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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:16 PM
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Posted By jadnashua
Short answer...probably. Longer answer, the...

Short answer...probably.

Longer answer, the bond of the mortar will only be as good as the bond of the paint to the surface below. You have two choices, lightly sand the paint, carefully remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By jadnashua
Probably the biggest cost in a dryset mortar is...

Probably the biggest cost in a dryset mortar is the actual cement, and probably biggest component in a modified is the actual modifiers. Up to a point, you get what you pay for. Customblend is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiDS was developed to handle the perm factor...

KerdiDS was developed to handle the perm factor the industry settled on for commercial steam showers. Those could be running 24/7, potentially with no time (except maybe for cleaning) to ever dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By jadnashua
1. In that hallway, unless the tile you chose is...

1. In that hallway, unless the tile you chose is REALLY flat, that tile size wouldn't work well. The generally accepted offset on large tile like that is no more than about 30%, and you'd end up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By jadnashua
Some membranes designed for roofs and decks are...

Some membranes designed for roofs and decks are designed for things like pavers or a floating wooden structure to sit on top of them.

If you make your platform stiff enough, you could use Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By jadnashua
That would work, but cut edges, tend to be sharp,...

That would work, but cut edges, tend to be sharp, and if glazed, softening that edge can be a major pain, especially on lots of small tiles. If you get over aggressive in softening the edge, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By jadnashua
When thinset cures (it doesn't need to actually...

When thinset cures (it doesn't need to actually dry), it needs enough water in the mix to actually hydrate the cement. This causes a chemical reaction that causes crystals to grow, and it is those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards say NO penetration of the...

Industry standards say NO penetration of the liner within 2" above the top of the curb...that also means no screws INTO the curb at least on the top and on the inside. The liner is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By jadnashua
Anything you could apply to the tile at home...

Anything you could apply to the tile at home would wear off, so the practical answer is no. Is the tile glazed, or is it a through-body porcelain?

If you can find someone who does pottery, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By jadnashua
One thing grout does that caulk won't is to...

One thing grout does that caulk won't is to literally support the edges of the tile. When they are not well supported, and you roll or place a point load on a joint, you can crack the edge of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By jadnashua
Custom Blend is about the lowest quality...

Custom Blend is about the lowest quality unmodified thinset you can buy. There are places where that's great to have, but setting Kerdi is not one of them! Two things make one more expensive and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By jadnashua
You don't indicate where you are (state at least...

You don't indicate where you are (state at least helps), but one thing to keep in mind, in some states, it's illegal to sell, install, import, or give a toilet to someone for installation that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By jadnashua
In the USA, it wouldn't pass an inspection if you...

In the USA, it wouldn't pass an inspection if you went from 2" - 1-1/2" - 2" again...some places allow a 1-1/2" drain, but I'm not aware of any codes in the USA that allow it except for a tub/shower....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By jadnashua
As long as you can get the 2" overlap with the...

As long as you can get the 2" overlap with the Kerdiband to make the seams waterproof...you can install the niche any time you want. On a wall where you won't be flood testing, you can add the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By jadnashua
Some SLC products come in a thixotropic...

Some SLC products come in a thixotropic configuration...that means that the material moves when physically agitated, but stops when you stop. This allows it to be made into ramps with a slope, if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By jadnashua
I think that I'd try to make some alignment...

I think that I'd try to make some alignment blocks for the edge tile the expected thickness once you add the thinset and set the tile. You might want to do a quick mockup with some scraps. Then,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By jadnashua
This profile may be your better bet...

This profile may be your better bet https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Profiles/For-Countertops/Schluter%C2%AE-RONDEC-CT/p/RONDEC_CT, but may not work, depending on the thickness of your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code calls for a MINIMUM of 1/4" per...

Plumbing code calls for a MINIMUM of 1/4" per foot slope to the drain. While not a requirement, aesthetically, most people prefer the bottom row of tile to be equal and level all around the shower. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By jadnashua
In Europe, even with the EU as a top level...

In Europe, even with the EU as a top level organization, Schluter would have had to get approval from each country to get their preferred method approved. They decided that it just wasn't worth the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By jadnashua
My front loader (different brand) is pretty...

My front loader (different brand) is pretty stable when it is spinning, but a lot of that is because the thing weighs almost 100Kg! Not sure what they use for weights in it, but maybe cement. Even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter does sell U-channel to fit the 2"...

Schluter does sell U-channel to fit the 2" Kerdiboard panel edges that offer you the chance to anchor it to a wall or floor, and to help stiffen a long edge. Kerdiboard is flat, stable, and won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By jadnashua
Whenever I've seen the Schluter guys install...

Whenever I've seen the Schluter guys install Kerdi, when embedding the material, they end up squeegeeing some thinset out whenever they get to an edge. I noticed during the video, that the installer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By jadnashua
An ANSI A118.15 mortar will have a higher bond...

An ANSI A118.15 mortar will have a higher bond strength, a bit more flexibility, and temperature tolerance than an A118.11. You may not need that extra bond strength, and an A118.11 will probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By jadnashua
Way back when (and it still may be going on), at...

Way back when (and it still may be going on), at CTEF (ceramic tile education foundation) training sessions, they'd take a carboard box, then using thinset and Kerdi, cover the inside of it. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By jadnashua
It would be better to cut the counter off with...

It would be better to cut the counter off with the part of the cabinet you remove.

The L bracket MIGHT provide enough support depending on what it was made of
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