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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By MesaTileworks
The slate pieces are apparently popping off clean...

The slate pieces are apparently popping off clean with no morter remaining on them (morter remains on the slab ramp to which they were originally installed). So it would seem that the problem was in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By MesaTileworks
Exterior Slate Walk

Can anyone point me to existing threads that discuss methods, products, and techniques for putting slate on an exterior area? I’ve poked around the archives and found a few discussions but not come...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By MesaTileworks
If it were mine I’d grout the bullnose edge...

If it were mine I’d grout the bullnose edge that’s not a plane change and caulk all the changes of plane, including where the tile meets the cornerbead, the outside corner bullnose, the back vertical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By MesaTileworks
Thanks y’all!

Thanks y’all!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By MesaTileworks
Backsplash Prep

Kinda noob question but not something I’ve encountered before: I’m prepping a backsplash area for tile and someone did some electrical work and left me a patch to do. Additionally, the removal of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
The flex grout recommendation actually came from...

The flex grout recommendation actually came from the install instructions that came with the product. After talking to several Warmup reps and getting conflicting info, we just decided to go ahead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Thanks, y’all. I’ve talked to Warmup twice (two...

Thanks, y’all. I’ve talked to Warmup twice (two different reps) and they are frustratingly vague on exactly what constitutes a flexible grout. The rep at my tile shop said it’s the first time he’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By MesaTileworks
Hi Scott, After reading some threads here...

Hi Scott,
After reading some threads here about Denshield and other gypsum-based products being likely to disintegrate or be otherwise compromised if they get wet, I have switched to using either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Grout Question

After confab with Warmup and Mapei and taking y'all's advice, I think we have the mortar question sorted. Thanks!

The next question is about grout. I'd planned to use Laticrete Spectralock (have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Yep. It’s similar to Ditra Heat. Plastic...

Yep. It’s similar to Ditra Heat. Plastic underlayment and the wire gets snapped into grooves in the mat.

If I’m reading y’all right, the heat generated by the mat is not likely to be enough to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Related question: for the mortar that will bond...

Related question: for the mortar that will bond the tile to the Warmup underlayment, are there any products that are particularly good for a heated floor? My understanding is that the changes in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Modified it is the and I won’t bother priming but...

Modified it is the and I won’t bother priming but will bother thorough cleaning and then dampening the floor. That seems like a good idea. Thanks for the advice as always, gentlemen!

Just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By MesaTileworks
Thinset/Primer for Warmup Underlayment

Howdy Folks,
I’m getting ready to help a buddy install some Warmup DCM-PRO underlayment for a heating system. It’ll be tiled with 3” marble hex tile. Warmup says modified *or* unmodified thin-set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By MesaTileworks
Almost time I’ve said, “close enough” at the...

Almost time I’ve said, “close enough” at the framing stage I’ve regretted it. You won’t be sorry that you spent the extra time. Furring strips, a block plane, composite shims (they don’t split like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By MesaTileworks
To Caulk or Not To Caulk?

Once the stub is removed and the stem for the shower head installed, do y’all like to caulk the gap around the stem or just the outside of the escutcheon itself? I’ve had plumbers coming in to do the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By MesaTileworks
Alrighty, thanks, gents! I just got spooked. I...

Alrighty, thanks, gents! I just got spooked. I saw a vid of a stress test between Laticrete backer board and Schluter where the former performed far better. I think I’m switching after this. Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By MesaTileworks
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By MesaTileworks
Schluter Niche Deflection?

Helping friend with their shower project and have a question about a Schluter niche (already installed in a standard 2x4 frame wall). The back of the niche seems quite flexible. If I push on it, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By MesaTileworks
Yeah, tiling to ceiling might be tricky at this...

Yeah, tiling to ceiling might be tricky at this stage *if* it turns out to be a sliver but at the top since you’ve already begun and can’t adjust height. If you’ve got tile enough and the cut ain’t...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By MesaTileworks
Option 2, or option 4: ditch the bullnose and...

Option 2, or option 4: ditch the bullnose and tile to the ceiling (assuming you have enough tile).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By MesaTileworks
Here’s what the joists look like… ...

Here’s what the joists look like…
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By MesaTileworks
Hah! Sorry, misunderstood the question. They will...

Hah! Sorry, misunderstood the question. They will sit on dirt.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By MesaTileworks
OK, thanks for the info, gentlemen. I’ll get a...

OK, thanks for the info, gentlemen. I’ll get a pic of the joists to post.

To answer the question about footing the posts I had to thought to sit them on 4x8x16 concrete cap blocks like they sell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By MesaTileworks
This is what I was curious about. How does one...

This is what I was curious about. How does one not puncture the waterproofing if the doors need anchors that go deeper than the tile? (which I would assume most do).

Even in this thread there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By MesaTileworks
Pinging to stay up in the feed. Since I don’t...

Pinging to stay up in the feed. Since I don’t know for sure what the joist material is (and the deflecto says no good for stone if the material is unknown) I’m leaning toward putting a 4x6 under the...
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