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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By kdev
Thanks for the responses gentlemen. Need to think...

Thanks for the responses gentlemen. Need to think about how to adjust my methods to make faster progress... [emoji848]

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Slow but steady. This is the first time I've...

Slow but steady. This is the first time I've tiled anything but I think I've found a good recipe for how much thinset to mix and how to comb it out etc. The first couple of thinset batches I mixed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By kdev
cx, I did a google search and eventually ended up...

cx, I did a google search and eventually ended up on this page:

https://binghamtile.com/testimonials/

I agree it almost looks too good.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By kdev
Just as a side note I bought a sheet of similar...

Just as a side note I bought a sheet of similar 2" hex mosaic at homer's and thought about using it for my shower floor. I've since decided not to use it as I couldn't figure out how to get a ~4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By kdev
Hi Robin, I did a quick google search and...

Hi Robin,

I did a quick google search and found this example of a tile pro who brought his A game.

Did the same person who tiled the floor also tile the walls?

Kent
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Thanks cx Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using...

Thanks cx

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
I tiled a bit today and when I noticed the...

I tiled a bit today and when I noticed the thinset was drying quickly on the wall (it still seemed fine in the bucket) I stopped setting and proceeded to scrape off and toss the thinset I had already...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By kdev
Attaching...

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Sent from my Pixel 3 XL...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By kdev
I'm facing the same dilemma as the OP. What I...

I'm facing the same dilemma as the OP. What I have found with Daltile Restore 3x6 subway tile from Homers is that the grout joint width is slightly less than 1/16" if I were to use just the lugs....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
floor prep

Before I tile the [below grade] concrete floor I need to fill in some low spots and flatten it out.

I have grinded the existing concrete down such that it now absorbs water (it previously had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Let's see if we're on the same page... I'm tiling...

Let's see if we're on the same page... I'm tiling every wall so there is kind of a hidden gap back there.

In the pic 'This gap' is what I'm referring to...

Is this the gap you prefer to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Dan, Thanks for the advice on the Rondec. ...

Dan,

Thanks for the advice on the Rondec.

I'm tiling to drywall and USG foam backer board.

Here's a few pictures of the current state. You can see that I did a test board of tile to help me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Correct trowel size and Rondec size?

Hi all,
I'm using Daltile 3x6x5/16" subway tile. Three quick questions:

1. What's the best size Rondec to use with this tile? Options are 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2"? Pretty sure 3/8" and 1/2" are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Thumbs up Thanks again for all the advice. Things are...

Thanks again for all the advice. Things are plugging along...

I've decided the next step should be leveling the shower pan area with SLC. I've read about SLC enough to know the pitfalls for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Quick check on order of operations... If I...

Quick check on order of operations...

If I am going to tile a wall up to the door casing, then I want to have that door/casing installed before I tile, correct?

Thanks,
Kent
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,233
Posted By kdev
I'm definitely not a pro, but did you ever do a...

I'm definitely not a pro, but did you ever do a 24hr flood test to see if that shower pan is 100% leak free?

Data sheet for the TEC product attached. This may help you decide what to do...
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Thanks for the reply. My intuition is telling me...

Thanks for the reply. My intuition is telling me that tiling the entire ceiling + soffit will result in too much tile for such a small bathroom. I want to leave some square footage in the bathroom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Here's what I'm currently thinking as I have more...

Here's what I'm currently thinking as I have more USG Foam Backerboard left over...

1. Remove the drywall on the part of the soffit inside the shower and discard.

2. Add a stud to ceiling of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Hmmm... Tiling that soffit will require some...

Hmmm... Tiling that soffit will require some extra thought...

1. The soffit is framed 24" OC with 5/8" drywall already installed . Is this sufficient for tile? Thinking about potential sagging on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Dan, Soffit is definitely unavoidable. Would...

Dan,

Soffit is definitely unavoidable. Would you put any waterproofing under said tile?

Kent
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
Pictures attached for reference. Sorry for the...

Pictures attached for reference. Sorry for the rotation... looks fine on my photo app. Hope it's clear what I'm asking...

I need some advice on how to deal with the ceiling of my shower, which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
I'm about to cut the hole in the Durock foam tile...

I'm about to cut the hole in the Durock foam tile board for the shower trim.

Note: I do have a Durock shower system mixing valve seal that I plan on using. I understand it's not technically...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
I really appreciate the responses. I picked...

I really appreciate the responses.

I picked up some 90 minute setting compound and will follow your instructions.

Thanks again!
Kent
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
So to be clear, no need to mud over drywall...

So to be clear, no need to mud over drywall screws?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,101
Posted By kdev
For mudding and taping drywall that will be...

For mudding and taping drywall that will be covered with subway tile, do you just do the standard 3 coats?

Also does it make a difference if you use premixed compound vs. hot mud?

Thanks,
Kent
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