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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By CaliGrown
Either way will look fine, I personally like to...

Either way will look fine, I personally like to center on features if it doesn’t cause bad cuts. 1 1/4” isn’t ideal but it’s big enough in my opinion, plus you’ll have it staggered with pieces that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,080
Posted By CaliGrown
Looking good, it’s coming together nicely. :tup2:

Looking good, it’s coming together nicely. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 666,708
Posted By CaliGrown
I’m happy to be getting the good while it’s here,...

I’m happy to be getting the good while it’s here, small jobs are a relief compared to the longer term projects. ‘Specially when they’re good moneymakers. Here’s the final product, ready for...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-18-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,359,192
Posted By CaliGrown
Wet saw is nice to have, but the grinder made for...

Wet saw is nice to have, but the grinder made for a tighter miter, at least in my experience with it. And here’s my good friend Joey, never complained no matter the time or day.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By CaliGrown
Davy has you well covered. But, if you need it...

Davy has you well covered. But, if you need it flush and already have the field tile in place, you may be able to grind the backs of the accent tile to get them where they need to be thickness wise....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By CaliGrown
Client is ill informed and misguided in her...

Client is ill informed and misguided in her notions of an education about a proper shower build/system. Dead give away with her choice in Home Depot remodelers.

I’d do as you and bid it as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,295
Posted By CaliGrown
Pencil out some plumb lines for your head joints...

Pencil out some plumb lines for your head joints based off the layout of your tile. Then layout some tile on the ground and reference the lines for your cuts, pre-cut a few rows and check them to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 666,708
Posted By CaliGrown
Mud IS King!!!

John (Mr.Bridge) has had this right from the start of this thread, that mud is very rewarding and highly profitable. Picked up some pan jobs, where that is the entire scope of the tilework, the walls...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-03-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,421
Posted By CaliGrown
Night time or early morning tile cuts.

Night time or early morning tile cuts.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-03-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 332,816
Posted By CaliGrown
There’s a word for it now...

https://youtu.be/YQEk75dPI0I
Forum: The Mud Box 09-02-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,359,192
Posted By CaliGrown
Haha, I’ll use a purple bucket next time and see...

Haha, I’ll use a purple bucket next time and see which color I can find then.
The white was too expensive for this experiment.
Greg, I’m sticking with regular crown. I prefer having it straight...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-02-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,359,192
Posted By CaliGrown
Is this normal?

Mapei’s grey “Ceramic tile mortar” from Lowe’s is green?
Happy Labor Day to everyone!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-27-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21,673
Views: 4,294,256
Posted By CaliGrown
I think that’s the same stuff, just at a better...

I think that’s the same stuff, just at a better price. Here’s the link to the tile: https://elysiumtiles.com/product.php?id=Carrara+Premium+Matte+24+x+48

The pencils are marble.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21,673
Views: 4,294,256
Posted By CaliGrown
It’s Porcelain tile, the outside corners are...

It’s Porcelain tile, the outside corners are mitered, then there’s pencil edge on the inset section.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21,673
Views: 4,294,256
Posted By CaliGrown
Thank you John (Mr.Bridge), that means a lot. I...

Thank you John (Mr.Bridge), that means a lot. I am eager to improve my skill set and continue to learn in any which way that I can. This forum has been invaluable in bringing my work in line with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21,673
Views: 4,294,256
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks Kevin I appreciate that. It’s definitely...

Thanks Kevin I appreciate that. It’s definitely been a workout every step of the way with these ones. Upstairs bath makes it more fun.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By CaliGrown
Industry calls for 1/16” minimum, but unsanded is...

Industry calls for 1/16” minimum, but unsanded is your friend with stacked joints.
Mapei and Customs unsanded are available at the box stores. Siena makes a good one if you have access to it.
When...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21,673
Views: 4,294,256
Posted By CaliGrown
Need to grout the walls and drill some holes for...

Need to grout the walls and drill some holes for the plumber.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By CaliGrown
For a floor you could probably get by without a...

For a floor you could probably get by without a wet saw, a grinder and variable speed with a 50 or 100 pad works well for me.

If you do opt for using a wet saw, here’s a cellphone video with some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,421
Posted By CaliGrown
Yep ‘xactly like that. Best way

Yep ‘xactly like that. Best way
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,421
Posted By CaliGrown
Haha. Thanks now all my trowels have a home...

Haha. Thanks now all my trowels have a home outside of the bucket bin. Here’s a simple, “niche wedge” I do the same for accent band spacers.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By CaliGrown
Cut the yellow tiles down to match the white tile...

Cut the yellow tiles down to match the white tile size. That’ll let you keep tighter joints which is nice. Then use a chalk line or pencil line grid for pattern control and spacers as needed to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By CaliGrown
Here’s your ticket to mud paradise. Everything...

Here’s your ticket to mud paradise. Everything you want or don’t want but could need to know about mud. https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3579&page=176
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By CaliGrown
I’ll be damned here it is. It was on the main...

I’ll be damned here it is. It was on the main page all along. https://www.johnbridge.com/articles/showers/tile-shower-start-to-finish/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By CaliGrown
Here’s the link to another thread, not exactly...

Here’s the link to another thread, not exactly what you want but getting close to it.
https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68385
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