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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,808
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: 196
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: 140
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: 1,206
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: 1,240
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: 527
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: 236
Views: 15,198
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: 1,530
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: 6,533
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: 716
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: 154
Views: 15,951
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: 384
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: 694
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: 19
Views: 1,267
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: 3,126
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: 4,726
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:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,126
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sounds good to me, we make those kindah changes...

Sounds good to me, we make those kindah changes all the time.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,726
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Today we went to Walmart for regular shopping...

Today we went to Walmart for regular shopping run. The TP and cleaning product aisles were empty..... but

We found spicy Eyetalian sausage which I've had a hankerin for.

We found plenty of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-16-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,819
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Personally I think there are a lot of economic...

Personally I think there are a lot of economic factors at play from the city of NOLA who depends on conventions to the owners of the convention themselves. Who pays if there is a cancellation by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Houston Remodeler
On those I use the regular round ones as that...

On those I use the regular round ones as that huge square hole isn't needed for the escutcheon plate.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Houston Remodeler
There are a number of problems causing leaks all...

There are a number of problems causing leaks all of which stem from improper waterproofing. To fix the problem you'd need to replace the shower pan. I'd be willing to bet the rest of the installation...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-02-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What Ryan said plus; Many natural stones are...

What Ryan said plus;

Many natural stones are porous to the point they absorb water and become darker. No amount of sealer will stop this from happening.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can get those down to 3mm depending on the...

You can get those down to 3mm depending on the supplier you choose.

Many tile shops have regular thickness tiles 48x48 these days
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Houston Remodeler
BTV, Welcome to the forum. Can you give us a...

BTV,

Welcome to the forum. Can you give us a first name to use? Doesn't need to be your real name, but it comes in handy.

1- Yes
2- Depends. In my fair state of Texas the plumbing code...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As far as electrical outlets go, its always a...

As far as electrical outlets go, its always a great idea to round the corners as much as possible to spread out the stresses in the glass tiles as much as possible. Avoid L shaped cuts at all costs.
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