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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,413
Posted By Houston Remodeler
They are trimmed flush with the surface of the...

They are trimmed flush with the surface of the glass before the bottom is sealed with clear silicone which is allowed to fully cure. Once cured it will hold the glass up just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,413
Posted By Houston Remodeler
These go between the bottom of the glass panel...

These go between the bottom of the glass panel and the tile they set on
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,226
Posted By Houston Remodeler
While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find...

While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find it difficult less than fun to work with. As long as you get very good coverage, and are back burning your tiles, and choose a medium to good grade of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs...

If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs :fish2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't...

Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't take too much. Just get a nice, flat, even bead on the flange, then press the fabric into it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We normally peel off the factory added fabric so...

We normally peel off the factory added fabric so our (one large) piece of kerdi fabric covers the entire floor from the flange to the main bath floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Carla, Use any non sanded grout with a...

Carla,

Use any non sanded grout with a smidge more water than the mix calls for along with a good rubber float to act more as a squeegee than a float.

Be sure to seal these before grouting.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When you're rebuilding the bench it would be a...

When you're rebuilding the bench it would be a good idea to think about placement of the glass panel and how easy it would be to clean between the tiled bench and the glass panel.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Harold, Its best to make a story pole from...

Harold,

Its best to make a story pole from actual tiles and actual spacers. What you will discover is there is some 'creep' that happens. Use those measurements.

Yes, you can easily hide the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,994
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- No. This is sheathing and the manufacturer...

1- No. This is sheathing and the manufacturer says it is not rated for floors. You need CC or better. ROund these parts BC is easier to find.

2- SLC = self leveling compound. If you are having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Mike, Does the stove have any...

Mike,

Does the stove have any recommendations in the user manual or installation guide?

What kind of temps are we looking at?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Bernie, I'm not sure we can answer that...

Bernie,

I'm not sure we can answer that question. How stable are the walls? do they have any give to them? The usual reason for the fiberglass panels is to save money and the effort to fix the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Edward, You'd have to ask the manufacturer...

Edward,

You'd have to ask the manufacturer that question.

In general we charge a little more for hex no matter the size because they take a little longer to install. There are 3 axis you have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Dave, Ultraflex 2 is a fine thinset for the...

Dave,

Ultraflex 2 is a fine thinset for the job. Normally we pull every tile from the sheet and lay them by hand to avoid 'sheet marks' where you can see where the sheets were after grouting.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Rick, Tell us more about the 2 layers of...

Rick,

Tell us more about the 2 layers of half inch plywood.
Are they glued together with a full spread of glue?
What is the joist spacing?
Have you checked the deflection?
Is there a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,072
Posted By Houston Remodeler
John, We always defer to the manufacturer's...

John,

We always defer to the manufacturer's instructions. Yes, sometimes it can look like they are trying to sell more product, or justify the paychecks to the guys in R&D, but regardless we are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,591
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Temp walls will work, but be sure to wait the...

Temp walls will work, but be sure to wait the waiting time for the grout to fully cure. 5 days I think
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,217
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- This doesn't meet industry or manufacturer...

1- This doesn't meet industry or manufacturer standards

2- See #1

3- If that is your best option... would that make Mrs Pancho happy?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Recessing the subfloor below the surface of the...

Recessing the subfloor below the surface of the joists is a common solution.

You can also order a custom made foam pan. We made the one below for a project very similar to yours.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,598
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We like to put waterproofing everywhere the tile...

We like to put waterproofing everywhere the tile goes that may get wet at any time. Steam, humidity, cleaning....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Jeff, Welcome to the forum. I'd advise...

Jeff,

Welcome to the forum.

I'd advise setting out a full run of each tile next to each other to see if there is any difference in the grout joints aligning once you have 10 or 20 put next to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Cross posted to the FB tile groups.

Cross posted to the FB tile groups.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Houston Remodeler
John, This is why we like to handle a tile...

John,

This is why we like to handle a tile before we bid a job. Not all tiles are made as well as each other. This may just be the inherent flaws in the tile. Keep trying until something works....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,586
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You're overthinking the water under the tile...

You're overthinking the water under the tile thing. In every shower we've built and taken apart, there is a little bit of water/moisture between the tiles and the waterproof membrane no matter what...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-16-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,296
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Why don't undertakers just tie their shoelaces...

Why don't undertakers just tie their shoelaces together before closing the casket???? :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
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