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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Greg, :) Your problems are hard to visualize...

Hi Greg, :)
Your problems are hard to visualize without pictures. Generally, though, most grouting problems are caused by too much water left in the joints when washing. I apply grout and wait only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Agata, ;) Yes, you can add thinset to...

Hi Agata, ;)

Yes, you can add thinset to thinset as long as the first thinset doesn't cause your replacement tile to end up higher than the rest. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
Well, in the picture the grout job looks pretty...

Well, in the picture the grout job looks pretty good to me. You can't get the grout out of the depressions. It's part of the look. Try a little white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water in an out of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By John Bridge
2x4 here also. :)

2x4 here also. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
Don, Black grout? If the tile is not marble...

Don, Black grout?

If the tile is not marble or slate you can use a mild acid to clean it. What kind of Schluter trim? If metal you can't use acid. I don't know what else to tell you.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ity, :) I would rough up the exposed...

Hi Ity, :)

I would rough up the exposed cultured marble with sand paper, use a tack cloth to remove all dust particles and hit it with thinset and tile. :)

P.S. No warranty from this end. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By John Bridge
HI Andrew, :) As Jim indicated, everything...

HI Andrew, :)

As Jim indicated, everything has to be right in an installation such as this, proper flashing AND waterproofing at the walls, adequate slope of 1/4 inch per running foot and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-26-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Don, :) It looks like you used black...

Hi Don, :)

It looks like you used black grout or a very dark gray (charcoal). I gave up using black grout early on in my career. It stains everything it touches.

Also, the type of tile/stone...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By John Bridge
I'm with you, Tom. I would run the base as I...

I'm with you, Tom. I would run the base as I went. That way everything sets up for grouting at the same time. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By John Bridge
Thanks, Bob. :) Our problem is that we have...

Thanks, Bob. :)

Our problem is that we have tweaked (hacked) a version for years and haven't updated to the latest VBulletin version. We are about to but have to make sure we won't lose anything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 519,573
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ode, :) We have never updated the book,...

Hi Ode, :)

We have never updated the book, but it's still very useful. The two main things that have been added are Kerdi-board and the foam floors. The Kerdi process is still the same.
Forum: The Mud Box 07-10-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By John Bridge
Actually, Luke, we are in the process of...

Actually, Luke, we are in the process of upgrading our software ourselves with a mobile presence in mind. We're working on a few bugs. I do not want to leave any of the content behind. We have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Waleed, :). It looks good to me. The foam...

Hi Waleed, :).

It looks good to me. The foam floor must be absolutely level, though. There is not much slope to the drain. Check your subfloor for level.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bobby, :) Just my opinion: I would use a...

Hi Bobby, :)

Just my opinion: I would use a border at the bottom and a surface bullnose at the top if you can find matching pieces.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-09-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By John Bridge
I'm sorry, Jeremy, but the liner must go up the...

I'm sorry, Jeremy, but the liner must go up the inside, over the top all the way to the outside edge. The front of the curb is not important and doesn't need waterproofing. You system places the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By John Bridge
Hi HZ; :) Does your state require licensing...

Hi HZ; :)
Does your state require licensing for contractors? If so you can contact the registrar for contractors. They will take action whether your guy is licensed or not.

I agree with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-08-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeremy, :) If I understand you correctly...

Hi Jeremy, :)

If I understand you correctly I wouldn't recommend your system. Seems you've got a liner on the bottom, then another waterproof membrane on top of the mud, creating a wonderful trap...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-08-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By John Bridge
Not much of a show. Many of the big name...

Not much of a show. Many of the big name companies are absent, attendance is super low; you can actually walk through the aisles without people bumping into you. ;)

Since they are only using half...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-07-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By John Bridge
Attended the Tile Money get-together last evening...

Attended the Tile Money get-together last evening and had a really great time. Met lots of people and ran my mouth a bit. Luke is off and running. He's going to be the next big name in the tile...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By John Bridge
I've used quite a few Fernco connectors in my...

I've used quite a few Fernco connectors in my long years of plumbing and tile setting, but that was back in the days before almost everything we use was made in China. I won't be surprised if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Lou, :) Looks like a small (seeping)...

Hey Lou, :)

Looks like a small (seeping) leak. No plumbing anywhere near? Can it be coming from the room above?
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By John Bridge
Not many attendees gauging from the interest in...

Not many attendees gauging from the interest in this thread. ;)

We'll be registering today and attending the Tile Money get-together this evening. Looking forward to it. Haven't heard of any other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 519,573
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) A while back we moved our...

Hi Jim, :)

A while back we moved our operation to a cloud. I'll have Dave M., our admin, take a look.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-05-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dave, :) You might try scrubbing with a...

Hi Dave, :)

You might try scrubbing with a neutral tile cleaner -- nothing with acid in it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
I would only emphasize that the old PEI rating...

I would only emphasize that the old PEI rating only pertained to glazed tile. Most modern porcelains are "through-body," no glaze. And most porcelain tiles are super hard and durable. I've installed...
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