the smaller size, they call for using an epoxy thinset. Regular thinset, under a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that the 72" length preformed pans for...

It appears that the 72" length preformed pans for the linear drain does not have the option for the drain on the long side...so, your choice then would be to make your pan out of deck mud, and apply...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
There are a couple of tools designed to chew out...

There are a couple of tools designed to chew out a fitting from a hub. One of them is called a RamBit https://www.amazon.com/Pasco-3244-2-ram-bit/dp/B00SSKN0OC

Note, the original hub was tapered,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By jadnashua
It depends somewhat on whether the tile is glazed...

It depends somewhat on whether the tile is glazed or not. IF it's glazed, it's harder to hide. IF it's a through-body porcelain, you can use diamond pads to soften the edge, but it's time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, what sold me on Grohe was a stay in London...

FWIW, what sold me on Grohe was a stay in London at a hotel where they had them installed...thermostatically controlled, so the temperature stayed the same regardless. With the older building, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
Note that Schluter does make a tiled cover...

Note that Schluter does make a tiled cover drain...I suppose you could use something like teak there, or, if you're using wood-look tile, then, it'd be easy to just tile it like it was intended.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
Interesting fact...the lignin in wood acts sort...

Interesting fact...the lignin in wood acts sort of like a very viscous liquid...it will flow under stress over time. That's why bookshelves, if they aren't supported along the span, eventually bow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By jadnashua
It is very common to install linoleum onto 1/4"...

It is very common to install linoleum onto 1/4" luan, or similar hardwood plywood...that stuff is not good to have in the layup of a floor that is going to be tiled.

The tile industry guidelines...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
If anyone actually takes a bath, I'd still...

If anyone actually takes a bath, I'd still consider ditching the tub and going with a 66" one...when I remodeled, would have died for a 72" one, but the most the room could support was a 66" one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By jadnashua
Two things to know about Hardiebacker, classified...

Two things to know about Hardiebacker, classified as a fiber-cement board:
- the instructions say you MUST terminate the end of the Hardiebacker above the mudbed, not embed it IN the mudbed (like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By jadnashua
You could put the Kerdi directly on the block...

You could put the Kerdi directly on the block wall if it's clean! Or, if it's not clean or straight, you might consider making that wall out of KerdiBoard, which would give you a thermal break and a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By jadnashua
IF there's a next time, you might consider tiling...

IF there's a next time, you might consider tiling to a thin sheet of Kerdiboard, and then once the thinset is cured, cut it like one huge tile. You could even do most of the grouting while it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
One of the issues would be the variations in...

One of the issues would be the variations in thermal expansion/contraction between the two materials...Due to thermal expansion CorianĀ® can expand up to 1mm per meter. A gap of at least 3mm should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By jadnashua
You'll pay a pretty premium if you can even find...

You'll pay a pretty premium if you can even find someone willing to set them at 1/32" gaps...plus, getting the joints filled with grout is a major pain. The grout helps to stabilize the assembly and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,605
Posted By jadnashua
As long as you've offset the second layer so the...

As long as you've offset the second layer so the seams do not overlap and you don't have four corners meeting, it should work. Ideally, you'd have the sheets end at 1/3'rd the span between joists,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By jadnashua
There are two big components to structural...

There are two big components to structural rigidity of a wooden floor system:
- along the joists
- in between the joists

It is quite rare for a house to be built to industry standards to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, before I knew better, I used some mastic. ...

FWIW, before I knew better, I used some mastic. A little got onto some wood. Months later, I was able to wash that off...so much for permanence!

The material has its place, but it's generally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By jadnashua
The square section in the pan slides up/down in...

The square section in the pan slides up/down in an adapter buried in the pan to account for the height of the tile. It's supported and partially locked in place with thinset, but once you can free...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter has at least one video on their US...

Schluter has at least one video on their US website showing putting up Kerdiboard onto concrete block walls with gobs of thinset on the wall surface...should be similar to the masonary except a block...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
Grout can have uneven color for a few reasons: ...

Grout can have uneven color for a few reasons:
- overwashing
- uneven depth
- improper mixing

A sealer does not literally 'seal' the grout, if it's even required. It SLOWS absorption of things...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
Again, not a problem...

Again, not a problem...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By jadnashua
As long as you've got more than 50% of the tile...

As long as you've got more than 50% of the tile bonded to the wall on that first row, it's not a big issue...the thinset might bond, but there, it's more of a support thing than actual bond.
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