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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,226
Posted By A_J
If you are worried about the continuous lugs,...

If you are worried about the continuous lugs, lowes sells subway tile that has the intermittent lugs for the same price as HD (22 cents/tile). You can order both American Olean and Interceramic, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By A_J
Fusion Pro and Flexcolor aren't epoxy. I think...

Fusion Pro and Flexcolor aren't epoxy. I think they are both some kind of acrylic resin. The Flexcolor just looks like regular sanded grout to me. There is no sheen to it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By A_J
I'm just a DIY'er, so I don't know anything about...

I'm just a DIY'er, so I don't know anything about the products you mention. However, if you are worried about color inconsistency you should look into using Mapei Flexcolor CQ or Custom Fusion Pro....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By A_J
I'm suprised he was trying to install a PVC liner...

I'm suprised he was trying to install a PVC liner at all. I thought the contractors around here pretty much always use hot mops.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By A_J
A cleat is a narrow strip of wood the depth of...

A cleat is a narrow strip of wood the depth of your shelf attached to each cabinet side. The shelf would sit on those strips of wood and on the row of tile below it on the wall and be fully supported...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Finished. Thanks everyone for their advice :) ...

Finished. Thanks everyone for their advice :)
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Should have gone with gray grout, but it still turned out well. And no more grease and tomato sauce stains on the wall :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By A_J
Also suggested by Leon in post #4 and me in #13...

Also suggested by Leon in post #4 and me in #13 ;) No one likes to think of someone scraping nasty adhesive gunk for no reason;)

Before you put the new plywood down, check the planks to make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By A_J
From your pictures it looks like you have a...

From your pictures it looks like you have a diagonal plank subfloor as your bottom layer. If that is the case, why not just tear the plywood off down to the planks, taking the black goo and vinyl...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By A_J
You are going to need more than 2 buckets. At...

You are going to need more than 2 buckets. At least 4, but 6 would be better, with the water premeasured in each. You won't have time to rinse buckets and measure water. I could have done my tiny...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Do these grout joints look full enough? 168989 ...

Do these grout joints look full enough? 168989
Not really sure what is standard. I've seen them much fuller with unsanded but with the flexcolor the sand left an irregular grainy edge to the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By A_J
Is the black stuff stuck to the bottom layer of...

Is the black stuff stuck to the bottom layer of plywood? You can cut it out along the cabinets and put a new layer of plywood over your diagonal planks. If your 50's house is anything like mine the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Apparently I can only upload one photo at a time...

Apparently I can only upload one photo at a time from my phone
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
I filled the deeper gouges with setting joint...

I filled the deeper gouges with setting joint compound, scuffed up everything, and primed all the exposed joint compound with BIN. In hindsight it would have been much faster to use a mini roller and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
That was what I thought, but when I searched the...

That was what I thought, but when I searched the forum I was finding mixed answers. The only primer I have on hand is Zinsser 123. Is that ok or should I pick up a quart of BIN or something?

Most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Thanks Dana. Everything other than the...

Thanks Dana. Everything other than the construction adhesive and the paint under it is stuck very well. I will sand with 80 grit after it's cleaned up.
Followup question:
1a) So thinset will stick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Oops, one of the pics didn't upload

Oops, one of the pics didn't upload
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,655
Posted By A_J
Yet Another Subway Tile Backsplash Thread ;)

My parents' house, which they are going to be renting out, has 3/8" beadboard on the kitchen walls, including behind the counters. Since beadboard behind the stove turns out to be pretty much the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By A_J
CX, If I didn't know what it meant in the context...

CX, If I didn't know what it meant in the context of an msds, that is exactly how I would have read it :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By A_J
Sorry Danielle, but I think you misread the MSDS....

Sorry Danielle, but I think you misread the MSDS. IARC is not the name of the cancer causing agent, it's the name of the agency that lists one of the ingredients as a carcinogen. (International...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By A_J
Coffee shops in California are required to post...

Coffee shops in California are required to post signs warning that COFFEE may contain a chemical that causes cancer. Basically if something is suspected to be carcinogenic in any quantity and any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,826
Posted By A_J
As I understand it, you don't need to have the...

As I understand it, you don't need to have the sisters resting on the sill plate - they can stop just short of it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 64,765
Posted By A_J
My parents' shower is about the size of the big...

My parents' shower is about the size of the big one you are considering. It's nice, but frankly, it's so big that you can fit two normal size adults and a big muddy dog in it with room to spare. Way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By A_J
You should probably call ardex and ask about when...

You should probably call ardex and ask about when the floor can be installed. When I used it in my bathroom the instructions said walkable in 3 hours. At 5 hours, when I actually checked, it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By A_J
She said its on slab :)

She said its on slab :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,837
Posted By A_J
Lol, I'm not the OP - I was just responding to...

Lol, I'm not the OP - I was just responding to Steve's musings on what benches are used for or why people might think they want one. Literally everyone I know with a bench in their shower has at...
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