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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Making small batches of specially colored...

Making small batches of specially colored silicone is expensive labor-wise due to very low economy of scale. Many folks would rather use a plain white silicone for $4 than spend $15-$20 on a tube of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you decide to get some sanded silicone from...

If you decide to get some sanded silicone from ColorRite (I would get exactly this, if it were my project), ask those folks about their Mist spray and Perfect Bead caulk smoothing tool. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This is a dilemma. On one hand, you've got a...

This is a dilemma. On one hand, you've got a chance to make a repair by removing the grout to carefully epoxy the tile back together again. This is the "easy button" approach. With colored epoxy, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Spackle is water soluble. Your mortar you’re...

Spackle is water soluble. Your mortar you’re going to use to set the marble contains a lot of water. Not a good combination

You can use cement-based patch from the box store. It’s sold in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave: So...

Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave:

So sorry to hear. I’m assuming you’d much rather do anything than replace that panel?

My first thought is to remove the track, carefully remove the grout...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,661
Views: 1,468,360
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You’d better hope for a lack of wind if you want...

You’d better hope for a lack of wind if you want some privacy. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome me to the forum, Joseph. :wave: Oh,...

Welcome me to the forum, Joseph. :wave:

Oh, boy. Power grout. Half the installers seem to love it. And the other half hate it. I’m in the later. Life is too short for grout that gives you grief....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Brent. :wave: I agree with getting...

Welcome, Brent. :wave:

I agree with getting right on the task of cleaning out the mortar that’s oozed into your grout joints. Like Jim said, ‘The sooner, the much better’.

For grouting, you’re...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,626,986
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oh, boy. :(

Oh, boy. :(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave: In...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave:

In addition, does the cracking appear directly above the pattern of some of the substrate seams?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-20-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8,661
Views: 1,468,360
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Who's hungry? 215414

Who's hungry?
215414
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
How long has the tile been set? Hours? Days? ...

How long has the tile been set? Hours? Days?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Go to the floor department. Read the label and...

Go to the floor department. Read the label and specifically look for something that is sold in a powder material that you must mix up immediately before using (nothing “pre-mixed”) that says it is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-18-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The materials used to make sealers effective are...

The materials used to make sealers effective are expensive.
The 511 is the high-quality stuff.
The Tile, Stone and Grout Sealer is the diluted, cheaper version.

And I agree with Davy on not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The first tub is the better option of the two. ...

The first tub is the better option of the two.

The second tub was designed as a drop-in tub. And to use that in an alcove situation is bordering on problematic. Very often, the top shoulder of a...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-10-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The warranty for a Stabila Level has been an...

The warranty for a Stabila Level has been an immediate trade for a new level off the shelf. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a severely beaten level be traded out by the rep from masons who use the levels to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’re OCD’ing over this, I think matching the...

If you’re OCD’ing over this, I think matching the color of the tile as close as possible will disguise the bigger gap the most. If you buy your silicone caulk from ColorRite, you can buy it in a...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-09-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Do Stabilas still come with a lifetime warranty?...

Do Stabilas still come with a lifetime warranty? That alone makes them cheaper than a $100 set if it ends up needing to be replaced down the road. But when did Stabilas shoot up in price? I got my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Workman-like manner is assumed. That is not up to...

Workman-like manner is assumed. That is not up to workman-like manner.

Replace the tiles. Should be completely on their dime.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, WS! :wave: The cement...

Welcome to the forum, WS! :wave:

The cement board will exactly follow the contour of the subfloor, irrespective of the Hardibacker orientation.

Folks are often tempted to patch the bare...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-05-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The one thing I’d watch out for at this stage is...

The one thing I’d watch out for at this stage is a temporary (usually) problem of moisture from the setting material darkening the front face of the tiles. I’d want to wait a day or two after setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, you can do it. Tile installation is a skill,...

No, you can do it. Tile installation is a skill, not a talent. Anyone can learn. :tup2: Welcome to the forum, Tom. :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:tup2:

:tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Most sealers (the non-enhancing type) these days...

Most sealers (the non-enhancing type) these days are penetrating and do not change the look of tile in any way. Your unexpected shiny tile, I suspect, may be coming from a common application error:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Fill them completely with your setting mortar. ...

Fill them completely with your setting mortar.

:)
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