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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Taking your posts into account, the best solution...

Taking your posts into account, the best solution is to make that Rigid 7” saw cut straight…or at least much straighter.

I don’t know precisely which saw you have, but assuming it’s a sliding...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
John, like you said, the Trep-EK (scroll past the...

John, like you said, the Trep-EK (scroll past the Trep-E until you get to the Trep-EK...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What CX said. And another option would be to use...

What CX said. And another option would be to use a metal profile strip with outside corner block pieces.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If all other factors were equal, I’d use Noble’s...

If all other factors were equal, I’d use Noble’s NobleBond EXT (https://noblecompany.com/products/noblebond-ext/) adhesive. If the adhesive container was too large and wasnt cost effective, I’d use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: NobleSeal...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

NobleSeal CIS is excellent. It’s easy to work with and very high performing. I’d use that any day! You can install it with their suuuuuuper sticky adhesive or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-17-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 195,248
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In my opinion, life would be easier to pick...

In my opinion, life would be easier to pick another product. It’s not a bad product, but the potential for a headache isn’t worth the advertised benefit.

While I have used a lot of Tec products...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-17-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Too bad we can’t have just finished dumping a...

Too bad we can’t have just finished dumping a self-leveling cement pour when a quake hits. :idea: :crazy:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
As you like. :tup2: For me, the neat look of...

As you like. :tup2: For me, the neat look of mosaic tile that contains some or all glass is more than worth the headache of mixing some small batches of thinset mortar.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-16-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Like a train running into a house?! Yeah, that...

Like a train running into a house?! Yeah, that does sound scary!

Do you guys need some sort of special earthquake insurance, or is damage like this covered by your regular homeowner’s insurance? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Dale! :wave: If you...

Welcome to the forum, Dale! :wave:

If you aren’t going to install a shower door, you could consider picture-framing the perimeter of the window with a chair-rail style tile (to mostly mimic...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You still there, Tom? Gotta pic?

You still there, Tom? Gotta pic?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Fuz. :wave: Does your...

Welcome to the forum, Fuz. :wave:

Does your porcelain tile have a micro-fine surface texture on it similar to very, very fine sandpaper?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Most of the pics show that you’ve already got...

Most of the pics show that you’ve already got caulk in the joint. Poke it with screwdriver and I think it’ll “give” compared to the rock-hard grout in the field.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
When it comes to a pattern like this in a narrow...

When it comes to a pattern like this in a narrow hall, it would waste a lot of time leaving the perimeter tiles out. There would be so much fussy cleaning of the excess thinset mortar at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Don’t recommend. But you’ve already decided and...

Don’t recommend. But you’ve already decided and are only looking for a high strength thinset mortar: Laticrete 254.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Brookes! :wave: Any guess as to how...

Welcome, Brookes! :wave:

Any guess as to how old that tile is?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-05-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Brian. What part of the forum looks like it...

Hi Brian. What part of the forum looks like it hasn’t been posted to in 7 years?

Maybe you’re talking about this thread you posted to back in March (post #72)...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-29-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There’s always a way to do something. Seeing what...

There’s always a way to do something. Seeing what you have is necessary. I look forward to the photos.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I, too, am a fan of the slant-notched trowels....

I, too, am a fan of the slant-notched trowels. But not on a wall with small mosaics where it’s quite easy to embed them into a v-notched bed of thinset mortar without excess mortar oozing through the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-28-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Tom, Off white, porous grout is hard to...

Hi Tom,

Off white, porous grout is hard to maintain. It will always slowly darken over time with use because cleaning efforts can’t remove 100% of the dirt/staining liquids that get into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you do end up using this marble mosaic, a...

If you do end up using this marble mosaic, a white, non-sag thinset mortar (mixed exactly per directions so that you get maximum non-sag qualities) is recommended. As far as a trowel, a V-notch...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,887
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Indeed, Kevin! There’s a bit of sheen around...

Indeed, Kevin!

There’s a bit of sheen around the plate, so I’m assuming it’s caulk…but just being sloppy or careless couldn’t possibly produce such a jagged messy joint. It looks like someone had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Laz, she left 5 years ago. Angie, looks...

Laz, she left 5 years ago.


Angie, looks good. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would advise the opposite of Laz. ...

I would advise the opposite of Laz.

Statistics say that surface waterproofing directly under natural stone on a pan is MORE likely to exhibit the dreaded moisture darkening issues. I would rather...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Time for a quick test…

I’d sprinkle a little water on the surface of the slab you’ve ground. After a few minutes, wipe off the standing water. If the slab has darkened where that water was, you’ve likely opened the pores...
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