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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,571
Posted By carrud
I'm a lowly DIY'er that has used both Flexcolor...

I'm a lowly DIY'er that has used both Flexcolor and Fusion on 7 different jobs over the last several years. I love them both. The way I decide which to use is solely based on the colors. Whichever...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By carrud
Diaz Shower

I’m helping a neighbor build a shower. In the middle of this while I took some days off to nurse an injury the neighbor decided to help move things along without me with slightly less-than-perfect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By carrud
Jule, I'm a DIYer that has done 7 jobs over...

Jule,

I'm a DIYer that has done 7 jobs over the last couple years around my house and a few neighbors. I really like both Fusion Pro and Mapei's Flexcolor CQ. I have not used them so much that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,805
Posted By carrud
To hdtvluvr, and all DIYers It is always a...

To hdtvluvr, and all DIYers

It is always a good idea whenever possible (and even a good idea when not possible) to build a test board. If you have a contractor doing the work ask them to build you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By carrud
Good luck, Steve. We look forward to lots of pics...

Good luck, Steve. We look forward to lots of pics along the way.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Just need a little courage/confidence that I can...

Just need a little courage/confidence that I can do it justice like that. Yep, I'm always trying to find the hardest way to do stuff. A guide line and a few wedges, and I'll get 'er done.

Many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Bump on my last question which was... What...

Bump on my last question which was...

What is the best way to handle the vertical tile? On a wall I would nail a ledger board. What are methods for doing this on concrete? It is less than 2 tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Best ways for installing on vertical concrete?

I'm coming close to finishing phase 2 and so I'm starting prep for phase 3 which is the long entryway which is a couple steps higher than the kitchen and family room floor.

What is the best way to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,163
Posted By carrud
I like to do a row or two on the back wall, then...

I like to do a row or two on the back wall, then a row or two on the side walls (a single row if using large format tile). This is most comfortable to me and allows me to make adjustments if/when I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,807
Posted By carrud
Looks beautiful.

Looks beautiful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,163
Posted By carrud
Your thin set will be a bit more sticky than you...

Your thin set will be a bit more sticky than you might think. It is customary practice to occasionally pull a tile off (the last one you just now attached) to see if you are getting the thin set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Being this is earthquake country I suspect it is...

Being this is earthquake country I suspect it is lively more than that. I'm rolling the dice on it all. And I know that all the advice from the knowledgeable folks herein, including yourself, have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Thanks CX, I'll check them out. And yes, this...

Thanks CX, I'll check them out. And yes, this slab is in many ways a terrible fit for this tile. Took me 3 hours this morning to set 10 tiles due to the time it takes me to get them unlipped (because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
I will soon be finishing the family room portion...

I will soon be finishing the family room portion of the floor and continuing up a step and onto the entryway.

The sides of the raised slab of the entry have areas that are rather rough and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,299
Posted By carrud
Amy, As a DIYer I have used Flexcolor CQ on...

Amy,

As a DIYer I have used Flexcolor CQ on 3 jobs. I tested it out, like you, and found it to suit my needs. I like it because they have many colors to choose from and the ease of installation....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
John, when you stagger you should keep at no more...

John, when you stagger you should keep at no more than 1/3 (or whatever the tile manufacturer recommends. I have seen some say 1/4). This does not mean you must put them at 1/3rd, you just don't want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
Bump for question in post #26

Bump for question in post #26
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
John, I will pull a tile up partially and...

John,

I will pull a tile up partially and throw in some thin set when the condition allows it. There are times when I try a few things and finally decide to just pull it up, clean it all up and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
John, Grout Lines I used 1/8. And a grout...

John,

Grout Lines
I used 1/8. And a grout that (relatively) matches the dominate tile color, which practically hides the grout lines in this lively tile pattern. Looks great.

Techniques Used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
I finished the kitchen portion of my floor and...

I finished the kitchen portion of my floor and I’m preparing to lay the Ditra in the family room area.

1) How would you cut the Ditra at the sliding window door? How important is it that I trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By carrud
I'm in the Los Angeles area and I've done my 3...

I'm in the Los Angeles area and I've done my 3 showers using membrane (kerdi and durock systems). Hot mop is not the only way to do it and around here you will find all good tile stores carry kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,417
Posted By carrud
I'm going to make a guess based on the first...

I'm going to make a guess based on the first picture (with the paint brush)... The first drop off looks like about a 45 degree. Then there is a clear 90 degree drop. Up to that 90 degree drop, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
The nice folks at Colorite make it so beautiful...

The nice folks at Colorite make it so beautiful and easy to caulk with silicone that I want to go around the house and caulk everything I see. That spray makes the cleanup such a breeze that it saves...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,601
Posted By carrud
With lots of measurements I spend a couple of...

With lots of measurements I spend a couple of weeks in Sketchup first. This helps me before setting. But laying those first tiles are so important and sets the tone for all to come. And I use lots of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,716
Posted By carrud
Wonderful job.

Wonderful job.
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