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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Davy
I've never used Artex grout, others here have....

I've never used Artex grout, others here have. I'd use Prism, the grit is fine and the color is consistent.

We all have our favorite way of cleaning, this is how I do it. Once the grout firms up,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Davy
I imagine it could be. Talk to a stone...

I imagine it could be. Talk to a stone restoration company. They would know more about it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Davy
I would wipe each one with clean water using a...

I would wipe each one with clean water using a sponge. I wouldn't use any soap. Sometimes dipping won't get them clean.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Davy
Thinset mortar isn't designed for this but I've...

Thinset mortar isn't designed for this but I've done it many times to fill areas less than 1/4 inch. Force thinset into the low spots and use a straight edge to screed it off. After it sets, rub it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
The floor I mentioned in post two had Auqa...

The floor I mentioned in post two had Auqa Defense over concrete. That's an anti-fracture membrane that is waterproof. With the membrane, all the moisture had to leave thru the Limestone. That's why...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
Welcome Morgan. What product did he stick it down...

Welcome Morgan. What product did he stick it down with? Also, what substrate is under the Limestone? I've seen it take 2 months for thinset moisture to dry out completely over a concrete slab and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,385
Posted By Davy
I'd go with 1/8 joints with sanded grout myself...

I'd go with 1/8 joints with sanded grout myself but 1/16 might work fine. You could go with a 1/3rd stagger. Not sure what that would do to your cut sizes.

Here's a 1/3rd stagger shower. I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Davy
I would sweep or vacuum the wood, staple tar...

I would sweep or vacuum the wood, staple tar paper or plastic (lay down a trash bag) over it. Then staple lath down over it. Back in the old days, they would slap the mud down right over the wood....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Davy
That's what I use, especially if I only need to...

That's what I use, especially if I only need to remove the sharp edge after it leaves the saw. The big box stores have them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Davy
If you still want to remove the caulk, use a...

If you still want to remove the caulk, use a sharp utility knife. Go back with 100% silicone that's the same color as the grout. I find it easier to grout first but some installers caulk first. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Davy
Yep, what the others said. Plus, has there been a...

Yep, what the others said. Plus, has there been a decision on what tile to patch it in with?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Davy
I've had customers that would never go for a...

I've had customers that would never go for a patch job even if we had matching tiles. Also had some that would patch it with a contrasting color and have no problem doing that. It depends how much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Davy
That would usually be the best plan. I think it's...

That would usually be the best plan. I think it's going to be hard to know until you start tearing it out. It wouldn't surprise me if there's no moisture membrane.

Does she have tiles to patch it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Davy
Yep, what Jim said. And since you don't have all...

Yep, what Jim said. And since you don't have all the pieces, it might be best to glue the fabric on first like you mentioned. Let that set and then fill in with the rest of the pieces.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Davy
With self leveling cement, you have to push it...

With self leveling cement, you have to push it around to help it along. If you dump it in the middle of the floor, it'll be high there where you dumped it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Davy
Makes me wonder how he did the curb. Did he glue...

Makes me wonder how he did the curb. Did he glue on pan corners where the curb meets the walls? Did he nail cement board on the inside and top of the curb? When tearing out showers, the curb is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
Eddie, I know we're not saying what you want to...

Eddie, I know we're not saying what you want to hear and you can do it any way you want. But there's a reason why silicone is recommended in that joint. If you grout it and nothing ever moves, you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
That it's going to take a while to dry and that...

That it's going to take a while to dry and that it may never match exactly. I can't say how long it will take, I've never grouted pebbles with caulk. This guy doesn't sound very knowledgeable. Makes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
Adding new grout on top of old grout is usually...

Adding new grout on top of old grout is usually done when the grout is too low then you can safely add more to fill it in when using epoxy grout. If the joint is full, you don't have room to add any....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
Hi Eddie. Any changes of plane should be done...

Hi Eddie. Any changes of plane should be done with matching silicone. Normally, if it starts looking bad in a few years, we cut it out and replace it. Eventually, that joint will move, the silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
Hi Deborah, welcome. Dig it out and go get...

Hi Deborah, welcome. Dig it out and go get another box of Prism. Sorry but that's what he should have done in the first place. I can't say how long it will take what you have to set. It will likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Davy
I've mudded many small fireplaces without lath....

I've mudded many small fireplaces without lath. I'm talking just 12 inches around the firebox but on yours I'd wrap it with lath since it goes up so high. I can't say if it's 100% needed or not but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Davy
Tap cons can be used to fasten the lath to the...

Tap cons can be used to fasten the lath to the brick. Add flat washers to the Tap cons if needed. After the lath is up, you can screw a straight 1x4 to the sides of the fireplace and using the edge...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Davy
I'm still interested in carving but haven't had...

I'm still interested in carving but haven't had the time to carve anything in a while.

I need to make a down draft box to catch the dust, that way I can use my Dremel. I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By Davy
Hi Scott, welcome. For starters, where do you...

Hi Scott, welcome. For starters, where do you want the drain to be? What about busting the concrete to move the drain? Or is this a wood subfloor? You would also need to increase the drain size from...
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