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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-14-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Yeah he did talk about how he sloped it and...

Yeah he did talk about how he sloped it and mentioned the specific challenges of ensuring he could achieve a good seal to the drain. I won't be doing it myself. I'm more just wondering if anyone...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-14-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Custom fiberglass pan below tile shower floor

I was talking to a friend who has a lot of expertise with fiberglass for boat repairs. When he built his shower, he wanted it to be a custom size/shape and didn't want to use a product like Kerdi....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks. Seems like it's pretty tricky to have...

Thanks. Seems like it's pretty tricky to have enough water for tooling the joint and getting the grout out of the texture on the tile before it dries while also not causing discoloring.

Looks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks CX. Well... with the help on this...

Thanks CX.

Well... with the help on this forum, this project is almost done. The grout layer scares me the most because it's the most visible and unfortunately it's not going as well as I had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Expansion joint at edges of rooms - foam, caulk, or neither?

What's the best practice for the expansion gap around the edge of a room?
Three options being:
- Leave it as a free air gap.
- Fill it with a flexible foam (backer rod or sill foam, etc. - Not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
I have played around now a bit and I've found...

I have played around now a bit and I've found that the lippage control system is OK for getting these tiles level but super useful for keeping them in place. If I'm moving fast and doing multiple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks all. Very helpful advice. We've...

Thanks all. Very helpful advice.

We've settled into a good rhythm now. I bought a scale so we can easily measure out half-bags. 25lbs at a time. Mixed using a big mixer and a mixer-drill...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Does the initial amount of water change the pot...

Does the initial amount of water change the pot time at all? I'm wondering if there may be a reverse relationship there. More water = easier for the chemical reaction to proceed quickly?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks all. Makes me feel a little better for...

Thanks all. Makes me feel a little better for struggling to get through these 50 lb bags. Might switch to half bags from here on in. Tricky to get the ratio right so I'll use a bathroom scale to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Can you get through an entire bag of thinset in one go or do you mix partial bags?

When laying large format (12"*24") tiles, are you generally able to get through a 50lb bag of thinset before it gets too hard or do you end up mixing half batches instead? Any tricks for making the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks for the advice CX and jadnashua. I...

Thanks for the advice CX and jadnashua.

I filled the waffles over the week and started tiling this weekend. I'm wondering if using the tiling level system is worth it. The mortar is so thick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks Both. Great to know about the SLC...

Thanks Both.

Great to know about the SLC that can be spread on as lope. I ended up using the Custom Skim Coat and Patch product. I find it a little tricky to work with but by mixing half-bags...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
This weekend, I am fixing the problem with the...

This weekend, I am fixing the problem with the subfloor being way too far out of flat. The original floor was 5/8" plywood and we had screwed (and luckily not glued) another layer of 5/8" on top. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks all. Appreciate that insight!

Thanks all. Appreciate that insight!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
This video criticizes Ditra because it ruins a subfloor when tile needs to be replace

Comments are disabled on the original video but I'm curious what people think.
When I do need to replace tiles in 20-30 years, will I need to tear out my subfloor? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thinking through this seriously - is vinyl the...

Thinking through this seriously - is vinyl the answer? Do you mean the vinyl planks or sheet linoleum?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
We've been busy with a lot of other tasks (shower...

We've been busy with a lot of other tasks (shower tiling, drywall, painting,) and will be able to get to tiling the floor shortly. I'm now realizing that I should have spent a bunch of time on my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks all. Looks like those are all the...

Thanks all. Looks like those are all the staircase pattern. I wonder why no one does the brick pattern...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Looking for pictures of large rooms with 12*24 tiles in a 1/3 offset brick pattern

I'm really having a hard time visualizing this. Most of the pictures I can find online either have a 50% offset brick pattern or a 1/3 offset staircase/step pattern. This is a diagram showing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks. These ones are actually pretty flat. ...

Thanks. These ones are actually pretty flat. The ones for the floor are not quite as good.

We ended up going with a hybrid of Option 1 and Option 2. I was planning on using an offset but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks All. Finally ready to tile this...

Thanks All.

Finally ready to tile this weekend. They are 12*24 porcelain tiles with a marble pattern. I'm going with 1/8 grout lines. Trying to decide on the best layout. These are the two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks. I went ahead and got the 10". I think...

Thanks. I went ahead and got the 10". I think rookies tend to think they should buy cheaper tools. In reality, a pro could probably use the cheaper tools and get a good result but the rookies...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Tile saw for ripping 24" porcelain tiles? Anyone try this one from Canadian Tire?

My layout (living room floor and a shower surround) will call for a lot of tricky cuts of 12"*24"porcelain tiles. I don't own a tile saw today so I need to buy one. I will get future use out of it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Do you think I will need to apply a primer or...

Do you think I will need to apply a primer or blue grit to the Wedi to get it to take regular drywall mud?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By TileGuyCanada73
Thanks. My plans call for the tile to extend...

Thanks. My plans call for the tile to extend beyond the front skirt of the tub by 3".

So then my order of operations would be:
1) Put up Wedi and drywall with a seam about 6" past the edge of...
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