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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
“Epoxy Method” - marble tile installation in shower

I have finally decided to move ahead with using marble in my shower. I’ve struggled over this decision quite a bit. I’ve always wanted a marble shower because of my mom. She had a BEAUTIFUL marble...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-07-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By midwest girl
Well . . . Just a few minutes ago, I discovered...

Well . . . Just a few minutes ago, I discovered some “vomit” on my UNSEALED slate tile! Clearly, it’s been sitting on the tile for a few hours.

It wasn’t my 11 year old dog. It was my 5 year...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By midwest girl
Davy - the slate is from Brazil. My...

Davy - the slate is from Brazil. My understanding is that it is a pretty good slate vs. some others. My contractor said that the tiles were consistently sized and pretty easy to install. The floor...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By midwest girl
Sealing slate tile advice

I am having slate tile installed soon in my laundry room. I have read some advice regarding sealing tile - but some of it has been conflicting. My understanding is that the tile should be sealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
I appreciate the explanation. By the time I’m...

I appreciate the explanation. By the time I’m finished renovating this bathroom, I might actually sound like I know what I’m talking about!l

Well, I guess I will find out tomorrow if the new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
First - I am only asking about the large format...

First - I am only asking about the large format tiles with respect to the shower walls.

CX - I thought I had the info I read was based on ANSI standards (at least that’s what the author...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Using large format tiles - Bad idea???

I am interested in learning about the pros/cons of using large format tiles.

The shower is only about 48” x 42” (may be 44” - I’m not home to measure it). I love the look of showers where slabs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Phil & Snets - I appreciate the links. There are...

Phil & Snets - I appreciate the links. There are just SO MANY marble “look-alike”porcelain tiles out there - it’s overwhelming.

The biggest issues I have with using a substitute porcelain tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Phil - thanks for the photo link re: blocking. I...

Phil - thanks for the photo link re: blocking. I knew blocking went between the studs for support. When I received the comment on the other forum (which I updated on Saturday - I no longer was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
I will update my profile and add my location....

I will update my profile and add my location. Hopefully, I won’t need to find another tile professional, but who knows. . .

It appears that most of the professionals prefer a surface waterproof...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By midwest girl
Cher - I only joined this forum a few days ago -...

Cher - I only joined this forum a few days ago - and I’m not a professional in this field.

I don’t know how to include a direct quote from your last post (I’ll have to figure that out!) - the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
CX - that’s exactly what I told him on Saturday. ...

CX - that’s exactly what I told him on Saturday. I don’t want to have a HUGE shower curb. I told him that another layer would need to be added - which would require that the curb be raised.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Davy and Snets - thanks for your support re:...

Davy and Snets - thanks for your support re: tearing it out. It’s 9 a.m. - my SC will be here shortly. . .

On Saturday night, my SO asked me why we could t just buy a Kerdi adapter drain vs....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
I am so glad that I started this thread...

I am so glad that I started this thread yesterday. All of your comments/advice has made me feel much better.

Dave - I may take you up on that. Hopefully, I won’t need to!

CX - your comment...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
CX - thank you for your reply! I really...

CX - thank you for your reply! I really appreciate it. Also, I do apologize for the emotional outpouring in my post last night. My health issues have had a significant impact on my life - and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Davy - I just noticed that you’re a moderator...

Davy - I just noticed that you’re a moderator also. I also just clicked on the the link you have after your signature. That’s helpful also!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Cool CX and Davy, Thanks for taking a look at...

CX and Davy,

Thanks for taking a look at this.

I just got home after being at my sister’s house all day. The photo shows what I found. The SC came by and worked on the shower today after I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
It’s really strange - when I pull up this thread,...

It’s really strange - when I pull up this thread, my pics are pretty big! Let me know if this is any better. Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Sammy - really? They look fine on my thread. I...

Sammy - really? They look fine on my thread. I had to compress them down to under 50 KB. I wasn’t sure how to do that other than sending myself an email - it asked what size I wanted the attachment...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Sammy - I meant to edit my post. I haven’t...

Sammy - I meant to edit my post. I haven’t actually accused the SC of noncompliance. Today I just asked some Qs - conversation was completely relaxed. I know not to ruffle any feathers - definitely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Here are the photos. I had to resize them. My...

Here are the photos. I had to resize them. My brain isn’t working.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
I hit submit accidentally. I apologize for any...

I hit submit accidentally. I apologize for any grammatical/spelling errors - I’m typing on my phone.


I just tried to add my photos. They uploaded. I hit submit. It started going - and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By midwest girl
Need Help - professional shower install

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

I have some Qs regarding a shower installation that’s being completed right now at my home. It’s part of a bigger renovation project that includes...
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