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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By jadnashua
Running the wall tile down is not incorrect, it’s...

Running the wall tile down is not incorrect, it’s just not as common as it requires more careful cuts on the floor tile to make that joint neat rather than running the floor tile underneath the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiBoard is neat stuff. You still want to take...

KerdiBoard is neat stuff. You still want to take a wet sponge and wipe the areas you are going to spread thin set just prior. Thin set bonds because it grows crystalline spikes as it cures, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
There are numerous shower build methods outlined...

There are numerous shower build methods outlined in the industry bible, the TCNA Handbook. If you pick one and perform it properly, you’ll have a reliable shower.

Kerdi, and some others, is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By jadnashua
Some modified thin sets do not become stable...

Some modified thin sets do not become stable until they also dry, but many modern ones do, so drying isn’t a big issue. It’s just that to the unwary, it’s hard to make a distinction of which ones...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By jadnashua
DitraXL might give you enough extra height along...

DitraXL might give you enough extra height along with a slightly deeper notched trowel.

1/4” cbu , once you put the thin set under it and over it, will probably raise things a bit higher than you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By jadnashua
You must embed it into thin set when used on a...

You must embed it into thin set when used on a floor to ensure you you full coverage to prevent any possible movement, but you don’t walk on a wall, so, in a class with Schluter, their recommendation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By jadnashua
Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means that it...

Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means that it is changed by heat and pressure over time. Usually, there’s not much left of natural things like shells, but it depends on the duration of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
It’s risky, as a point load on a small tile that...

It’s risky, as a point load on a small tile that just hit the worst case situation could cause the edge to sink into the plastic ridge around a pocket. You really want enough towers from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By jadnashua
The actual depth of the grout, essentially how...

The actual depth of the grout, essentially how consistent the thickness of the grout, can affect how it cures and thus the coloration. A bit thinner layer of grout on a small joint is more likely to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By jadnashua
Basic deck mud won't bond well. What they told...

Basic deck mud won't bond well. What they told us in class was to mix up a small batch of the deck mud and put some additional cement in it to use underneath the flange.

Is the drain glued in, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By jadnashua
The color may end up the same, but the texture...

The color may end up the same, but the texture and how shiny it is may differ.

THe stuff you have to mix is based on cement, the premixed stuff is essentially a plastic. The one-part stuff...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By jadnashua
There's a few reasons to use a gypcrete layer on...

There's a few reasons to use a gypcrete layer on a floor. In a condo, it may have been done for one or both of the major reasons:
- noise suppression
- fire resistance

Without knowing your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset, especially a modified one, has the...

Thinset, especially a modified one, has the potential to bond to the wire. It doesn't bond actually to the mat, but is mechanically locked into it because of the shape once the thinset cures.

It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By jadnashua
I haven't tried it, but I think you'll have...

I haven't tried it, but I think you'll have almost no chance of pulling the tile up and preserving the wire or the mat underneath.

You might want to call Schluter and see if they have any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
2" Kerdiboard for a floating one. To reinforce...

2" Kerdiboard for a floating one. To reinforce the long, front edge, they call for using their U-channel, then tile over it using a counter front profile. Attach it to the walls with Kerdifix. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By jadnashua
You definitely want a damper in the roof cap. In...

You definitely want a damper in the roof cap. In mine, there's one built into the inline fan, and another on the roof. I do not notice any breeze or loss of heat from the room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By jadnashua
Some of the Panasonic fans have a built-in...

Some of the Panasonic fans have a built-in moisture sensor, and will turn the fan on if someone forgets, then run it for a time after the sensor dries to ensure the rest of the room gets dried out. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
While a rectified tile will be more consistent...

While a rectified tile will be more consistent than an unrectified one, that still doesn't mean that they will be exactly the same. For a 1/16", a third of that is 1/48" or 0.02"...that's pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
With square edges, you have to be VERY careful...

With square edges, you have to be VERY careful when cleaning up the grout, as it is REALLY easy to wash it down below the square edges, which can be quite sharp. Yes, if there's a bevel, the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By jadnashua
If there's an attic above and you're going out...

If there's an attic above and you're going out the roof, had you considered something like a Solatube tubular skylight with their exhaust fan? This could replace your overhead light fixture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By jadnashua
A showerhead does not increase the pressure of...

A showerhead does not increase the pressure of the water! IF there's enough volume, the restriction of the nozzles will increase the VELOCITY of the water, which people incorrectly relate to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By jadnashua
If you use a rigid wedge spacer, you can stack...

If you use a rigid wedge spacer, you can stack them immediately (a wedge lets you make fine adjustments). You do not want to use a spacer that is flexible, as the weight of the tile will likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I wouldn't have an issue installing a...

Personally, I wouldn't have an issue installing a BB later after the tile had been installed. Yes, it would have been better to install it prior to the tile going up, but if it is a corner one, or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter doesn't license trained people, but they...

Schluter doesn't license trained people, but they do give them a certificate if they finish a training class. If you're going to hire someone, keep in mind that they may be able to get their product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By jadnashua
Those slots on the underside of the clamping part...

Those slots on the underside of the clamping part of the drain are your weepholes. If your waterproofing job is done well as is, you've essentially negated the divot. If there's any defect, water...
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