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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By Kman
I think he meant if your tile didn't lay...

I think he meant if your tile didn't lay perfectly flat, there might not be enough slope in the tray to counter that. The trays I'm familiar with are all sloped at 1/4" per foot, which is the bare...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Kman
Depends on the structure. If you have a crawl...

Depends on the structure. If you have a crawl space or basement, it can be secured to the framing below.

A slab is tougher to deal with. I usually recommend a post at the end. But securing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Kman
Nothing like experience, right Karl? :)

Nothing like experience, right Karl? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Kman
I think I see parts of a half-wall in there. ...

I think I see parts of a half-wall in there. Possibly on the right side, facing in. You got any more pictures of that? They're notoriously unstable unless they're done correctly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,326
Posted By Kman
Unfortunately, they are too small for installing...

Unfortunately, they are too small for installing over Ditra.

I'm trying to think of something else that would serve to build the floor up....

Any chance you could bump up to a tile that is 2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,326
Posted By Kman
How big are the mosaic tile? And how much of a...

How big are the mosaic tile? And how much of a gap will there be if the tile are set without Ditra?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Kman
I guess if he were going over all of it with a...

I guess if he were going over all of it with a sheet membrane, it might work. But I think I see the lower part of a clamping drain in the floor, so I'd guess he isn't planning for that.

I guess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 113,718
Posted By Kman
Nerys, I'll send a message to the guy who fixes...

Nerys, I'll send a message to the guy who fixes all those little issues. Hopefully he can work on it today. Check back to see when it's resolved. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By Kman
When you go to pull those tiles to check for...

When you go to pull those tiles to check for coverage, they're not going to let go easily. You don't want to use a trowel to pry them loose, or you'll likely damage the board.

Instead, slide the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Kman
If it was just screwed down with no mortar, it'll...

If it was just screwed down with no mortar, it'll probably fail regardless of the cement board.

Regarding the railing, how and where is it to be attached to the porch?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,755
Posted By Kman
A table saw with the blade tilted. You only need...

A table saw with the blade tilted. You only need to take 1/16 - 1/8" off one side.

Or, you could set the curb and use a bit of thinset mortar to build up the outside edge and slope down to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Kman
I used Prism a few years ago and found it to be...

I used Prism a few years ago and found it to be pretty color-consistent. Haven't had another opportunity to use it again.

Also used Mapei Ultracolor FA for the first time last week and found it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Kman
Go to Laticrete.com and look for the "find a...

Go to Laticrete.com and look for the "find a distributor" link. You'll enter your zip code and they'll give you the closest ones.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Bob. :) Yes, grout is...

Welcome to the forum, Bob. :)

Yes, grout is definitely porous and will allow water to pass through.

Having seen what you just saw a number of times where water is released and runs out, I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Kman
There's one other option. You could cut the...

There's one other option.

You could cut the hole as big as the flange right down to the framing,, then shim the framing back enough to make the flange flush with the surrounding backer board.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Kman
You know, the Recess-it niche instructions give...

You know, the Recess-it niche instructions give that as one of the options for installation, to spread "mastic" around the flange.

Much easier to recess the flange.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Kman
I wouldn't use a sander for that. A grinder with...

I wouldn't use a sander for that. A grinder with a diamond blade would work, but will create a lot of dust.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Kman
If you're doing a conventional shower with a PVC...

If you're doing a conventional shower with a PVC liner, you'll need to have a sloped bed of mud bonded to the slab, followed by the liner on top of it.

But Hardiebacker can't be buried in the mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :) No, doesn't...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :)

No, doesn't look right in your pictures. The grout cracking means there's some movement. The rest of it that I see is just sloppy work, which is often indicative...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Kman
And that's 2/3 of the depth of the joint below...

And that's 2/3 of the depth of the joint below the face of the tile. So if it was already 1/8" low, you shouldn't have much to do.

Once you have that depth, the new grout should bond easily to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kman
If it creates any kind of a lip on the lower...

If it creates any kind of a lip on the lower piece, it would hold water. Unless you could shave it enough to make it flush.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kman
Painting something on to match the tile color was...

Painting something on to match the tile color was all I could think of. You'd have to find something that would hold up in those conditions, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kman
Well, yes. But the easy answer would have been...

Well, yes. But the easy answer would have been "no", because then the tile would have to come out anyway. :D

So I still think that's the answer, because what is there is not acceptable. There may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kman
P.S. - Love the UPC symbols showing on the tile...

P.S. - Love the UPC symbols showing on the tile edge. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Beth. :) If you can answer...

Welcome back, Beth. :)

If you can answer the question below, I may have a definitive answer for your question.

Are the bottoms of both niches sloped so that water runs out?
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