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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ken, :). I've used all those sealers,...

Hi Ken, :).

I've used all those sealers, and they're all good. Aquamix is easy to get.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) I'm a Schluter man through and...

Hi Jason, :)

I'm a Schluter man through and through, but I don't think I've ever used one of those seals. In fact, I haven't used seals at all. You don't need them. :)
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By John Bridge
I've cut the bottoms off wine bottles but didn't...

I've cut the bottoms off wine bottles but didn't bother polishing them. Fine sanding disks should work. Maybe try Woodcraft stores.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By John Bridge
John. If everything is adhered, nothing...

John.

If everything is adhered, nothing loose, leave it alone for a few days. If the Kerdi comes off easily after that you might have problems. As CX mentioned, Custom Blend is not the best. Of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-30-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rerun, :) I'll move you to the pro...

Hi Rerun, :)

I'll move you to the pro section. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Karen, :) Sounds like you'll be looking...

Hi Karen, :)

Sounds like you'll be looking for a remodeling contractor. And if none can be referred by friends or family, I would begin by calling different ones and asking for references of past...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-30-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,931
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kathy, :) Just to be clear, the...

Hi Kathy, :)

Just to be clear, the contractor you're talking about is the one building the house and not the tile contractor? The general contractor is the one to go after on this. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-29-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By John Bridge
I think the mold/mildew problem with...

I think the mold/mildew problem with ccementitious grouts has a lot to do with how the shower is maintained from the get-go. For years I have espoused hand drying showers with a towel each time they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, ;) Yeah, you'll have to chop the old...

Hi Dan, ;)

Yeah, you'll have to chop the old drain out and get one with a clamping ring that will accept a pan liner. You'll have to chop a hole about 8 to 10 inches in diameter to be able to do...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-24-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By John Bridge
I started into tile in the early 70s working for...

I started into tile in the early 70s working for my brother. We did a lot of mud work, but some of the builders had gone to mastic, and we did that too. I'm not particularly proud of it, but that's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Emma, :) Knowing that the new tile...

Hi Emma, :)

Knowing that the new tile installation would be only as good as the old, I would tile right over the existing tile. Forget the backer board. There is no approved way to attach it to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-23-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Odie, :) I finished a few of my own jobs...

Hi Odie, :)

I finished a few of my own jobs years ago. The process entails using a penetrating sealer first and then going over it with a top (surface) sealer. The products I used back then...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sherwin, :) I worked in California for a...

Hi Sherwin, :)

I worked in California for a number of years back in the 70s and dealt with plenty of hot mopped pans. As far as I'm concerned they are a mess, a needless mess. PVC liners last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason, :) As CX said, thinset mortar is...

Hi Jason, :)

As CX said, thinset mortar is not the material you want to use for that. The sand mix mortar is what you need. Don't put a lot of dirt back in there; just fill the hole with mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Aaron, :) I think the offset pattern...

Hi Aaron, :)

I think the offset pattern looks fine. :)

Regular cement grouts are the easiest to use, but single component grouts are more water resistant. Mapei and Laticrete make good ones.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) You'll get water out on the bath...

Hi Jeff, :)

You'll get water out on the bath floor no matter what type of shower head you use. Water bounces off of heads and shoulders. And I recommend that water be wiped up with a towel each...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-21-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bill, :) Looks like the product is used...

Hi Bill, :)

Looks like the product is used for natural stone. I don't see a mention of porcelain tile, which by the way won't accept a lot of sealer. Here's the page:
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff. I would suggest a low curb, 3 inches...

Hi Jeff. I would suggest a low curb, 3 inches high or so. Otherwise you've got a mess, door or no door. With the door sweeping the floor you can't have a mat or rug outside the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By John Bridge
Jon, have you tried calling Laticrete? They've...

Jon, have you tried calling Laticrete? They've got some excellent advisors. 800-243-4788 :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By John Bridge
In my opinion, it's not acceptable. :)

In my opinion, it's not acceptable. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,671
Posted By John Bridge
Geez, Justin. That scratch looks like a finished...

Geez, Justin. That scratch looks like a finished shower. :D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-20-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ashley, :) Pictures will and do upload,...

Hi Ashley, :)

Pictures will and do upload, and they help tremendously. :)

Another piece of advice. Visualize having to wipe you tile off with a towel and how easily or difficult that might be.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Barry, :) You should be able to tile over...

Hi Barry, :)

You should be able to tile over the brackets.

You should remove the drywall in the skinny area between the bar and the countertop and add wood backing blocks to support either new...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-18-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By John Bridge
Following what CX said, the streaks are iron...

Following what CX said, the streaks are iron oxide, and you won't be able to remove them; they are part of the stone. Best thing to do is remove and replace the offensive pieces. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Jon. :) I've never used the...

Welcome aboard, Jon. :)

I've never used the Laticrete drain, so can't help much. I think I would be in the roughing up school, though. A good quality thin set should work, but I would probably go...
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