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Unread 09-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #1
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How does this look to the pros

Hey all just got my floor done wat do the pros think?

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Unread 09-14-2019, 07:51 AM   #2
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Hmmm, you're asking for critique?

First two photos are out of focus. Can of WD-40 looks lonely. I like grout floats with blue handles.

Like that?
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Unread 09-14-2019, 07:53 AM   #3
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Exactly lol wd40 was a marker for a repair not to step on

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I'm not a fan of the stairstep look with planks, but aside from that it looks ok in the pics.
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Unread 09-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #5
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I would’ve used a crack iso membrane over the slab. And the thinset should’ve been notched parallel to the short edge of the tile. And it doesn’t seem as if there’s enough of a perimeter joint. Otherwise looks fine from here.
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I would’ve used a crack iso membrane over the slab. And the thinset should’ve been notched parallel to the short edge of the tile. And it doesn’t seem as if there’s enough of a perimeter joint. Otherwise looks fine from here.
He used laticrete hydro ban on top of the slab

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Unread 09-14-2019, 11:26 AM   #7
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Looks like you have a random stagger, I like it.
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Unread 09-14-2019, 11:29 AM   #8
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Yes I was very adamant about not having standard grout joints

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Unread 09-14-2019, 11:58 AM   #9
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Like Lou said, running the thinset notches the short direction will give better coverage but that's not a rule I always follow. I do skim coat the backs of every piece which I feel is very important. For many years we didn't even do that and that was with thinsets that didn't have near the bond of today's thinsets. Nice floor.
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Unread 09-14-2019, 12:53 PM   #10
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Unread 09-14-2019, 06:24 PM   #11
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Are you sure he used Hydroban? I don't see any on that surface and it's easy to identify. It's kind of a dark sage green and would be obvious.
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Unread 09-14-2019, 06:32 PM   #12
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He definitely did iwas there when it was put down but the compound dust I guess took the green away

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If the Hydroban was put down before the drywall, then the floor probably should have been covered to keep it clean and protected.
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Was hydroban put down over the entire floor? Aside from the buckets, I can’t see any evidence of it applied on the floor. And as mentioned, it’s an obvious green.

If there’s enough drywall dust that it completely covered the Hydroban, I’d be concerned about it being a bond breaker.
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I am going to guess that this area is wet, maybe spilled water and that appears to be about the color of hydro ban and I hope that your installer was wiping the floor down as he went to clean off all dust. But with the amount of dust in the picture you would had to change water buckets about every 10sqft if you were lucky. So sweeping and then mopping then wiping down as you went would have been better. As Lou said that is a serious bond breaker
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