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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,411
Posted By jadnashua
A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work...

A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work well. General industry guidelines call for a max of 30%. But, if your tile are VERY flat, any offset can work. Have you taken a sampling group of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can...

Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can be feather edged over a wooden subfloor...most require some minimum thickness, often 1/2" above the highest point and metal lath over their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By jadnashua
These are good for 300# ...

These are good for 300# https://www.wingits.com/products/wingits_fasteners/master_anchor_fasteners/wingits_master_anchor_fastener_48
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By jadnashua
Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more...

Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more of a pain to use, but they do allow rapid completion of the job. WIthout knowing what was used, can't say whether his timeline is rational or not.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
SOme people are adamant that that is a...

SOme people are adamant that that is a requirement, the thinset manufacturers seem to realize that any thinset that gets in there will pulverize if the sheets move. Gaps on the subflooring are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By jadnashua
The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is...

The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is not, so getting the slopes and fit right is harder. It's not an insurmountable problem IMHO, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By jadnashua
There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours...

There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours after the tile are set, but normally, you do need to wait a bit prior to grouting. As to the paint on waterproofing, once it has dried, you can tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By jadnashua
First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is...

First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is somewhat of a misnomer...it will not prevent a stain on a tile or stop it from absorbing things...it will slow it down, giving you time to clean up a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By jadnashua
You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the...

You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the buildup lower, you could go with a membrane versus a cbu product. FWIW, planks just move too much, and you need something more substantial than cbu on top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By jadnashua
I don't see keeping it warm unless you wanted to...

I don't see keeping it warm unless you wanted to go to the expense of a big tent and a heater. Curing cement is a chemical reaction that doesn't do well when it's cold. It's what is referred to as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By jadnashua
Unless you want to match heights, nobody...

Unless you want to match heights, nobody recommends 1/2" cbu on a floor, so 1/4" is fine, and if you are tight on height, there are membranes that can be used that are thinner, eg., Ditra is about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By jadnashua
On a wall, Schluter shows placing the profile on...

On a wall, Schluter shows placing the profile on the wall, then combing thinset over the anchoring leg. If you wanted to, you could burn in a little then place it on the wall, then comb the setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By jadnashua
You might find a broken sheet of cbu at the store...

You might find a broken sheet of cbu at the store that they'll discount or if it's really bad, give you. What may cost more is to buy a box of the screws to attach it that would need to go into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
You will want some Kerdiband and probably some...

You will want some Kerdiband and probably some KerdiFix to seal the joints and screwholes. The KerdiFix is good to bond the bottom of the board and band to the top of your receiver and maybe around...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
A cement-based, white grout will not be as white...

A cement-based, white grout will not be as white when it starts, nor stay that way. Between an epoxy and an acrylic, I think (do not know) that the acrylic should stay white with the possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
The sand in the matrix of a sanded grout is...

The sand in the matrix of a sanded grout is typically harder than cement by itself depending, of course, on the proportions. For example, deck mud is not stronger than a much leaner, concrete mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Two things (other than the possible joist and...

Two things (other than the possible joist and spacing, which could also be big):
- while that construction adhesive works fine on the top of a joist where you can nail/screw it down and expect it to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By jadnashua
I'd probably cut the existing board out to the...

I'd probably cut the existing board out to the joists, and screw the two layers needed to bring it back in depth. Thinset would just make things a bit thicker, and have potential voids beneath it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
First off, CDX plywood is a no-go for tile...

First off, CDX plywood is a no-go for tile installations! Industry calls for at least C-faces as the worst ones. The D-face, aka voids, is a red flag for any tile installation.

Industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
Unsanded is smoother, sanded is stronger, not all...

Unsanded is smoother, sanded is stronger, not all sanded are created equal...some use a finer sand than others...

So, it sort of depends on what you use.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By jadnashua
This sort of question might better be asked over...

This sort of question might better be asked over at www.terrylove.com that deals more with plumbing, HVAC, etc.

At the cost of copper these days, I might consider pulling it out, recycling it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By jadnashua
A bonded mudbed would be your least expensive,...

A bonded mudbed would be your least expensive, and maybe easiest choice to raise the level where you want it. With the volume you need, you might want to rent a cement mixer. Over a slab, I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdiboard is waterproof on its own, so no,...

Kerdiboard is waterproof on its own, so no, nothing needed behind it. Kerdiboard is designed as part of a system, which would include their drain, and waterproofing on the pan as well as sealing all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
Modern factories produce pretty consistent,...

Modern factories produce pretty consistent, reliable output. Seconds do happen, and the only way you get them is if you actually inspect the tile, which costs more money than just packaging them up....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, industry standards call for two layers of...

FWIW, industry standards call for two layers of plywood when tiling directly to it, and an appropriate thinset. If I were to guess, not discounting the fact that there's not enough coverage, the...
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