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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By mf915
yup.. i used TileLab (the cheap brand from HD). ...

yup.. i used TileLab (the cheap brand from HD). I'll get something more expensive and give a shot.

If grout is not sealed properly, is it going to cause problem with tiles down the road ?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By mf915
grout sealer for tub surround

Hi,
After tiling the tub surround, I put two coats of tile/grout sealer on the grout. After a week or two, grout turns "darker" after shower as if water is being absorbed. Does that mean I need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By mf915
laying 2x2 tiles as kitchen backsplash

Hi,
i got those 2x2 ceramic tiles. There is no mesh in the back. The tiles are connected by tiny beads of glue with probably 1/8" or 3/16" gap. Any special technique laying these tiles ?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,458
Posted By mf915
Thanks for the responses ! What about...

Thanks for the responses !
What about wall-to-wall ? Imagine the pic is looking down from the ceiling.
Does it depend on which side has good cuts (i.e. bad cuts should "hide" behind good cuts) ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,458
Posted By mf915
proper way to lay tile where wall meets floor

I just finished my first tiling job (on my 1/2 bath). There is room for improvement and I want to learn the right way before working on the kitchen floor and the full bath.

In particular, I am...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,010
Posted By mf915
Thanks for the replies !! Before I wasn't...

Thanks for the replies !!

Before I wasn't 100% sure if i need to leave gaps between these trim tiles and grout. Now i know grout is necessary...

Blue tape is good idea ! One of my concerns...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,010
Posted By mf915
how to grout trim (decorative) tile ?

Hi, this is just a picture from Lowes. I am thinking about putting this kind of "trim" tile to the border. Couple questions here:

1) I'm using 8x10 wall tiles with 3/16" sanded grout. Do I use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
hi guys, I'm finally ready to tile the floor...

hi guys,
I'm finally ready to tile the floor and the walls in the half bath this weekend. Couple more questions before I start:

1) i was talking to a guy at Lowe's while shopping. He said always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By mf915
tiling walls and ceiling in half bath ??

Hi,
I have a half bath about 5'x5' size (currently just drywalls with white paint, no tiles). It has a window. I have found some 8x10 ceramic tiles and I am debating whether I should tile the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
almost ready to start tiling......

I've got 1/2" BC sanded plywood, ring-shank nails, 12"x12" porcelain tiles, and DITRA. Would like to ask couple questions and confirm couple things before I start.

I plan to use Versabond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,859
Posted By mf915
Thanks, Mike. just got a bunch of Elaine from...

Thanks, Mike.
just got a bunch of Elaine from HD. For less than $1 per sq ft, I guess I wouldn't expect too much :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,859
Posted By mf915
how to tell if ceramic tiles are glazed or unglazed

I see two tiles are on sale in Home Depot now. One is from Eliane and the other from Mulia. I cannot find the word "glazed" anywhere on the manufacturer's box.

Can I assume they are unglazed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
thanks Bob. I thought beefing up the subfloor...

thanks Bob.
I thought beefing up the subfloor is enough - i didn't know choice of underlayment (cement board, Ditra, others) depends on the subfloor too....I will look for DITRA. I know DITRA is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
hi, couple more questions regarding the new floor...

hi, couple more questions regarding the new floor (1/4" hardibacker over 1/2" plywood over 3/4" OSB)

1) nailing 1/2" plywood over 3/4" OSB ....
- i have read people suggest using ring shank...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
Thanks... I think I have TJI 9 1/2" 210 joists...

Thanks...
I think I have TJI 9 1/2" 210 joists (i'll confirm as soon as I get home). I don't understand the information in the span table. Here is the info:

For L/360 Live Load Deflection ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
is my subfloor strong enough for.....

Hi !
First floor of the house (built in 1990) is sitting on top of a concrete basebase. It has a half bath and kitchen on one side, and living room on the other side. The half bathroom has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
I love this forum ! I've never got so many...

I love this forum ! I've never got so many responses. People call me "Manny" (or simply call me "Man").

Yes this is the floor I'm talking about. It's not shower stall. The bathtub is one of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
Thanks for the quick response !! So far i...

Thanks for the quick response !!
So far i removed like 5 tiles. I broke the mortar under 2 of those 5 tiles (because initially I thought about removing the mortar bed too !!). The other 3 tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By mf915
can I reuse mortar bed ?

the ceramic tiles in my bathroom are on a mortar bed. They are very solid (nothing loose here or there). I want to replace them with something that look nicer.

I started taking couple of tiles...
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