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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,250
This Mape-bird can tweet a bit about Mapeguard...

This Mape-bird can tweet a bit about Mapeguard Board. It is definitely not the old USG board just rebranded. We have been working on this for some time, and developed it with the mothership in Italy...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
It does go a bit against what we are all...

It does go a bit against what we are all conditioned to believe in that cement is inherently water resistant, so cement patches should be as well. The difference is that there are many other things...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
It can, as most patching products have fairly low...

It can, as most patching products have fairly low moisture limits. In their normal day-to-day service life, they shouldn't come in contact with much, if any water once installed. There are moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Brad; CX as usual nailed it with his response! ...

Brad; CX as usual nailed it with his response!

It is very worthwhile to do a mock-up of exactly what you are installing to see how all the setting materials and tile will work together. This will...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Great points Dan! SSD is always a great first...

Great points Dan! SSD is always a great first step before applying anything cement based. It could be that the plywood is very thirsty and stealing a bit too much of the water that Planiprep SC needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Hey there Chad, You can open up the area to...

Hey there Chad,

You can open up the area to foot traffic after 3 hours, and use the shower after 24 hours. If the installation area is cold, it may take a bit longer for the grout to cure.

The...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Paul, if you don't mind shooting me the batch...

Paul, if you don't mind shooting me the batch codes when you get a moment, I will check them out on my end to see exactly how old those bags are, and if we have any complaints against them.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
A single-component grout like Flexcolor CQ may be...

A single-component grout like Flexcolor CQ may be exactly what the doctor ordered for your floor project. These types of products are very color consistent and offer very high stain resistance. As CX...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Jeff and CX, This is a great question, and...

Jeff and CX,

This is a great question, and you can get answers that are all over the place when looking around the internet, calling different industry reps, and etc.

Packed sand and cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Hey there Ian, There is absolutely zero...

Hey there Ian,

There is absolutely zero issue using Flexcolor CQ on shower floors since a properly constructed shower dries out after each use. Continuously wet areas would be areas such as pools,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Our Large Tile & Stone Mortar would be a great...

Our Large Tile & Stone Mortar would be a great choice for this particular project. It is non sag and non slump, so the weight of that mosaic should not be an issue at all. You should be able to find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Hey there JB, As CX mentioned, these would...

Hey there JB,

As CX mentioned, these would not really be classified in that category as 'resin-backed stone'. Think of them more like a very heavy stone mosaic instead. For stone like this, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
The Uncoupling Membrane Mortar was designed to be...

The Uncoupling Membrane Mortar was designed to be used with Schluter's products which require a non-modified mortar. Using this product should keep your Schluter warranties in place (provided you are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Viktor, All good advice has been offered so...

Viktor,

All good advice has been offered so far.
Pins will be helpful to keep an eye on how thick you are pouring, and a gauge rake is worth its weight in gold for self-leveler applications....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Eileen, If you are anywhere near a Floor &...

Eileen,

If you are anywhere near a Floor & Decor, they offer the cleaner Tool Guy is referencing.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Nuno, What you will need is called a...

Nuno,

What you will need is called a 'primary waterproofing membrane', which is essentially a roofing type membrane, since that patio slab is serving as a roof in a way to that two feet of space...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Hey there JD, From the sound of it, that...

Hey there JD,

From the sound of it, that joint is always going to move, and unfortunately, rigid materials like ceramic tiles will not be able to move with it. Even with the best of crack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Hey there Rebekah! There should be no cause...

Hey there Rebekah!

There should be no cause for concern having to come back and clean that excess Flexcolor CQ haze off from the surface of the tile. If it is still being stubborn, or you have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,963
CX, I'll dig into it some more tomorrow with...

CX,
I'll dig into it some more tomorrow with the powers that be; but we have made this recommendation for years with no issues that I am aware of with it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Hey there Karl! Sorry to hear of the troubles...

Hey there Karl!
Sorry to hear of the troubles you're having in that shower.

CX is on the right track here. While Type 1 (and all similar mastics) can be used in intermittent wet environments...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,963
Sorry I'm late to the party gang. I haven't seen...

Sorry I'm late to the party gang. I haven't seen my computer in the last handful of days.

To clear up the lath/no lath debate; in most unbonded mortar bed scenarios, we want expanded metal lath...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-07-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
It looks like the chemistry-end of all the...

It looks like the chemistry-end of all the comments here are pretty well handled!

So rather than expound on any of that, I will say that siloxane technology is sometimes used in the chemistry of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
CX makes a great point; getting that mil...

CX makes a great point; getting that mil thickness correct is crucial. While the reinforcing fabric is optional, (and again to CX's point) it serves very well to help ensure the mil thickness is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
John, Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is...

John,

Sealing Ultracolor Plus FA is completely optional. To Davy's point, the grout itself is not a food source for mold, so sealing it may or may not make a real dramatic difference as soap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,192
Cliff, It may be a good idea to give...

Cliff,

It may be a good idea to give Schluter a call just to make sure you are abiding by all their terms to keep the warranty intact. Unless they have recently changed course, our Porcelain Tile...
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