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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Nick Drake
Set the tiles on a flat surface, look at how much...

Set the tiles on a flat surface, look at how much higher the center of the tile is, if you do a brick pattern you will have that much lippage between tiles. We can't tell how much of a bow there is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,175
Posted By Nick Drake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOCziDj6N3k ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOCziDj6N3k

This is pretty much what I've done on wood subfloors. Comes out much better than a gauge rake to place it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,175
Posted By Nick Drake
If you're going to use self leveler I would...

If you're going to use self leveler I would suggest laying out pegs for height of the pour using a laser and then basically using those as a screed. For wood subfloors drywall screws work great.
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,239,444
Posted By Nick Drake
Thanks John! Getting started in the back corner...

Thanks John! Getting started in the back corner where the rows changed was definitely a confusing head scratcher.
Doing my own bathroom this month and I'm so happy to be working with one color of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,239,444
Posted By Nick Drake
A layout and setting challenge, customer picked...

A layout and setting challenge, customer picked the dual colored hex and pattern. Testing the layout I realized I would have to be very intentional about how they landed at the door, ended up doing a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,799
Posted By Nick Drake
For hydroban board you can waterproof joints a...

For hydroban board you can waterproof joints a number of ways.


Two coats of hydroban liquid with mesh fabric in corners



HYDRO BAN Adhesive & Sealant inside butt joints and again after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,799
Posted By Nick Drake
Question Eric on you last point on the material below the...

Eric on you last point on the material below the mortar bed, felt or aquabar B are just vapor retarders. They are not fully "waterproof" in the sense you're thinking. No issue putting them down and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Nick Drake
1/8" wedi board applied with only thinset has...

1/8" wedi board applied with only thinset has worked very well for me on those cases and was faster than floating it out. Depending on how out of whack the framing is you might still want to fasten...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Nick Drake
Not a clue on whether either is truly better for...

Not a clue on whether either is truly better for crack isolation.

Strata is going to let you use a modified thinset for bonding the tile without an extended cure time with the grace of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,182
Posted By Nick Drake
Good feedback James, this spectralock 1 is my...

Good feedback James, this spectralock 1 is my first try using a premixed grout. FWIW I was doing around 20-30 sq ft at a time and coming back for the first rinse. Aiming for about 4-6 minutes from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-16-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,182
Posted By Nick Drake
Didn't know if putting the tile on blast was ok,...

Didn't know if putting the tile on blast was ok, Adessi "opal black" hex from floor and decor. Seems that they (adessi) offer this finish in quite a few designs also.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,182
Posted By Nick Drake
Another follow up here to go along with Mike's...

Another follow up here to go along with Mike's last comment. I just did 80 sq ft of matte black hexagons with silver shadow spectralock 1. They were some big box tiles and good god what a nightmare....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Nick Drake
Thanks Shawn, they have some good content on...

Thanks Shawn, they have some good content on there! Sounds like the install went as smooth as advertised, doing the prefill with the SLC sure seemed less taxing than pushing around thinset :)
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By Nick Drake
Jim I ran into a similar issue in my last home,...

Jim I ran into a similar issue in my last home, if it appears that your substrate is still sound enough that those tiles will stay adhered I might have an easier solution for you. Little triangular...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Nick Drake
Some more info on the project: Home is 59...

Some more info on the project:

Home is 59 build with 1x6 T&G solid sawn subfloor, will be running 2" screws direct to joists. If there are significant high spots I'll sand down before adding the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Nick Drake
Ardex SLC over flexbone heat

I'm currently in the planning stages on a bath remodel and have been weighing options for radiant heat/uncoupling matts. Narrowed it down to using ardex's flexbone system or laticrete's offering.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,244
Posted By Nick Drake
You have high exterior humidity most of the year,...

You have high exterior humidity most of the year, vapor is trying to drive into your structure.

Kerdi board is going to supply that well enough. Radiant barriers can not function without an air...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,563
Posted By Nick Drake
Gerry, just tagging on your floor prep portion,...

Gerry, just tagging on your floor prep portion, take the time to hit that glue with a diamond cup wheel. I just went through this on a friends home, he thought the vinyl glue was "scraped enough" and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,522
Posted By Nick Drake
FWIW I'm not a pro tile setter and my first glass...

FWIW I'm not a pro tile setter and my first glass tile job all the cuts look better than your contractors second cut. That's still pretty bad.

On a wet saw with a sliding table use a larger tile...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-02-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,182
Posted By Nick Drake
Just used spectralock 1 on a backsplash for my...

Just used spectralock 1 on a backsplash for my kitchen. Have previously used spectra lock pro premium on a tub surround, vanity, and a couple other odd small projects.

For setting I found it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,036
Posted By Nick Drake
Reelbusy, you might be interested in what I found...

Reelbusy, you might be interested in what I found using it. Bottom of the second page:

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=128321&page=2
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,776
Posted By Nick Drake
The color is the waterproofing agent (whatever it...

The color is the waterproofing agent (whatever it is). When they say "throughout" it's just multiple layers of that red stuff.

If it was truly waterproof for the whole board why do they want you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,776
Posted By Nick Drake
Oh one more thing, on the board in the pan note....

Oh one more thing, on the board in the pan note. James Hardie specs a 1/4" clearance. They don't specify between mud or a pre made pan. Seems like it would wick right out of the bed into the board. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,776
Posted By Nick Drake
Long time reader, the forum has helped me get...

Long time reader, the forum has helped me get through a few projects with no need to post questions in the past. Figured I would make an account to share some info since I just tried out this...
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