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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi frosty. I would install the floor first...

Hi frosty.
I would install the floor first and at last the walls.
in the shower the same thing.

Ciao Sandro.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi. If you r sure about a solid floor I would...

Hi.
If you r sure about a solid floor I would install tile over tile with a good bonding thin set.
I say that if you’ll have a leaking toilet or faucet you’ll be having water running into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hey steve Ok it wasn't water filtration but...

Hey steve

Ok it wasn't water filtration but a lot of steam and umidity, because looks, like you said, they stick those tiles just on greenboard probably without any vapour barrier and poorly thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi Steve: I’m sure that over the years water...

Hi Steve:
I’m sure that over the years water filtration its being a problem for that shower walls due to poor insulation to the substrate.
Of course I would redo the whole thing again with a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,374
Posted By the tiling Machine
Labor-ghini

Labor-ghini
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-05-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,374
Posted By the tiling Machine
:tigers:

:tigers:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,029
Posted By the tiling Machine
:usflag: looks like the same thing that I said...

:usflag:
looks like the same thing that I said
Except for some thin set that are approved by ansi and blah blah :blah: for plywood and blah blah.
Oak here they usually have tendency to go...
Forum: History Forum 02-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By the tiling Machine
Tank you guys I'm tryng But you r still the...

Tank you guys I'm tryng

But you r still the best
No doubt about it. :lol2:
Sandro.
P.S.
You can see my article
Ceramic tiles-The real story...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,029
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi oakman. It’s your plywood just on the strips...

Hi oakman.
It’s your plywood just on the strips or on top of the subfloor? If is so, Yes you need a cbu or a coupling membrane over that because your tiles wont stick on wood.
Wood is a live...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By the tiling Machine
Of course you need to be carefull when you use...

Of course you need to be carefull when you use muriatic acid, like any other chemicals that you use,
you cannot make a smoothie out of it.
:complain:
Sandro.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,236
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi albert. I did one of those too with 18 inch...

Hi albert.
I did one of those too with 18 inch porcelain
this size however it is not my first choice for countertop
The only disadvantage how ever is that you’ wont see the beauty of a full tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi tim. 1. Transversal to the bottom one 2. I...

Hi tim.
1. Transversal to the bottom one
2. I would use ½ inch exterior grade.
3. I did not get this question.
4. Yes glue it with multipurpose liquid nail and then screw it.

:deal:
sandro.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi Diy amateur What is your Name? I do not...

Hi Diy amateur
What is your Name?
I do not see any challenging situation.
I would use a cbu and cover the whole area with it even the mortar sub floor or use a coupling membrane like ditra if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,078
Posted By the tiling Machine
hi Pete The mapei premixed thin set it is a...

hi Pete
The mapei premixed thin set it is a mastic because doesn’t have Portland cement in it.
The only purpose is to made easy for DIY’s to have some glue ready without any grout mixing.
Very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi Kathleen I agree with Dan, do that If you...

Hi Kathleen
I agree with Dan, do that
If you feel uncomfortable to nock everything off because the constitution of your walls,
just strip off the paint and use same strong thin set to support the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi jr cella The answer to you question is no. ...

Hi jr cella
The answer to you question is no.
Unsanded grout it is suitable for joint less then 1/16 or even ¼ inch.
However when you mix it do not try to add more water to make it thinner.
It is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By the tiling Machine
A cork like pad? Sound new How ever your grout...

A cork like pad? Sound new
How ever your grout lines maybe are suffering of mildew or some water stain spots .
For stains in grout lines (besides those product on the market that claim to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By the tiling Machine
Do the tiles first, You will not lose any tiles...

Do the tiles first,
You will not lose any tiles if are properly installed :)
Sandro
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi yes you do, but not need to prime it, and...

Hi
yes you do, but not need to prime it, and do not forgot to caulk on the edge of the trim, most important of all.
sandro. :goodluck:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By the tiling Machine
hi lucky Hi I would not worry using ditra under...

hi lucky
Hi I would not worry using ditra under your stove infact ditra it is suitable for warming floors systems going up to 105 Fahrenheit .
Read carefully the instructions because with Ditra...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-26-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,923
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi pbdist I agree but you can also use some...

Hi pbdist
I agree but you can also use some Hydrochloric acid, or muriatic acid wich you can buy at any DIY stores.

Sandro
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,142
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi Red rock This is a handy spray on grout...

Hi
Red rock
This is a handy spray on grout and stone cleaner for frequent use. It is good for removing soap scum and cleaning tile counters.
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/3 cup of ammonia
1/4 cup...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,693
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi kezug I agree you can with no problem use...

Hi kezug
I agree you can with no problem use thinset over drywall .
:goodluck:
sandro.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By the tiling Machine
Thumbs up Hi norter 79 Beautiful job I really like it ...

Hi norter 79
Beautiful job I really like it
I like those metal bull nose, very good choice

Sandro
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-24-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By the tiling Machine
Hi Cory Read this: (you might try also with...

Hi Cory
Read this: (you might try also with muriatic acid that you can by at any DIY store.)
Good luck
Sandro.


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