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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By tilemanct
Is there a mud bed install procedure? Looks nice....

Is there a mud bed install procedure? Looks nice. Like the clamp feature just like the Linear drains. Is there Wedge Wire look available in both?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-20-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By tilemanct
Sounds like your builder is inexperienced in what...

Sounds like your builder is inexperienced in what he does. Was there a site meeting of all the finish trades (flooring) before the project started? Were final selections presented and mock ups...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By tilemanct
I have burned up a few DeWalts but my original...

I have burned up a few DeWalts but my original Fein that is very old is still working as good as it was when new. Get a Fein.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-11-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By tilemanct
Switch out to Mapei UM Membrane and all your...

Switch out to Mapei UM Membrane and all your problems are solved. Your choices of Thin Sets becomes almost unlimited and no warranty problems. Wish Schluter would have used ANSI specs instead of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-27-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By tilemanct
The last MK we bought was made in Mexico. My...

The last MK we bought was made in Mexico. My first MK I bought 30 years ago was made in the USA. Don't think you are going to find any saws completely made in the USA. If you do likely the components...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By tilemanct
JS I agree that old school works. Have done...

JS
I agree that old school works. Have done almost every shower pan with preslope, liner and mud. That was until I started to do repairs and started to see some of the drawbacks to that process....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-17-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 4,522,483
Posted By tilemanct
Brian I did a kitchen and mudroom last year...

Brian
I did a kitchen and mudroom last year with the 12 x 12 version of that tile. It was a nightmare product to cut anything other than a straight line. It was fired so hard that L or U cuts were...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By tilemanct
Dan That post waves a red flag for me. I always...

Dan
That post waves a red flag for me. I always avoid them. If they truly want an honest estimate they would have stated they were looking for a licensed and insured company with references and have...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By tilemanct
Flexcolor has to be one of the easiest grouts to...

Flexcolor has to be one of the easiest grouts to work with. The new Spectralock product has my interest. The beauty of Flexcolor is its ability to stay somewhat flexible. Any slight movement in the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-07-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By tilemanct
It could be a game changer or not. Remember how...

It could be a game changer or not. Remember how many changes to the formulation Spectra Loc Epoxy went through. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-07-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 4,522,483
Posted By tilemanct
Why is it every time I go to Florida I cant...

Why is it every time I go to Florida I cant believe how horrible the tile work is. Yet Brian posts incredible pics of his work. Are you sure you live in Florida?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By tilemanct
I use the Imperial Blades as my lumber yards...

I use the Imperial Blades as my lumber yards distribute them. I use a lot of the diamond ones for grout removal and soft tile cutting. I wish someone would make a multi tool blade with the same...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-23-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,154
Posted By tilemanct
Oh Dave please do!!

Oh Dave please do!!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By tilemanct
Don't listen to the hype by the sales people...

Don't listen to the hype by the sales people about these large panels. It is a high end super pricey material. For large commercial spaces where space is no problem, installs can go smoothly. In some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 4,522,483
Posted By tilemanct
Hope you got to save the swan spout to use on the...

Hope you got to save the swan spout to use on the new tub!!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 4,522,483
Posted By tilemanct
That was a lot of work to get that Herringbone to...

That was a lot of work to get that Herringbone to flow that nicely. Good call with the white silicone in the corners.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-15-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By tilemanct
That's gonna be one big bill $$$$$ to repair...

That's gonna be one big bill $$$$$ to repair after it mega fails!!! Be thankful you have knowledge at a young age. The best thing that happened here is he walked out. At a young age we feel we need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By tilemanct
Check out NSL (National Specialty Lighting) LED...

Check out NSL (National Specialty Lighting) LED Thin Surface/Recessed lighting. Have been using them for awhile and they come in many sizes square or round.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-27-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,516
Posted By tilemanct
Jerry I cant tell you how many calls I get...

Jerry
I cant tell you how many calls I get every year about tiles falling off in a swimming pool. I tend to stay away from the repairs due to my lack of knowledge about proper adhesives to use in a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-23-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By tilemanct
Congrats Paul. Good luck in your new venture. It...

Congrats Paul. Good luck in your new venture. It will be hard to pass down your knowledge but hopefully you can find tradespeople that have a passion for what we do.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 4,522,483
Posted By tilemanct
Yes Paul I ripped out a mosaic glass tile...

Yes Paul
I ripped out a mosaic glass tile shower a couple months ago. It was a nice job but the new owners despised glass mosaic. Went back in with a larger format white subway and changed the drain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By tilemanct
...but they think nothing of ordering sheets for...

...but they think nothing of ordering sheets for the bed at a cost of $350 and we wont mention the gel pillows we had to have.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By tilemanct
I was just in one of my local tile distributors...

I was just in one of my local tile distributors and they had a new D2400 set up on the showroom floor. The tray had no wobble whatsoever. In fact I thought they must have made improvements cause it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-11-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By tilemanct
Justin try Mapei's UM Membrane. The nice thing is...

Justin try Mapei's UM Membrane. The nice thing is they allow the use of modified over it. Anyone's. Lays flat with no curling.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-20-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By tilemanct
Justin My only problem with that is if there...

Justin
My only problem with that is if there were a leaking pipe or valve assembly the sheet rock would absorb the water. I'm sure the wire and mud would hold up no problem.
I did have a customer...
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