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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Kyras
This is classic stone guy stuff. I say stone guy...

This is classic stone guy stuff. I say stone guy as opposed to tile guy. Tile guy thinks about bonding, stone guy thinks about bedding.

Here is the story. I'm standing inside in the A/C looking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,651
Posted By Kyras
Regarding the penny rounds, sometimes the mesh...

Regarding the penny rounds, sometimes the mesh backing is really flimsy, which makes it tough to lay it. If yours has the flimsy sheets (as opposed to stiff), it will rack as you set it. Any attempt...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Kyras
224679 224680 Still puzzled by this....

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Still puzzled by this. Composeal turned brittle and shrank.

Doesn't look it, but it is over backerboard, which was perfectly fine and well attached. Looked like it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Kyras
Thing is, Composeal Gold IS recommended, but it...

Thing is, Composeal Gold IS recommended, but it failed miserably by extreme shrinkage under heat. I wouldn't trust any roll of plastic not to become brittle and shrink on a deck exposed to sun in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Kyras
I would get rid of the outer knee wall, run a...

I would get rid of the outer knee wall, run a flat sloped wood floor to a proper drip edge, no drains. Backerboard floor and 4-6 inches on the walls. Tape and skim coat everything with thinset. Next...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Kyras
I would very much distance yourself from this...

I would very much distance yourself from this "Bulletproof" idea which I am supposing means stain proof. Many claims are made. I haven't seen it. I would explain that you do not make the grout and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By Kyras
Myself, I would add a layer of 1/4" CBU and...

Myself, I would add a layer of 1/4" CBU and laminate it to the previous layer with thinset, staggering joints. I don't trust thin plywood. At least around here, the humidity makes thin plywood swell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Kyras
You went too slow. A classic problem with subway...

You went too slow. A classic problem with subway tile, removing one tile causes others to fall, then you see that nothing is stuck except the cuts.

Way back when, before thinset was invented...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-18-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By Kyras
Raise the blade up, keeping the blade height set...

Raise the blade up, keeping the blade height set loosened. Lower the spinning blade onto the surface and cut an initial skim line as you pull the tray through. Repeat two or three times, deeper each...
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