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Unread 11-06-2010, 06:28 AM   #6886
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Mark and Scott- very nice work!

Mark- nice touch on that doorway opening for the shower. bringing the course out on the wall instead of using the header line paid off.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #6887
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Mark,

Really nice work there, you do seem to do a lotta subway tile! I like the shower, all the choices a design. Herringbone on the ceiling is sweet, as are the niches, doorway, everything. Floor is really sweet too. You are the man
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very nice work scotty
and mark that sub tile looks Bomb
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Unread 11-07-2010, 07:29 AM   #6889
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Mark that looks sweet. Sure is a lot of the same tile in that bathroom huh.
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These homeowners found me on the forum. Very nice people. I wasn't smart enough to take a finished picture.
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I am still confused on the TLS on walls. Are you spreading the backs and burning the walls ? Just curious how much of the substrate unevenness
that the TLS will allow.
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I am still confused on the TLS on walls. Are you spreading the backs and burning the walls ? Just curious how much of the substrate unevenness
that the TLS will allow.
I do both Chad. I like to trowel the backs on walls cause I'm a pig and it helps me keep things cleaner. That said, I also do it the other way. I have to say on walls, is where the TLS really shines. Rarely do i need to pull a tile to fix the amount of thinset.
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Joe,

I am gonna agree, I have used it in 2 showers and it was amazing what it did. Member though I am not doing "mud" showers where the walls are perfect. I like the larger format tiles in that tub surround, and the niche the same way!

My only question is the placement of the niche, though I know the framing or where a homeowner wants it usually dictates where it ends up. Nice job!

Hey...... Chuck wants to git together and drink a few, you game? How far is he from you, I will make the drive your way if we can meet up. You pick out the locale for a few drinks. We can meet up on a Sat. sometime soon. If you need anything from Conestoga Tile let me know and I can bring it
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That was the only place the niche could go. To the left of it is all exterior, as well as above it. the bay to the right has some kind of plumbing or hvac, i don't remember.

I'm down to meet you guys anyplace for a drink. Lemme know when and where.
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Member though I am not doing "mud" showers where the walls are perfect.
You don't need the TLS on mud. It would be a waste of time and money.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 08:38 AM   #6896
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So your saying that its better for substrates that aren't perfectly flat and or plumb.
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I love the big tiles run vertically and the colors Joe. Very nice work.
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Chad- exactly. you don't need the TLS on mud
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Unread 11-07-2010, 12:47 PM   #6899
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One pretty obvious point to consider whether walls or floor are somewhat uneven. I missed a step in not noticing that one shower wall had a low spot in it running vertically for three feet. Without the TLS I woul have placed the tiles and realized I needed to pad a few thicker to get flush. However since I was using TLS I pressed the tiles in well, not putting a straightedge to them, and let the TLS do my straightening for me. It did and all looked great. Straightedge was perfect.

Went to lunch and came back to see what looked like my 3x2 stack of tile on the side wall tipping a bit. I jiggled it and realized that the TLS was strong enough to pull the tiles away from the low spot so I popped off the TLS and started over by skimming the dip with some fastset and starting over. All was good and my lesson learned. Now if my Kerdied wall has any dips if there is time I skim and drag a straightedge to flush out for sure in prep for TLS, or just butter heavier when std setting.
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Very nice work Joe.
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