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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-07-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
It looks like the chemistry-end of all the...

It looks like the chemistry-end of all the comments here are pretty well handled!

So rather than expound on any of that, I will say that siloxane technology is sometimes used in the chemistry of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
CX makes a great point; getting that mil...

CX makes a great point; getting that mil thickness correct is crucial. While the reinforcing fabric is optional, (and again to CX's point) it serves very well to help ensure the mil thickness is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
John, Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is...

John,

Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is completely optional. To Davy's point, the grout itself is not a food source for mold, so sealing it may or may not make a real dramatic difference as soap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Cliff, It may be a good idea to give...

Cliff,

It may be a good idea to give Schluter a call just to make sure you are abiding by all their terms to keep the warranty intact. Unless they have recently changed course, our Porcelain Tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
As CX Mentioned, mastic and most other premixed...

As CX Mentioned, mastic and most other premixed adhesives would not be a good choice for the particular tile you have there.

Instead, something like our Adesilex P10...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or...

We would not recommend a premixed adhesive or mastic for use near a heat source. If tiling an area that is subject to high heat, a rapid-setting cement tile mortar will be the best choice like our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
We would suggest using a modified mortar as well....

We would suggest using a modified mortar as well. Porcelain Tile Mortar (available at Lowe’s) should do the trick for your application from the sounds of it.

As Davy said, be sure your substrate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Steve, As others have mentioned above it’s...

Steve,

As others have mentioned above it’s hard to say what might happen at this point. If the first installation started cracking and shrinking, you may see the same out of the second layer.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Ronda, Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would...

Ronda,

Unfortunately, Polymer Additive would not likely work in this case for you. Since this product is made to be a replacement for water in cement tile mortars, it has a high water content. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Pedro, Large Format Floor and Wall Tile...

Pedro,

Large Format Floor and Wall Tile Mortar (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000346-large-format-floor-wall-tile-mortar-en.pdf?sfvrsn=2f42e641_0) is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
As far as reinforcing fabric...

As far as reinforcing fabric (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000218-reinforcing-fabric-en.pdf?sfvrsn=aad78815_0) and AquaDefense...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Brian, What you are seeing is completely...

Brian,

What you are seeing is completely normal for liquid-applied waterproofing membranes. Ours and many others on the market tend to lighten up in color during flood testing, and this does not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Hey there Brian, If you want one mortar to...

Hey there Brian,

If you want one mortar to use on the whole project, we would recommend Ultraflex 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Patrick, Like others have mentioned, an...

Patrick,

Like others have mentioned, an adhered sheet waterproofing product like our Mapeguard WP 200...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Hey there John! Sorry to hear about your...

Hey there John!

Sorry to hear about your marble discoloration.
Did you seal it with anything before installation?

You mentioned it dries back out after a while, so its possible the moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not...

Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not discolor with exposure to sunlight like a lot of epoxies do.
Also, #38 Avalanche is going to be the brightest white Flexcolor CQ is offered in, so be sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Kat, I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI...

Kat,

I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI grouts in general, but of all the grout products in our lineup, Flexcolor CQ is my favorite! You get epoxy-like* benefits in a much easier to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Phil, A few tips for that bonded mortar bed...

Phil,

A few tips for that bonded mortar bed (should you decide to go that route):

We suggest using a polymer-modified mortar for the scrub/bond coat.

Make sure you mix whatever mortar you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Hey there Kat! Flexcolor CQ...

Hey there Kat!

Flexcolor CQ (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000066-mapei-flexcolor-cq-en.pdf?sfvrsn=306d5a75_0) would be stellar choice from the sounds of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Jeff, Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different...

Jeff,

Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different product from Planicrete W (the US equivalent of Keralastic T), and we wouldn’t suggest using it in this type of application. Ultrabond ECO 995 needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Hey there Sara! Check out this handy...

Hey there Sara!

Check out this handy document on tiling near heat sources before going any further:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Hey there Steve, A self-leveler is...

Hey there Steve,

A self-leveler is definitely not the material for the job in this scenario. Since levelers are generally moisture sensitive, applying one in a shower assembly is not advisable....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having...

Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having the specific name as CX mentioned would help greatly!

As a general note though, you do have large format tile there, seeing as one side is over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Anya, I second CX's recommendation to knock...

Anya,

I second CX's recommendation to knock the ridges down. This is essentially where you spread the mortar with the notched side of the trowel, and then come back with the flat side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
The recommendation for bonding material varies...

The recommendation for bonding material varies from manufacturer-to-manufacturer with these engineered tiles. Some of them suggest rapid-setting cement, some are epoxy only. It’s a shame the...
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