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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By JDHolmes
Davy, I was thinking about tiling as one would a...

Davy, I was thinking about tiling as one would a second floor or such, with a plywood floor, not adding mud then plywood, just 1x4 strips, 3/4" plywood then tile on top. It's not really my preferred...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By JDHolmes
Help in Houston area

While a die hard DIY'er, I've finally come across a situation that I want to hire someone to do the work for me. I'm 60 now and 3 days on my knees doing a mud bed is just not going to happen.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By JDHolmes
I wanted to update this thread and post some...

I wanted to update this thread and post some pictures. I was unable to put in a shower floor due to drain location and height and I could not get a drain into a floor unless I raised the floor up 2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By JDHolmes
opinions please on floor fix

Below is a picture of our kitchen and dining room floors. 17' x 22' total. It looks like someone found exterior tile on sale somewhere and threw it down. We desperately hate it and cleaning it is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By JDHolmes
I did a whole bathroom like this (no shower...

I did a whole bathroom like this (no shower though) in my second bath in March.

Pry bar and hammer...I hammered between the studs and jerked out the 15" sections as a whole.

You've probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By JDHolmes
Sorry, bad explanation I guess. the new tile...

Sorry, bad explanation I guess.

the new tile in on the bathroom floor will be 1 5/8" above the slab level due to the wood floors in the hallway and rest of the area. (mud bed under 1/2" tile to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By JDHolmes
No curb help and/or suggestions

It's been a while, but this site and your helpful advice has helped me do many quality tile installs both in my own homes and in others homes. Thanks for that.

I now am starting a smaller master...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
New question please. I'm prepping the shower...

New question please.

I'm prepping the shower floor for Kerdi drain and as mentioned previously, there's a 12x12 square hole in the slab which contains the drain. However, it's formed by a hard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,247
Posted By JDHolmes
Not a pro but have read enough and done enough of...

Not a pro but have read enough and done enough of this to comment. In your construction layers, I don't see anything that waterproofed your walls in the shower. You mentioned hydroban for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
Thanks CX. Just had a comment for those...

Thanks CX.

Just had a comment for those DIY'ers who happen to read this thread as they prep their project.

My house is only 15 years old and was built by a very well respected, nationwide home...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
I'm going to use the Kerdi drain. Yes, master...

I'm going to use the Kerdi drain. Yes, master bath. I couldn't find the previous thread since I didn't subscribe to it and it's been months.

As for filling, would you add rebar for strength or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
Picture didn't upload so here it is. 132804

Picture didn't upload so here it is.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
what to do with this?

Pulled out the shower pan and will doing a mud bed, but this is what I found under the old pan. Do I just chip away the layer and then fill in the hole?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
I'm adding a question to keep everything in the...

I'm adding a question to keep everything in the same thread.

Shower floor tiles? What to use? I ask because after doing a search here (back three years), it seems as if almost everything is not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By JDHolmes
Thanks, it's the glass panel part (enclosure)...

Thanks, it's the glass panel part (enclosure) that I'm speaking of.

And I'd certainly rather give business to helpful folks here, so where's your shops. I'm redoing the entire house, two baths...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By JDHolmes
Houston Pro's...a recommendation please

I'm in Spring and will be using someone to do my glass shower. Being in the business, I'm sure you guys work with or know quality glass shower companies around here. So, recommend please. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
Actually, I'm probably NOT using 12x12 on the...

Actually, I'm probably NOT using 12x12 on the shower floor, I haven't really decided what to use on the floor. 12x12 marble on the walls and floors of the bath, not the shower. I'm thinking of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
great. thanks. I've got the Kerdi/Ditra...

great. thanks. I've got the Kerdi/Ditra terminology confused. Ditra for the floors and walls to set the tile on. Kerdi's the water-proofing barrier. Right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
Information overload: help clear me up please

Ok, I've spent several hours reading through mud bed after suggestions here to a current project. But, thanks to all that reading, I'm a bit confused now.

In building my shower pan (mud bed?), I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By JDHolmes
First post, Jeff's master bath remodel

Glad I stumbled upon this site today while researching some products. I've begun a master bath remodel as part of a whole house remodel and while I've done many tile floors, several bath...
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