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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sherwin, :) I worked in California for a...

Hi Sherwin, :)

I worked in California for a number of years back in the 70s and dealt with plenty of hot mopped pans. As far as I'm concerned they are a mess, a needless mess. PVC liners last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) As CX said, thinset mortar is...

Hi Jason, :)

As CX said, thinset mortar is not the material you want to use for that. The sand mix mortar is what you need. Don't put a lot of dirt back in there; just fill the hole with mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Aaron, :) I think the offset pattern...

Hi Aaron, :)

I think the offset pattern looks fine. :)

Regular cement grouts are the easiest to use, but single component grouts are more water resistant. Mapei and Laticrete make good ones.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) You'll get water out on the bath...

Hi Jeff, :)

You'll get water out on the bath floor no matter what type of shower head you use. Water bounces off of heads and shoulders. And I recommend that water be wiped up with a towel each...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-21-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bill, :) Looks like the product is used...

Hi Bill, :)

Looks like the product is used for natural stone. I don't see a mention of porcelain tile, which by the way won't accept a lot of sealer. Here's the page:
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff. I would suggest a low curb, 3 inches...

Hi Jeff. I would suggest a low curb, 3 inches high or so. Otherwise you've got a mess, door or no door. With the door sweeping the floor you can't have a mat or rug outside the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By John Bridge
Jon, have you tried calling Laticrete? They've...

Jon, have you tried calling Laticrete? They've got some excellent advisors. 800-243-4788 :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By John Bridge
In my opinion, it's not acceptable. :)

In my opinion, it's not acceptable. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By John Bridge
Geez, Justin. That scratch looks like a finished...

Geez, Justin. That scratch looks like a finished shower. :D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-20-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ashley, :) Pictures will and do upload,...

Hi Ashley, :)

Pictures will and do upload, and they help tremendously. :)

Another piece of advice. Visualize having to wipe you tile off with a towel and how easily or difficult that might be.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Barry, :) You should be able to tile over...

Hi Barry, :)

You should be able to tile over the brackets.

You should remove the drywall in the skinny area between the bar and the countertop and add wood backing blocks to support either new...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-18-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By John Bridge
Following what CX said, the streaks are iron...

Following what CX said, the streaks are iron oxide, and you won't be able to remove them; they are part of the stone. Best thing to do is remove and replace the offensive pieces. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Jon. :) I've never used the...

Welcome aboard, Jon. :)

I've never used the Laticrete drain, so can't help much. I think I would be in the roughing up school, though. A good quality thin set should work, but I would probably go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Fabian, :) I would not recommend the...

Hi Fabian, :)

I would not recommend the conventional pan/liner in your case. I go along with others who have suggested a direct bond waterproofing system along with a surface bondable shower...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kathy, :) Travertine is a dense stone and...

Hi Kathy, :)

Travertine is a dense stone and does not require sealing.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21,973
Views: 5,049,046
Posted By John Bridge
Janie doesn't like it, but I do, and I appreciate...

Janie doesn't like it, but I do, and I appreciate the amount of time it takes to do something like that. Way to go, guys. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,841
Posted By John Bridge
Looks like CX beat me to it. :)

Looks like CX beat me to it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Megan, If you have some Kerdi-band I...

Hi Megan,

If you have some Kerdi-band I would place a strip over that joint. I'm not really trustful of the caulking. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By John Bridge
Jim, I too old to be trusted with an angle...

Jim,

I too old to be trusted with an angle grinder. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,841
Posted By John Bridge
We can edit it if he asks us to. :)

We can edit it if he asks us to. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By John Bridge
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Hi Jim. Glad to have you back. ;)

I'll second the motion to use a tiling mat. Schluter Ditra is a good one. Put it down with a quality dry set (un-modified) mortar. Set the tiles with the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Megan, :) I didn't even know Tile-Ready...

Hi Megan, :)

I didn't even know Tile-Ready made pans that have walls on them like that. :)

So are the Kerdi-board and the wall of the pan on the same plane? Are they even with each other? If...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pat, :) I'm pretty sure the tiles you...

Hi Pat, :)

I'm pretty sure the tiles you have are glazed. As Davy mentioned, "Saltillo" tiles, AKA Mexican tiles, are not glazed.

I would definitely not use any type of wax. You can try a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-10-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By John Bridge
I always use a wet saw. If you begin with a very...

I always use a wet saw. If you begin with a very shallow cut and then work into it over several passes you can end up with a good looking grout joint. What happens beyond the grout really doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kevin, :) I'll give your thread a boost...

Hi Kevin, :)

I'll give your thread a boost to the top, but I'll let the other guys address your questions. Gotta run. :)
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