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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,124
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Doesn't matter. Might want to add a layer...

Doesn't matter.

Might want to add a layer of plastic to the floor to catch your droppings.

If you start with a clean work area and quickly fetch the bigger dropped piles, you can recycle the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Houston Remodeler
FloFX drains seem to be rapidly growing in...

FloFX drains seem to be rapidly growing in popularity. We sell them on our custom foam website and the FloFX sales are increasing monthly at a nice pace.

He just launched a tile-in grate last week...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I bought the $8 sample. Its rather thin,...

I bought the $8 sample.

Its rather thin, needs many coats, and if there are any imperfections in the substrate you get pinholes.

Not good for our use. Hydroban et al are superior due to their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,491
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes sir, you are correct

Yes sir, you are correct
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Christopher, Can you step back and take...

Christopher,

Can you step back and take more pictures so we have an overall view?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Todd, The installation of the foam shower...

Todd,

The installation of the foam shower tray required installation of thinset between the substrate and the foam. That will take up some space. With a little bit of practice and the right trowel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That tile can have a tendency to fall apart as...

That tile can have a tendency to fall apart as well as not be spaced well on the sheet.

Lay out the tiles on a flat surface, spacing them how you like. Use tape to hold the troublesome ones into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Dan, You're right, it doesn't hurt to add it...

Dan,
You're right, it doesn't hurt to add it for clarity.

CX,
In my experience in court, judges are looking for clear, written down, standard industry methods which is what the NTCA manual...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can add any clause you'd like. The one you...

You can add any clause you'd like. The one you mentioned doesn't need to be included as it is part of every contract by state law and court precedent;

As the homeowner you have ZERO responsibility...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I do the same as the guy in the video linked...

I do the same as the guy in the video linked above with the Zinsser product as its readily available at my local HD.

Once that's dry you can float with hot mud (the 45 minute dry powder you mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Since proper waterproofing is critical, be sure...

Since proper waterproofing is critical, be sure to ask every contractor how they plan on waterproofing the shower and all wet areas - including the floor immediately outside the shower.

If they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Joe, What does the tile manufacturer have to...

Joe,

What does the tile manufacturer have to say? If they are mute on this matter its always a good idea to contact them directly to get it in writing. Its not the glass part so much as the mirror...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,698
Posted By Houston Remodeler
They are trimmed flush with the surface of the...

They are trimmed flush with the surface of the glass before the bottom is sealed with clear silicone which is allowed to fully cure. Once cured it will hold the glass up just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,698
Posted By Houston Remodeler
These go between the bottom of the glass panel...

These go between the bottom of the glass panel and the tile they set on
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,491
Posted By Houston Remodeler
While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find...

While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find it difficult less than fun to work with. As long as you get very good coverage, and are back burning your tiles, and choose a medium to good grade of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs...

If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs :fish2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't...

Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't take too much. Just get a nice, flat, even bead on the flange, then press the fabric into it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We normally peel off the factory added fabric so...

We normally peel off the factory added fabric so our (one large) piece of kerdi fabric covers the entire floor from the flange to the main bath floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Carla, Use any non sanded grout with a...

Carla,

Use any non sanded grout with a smidge more water than the mix calls for along with a good rubber float to act more as a squeegee than a float.

Be sure to seal these before grouting.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When you're rebuilding the bench it would be a...

When you're rebuilding the bench it would be a good idea to think about placement of the glass panel and how easy it would be to clean between the tiled bench and the glass panel.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Harold, Its best to make a story pole from...

Harold,

Its best to make a story pole from actual tiles and actual spacers. What you will discover is there is some 'creep' that happens. Use those measurements.

Yes, you can easily hide the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,155
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- No. This is sheathing and the manufacturer...

1- No. This is sheathing and the manufacturer says it is not rated for floors. You need CC or better. ROund these parts BC is easier to find.

2- SLC = self leveling compound. If you are having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Mike, Does the stove have any...

Mike,

Does the stove have any recommendations in the user manual or installation guide?

What kind of temps are we looking at?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Bernie, I'm not sure we can answer that...

Bernie,

I'm not sure we can answer that question. How stable are the walls? do they have any give to them? The usual reason for the fiberglass panels is to save money and the effort to fix the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,032
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Edward, You'd have to ask the manufacturer...

Edward,

You'd have to ask the manufacturer that question.

In general we charge a little more for hex no matter the size because they take a little longer to install. There are 3 axis you have...
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