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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-22-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,730
Posted By rocksolid
With many of the large format rectangular...

With many of the large format rectangular porcelain tiles on a brick pattern, you can achieve a surface with no lippage only if you are tiling the outside of a water tank. I fought that issue on a...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-02-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 299,158
Posted By rocksolid
Video of a really cool tile museum in England

Haven't been on the board in a while but thought of you guys when I saw a video of the Jackfield Tile Museum in England on YouTube:

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https://youtu.be/_jcH1kIgiwM

Lots of really cool...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,462
Posted By rocksolid
Thanks for posting that info, it makes a lot of...

Thanks for posting that info, it makes a lot of sense now why my Rubi didn't work on certain tiles!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,917
Posted By rocksolid
One main problem is that the normal moisture in...

One main problem is that the normal moisture in the pan and at the sides of the shower walls will be plainly seen for days once the shower is put into use. It tends to look like a greyish stain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By rocksolid
Thanks fellas, it was fun for a while but I ended...

Thanks fellas, it was fun for a while but I ended up trading it for an Indian Chief bike. It takes up a lot less room and I can take it out and have fun all by myself.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By rocksolid
Pretty cool...keep in mind that many types of...

Pretty cool...keep in mind that many types of wood are rot-resistant and have been used in ships and boats for hundreds of years, so a shower out of that same material wouldn't be out of line.

I...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,459
Posted By rocksolid
Hoooboy...I was going along at around $500K/yr in...

Hoooboy...I was going along at around $500K/yr in total volume for 11 years until last year, when it went to $0. I have worked for a masonry contractor as a VP, a golf cart distributor as a general...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-22-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,358
Posted By rocksolid
Now that's a great post, I don't care who you...

Now that's a great post, I don't care who you are.

Windbags LOVE to be part of a select few. A select few of the upper-crust crowd, but they are all windbags just the same.

I listened last...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-20-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,612
Posted By rocksolid
You guys see the latest Home Depot commercial with glass tile?

Couldn't help but laugh yesterday when I saw the first few frames of an HD commercial where an in-store demonstrator was using Custom AcrylPro mastic to set glass tile. Anyone else peeped this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,227
Posted By rocksolid
The amount needed would always vary drastically...

The amount needed would always vary drastically from job to job, so I would always charge for labor and materials per full unit. The full unit would cost around $80, plus paying my guys to deal with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By rocksolid
Wow, what an ignorant guy. Gotta love these...

Wow, what an ignorant guy. Gotta love these people who lay down the most they will pay and try to tell you how to do your job, then blame you when it costs more or it fails.

Anybody...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By rocksolid
oops. Reading is Fundamental, eh? :D

oops. Reading is Fundamental, eh? :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-06-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By rocksolid
Woelfel....there was a Justin Woelfel that taught...

Woelfel....there was a Justin Woelfel that taught a TCA class here in Austin a few years ago...must be related, right?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,080
Posted By rocksolid
Not just the problem with the cutting and the...

Not just the problem with the cutting and the slipping...what about the natural, inherent moisture from the setting bed that causes discoloration? I am not a fan of glass tile in showers at all:
...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,266
Posted By rocksolid
Yet another reason I am glad I removed my yellow...

Yet another reason I am glad I removed my yellow pages ad and went strictly to my cell phone...only my customers, referrals and people who have seen my business card have my number.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-24-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,727
Posted By rocksolid
I've been at $500,000 to $700,000 per year in...

I've been at $500,000 to $700,000 per year in volume for the last 11 years...and that doesn't mean diddly. All that matters is the net profit.

I have averaged around a 7%-20% net profit per year,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,315
Posted By rocksolid
I've gotten out of the tile business recently,...

I've gotten out of the tile business recently, and searching around in different lines of work...went to work at a golf car dealership as a general manager in training for a couple weeks. The owner...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By rocksolid
This wasn't for a GC, this was direct through the...

This wasn't for a GC, this was direct through the homeowner who didn't want to use the insurance company's flooring installers. She basically wanted to get all tile instead of the carpet she had...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By rocksolid
I'm gonna throw out some things I have...

I'm gonna throw out some things I have experienced as far as warranties are concerned...

Your warranty doesn't mean diddly-squat. If you say it's the standard one-year or five-year, it doesn't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,916
Posted By rocksolid
Davy :goodpost: We have a winnah! Things...

Davy

:goodpost: We have a winnah! Things will turn around, and no one wants cheap crap. Tile is the ultimate finish for a shower, but only when it is done by the right person.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-07-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,916
Posted By rocksolid
Thanks, Matt! It was a fun ride and I got to do...

Thanks, Matt! It was a fun ride and I got to do a lot of really neat stuff with some great people...it's just time to move on. Best of luck to you guys. You know, when things do pick up, whoever...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-06-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,916
Posted By rocksolid
I'm out. I specialized in residential new...

I'm out.

I specialized in residential new construction, and it's gone for many years. None of my builders have any work in the pipeline, and before there was a steady diet of $500,000- $700,000...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,461
Posted By rocksolid
These glass and tile drill bits work really well....

These glass and tile drill bits work really well. Keep a spray bottle handy to keep them from overheating. They are available at Home Depot, usually in the tile section...if not, they will be near...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By rocksolid
There is a company in the Austin area that got...

There is a company in the Austin area that got code approval from the city to install tar shower pans.

They are messy and hard to set tile over because they get clumpy, thick, and uneven. An...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By rocksolid
I have found that without a checklist, I will...

I have found that without a checklist, I will forget the simplest thing and have to stop whatever I'm doing. Can't get anything done without a pencil, etc.

My brain is always trying to solve a...
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