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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By HilltopRehab
I ran into this in my recent shower project. It...

I ran into this in my recent shower project. It was a kerdi shower, I wasn't as aggressive in squeegee-ing the mortar out from behind the membrane on one side of the niche, or I was too liberal with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,841
Posted By HilltopRehab
I might be wrong but these two statements seem to...

I might be wrong but these two statements seem to contradict each other... I imagine anything recessed into the tile wall will need to be built/waterproofed like a niche.

Dan, couldn't he take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,841
Posted By HilltopRehab
Yea you're right.. I think if I had someone in...

Yea you're right.. I think if I had someone in the house insisting on bar soap, I'd insist that it go on its own dish that can be removed and put in the dishwasher, or out in the driveway to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,841
Posted By HilltopRehab
Reading that you're considering suction cup items...

Reading that you're considering suction cup items as a plan B, I thought I'd chime in and suggest Kerdi's Schluter shelves.

I think soap scum comes with the territory of bar soap, niche or not,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By HilltopRehab
I recently used Schluter jolly in my shower,...

I recently used Schluter jolly in my shower, along the walls and around the niche as well, with 12x24 porcelain tiles.

I'm not exactly sure if I saw it in a video or it just made sense to me as I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By HilltopRehab
Might there be an acrylic pan that fits the units...

Might there be an acrylic pan that fits the units well enough? You could treat it like a short shower and tie the wall membrane to the flanges on two sides (I assume you're talking about putting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
When it comes to straight silicone, you ain't...

When it comes to straight silicone, you ain't kidding!! I had little idea, previous silicone experience was only in doing my kitchen backsplash where I used the linked advice. Plenty of experience...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Thanks Ryan! Question to the group - Is...

Thanks Ryan!

Question to the group -

Is it a terrible idea to go over silicone with more silicone in a redo attempt?


I should have practiced applying silicone more before I did it, and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
A couple more photos to hopefully show some...

A couple more photos to hopefully show some detail. Grouting the niche was tough too, it’s going to need a little more cleanup before the silicone.

I thought I had the photo orientation thing...
Forum: Alumni Photo Album 02-09-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 175,566
Posted By HilltopRehab
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By HilltopRehab
Threshold curb is a good option, I just finished...

Threshold curb is a good option, I just finished mine that way.

I also wanted a slim curb after bailing on the idea of curbless, so I used the method of a 2x4 on edge. I've seen it here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
That is standard countertop quartz, 3 cm thick....

That is standard countertop quartz, 3 cm thick. Initially I wanted it to be 2 cm, but this material wasn't common enough where I wouldn't have to pay the supplier to mill it down. I agreed with them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Thanks Dan! Yes, it is... building the niche out...

Thanks Dan! Yes, it is... building the niche out vertically seems like not much extra effort, so I figured why risk wanting more space once we're using the shower. We have too much plenty of stuff to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
2022 update - I bailed on the tile drain, went...

2022 update - I bailed on the tile drain, went with a white Schluter drain instead.

After I silicone the plane changes - quite a few of them with this niche layout - I’ll get a final photo up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By HilltopRehab
Is that last photo showing the cracked corner...

Is that last photo showing the cracked corner tile? That's only a little chip! I wonder if your replacement tiles will conceal it altogether, or if not then the silicone caulk bead might conceal it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By HilltopRehab
Not an expert but did a deck mud shower pan...

Not an expert but did a deck mud shower pan recently. The only thing is that deck mud has to be at least 3/4 inch thick. So you might need an alternative means of building up the thin end until it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By HilltopRehab
Are you having custom glass made for the shower?...

Are you having custom glass made for the shower? Davy's alluding to this type of solution:

https://st.hzcdn.com/fimgs/aae27be30baa509d_8415-w240-h493-b0-p0--.jpg

Partially tearing apart what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Ok well I’m still struggling with bailing on the...

Ok well I’m still struggling with bailing on the concept of having only grout lines for water to flow through as is the intent of the tileable drain. So… what about the pictured layout? The risk I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Answered my own question. The filler piece would...

Answered my own question. The filler piece would become captive, the spacing of the tiles doesn’t leave a big enough opening to get it out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Has anyone seen or heard of successfully...

Has anyone seen or heard of successfully installing a tileable drain with small format hexagon mosaic, where the drain opening followed the grout lines overhanging the filler pretty substantially?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
I will have tile work to share soon... ...

I will have tile work to share soon...

Question about the curb where it meets the walls - how much of a "tub leg" should there be on the outside of the curb? The Mrs. wants zero, and on one side...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By HilltopRehab
Wow, interesting. I'm in the suburbs of Philly...

Wow, interesting. I'm in the suburbs of Philly too, but not working with anything as unconventional as that.

I would think your path forward involves putting down a new plywood subfloor over top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
Welp, the floor base is down. Mixed, hauled,...

Welp, the floor base is down. Mixed, hauled, packed and floated something like 350 lbs of the stuff.

I think my technique got a little better from the shower experience. I still found myself...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
I applied membrane over the shower floor first,...

I applied membrane over the shower floor first, and the niche. I felt confident that the green board wouldn’t be an issue for adhesion, using Kerabond mortar.

I still have to do the vertical band...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,296
Posted By HilltopRehab
That is green board yes, it was an availability...

That is green board yes, it was an availability thing at the time. Research pulls up discussion that it wasn’t/isn’t forbidden it’s just not as easy to work with. I could prime the walls if that...
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