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02-11-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,782
Posted By Tilebri

"ALex, that would be,'What is bottled water'" ...

"ALex, that would be,'What is bottled water'"

"Correct, you have the board"

"ok, I'll take Mastics with glass tile for a thousand"

I've always been a big fan of "Aquamix Sealers Choice"...
02-11-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tilebri

1/2" cement board on the studs with 6 mil poly...

1/2" cement board on the studs with 6 mil poly sheeting behind it. I'd suggest Hardi in this case because you would be able to cut about a 1/8" deep notch in it to go over the tub or pan flange. ...
02-10-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,077
Posted By Tilebri

If you expect sealing will keep grout from...

If you expect sealing will keep grout from sticking in those pores and pocks, you will be horribly let down by your grouting experience. Anyone who told you sealing will keep out the grout has never...
02-09-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,077
Posted By Tilebri

You want to fill those pock marks with grout. If...

You want to fill those pock marks with grout. If you don't, they'll fill up with everything you don't want getting in them; food, grease, etc. Grout will shrink somewhat as it cures and cleaning...
02-06-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,018
Posted By Tilebri

Adhesive, from a bucket or thinset from a powder...

Adhesive, from a bucket or thinset from a powder that you mixed with water?

waling on them would not only cause purging from under the tile but also shift the position/plane of the tile and they...
02-05-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,508
Posted By Tilebri

Truer words have never been spoken. Great post...

Truer words have never been spoken. Great post Johnny :thumbup:

:madhell::wall:
02-05-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By Tilebri

If you can install a column, your floor will be...

If you can install a column, your floor will be happy with you.

Plywood will remove the bounce you feel once the planks are refastened. It's not the plank movement you feel that will kill the...
02-05-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By Tilebri

Greenboard requires the use of unfaced insulation...

Greenboard requires the use of unfaced insulation whether an exterior wall or when used in interior walls as sound dampening. While not needed, you could use roofing felt. It would be a moisture...
02-05-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tilebri

Yes, just coat the compound over it. It's more...

Yes, just coat the compound over it. It's more plaster based and doesn't mold or soften like regular joint compound.
02-04-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,114
Posted By Tilebri

You want all surfaces to be at 55 degrees or...

You want all surfaces to be at 55 degrees or higher at the time of grouting and for 3 days following grouting.
02-04-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tilebri

I'd like to add to what Johnny said, since this...

I'd like to add to what Johnny said, since this is new construction. You need to specifically ask your architect,"Does the joist system where we intend to install ceramic meet or exceed L/720 and...
02-03-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tilebri

I'm imagining you used cbu along the bottom say...

I'm imagining you used cbu along the bottom say 1ft of wall and you want to join it to regular sheetrock walls?

If so, finish it like a normal sheetrock joint, but jsut like sheetrock, it should...
01-24-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By Tilebri

Are you going with ceramic? If so, that means...

Are you going with ceramic? If so, that means the 1/4" ply MUST go. All 1/4" wood underlayments are specifically excluded from ceramic installations. Post back with joist size, spacing and span,...
01-24-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,867
Posted By Tilebri

Sorry Trish ;) I'll post back after I do...

Sorry Trish ;)

I'll post back after I do some sketch ups, through a combo of my own work and what I ca find at mfg sites.
01-24-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,867
Posted By Tilebri

Hey Patty, whip out your design software and...

Hey Patty, whip out your design software and re-edit those pictures with either some oceanside glass mosaic blends or some sonoma tile estate metallics. I picture maybe a row of verdi brass and...
01-24-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,526
Posted By Tilebri

I should also add... Wow, Johnny, talk about...

I should also add...

Wow, Johnny, talk about having a steel trap for a mind. I forgot all about that thread, yet 3 1/2 months later you link to it. Very impressed. ;)
01-24-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,526
Posted By Tilebri

I wrote that after using it but never went back...

I wrote that after using it but never went back to that thread for an update. I saw the floor just last week and it's as pristine the day it was done.

I still prefer the Accucolor XT from Tec...
01-19-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tilebri

Granite from big boxes will be no different than...

Granite from big boxes will be no different than the process anywhere else...view the slabs, select the one you want, pay to have it installed. Their fancy "permashield" is just another name for a...
01-14-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,710
Posted By Tilebri

Three things... If the plywood with the...

Three things...

If the plywood with the adhesive is an underlayment such as particle board or luan or any 1/4" sanded plywood used to provide a smooth surface for the old vinyl, then it needs to...
01-13-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,706
Posted By Tilebri

60 days post op and you should still be under the...

60 days post op and you should still be under the doctor's care. What does the doctor say? One thing you could try if you are not allergic to lidocaine would be Lidoderm. They are transdermal...
01-13-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tilebri

Mark, it's just the preformed polystyrene pan...

Mark, it's just the preformed polystyrene pan that won't be used, you can still make a single layer mud base with their drain. Your post made it sound like the system won't work.
01-13-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155,287
Posted By Tilebri

Skip the grout bag, especially on a wall. You...

Skip the grout bag, especially on a wall. You won't scratch the tile. As a matter of fact, if you get the same grout in unsanded and mix a handful in with your sanded grout, it will make it sticker...
01-13-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tilebri

Forget Tile-redi pans. If it aint being done...

Forget Tile-redi pans. If it aint being done with Schluter Kerdi, it isn't worth doing. You can get the 48" shower kit (the preformed tray can be cut to your size) complete with curb, square drain...
01-13-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tilebri

Here's how I would do it in your case. Install...

Here's how I would do it in your case. Install cbu of your choice over the subfloor, then install your mats and then embed them in SLC. You need to maintain a perimeter gap around the room and foam...
01-13-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 33,791
Posted By Tilebri

Like you, I wouldn't do it over OSB either but...

Like you, I wouldn't do it over OSB either but looking at the data sheet, I suppose it's like liquid Hardibacker at 6000 to 7000 psi, with wire reinforcement. Custom lets you go with single layer...
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