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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By midwest girl
That’s exactly why I was confused- if the gap is...

That’s exactly why I was confused- if the gap is to allow space for movement, why would someone fill the gap with grout?



Theft statutes are basically drafted the same way in every state - the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By midwest girl
FYI - I have not paid him all of the money -...

FYI - I have not paid him all of the money - about 40% (my SO agreed to 40% before I was involved - I don’t know what’s “typical” to do for these projects).

Also - I don’t think that he’d be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By midwest girl
Well, as I stated in my original post - I was...

Well, as I stated in my original post - I was pretty sure that I knew the answers to my questions.

The actual tiles are very consistent in size and thickness. There is a little lippage in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By midwest girl
I just noticed that the grout lines look okay in...

I just noticed that the grout lines look okay in the first photo (that’s where he started tiling -by closet door). It looks like he rushed to finish job and started spreading mortar thinner or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By midwest girl
Help - new slate tile coming loose

I had some 4x12 slate tile installed several weeks ago. Yesterday, I noticed that a couple of the small cut tiles along and edge of the floor were loose. After a little further inspection, there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Need help - have new person coming (in 30 mins) to look at shower today

I have found someone who is co I got over to discuss completing my shower in about 30 mins. He (his company) has been recommended by a close friend (my friend has a good relationship with him -...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
CX - Thanks for moving this - I wasn’t thinking...

CX - Thanks for moving this - I wasn’t thinking this morning when I posted my questions!

First - I didn’t actually meet with the tile setter this morning - my SO thought I shouldn’t because he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Desperately need advice re: taking over shower completion

First - I apologize for the length of this post. I just had surgery and am taking multiple medications that make me drowsy and make my brain feel “fuzzy.” I am experiencing a great deal of stress...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By midwest girl
Joe - wound up contracting COVID - so, my project...

Joe - wound up contracting COVID - so, my project has been placed on pause. I am starting to feel a tiny bit better - and I am BORED - so, I’m back to planning this bathroom renovation.

You are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By midwest girl
I have also have an elevated gas fireplace that...

I have also have an elevated gas fireplace that doesn’t require a hearth per the manufacturer- so the wood floor runs into the fireplace tile. Hard to take a photo - I’m in the middle of renovating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By midwest girl
CX - With respect to your question related...

CX -

With respect to your question related to item #2 on my list:


A friend used Eco Prim Grip over existing wall tiles in his tub/shower and then tiled directly over the old tile. He watched...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By midwest girl
Okay - so here are my questions for a diy...

Okay - so here are my questions for a diy shower/tub update -

1. Could I simply remove a couple rows of the current tile (up high) on the wall and replace with new tile for an accent band. I’m...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By midwest girl
CX - I think I may have had a...

CX -

I think I may have had a miscommunication with my brother-in-law.

I think he meant that if I was leaving my current bathtub - and just removing the existing field tile on the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By midwest girl
New bathroom tile project? Thoughts?

When I decided to update this particular bathroom, my original plan was to leave the existing 4x4 white tile currently installed on the walls of my tub/shower combo.

The current tile was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
I have thought about adding a small grab bar -...

I have thought about adding a small grab bar - would be a good idea because I do get dizzy at times.

Lou - I know that the niche should have a slight angle for water runoff - I just haven’t had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Using piece of tile to make shaving ledge in shower

I purchased a couple options to use as a shaving shelf/ledge in my new shower. I have a Schluter pre-made small niche and a Sanliv corner mounted foot rest pictured below.

I am not sure if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
CX - I’d like to change the name of this thread...

CX - I’d like to change the name of this thread if possible. I have some additional questions that are related to the construction of this shower - but they don’t relate to my initial post. I’m not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Lou - nothing is in the contract about this - the...

Lou - nothing is in the contract about this - the issue didn’t arise until afterwards.

FYI - he’s not asking for any additional money for this - however - I only think it’s fair to compensate him...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Need some advice re: setting mosaic tiles

I added this to the end of my thread re: help with professional shower stall a few hours ago but I’m not sure anyone is looking at that thread still. I need to figure this out tonight. Thanks
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
Warning - just got out of hospital- my head is a bit dizzy

I’ve ordered some porcelain hexagon mosaic tile to see if it looks nice enough to switch out my marble ones. In the event that I don’t like it, I have a question:

If you need to replace some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
“Epoxy Method” - marble tile installation in shower

I have finally decided to move ahead with using marble in my shower. I’ve struggled over this decision quite a bit. I’ve always wanted a marble shower because of my mom. She had a BEAUTIFUL marble...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-07-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By midwest girl
Well . . . Just a few minutes ago, I discovered...

Well . . . Just a few minutes ago, I discovered some “vomit” on my UNSEALED slate tile! Clearly, it’s been sitting on the tile for a few hours.

It wasn’t my 11 year old dog. It was my 5 year...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By midwest girl
Davy - the slate is from Brazil. My...

Davy - the slate is from Brazil. My understanding is that it is a pretty good slate vs. some others. My contractor said that the tiles were consistently sized and pretty easy to install. The floor...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By midwest girl
Sealing slate tile advice

I am having slate tile installed soon in my laundry room. I have read some advice regarding sealing tile - but some of it has been conflicting. My understanding is that the tile should be sealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,615
Posted By midwest girl
I appreciate the explanation. By the time I’m...

I appreciate the explanation. By the time I’m finished renovating this bathroom, I might actually sound like I know what I’m talking about!l

Well, I guess I will find out tomorrow if the new...
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