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10-15-10, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Shotty

question to other installers on the site

I've been mulling over some ideas that kicked off during the discussion on tile over vinyl installs, and I wanted to pose a question to the other installers here, or anyone who has experience with...
10-11-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

We will typically seal new gypcrete floors, then...

We will typically seal new gypcrete floors, then address anything that needs to be addressed with an antifracture membrane. Typically we use NobleSeal or ECB membrane, and span any cracks or...
10-11-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

HeresJohnny, Just to catch you up. I believe...

HeresJohnny,

Just to catch you up. I believe it is either a slab or gypcrete, though I disagree about installing over gypcrete. We do it on our jobs, though it is sealed prior to install. The only...
10-11-10, 11:44 AM
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Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Kolias, You're welcome to stand with Wayne....

Kolias,

You're welcome to stand with Wayne. I'm really not trying to convince anyone of anything. Wayne stated in his initial post that he was not a professional installer and wanted to discuss...
10-11-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Oldmada, Yes you could repair the slab if...

Oldmada,

Yes you could repair the slab if that's indeed what has happened. I've never heard of a slap crumbling in specific spots, though I'm sure it could if it was poured poorly. You could use...
10-10-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Actually it is an important distinction. If...

Actually it is an important distinction. If you're building is a concrete/gypcrete slab, then no underlayment is necessary, you can install tile right over it. In some cases an anti fracture membrane...
10-10-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,033
Posted By Shotty

condo-owner It will definately stand up to...

condo-owner

It will definately stand up to traffic from a car. The compressions incredible, strength is incredible. My concern would be with oil leaks and the like, I'm not sure how well it would...
10-09-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Wayne, I am very very convinced that it will...

Wayne,

I am very very convinced that it will fail because I have seen more floors laid in this method than I can recall which have failed. I have repaired many, at great cost.

Your assertion...
10-08-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,928
Posted By Shotty

Mark, My given name is Jason, and I'm from...

Mark,

My given name is Jason, and I'm from Milwaukee, or rather, a suburb of it that you've likely never heard of.

I noticed in your profile that you're an OSHA inspector. I just got my 30 hour...
10-08-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Wayne, What you're talking about is not...

Wayne,

What you're talking about is not unheard of. Keep in mind that it's most common to see in areas of the country with no freeze thaw cycle, as well as with older homes. The reason for this is...
10-08-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

I hate to veer off topic , but I wanted to note...

I hate to veer off topic , but I wanted to note that while HeresJohnny is correct, it has always intrigued me that the appTCNA and ANSI standards differ so greatly here. While I understand the whole...
10-08-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Shotty

I would go to home depot and pick up a bag of...

I would go to home depot and pick up a bag of grout, you're looking at 15 bucks, it will be way more than you need, but it's much easier than trying to add color. There are systems that allow you to...
10-08-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Shotty

Oldmada, You've said a whole lot here, so...

Oldmada,

You've said a whole lot here, so I'll do what I can to answer some of your questions.

There are considered two proper ways to install floor tile, neither includes installing directly...
10-07-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Shotty

It is important to note that "green marble" or...

It is important to note that "green marble" or verde marble is extremely vulnerable to water. As a matter of fact it is recommended that you install only with non water based products such as...
10-07-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,033
Posted By Shotty

Heres Johnhy, indeed they do, the specific...

Heres Johnhy,

indeed they do, the specific product that comes to mind is Ardex SD-T here's a link just in case you're curious

ARDEX Engineered Cements...
10-07-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,928
Posted By Shotty

Heres Johnhy, I don't disagree with you at...

Heres Johnhy,

I don't disagree with you at all about the issues relating to bonding, though edge gluing is much less common then the TCNA states in my area of the country due to to freeze thaw...
10-06-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,033
Posted By Shotty

It depends on the self leveller, Ardex makes a...

It depends on the self leveller, Ardex makes a number of products which can take a stain.

As for the levelling itself, I would recommend mixing as per manufacturer specs, they are there for a...
10-06-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,802
Posted By Shotty

The only purpose in sealing the travertine prior...

The only purpose in sealing the travertine prior to grouting is to act as a grout release in the case that you do not want to fill the voids with grout. It helps keep the grout from bonding or...
10-06-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,928
Posted By Shotty

Okay ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry to do this,...

Okay ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry to do this, but I had to register here to shed some light on this.

Some background, I am a Union tile installer with years of field experience, more...
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