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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 341,785
Posted By Custom Builder
On matte type tiles like Emser Citadel we have to...

On matte type tiles like Emser Citadel we have to use a latex paint remover to get rid of the shiny haze. We could spend 1 hour cleaning each tile and still end up with shiny spots the next day. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,414
Posted By Custom Builder
It always cracks me up when the local Builder's...

It always cracks me up when the local Builder's Association hands out awards to themselves. I've seen some mind-boggling antics from "Award Winning" builders.

There would be no awards for that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 49,955
Posted By Custom Builder
I'm normally not a fan of Ridgid tools, but I...

I'm normally not a fan of Ridgid tools, but I found a great deal on their newest 10" saw. Says it rips up to 34", but I easily get 36's on it, will also cut 24" diagonals.

I've spent days trying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By Custom Builder
Advantech is very popular in the Midwest, but not...

Advantech is very popular in the Midwest, but not the coast and I'm not sure why. I've used them all, Edge Gold, Dry Guard, etc. They're all garbage compared to Huber. I pay the extra money and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 341,785
Posted By Custom Builder
I am normally a fan of epoxy, but it's such a...

I am normally a fan of epoxy, but it's such a pain. I tried fusion on some Emser Citadel Gray. It's kind of a matte finish and the grout left a shiny edge when everything dried no matter what we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By Custom Builder
Eurob, yeah main floor will have a 5 ton, 2 stage...

Eurob, yeah main floor will have a 5 ton, 2 stage Trane and a bit smaller for the second. Our area of the PNW doesn't get much severe weather though. This home will have 10 palm trees lining the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By Custom Builder
Epalmer, must be a Schluter drain. Also, 8' will...

Epalmer, must be a Schluter drain. Also, 8' will still leave me with 3' on either side and I think it will still make the floor slope look strange on the sides to get it to drop toward the drain. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By Custom Builder
Zero-Entry shower with linear drain and 2 entrances

Racking my brain on this one. Where would you ladies and gents put the linear drain in this shower? It's got one large frame-less sheet of glass in the middle separating it from the free-standing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,764
Posted By Custom Builder
I have used black grout twice on a shower floor...

I have used black grout twice on a shower floor and both times there were issues. Didn't look dry, inconsistent coloring when dry, etc, etc.

Black grout in a shower has almost as many problems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Custom Builder
If the rest of the shower looks good and appears...

If the rest of the shower looks good and appears to have been done properly, I'd use my foot to swipe that bit of water toward the drain after shutting off the water. As others have said, the repair...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,291
Posted By Custom Builder
Instead of the CPex, why not just have them use...

Instead of the CPex, why not just have them use epoxy grout on the floor? Tried and true. I was helping the plumbers install a freestanding tub knocked the jug of ABS glue off the ledge and onto...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Custom Builder
No matter what the grey grouts with white tile...

No matter what the grey grouts with white tile just look dingy and old even when brand new. Why not use white epoxy and call it a day?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,312
Posted By Custom Builder
Karla, I would be worried about the...

Karla,
I would be worried about the redguard-dyrwall mud-redguard on that ledge where the glass goes. Whether you're doing frame-less or track mounted glass they'll have to screw into that ledge. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,709
Posted By Custom Builder
As far as I can tell those are not large format...

As far as I can tell those are not large format tiles in the shower. No reason why those should have so much lippage. Even worse is the fact that you can see the seams where the deco tiles meet up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By Custom Builder
Sorry to hear about your troubles Mike. I agree...

Sorry to hear about your troubles Mike. I agree with the others that there is a 99% chance that is DenShield under the tile. Good stuff, but I've never seen it applied on top of Durock. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,606
Posted By Custom Builder
Just finishing up a large house with a huge...

Just finishing up a large house with a huge master shower. Did epoxy on the shower floor and Fusion on the walls. The epoxy was 10x's easier to clean up than the Fusion. It was matte gray tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By Custom Builder
When you put in new carpet just run it up to the...

When you put in new carpet just run it up to the tile. That'll look better than an over the top transition. They usually roll the carpet over when it hits the tile to make it a hair thicker in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Custom Builder
I think you already know the answer to your...

I think you already know the answer to your questions Jason. I wouldn't pay the final payment and I wouldn't wait for him to file suit. I'd go down tomorrow and take him/her to small claims court...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By Custom Builder
"He also used a 50% overlap on the long wall, but...

"He also used a 50% overlap on the long wall, but only a 25% overlap on the short walls" That doesn't sound good.

I see why he did what he did in the pic, I would have went vertical or went...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,517
Posted By Custom Builder
To answer your original question, no, I would not...

To answer your original question, no, I would not allow them to grind down the existing marble in an attempt to make a slope (I don't think there's enough meat there to get it done properly) and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,721
Posted By Custom Builder
Like Tiger Mountain said, post #14 is ugly. How...

Like Tiger Mountain said, post #14 is ugly. How do you make a mistake like that using a pre-formed pan? If he had to fill in the space from pan to curb he could have just used the preformed pan for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-06-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,775
Posted By Custom Builder
Laz, I have never had a tile sub pay for...

Laz,
I have never had a tile sub pay for materials or tile. Underlayment, thinset, kerdi, tile, etc., are all provided by me. Setters show up with a trowel and tile saw.

Do you know why I do it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By Custom Builder
Ron is correct, I love my 1/4 x 1/2 u-notch...

Ron is correct, I love my 1/4 x 1/2 u-notch Marshalltown. I like to have 2 or three different types of levelers on hand. My favorite is the ProLeveling system (Blue Caps). They have very thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,673
Posted By Custom Builder
I feel for you Brent, but I'm not sure why they...

I feel for you Brent, but I'm not sure why they would say that you should always have another layer of ply on top of the subfloor. A lot of times that causes you transition problems between rooms....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,298
Posted By Custom Builder
Go with epoxy instead of something almost as good...

Go with epoxy instead of something almost as good as epoxy. You won't be picking that stuff out of the joints days later with your fingernail, you'll need a hammer and chisel.
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