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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Davy
I've seen a few marble installers over the years...

I've seen a few marble installers over the years that could patch chips in marble and make it look exactly like the stone but I've never seen it done on porcelain tiles. I've heard of using porcelain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Davy
What substrate did you use behind the tiles? ...

What substrate did you use behind the tiles?

Usually we cut out the grout and chisel out the tile. The difficulty involved will vary depending on which substrate you used.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Davy
I would check the weepholes in the drain to make...

I would check the weepholes in the drain to make sure they are clear of tar.

In 45 years, I've probably torn out 10 showers that had a moldy smell. And, none of them had a preslope and most had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Jim, most of us here look at this from a...

Jim, most of us here look at this from a different angle than you. A new pan liner would have automatically been included in our bid. When bidding a job, I can't see how the pan liner was installed...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Davy
They will then nail CBU along the bottom of the...

They will then nail CBU along the bottom of the walls which will add more nails that are too low. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Davy
Robert, they can correct me if I'm wrong but...

Robert, they can correct me if I'm wrong but anytime I've seen steel added to joists to stiffen them they were added to the sides of the joists.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By Davy
One of the first things that pops in my head on a...

One of the first things that pops in my head on a job like this is if the original layout is square and accurate enough for more tiles to fit in once the concrete is raised. Also, do you have any of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By Davy
Heck, we're just getting warmed up. :D Yep,...

Heck, we're just getting warmed up. :D Yep, those tiles can stay down and pour concrete over them. I'd remove the diagonal cut tiles up on top along with the 3 inch tiles along the edge.

The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Davy
Steven, you might check out Wedi board. I've...

Steven, you might check out Wedi board. I've never done it but seems like you can thinset it down to a concrete slab and it may come in 1 1/2 thick sheets. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By Davy
If I picture this correctly, the surrounded area...

If I picture this correctly, the surrounded area that is raised already has tile installed and you want the lowered area to be mudded up so the new tile will be flush with the tile you now have. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Davy
I'd use Maximizer concrete (Home Depot) bonded to...

I'd use Maximizer concrete (Home Depot) bonded to the old step. It seems to get really hard. I like the idea of grinding the epoxy off first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Jim, looking at your last pics, looks like you...

Jim, looking at your last pics, looks like you have removed the 2x4 jamb, maybe 2-2x4 boards on the left side. Do you plan to replace those?

The inside of the curb can be removed down to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Since you plan to redo the inside of the curb,...

Since you plan to redo the inside of the curb, over bend the lath in a u shape and slide it over the curb. Over bending the lath will cause it to hug the curb, then nail or staple the outside.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Davy
I think deck mud will be the easiest thing to...

I think deck mud will be the easiest thing to build up with. I would wipe the old concrete with a wet sponge and let it dry. Then apply a layer of thinset to the concrete as a bonder to bond the new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Ok, this is the first time you've mentioned...

Ok, this is the first time you've mentioned tiling the shower floor. Originally, I would have advised tearing up the shower floor and replacing the pan liner. But, looks like that ship has sailed. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Davy
Hi Duke. Once you figure out the subfloor,...

Hi Duke. Once you figure out the subfloor, sometimes it's best to start the tile layout up against carpet in a doorway or cased opening. Another place we like to start the layout is at a step down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Davy
I'm with the others, spend your time getting the...

I'm with the others, spend your time getting the floor flat first, it'll make it much easier to install the tiles.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Davy
If you like the shade of the marble as it is, I'd...

If you like the shade of the marble as it is, I'd play it safe and use the 511 and not the enhancer.

Like Cx said, clean up any spills or splashes right away. Anything left on the marble for a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-15-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
It might be worth calling the company that makes...

It might be worth calling the company that makes it and see what they have to say.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-15-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Davy
I've never tried this concoction, found it...

I've never tried this concoction, found it online. Bleach and vinegar will likely etch stone so it's best to test a scrap piece if you have any.

Prepare for pink mold cleanup by donning protective...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Hi Jim, welcome back. Sure, since the old tile...

Hi Jim, welcome back. Sure, since the old tile floor is in good shape, you can tile over it. I'd probably rough up the old tile with a grinder and cup wheel or a floor machine and course sand paper....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Davy
Fat mud works best in my opinion but you will...

Fat mud works best in my opinion but you will need it to be about 1/4 inch thick or so. After it sets, you can add a thin layer of thinset to fine tune it if needed. For a mosaic strip like that, I...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-10-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Davy
I have been using Empire levels for about ten...

I have been using Empire levels for about ten years, only because I couldn't find a Sands when I was in a pinch. I like the sharp edges the Sands have and they don't have a end cap. Makes it very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Davy
Yes, call the installer. Ask him what he used and...

Yes, call the installer. Ask him what he used and let us know.

In case you do it yourself, use white thinset (not premixed) . I've seen grouted soap dishes bond fairly well and I've also seen them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Davy
Hi Tony. I would try to stick to porcelain tiles...

Hi Tony. I would try to stick to porcelain tiles but even most ceramic tiles will work for what you're wanting. I would figure out what you want to use for covering the edges of the tiles like on a...
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