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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By oakland76
grout

Thanks for all the advice. I am doing this in sections with the hardest one (tiling a walkway and 30 stairs) coming to a close. My plan is to seal and grout this section of tile at one time then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By oakland76
trowel

Glad I read this before I laid any tile. I just bought the 1/2 trowel (2 actually so I can also put my wife to work). Can I round the edges of my cut pieces down with a file so they match the full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By oakland76
terracotta

Thanks for the recommendations. There are a couple superficial cracks but other than that, no.

Also, I was planning on a 1/4 inch U notch trowel for the mud, any objections? I am going to tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,974
Posted By oakland76
Terracotta patio tile

I have finished the inside tiling projects and have moved outside. I had 25 yards of concrete patios, walkways and stairs poured. The concrete guys left a rough finish to give my tile something...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
There are little tiny holes in the epoxy, I am...

There are little tiny holes in the epoxy, I am trying to get this done by the 30th but for the price paid I will go by the fixture store and have them get me another. Thanks for the input. By the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
It is in a guest bath that will most likely be...

It is in a guest bath that will most likely be use for hand washing. Is regular travertine sealer good?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
travertine vessel sink

I just installed a travertine vessel sink and water tested. The water was literally dripping out of tiny holes everywhere. How do I fix this before wy wife has a stroke? I have stone sealer but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
vent

The grate will not be delivered until about dec 13 so I will post a photo then.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
floor vent

Both of my projects are nearly complete thanks to the advice found on this forum but I have one final question. I have to install a floor vent through the terracotta floor tile to bring heat into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
terracotta

Thanks for the quick response. Do I still use the grout float or just the grout bag if I am going to the top of the sides?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
terracotta grout tips

I fixed the floor and installed the tile in both my laundry room and bathroom. I installed 8in hex terracotta in the laundry room and sealed them with the recommended sealer. The tiles are hand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Maybe tiling after a 15 hour work day was a bit...

Maybe tiling after a 15 hour work day was a bit ambitious...wine was so much easier. I did lay out the pattern for the shower floor. So CX, what your saying is I can scre in a couple ledger boards,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Thanks

CX, I actually have two projects going at the same time, a laundry room and the guest bathroom. It sounded like a good idea at the time but now I think I should have done one at a time. I will use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Schluter help

I installed the Schluter shower system in my bathroom and just passed the water test with the inspector and now I'm ready to tile. I am using 18x18 travertine tile with the first course 18x18 and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
flooring fun

Thanks Dave. The new joists as well as the sistered joist spanned from the sill plate to the center beam of the house not just the room. My wife just changed the design plan and bought terracotta...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
no mortar between ply and cbu

$#it. Is there any alternative other than smashing out the SLC i have already poured, removing the cbu and thinsetting it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
Slc

First of all thanks for the quick replies. The carpenter sistered the joists where they were without paying any attention to fixing the problem from the get go. There was no mortar between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,662
Posted By oakland76
Self leveling concrete...Help needed badly

I converted a bathroom to a laundry room which involved everything from shoring up the joists to all plumbing supply and waste lines. My carpenter sistered the floor joists with laminated veneer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
More subfloor problems

I am also converting a second bathroom into a laundry room. I removed the old tile and wonder board and found a layer of vinyl over a base of particle board. The particle board is laid on top of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Subfloor

I am pulling up the rotten plywood which is on top of a plank subfloor and found what looks like rosin paper between the layers. The work was done in 1979 or 1980 so should I worry about asbestos?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Travertine

Thanks Bob. Maybe I was a bit unclear in my previous post, I intend to sister the floor joist (if anywhere) of the bathroom I am working on not the one below it. The split face travertine is going...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Deflecto

The bathroom is over a finished bathroom but I crawled under the house and saw the unsupported distance is only 10 ft. I cant put a wall or beam under it but I can probably sister it. Thanks CX. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Deflecto

Does "Joist Length" refer to the length from the sill plate to the support where the joists overlap? What if they are supported from below by a load bearing wall or girder? My deflecto score is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Deflecto

Thank you so much Bob. Ill let you know how it goes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By oakland76
Guidance

I am renovating my small bathroom which has a shower in it. The bathroom is about 12'x4.5' and I have removed a fiberglass shower stall to make way for tile. I am a little concerned about putting...
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