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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cx
An uncoupling membrane is never required, but you...

An uncoupling membrane is never required, but you can use one in lieu of the CBU if you prefer. There is no tile industry standard for uncoupling membranes, so you use whatever one your prefer and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By cx
Welcome, Lala. :) Is there a shower in that...

Welcome, Lala. :)

Is there a shower in that tub enclosure?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ted. :) Let us know if the added...

Welcome, Ted. :)

Let us know if the added link is not the tile you're looking at.

Your existing subfloor, as described, is not suitable for any kind of flooring as far as I'm concerned, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By cx
I'd carry that a step farther and recommend...

I'd carry that a step farther and recommend against that tile for any application unless Peter was gonna be the one to grout it! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By cx
Dennis, you use either the traditional method of...

Dennis, you use either the traditional method of creating your shower receptor or one of the direct bonded waterproofing membrane methods (Schluter's Kerdi is one) and either will work fine if done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By cx
You get into all sort of issues with those...

You get into all sort of issues with those non-ceramic tiles, Michael. For example, your linked instructions include this line: "Please refer to the current edition of the TCNA Handbook for best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By cx
What about VCTs and LVTs and stone tiles and...

What about VCTs and LVTs and stone tiles and encaustic tiles, Saltillo tiles, glass tiles, etc, Laz? "All tiles are ceramic," would be a bit off the mark, eh?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By cx
That link doesn't take me to anything concerning...

That link doesn't take me to anything concerning encaustic tile, Michael. Goes to a homeimprovement.com page. After I corrected the close [/url]
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Larry. :) Your tiles don't...

Welcome back, Larry. :)

Your tiles don't give a rat's patooti whether your floor is level, they care only that it's flat. The larger the tiles, the more they care.

You need to reduce that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,973
Posted By cx
Sounds like you've go the concept, Joe.

Sounds like you've go the concept, Joe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By cx
Welcome, Justin. :) What you want to look...

Welcome, Justin. :)

What you want to look for in a ceramic tile is an indication from the manufacturer that the tile meets the standards of ANSI A137.1. If the packaging or/and written claims by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,973
Posted By cx
While the building codes generally require the...

While the building codes generally require the shower curb top to be a minimum of two inches above the drain grate, the ceramic tile industry has long recommended the curb be a minimum of two inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By cx
The floor must be flat and appropriately sloped. ...

The floor must be flat and appropriately sloped. He's gonna have some difficulty with the tiles you've selected even with a near-perfectly sloped floor.

I do nearly everything myself and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,696
Posted By cx
1. Dan, consider what your goal is here. When...

1. Dan, consider what your goal is here. When you switched to a direct bonded waterproofing membrane you created a need for the entire inside surface of your walls to be waterproofed. On the walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,491
Posted By cx
1. The ceramic tile industry considers any tile...

1. The ceramic tile industry considers any tile with any side longer than 15 inches to be "large format."

If your tiles are sufficiently flat, you can use a 50 percent offset without lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By cx
Depends upon just what you mean by "cement" tile,...

Depends upon just what you mean by "cement" tile, Michael. You're talking perhaps about a concrete tile that is not fired at all? Or maybe an encaustic tile? Or.......other? If just concrete, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,834
Posted By cx
Yeah, AM, that's probably the first time Davy has...

Yeah, AM, that's probably the first time Davy has ever thought about carrying a tile from the wet saw to the installation area. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By cx
You really want to do that deck mud as a...

You really want to do that deck mud as a monolithic unit, Phil, rather than creating a cold joint there at the drain as you have. I'd recommend you mix a slurry of your thinset mortar and use it to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By cx
Welcome, SC. :) Not at all uncommon for deck...

Welcome, SC. :)

Not at all uncommon for deck mud to be a little sandy on top when cured, 'specially if you don't cover it with Poly or similar while it's curing. The top doesn't really cure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By cx
Kevin, it's the waterproof layer on top of the...

Kevin, it's the waterproof layer on top of the curb that must be sloped to the drain, not just the tile surface.

Y'all got extra fat drywall out there (I'm guessing California since you don't have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By cx
Kevin, please keep all your project questions on...

Kevin, please keep all your project questions on this thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic tile any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dennis. :) A geographic location in...

Welcome, Dennis. :)

A geographic location in your User Profile might help us understand the construction method used in that shower. Or it might not. But it will help in answering some types of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By cx
That plan will work, Nancy. I'm not understanding...

That plan will work, Nancy. I'm not understanding that comment from Shawn. I don't know what your previous finished floor was, but seems to me you'll be adding more with the plywood and underlayment...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By cx
The question about "T&G what" was to determine if...

The question about "T&G what" was to determine if you had sawn boards, plywood, OSB, or something we've never heard of.

Again, the Lauan plywood must be removed.

If the subfloor is sawn boards,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By cx
Welcome, Nancy. :) 3/4" T&G what? 1. ...

Welcome, Nancy. :)

3/4" T&G what?

1. There is no such thickness requirement in the ceramic tile industry.

2. Yes, you must remove the Lauan. That's a requirement of all manufacturers of...
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