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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 165
Posted By Davy
Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of...

Chris, it can be done either way. For me, most of the time the slab pieces are set by the slab man that also does the countertops. So, I get all the tiling and grouting done and they come in after me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
Did she tile under the window as well? Another...

Did she tile under the window as well? Another wider picture might help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By Davy
Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures."...

Jim said, " TCNA handbook's approved procedures." I would take note of this and ask if they have ever heard of it.

I just want to echo what the others said. I'm sure the installer means well but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin...

You can try to remove the thinset but like Kevin said, the Hardi is easily damaged most of the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove...

If there's no thinset under the Hardi, I'd remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Davy
I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's...

I agree, the unsanded will work and that it's easier to fill the joints with but when washing, it's also easy to wash the joints too low. Unsanded grout also tends to shade out worse than other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Davy
Or, complete swimming pools. :)

Or, complete swimming pools. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Davy
I have no problem with pinholes that some seems...

I have no problem with pinholes that some seems to fear. I've installed at least 10 Auqa Defense showers (divot drain method) and always use the fabric along with the AD. I have also installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Davy
No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to...

No, in my opinion it doesn't save enough time to be worth it. Mastic costs more than even the higher priced thinsets.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
If the opening in the wood framing was built too...

If the opening in the wood framing was built too wide for the tub, that might be why they furred out the wall. That way the tile would reach out over the tub lip. Is that what you were trying to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Davy
The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you...

The built in lugs on the tiles will leave you joints about 1/16. The pic below shows 4x16 tiles with lugs but the homeowner wanted bigger joints so I used 1/8 wedges. We installed it with a 1/3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Davy
If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with...

If the tiles are flat enough, you can get by with a 50% stagger. Most of the time the 12x24 tiles are cupped and a 1/3 stagger works better. With cupped tiles, the 50% stagger causes more lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Davy
You can still use a linear drain in the center,...

You can still use a linear drain in the center, of course have a flat plane coming from each direction. Then large tiles could be used. Be careful that the large tiles aren't too slippery. Grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Davy
Kyle, I go against Schluters recommendations and...

Kyle, I go against Schluters recommendations and use modified mainly because it's hard to find a good unmodified thinset. I can get modified just about anywhere. I'm not going to tell you what to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Davy
You can use Mapei's Eco Prim Grip on the green...

You can use Mapei's Eco Prim Grip on the green board, it's a primer made just for tile. I wouldn't use mastic, I would use a modified thinset on everything for the reasons Wolfgang mentioned.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Davy
The PEI system is no longer in use and if I...

The PEI system is no longer in use and if I remember correctly, has to do with the glaze hardness. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Years ago I installed PEI 5 tiles in my kitchen, dining and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't even try the 1/4 inch notch. I'd...

I wouldn't even try the 1/4 inch notch. I'd probably use the 1/2 inch. I like using a 6 inch putty knife to skim coat the backs. You don't want to butter it out, just burn in a thin layer. This is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Davy
Same here. Standing in the doorway, I want to see...

Same here. Standing in the doorway, I want to see the staggered pattern. But either way works.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Davy
Recently we replaced some mortar joints in cast...

Recently we replaced some mortar joints in cast stone. We used white sand (looks about like sugar), white masonry cement and white portland cement, 4 to 1 to 1. All were bought from a masonry supply....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,560
Posted By Davy
Nick, all those will work but option 4 is best....

Nick, all those will work but option 4 is best. Ask your wife.:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
Hi Tyi, I'm having trouble (apparently others...

Hi Tyi, I'm having trouble (apparently others too) figuring out exactly what you're explaining. Can you post a picture to help us out?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Davy
Jacob, it might be best to post a picture of what...

Jacob, it might be best to post a picture of what you have. Sounds like you're wanting to apply grout over their mortar. The thinset mortar you mentioned might be hard to work with and it would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,560
Posted By Davy
If you want the slab to overhang the inside and...

If you want the slab to overhang the inside and outside of the curb you might rather L out the slab to go around the profile to the sheetrock. Hope that makes sense.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By Davy
I like the tile wall to finish at the outside...

I like the tile wall to finish at the outside edge of the curb (slab). But, you can have it go several inches past if you want. I like the glass to be in the middle of the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Davy
Mud work is still done but not like it was years...

Mud work is still done but not like it was years ago. A good mud man can get the walls plumb, flat and square. The tiling is pretty much the same as it is with other methods.

If you need to cut...
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