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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By elsieCat
Thanks, dhagin & Bill. As long as there's no...

Thanks, dhagin & Bill. As long as there's no serious risk of cracking due to movement, I'll leave it.

(thanks again, Bill, for replying here :))
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
And just so folks know--we ended up having to...

And just so folks know--we ended up having to hire a tile person because my back and knees have given out -- I'm still going to be installing a 31' long 10" wide strip of mosaic I assembled myself...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Really quick urgent question: The guy who...

Really quick urgent question:

The guy who installed the tile yesterday did a great job except I'm concerned about one thing. In his quest for nice tight groutlines and to address the slight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Bill, you are such a mensch for responding so...

Bill, you are such a mensch for responding so late. I can only imagine what time it was over there when you replied.

Weeeelll, o.k., I'll request modified even over the SLC. I agree, using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Bill--over here! So you really think I...

Bill--over here!

So you really think I should use modified over the SLC to set the Ditra, despite what Schluter says? I'll go with your recommendation over theirs if you really feel strongly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Thanks, Bob! I was pretty sure about the ply--it...

Thanks, Bob! I was pretty sure about the ply--it really surprised me when the pro said that durock had dimensional stability...he's willing to humor me and use plywood instead.

He also wanted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
NEW issue: a few urgent questions

I have a couple of questions that I could really use feedback on, as I'm working with an installer for the big heavy parts of the tilework, and installing only the mosaic I made myself as the 'color...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Red face Ai ai ai, well better late than never--just...

Ai ai ai, well better late than never--just wanted to thank you, brannigan, for the very exact description of how to install the wedi at the tub juncture. We're finally getting to that as soon as I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,214,087
Posted By elsieCat
Jeez Louise, Kevin, you designed all that? I...

Jeez Louise, Kevin, you designed all that? I think I have just added a new god to my JB Forum Pantheon :)

And ftr, I totally appreciated the use of the mosaic in a different orientation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
brannigan, thanks for your reply. Glad to know...

brannigan, thanks for your reply. Glad to know that it was the tape and not something else we'd missed entirely. Dal didn't even sell the tape, so I stocked up on a good amount of sealant.

and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,214,087
Posted By elsieCat
Non pro kibitzing here, but Kevin, WOW! Was that...

Non pro kibitzing here, but Kevin, WOW! Was that room professionally designed or did the homeowner come up with all that wonderful surface coordination? LOVE the vanity juxtaposed with the very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
I hate it when I do that! Thanks for pointing it...

I hate it when I do that! Thanks for pointing it out.

We're thinking the white bit forward of the wedi is indeed mesh tape, but I'd love to have it confirmed by experts.

Thanks again.

OH,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
NEXT QUESTION: wedi board in tub alcove questions

Hi--

Now we've got the Wedi to put up the alcove, and I'm just want to make sure I have the process right. I thought I did until I saw the pic below at the Wedi site, and I'm curious about what...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By elsieCat
OMG, mudman, I just came across this thread and I...

OMG, mudman, I just came across this thread and I *wish* I'd seen this when I had my laundry room backsplash to do! I couldn't have done it as fabulously as you, but I would have tried :). ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Thanks again, y'all. I'll read the Ditra...

Thanks again, y'all. I'll read the Ditra handbook. cx, I'm so glad to know that the thickness of the tile doesn't matter! It was such a good deal, and I like it--good that I can actually use it :)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Thanks, deckert & dhagin. We were thinking of...

Thanks, deckert & dhagin. We were thinking of doing another layer of ply--we'll use 5/8" just to give us a little bit extra room with the thicker tile, and then Ditra over that. Sounds like we'd be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By elsieCat
Upstairs bath thread--after two years! Deflection issue first...

So now we're s-l-o-w-l-y moving on to the upstairs, since the downstairs is finished, essentially. DIY is never done...I'm really happy with what we did with the laundry room and the bathroom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By elsieCat
Thanks, Deckert. I'll get the screws. I agree...

Thanks, Deckert. I'll get the screws. I agree re the hammer miss possibility. We need to foolproof this process as much as possible :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By elsieCat
Deckert & dogboysdad, thanks very much for your...

Deckert & dogboysdad, thanks very much for your replies. I understand where and how the sealant is applied now, thanks -- I'm glad I happened to write it out. Yikes.

And dogboysdad, so you used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By elsieCat
Starting another bath, doing it all ourselves, ?s re ProPanel

Hi all,

Well it's been a couple of years, and now we're doing our daughter's bath, nothing as complicated, no plumbing moving/walls coming down, just a remodel to update/upgrade tub and shower.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 44,837
Posted By elsieCat
Maeterlinck?! That's a name I haven't seen since...

Maeterlinck?! That's a name I haven't seen since grad school. Who knew I'd meet up with him again on John Bridge... Did you happen to find the quote or are you a Maeterlinck appreciator in general?...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,214,087
Posted By elsieCat
Oh my gosh! Did you draw it out first or have...

Oh my gosh! Did you draw it out first or have any other kind of pattern you were going by? That's *beautiful*. Any other pics?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,100
Posted By elsieCat
Thanks, Dave! Yes, that's what I was planning on...

Thanks, Dave! Yes, that's what I was planning on doing, overhanging the face pieces. I'll check Granquartz for the epoxy (and the other company too). I also found Integra adhesives, that are color...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,100
Posted By elsieCat
tips for working with Silestone Tile?

I am planning to make two bathroom counters with silestone tile and I would greatly appreciate any tips, caveats, advice, leads, whatever else anyone who has worked with it would be kind enough to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By elsieCat
Oh this is going to be delicious. I'm so glad...

Oh this is going to be delicious. I'm so glad you posted; otherwise I would have missed this entire project and it looks like it will be a great learning opportunity. Congratulations on the amazing...
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