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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Bobbyt
Darn, not what I wanted to hear. Thanks though. ...

Darn, not what I wanted to hear. Thanks though.

Just curious, anyone else do this and live to tell about it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Bobbyt
So we pull a bonehead move. We have two layers of...

So we pull a bonehead move. We have two layers of 3/4" plywood screwed down with 1/4" Hardibacker thinset and screwed on top. However, while laying the tiles, we forgot to tape the Hardibacker...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Bobbyt
Thanks for the good info. On the box that...

Thanks for the good info.

On the box that our tiles came in it says not to use a 50% overlay pattern on the bond. I've read that this is because the tiles can have a bow in them that will cause...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Bobbyt
I'm looking into leveling systems now and it...

I'm looking into leveling systems now and it seems that they provide 1/16" (or even 1/32") tile spacing. It this what is "standard" for LFT? We were thinking more like 3/16" or 1/4". Are wide grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Bobbyt
Mortar for large format tile

Hi,

This is my first project with large porcelain tile (6x24 and 12x24). Is there anything different from working with smaller tiles that I should know?

I've read that medium bed mortar should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Onward!

I tried sealing the top surface of the stone on my sample board without slopping it into the nooks and crannies. The grout seems to stick just fine in the holes and the surface of the tile appears...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Talking Permacolor color and a sealer question

I made a test board and grouted it with Permacolor sauterne. The color is MUCH closer to the chip chart than to the plastic channel kit sample. The actual grout is slightly less yellow than the paper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,516
Posted By Bobbyt
I just installed the Villager a few weeks ago. I...

I just installed the Villager a few weeks ago. I routed a 1/4" notch in the studs where the tub hits the wall and brought the CBU below the lip of the tub. Before I tiled, I ran a bead of silicone in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Laticrete response

This just in from Laticrete Tech Support:

Bob,

Thanks for the inquiry.

Please note that a paper grout color chart is going to be the most accurate representation of color that we make and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
No Dave, maybe not -- I was just trying to get...

No Dave, maybe not -- I was just trying to get the attention of some Laticrete guys.

I'm not sure what you mean in your layout comments. Isn't the cut already at the back wall (left-hand side of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Laticrete Permacolor

Moderator: Please change the thread title to "Laticrete Permacolor samples don't agree". Thanks.

We got a color chip chart for Laticrete and chose sauterne to come close to matching both our tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Bump. Not trying to be impatient, but if I...

Bump.

Not trying to be impatient, but if I get some good reasons to change it, I'll have to do it soon!

Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Layout dilemma

Ok, I'm going to give posting a picture a shot! Here is the tile layout on the plumbing end of my tub wall. The drain in my Kohler C.I. tub is not centered.

In laying out the tiles, I had the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Posting pictures

I've looked in my Control Panel for the Albums link but I can't find it. What am I missing?

Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Enhancing sealers

I've heard that you can tell what an enhancing sealer will look like by just wetting the travertine with water. How accurate an estimate is this of how it will look with the sealer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Thanks, Bob, for the clarification. I'll be...

Thanks, Bob, for the clarification.

I'll be surprised if the hump at the joint is any higher than the hump of the tape on the WB adjacent to the joint, since both the WB and the joint are the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
I'm thinking I should add the mesh embedded with...

I'm thinking I should add the mesh embedded with thinset before the membrane.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Hi Ed, I only filled the gaps and then...

Hi Ed,

I only filled the gaps and then scraped it flush with the Wonderboard surface. It's no higher at this point than before I filled it.

So, do you think I should add the mesh before or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Mesh in shower corners

I have the Wonderboard up in the shower and the edge and corner gaps are filled with thinset.

The next step is to paint on the Aquadefense water-proofing. Should I apply the mesh to joints before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Thumbs up It came off, Bob, with no damage to the backer...

It came off, Bob, with no damage to the backer board. The thinset seemed a little powdery while I was cleaning up the remainder but that's probably just how it is while it's curing, similar to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Lippage

Thanks, Bob.

One thing I forgot to ask. On the tiles that I set yesterday afternoon, I just noticed that one has more lippage than I think it should. What are my chances of popping that one tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Question Applying thinset for listello

Well, I have most of the filed tiles up (I'll do the end cuts tonight) and I'm ready to install the top listello. It consists of a 1/2" pencil on the bottom, 3 rows of 1x1 mosaic in the middle and a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,205
Posted By Bobbyt
I called Laticrete and the rep told me that aside...

I called Laticrete and the rep told me that aside from the lack of cleaning packets, there are formulation differences between the two. When pressed for an explanation though, he pleaded the 5th,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Thanks, CX. I stumbled upon a thread from a...

Thanks, CX. I stumbled upon a thread from a while back concerning Redgard leaching red stains through the grout. It seems that there was no conclusive resolution but I don't like the "pink bleeding"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bobbyt
Regard

I saw in another thread that an approved method of Redgard application is with a V-notched trowel. What do you do to even it out after you scratch down to the backerboard with the trowel? Will it...
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