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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2018, 10:58 AM
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Posted By CaliGrown
When you try to do the right thing and bring in...

When you try to do the right thing and bring in other trades that specialize in things other than tile, and this is what you get...:clap1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
Never been much of an advocate for bonding...

Never been much of an advocate for bonding agents, a bit finicky especially for exterior work. You may want to take a wire brush to score up the surface of the newer concrete. To promote the bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
Presoaking definitely won’t hurt so long as when...

Presoaking definitely won’t hurt so long as when you set the tile isn’t sopping wet. As far as grouting goes we do a combination of a small trowel with a tuck pointer and a grout bag. This gives a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-03-2018, 08:28 PM
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Posted By CaliGrown
Looks nice and clean!!! Permacolor select is fun...

Looks nice and clean!!! Permacolor select is fun to work with especially when it’s hot. I like the last one with staggered niches, just might have to steal this idea
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
We grout our brick with type s mortar, depending...

We grout our brick with type s mortar, depending on the joint size of the tile you may be able to do the same so it matches. Our brick joint is typically 3/8”. You can get mortar from the mason yard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
No need to notch the mud, put it down a little...

No need to notch the mud, put it down a little heavier than needed and the excess will smush out the sides.
No shifting the joint, you gotta honor it wherever it falls in the layout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
Soft joints are where you honor the expansion...

Soft joints are where you honor the expansion joints from the slab into the tile layout and instead of grouting these you’d use a flexible sealant.

Fat mud is 4 parts sand to 1 part cement with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By CaliGrown
Honor your expansion joints as soft joints in the...

Honor your expansion joints as soft joints in the tile assembly. I’d skip the ditra altogether. I’d be inclined to set the tile in fat mud if you’re building up to 3/4”. Just take some loose thinset,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks for the picture showing it all. Same issue...

Thanks for the picture showing it all. Same issue I’m afraid so for the spillway tiles there, since they’re set on the coping. I’d take some mortar and shove it into any voids between the coping and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By CaliGrown
Whoever built the spa screwed up your waterline...

Whoever built the spa screwed up your waterline tile. Tile line should be below the cantilever concrete not halfway on the gunite and the cantilever. The movement of the concrete and gunite will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By CaliGrown
Make your own grout from Portland, sand and dye...

Make your own grout from Portland, sand and dye for color, if grey you can use mason mix and dye accordingly. Or I suppose you could use basic cement based grouts. Go through with your trowel and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By CaliGrown
Happy Father’s Day

To all the dads out there doing it day in and day out, hats off to you. Time to sit back and have a few, mow the lawn and hit it hard the next morning. I’m blessed that the wife likes grouting and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,564
Views: 3,892,816
Posted By CaliGrown
“If there’s a will, there’s a way. Tile man does...

“If there’s a will, there’s a way. Tile man does it all.”
Looking good Shawn!! Some real thoughts went into all of that:clap2::yo:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21,564
Views: 3,892,816
Posted By CaliGrown
Anyone else do shelves this way? First time doing...

Anyone else do shelves this way? First time doing it like this.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-23-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 570,143
Posted By CaliGrown
Thumbs up Did my first two coat job. Used more mud than...

Did my first two coat job. Used more mud than figured, the scratch was nice in kicking off the mud faster when doing the second coat. Thanks Davy for the tips on the two coat, nice change of pace...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-05-2018, 09:32 PM
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Posted By CaliGrown
What’d you use for pokey on this one? 257...

What’d you use for pokey on this one? 257 Titanium?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-05-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By CaliGrown
$26 each for 6” by 6” handmade tiles from Mexico,...

$26 each for 6” by 6” handmade tiles from Mexico, tile cost was far greater than our labor bill.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By CaliGrown
How long did it take to set? Did you tamp down on...

How long did it take to set? Did you tamp down on the tiles when setting them? The thinset could shave skinned over if troweled on to the substrate for too long, or the substrate could have been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By CaliGrown
If it were I, I’d be inclined to take the old...

If it were I, I’d be inclined to take the old tile out and screed out a bonded mud bed and put the new tile down with about 1/8” of thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By CaliGrown
Paper, Wire, Fat Mud, Tile.

Paper, Wire, Fat Mud, Tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By CaliGrown
Depends on how flat the wall and the back of the...

Depends on how flat the wall and the back of the stones are. When we do panels we put a burn coat on the wall and back of each stone. If the stones have a flat back we’ll trowel onto the wall and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 1,382,970
Posted By CaliGrown
Got a call back after being underbid, “same...

Got a call back after being underbid, “same price?” pweh..
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-25-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 570,143
Posted By CaliGrown
After having things prepped to mud. I’ll go out...

After having things prepped to mud. I’ll go out and mix a batch to consistency, bucket it, mix another batch up, cover it from the sun, bring in the buckets start mudding, repeat until finished.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By CaliGrown
Best to use a good white cementitious thinset....

Best to use a good white cementitious thinset. Mastic’s unpredicatabke has too many if’s and but’s to use in my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By CaliGrown
Hot mud and be done, don’t think twice about it....

Hot mud and be done, don’t think twice about it. Stuff does wonders for wonky walls.
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