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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By dskater411
I used Mapei Aqua Defense, zero issues with...

I used Mapei Aqua Defense, zero issues with hardie backer, it was very solid, no primer coat, just 2-3 normal coats. Lowes sells it and you can use a 10% off coupon too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,120
Posted By dskater411
i second directly butting the tile up close and...

i second directly butting the tile up close and tight with the carpet. if they are the same height you can fluff up the carpet a bit so you dont stub your toe on the tile edge. if the finished tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By dskater411
Second the Schluter. They make difference...

Second the Schluter. They make difference finishes such as brushed nickel, looks really sharp with matching fixtures/shower handle. I would 45 degree miter cut it
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By dskater411
Do you mean chips at the very end of your cut or...

Do you mean chips at the very end of your cut or the entire cut edge is rough/jagged? Others can weigh in but I am assuming both are a result of the type of tile or saw more so than having a low...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By dskater411
i think the options are to either use a metal...

i think the options are to either use a metal runner trim piece glued to the tile, or to drill glass mounts into the tile. for the 18" glass panel, you would want those mounts on the vertical (knee...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By dskater411
ill confirm as a DIY'er, after I read that Mapei...

ill confirm as a DIY'er, after I read that Mapei recommended using Aqua defense at full strength, I did so on Hardie-backer and had absolutely no issues with it adhering. I made sure to vacuum, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By dskater411
I used something similar in a niche and deco...

I used something similar in a niche and deco band. Is that a natural stone? If so groutless makes no difference, its going to breath, and it will dry out too. Just stay on top of sealing it, keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Shower Complete!

Well, it took much longer than I am happy to admit, but I am done. Glass guy is coming tuesday and the wife is happy we can finally start using the master shower again. Just wanted to give a big...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
OK, got some Mapesil, just one more questing...

OK, got some Mapesil, just one more questing before starting the sealing -

I have a few little areas with larger (1/4-3/8") gaps - Between curb/wall, knee wall/wall, and pebble floor/wall) - I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Caulking for Shower

Hi All,

I just wanted to find out which specific brands of caulking you professionals recommend for showers?

The tile store near me carries Mapesil (100% silicone) and Keracaulk (Sanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By dskater411
im not sure about 1/16" joints, that sounds...

im not sure about 1/16" joints, that sounds awfully tight, but considering you have so many joints, if you are trying to preserve the tile, consider an oscillator tool with a diamond wheel. i got a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,179
Posted By dskater411
Heres what mine looked like. Im no pro but I read...

Heres what mine looked like. Im no pro but I read and planned quite a bit.I shimmed my studs to make sure the cbu would be flush with the drywall but it isnt super critical since the thinset will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,179
Posted By dskater411
ive had to screw down quite a few strips of...

ive had to screw down quite a few strips of hardie like that and have a good feel to keep it from splitting. I dont find it necessary to drill pilot holes though that would certainly help. what I do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By dskater411
1/8 doesnt sound like a big deal. The thinset...

1/8 doesnt sound like a big deal. The thinset between tile and cbu should be a bit thicker of a layer than that so the tile will clear the transition. I had a cbu to drywall transition, i taped it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,415
Posted By dskater411
as someone whose only done 1 mudbed (and it came...

as someone whose only done 1 mudbed (and it came out pretty great if I do say so myself), don't be nervous, its not that hard, just take your time. Drypack feels like wet sand and can easily be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By dskater411
i didn't bother with the ledger board. I just...

i didn't bother with the ledger board. I just used a level and straight edge, drew a line around the shower where the ledger would have been, used that line as a guide for the top of my first row of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,437
Posted By dskater411
aesthetically you can hide being out of plumb...

aesthetically you can hide being out of plumb with the tiles being offset, or choosing a random pattern (like for wood look tiles, similar to a hardwood floor), just make sure you dont end up in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Yes it says 40lbs on the bag and it is supposed...

Yes it says 40lbs on the bag and it is supposed to go as far as competitor 50lb bags. So will go exchange it, I can wait until next weekend I have a bit left of the first bag. The main reason it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Ardex bag not full?

Hi guys,
Kind of a weird post, but I just bought another bag of thin set I was going to use today. When I purchased it, I thought it seemed light for 40lbs, and had more air than The last one I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By dskater411
have you tried using a rubbing stone? as...

have you tried using a rubbing stone?

as mentioned some tiles just chip more than others. that being said ive done 3 tile jobs now with a cheap $80 workforce wetsaw and the cuts look professional....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Hi Kevin Yes I flat trowel thinset first ....

Hi Kevin

Yes I flat trowel thinset first . Surface is pretty clear (Aqua defense walls as seen in above photos)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Question regarding thinset behavior

Hi All

I started putting up the wall tiles and the thinset is giving me some trouble. I'm using Ardex x77 as I can get it for a good price locally and read its good stuff. I mixed a ratio of 1...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By dskater411
I considered a Hansgrohe rainhead but it was just...

I considered a Hansgrohe rainhead but it was just a bit out of my budget and also ultimately decided that I wanted a showerhead with good pressure over a soaking experience. I went with a Speakman in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
Absolutely good points. I plan on staying on top...

Absolutely good points. I plan on staying on top of maintenance for those stones too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By dskater411
PSA for Spectralock on Pebble Floor

I just thought I would share my experience using Spectralock on a stone shower floor, as I wasn't able to find a lot of people who have.

1. The grout went a lot further than I thought it would. I...
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