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06-27-13, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Tileguybob

I understand your concerns for not scraping the...

I understand your concerns for not scraping the paint off the floor but you need to understand that we offer advice on doing the job correctly so that the tile stays in place with out cracking.
That...
02-22-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,098
Posted By Tileguybob

Yes, definitely a two person job on the pour....

Yes, definitely a two person job on the pour. Somebody, maybe Ardex used to have a rake with teeth that had adjustable depth stops. Ardex is a good companywith knowledgable field reps. Call their HQ...
02-21-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,098
Posted By Tileguybob

As far as removal of the vinyl asbestos tile, if...

As far as removal of the vinyl asbestos tile, if they are coming up easily, then I wouldnt want them as the base for any concrete pour. If they continue to come loose over time and with the...
02-21-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,098
Posted By Tileguybob

I think your choice of tile will be fine, the...

I think your choice of tile will be fine, the digital imaging now used has taken the looks of tile to a whole new level. Depending on the length, I would use a 1/3 or 1/4 offset for each row to...
01-19-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By Tileguybob

Jaz, thanks for the tip on Miracle's 511. ...

Jaz, thanks for the tip on Miracle's 511.

mci772, Jaz is right about the possibility of the stone dulling. Some companies claim that they dont dull but I dont know how that is possible, although I...
01-19-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,279
Posted By Tileguybob

Some rooms can be heated with the electric wire...

Some rooms can be heated with the electric wire but there are a lot of loopholes and caveats. In the sort form, an interior room would be ok but a sunroom or a room with a lot of glass, not so much....
07-19-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tileguybob

You should look for a modified thinset that is...

You should look for a modified thinset that is made for use under large format tile. TEC has 3N1 and Laticrete has LFT (I believe). There are other manufacturers but I am not up on their marketing...
04-17-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,817
Posted By Tileguybob

So you are saying you want a level surface under...

So you are saying you want a level surface under the entire door threshold? If thats the case I would try a strip of cement board, maybe the 1/2" Hardibacker ( which is really a little shy of a full...
03-27-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tileguybob

I hope HD did not offer mastic as one option to...

I hope HD did not offer mastic as one option to put under the Ditra or to level the floor. And get the peel and stick up. If you do encounter moisture issues in the future the only thing that the...
03-27-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Tileguybob

If the grout is not sealed you can clean it and...

If the grout is not sealed you can clean it and apply a grout colorant which will provide a uniform color and provide sealant protection. Bleach may be OK if the tile is ceramic or porcelain but for...
03-27-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,059
Posted By Tileguybob

I'll add my $.02 in here. Lath and thinset,...

I'll add my $.02 in here.

Lath and thinset, as mentioned, is not an acceptable practice or method per the Tile Council of North America. They conduct major studies of setting methods and write our...
02-16-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Tileguybob

You can set new tile over the existing if the old...

You can set new tile over the existing if the old tile and grout show absolutely no cracks. The added height may be an issue, and the added weight also if this is over a wood framed floor. Tile...
05-08-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,340
Posted By Tileguybob

Porcelain would be a good choice for flooring...

Porcelain would be a good choice for flooring tile. Look for one that is glazed on the surface, it will not need to be sealed ever. Comes in every size and shape from 1" square up to 24".

Any...
05-04-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,157
Posted By Tileguybob

LOL Theres a country song out with that in the...

LOL Theres a country song out with that in the lyrics.

Are you saying the grout is falling out of the floor tile in the shower? I have seen wall grout come out because its not packed into the...
05-04-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 29,565
Posted By Tileguybob

Most likely it will need sealing. You can test...

Most likely it will need sealing. You can test for this by putting a few big drops of water on the slate and see it it soaks in. If it beads up and doesnt absorb into the slate then no need for any...
05-02-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Tileguybob

The 3/4" planks are considered dimensional...

The 3/4" planks are considered dimensional lumber, they will move independently of each other, sort of like the planks on a outdoor deck. That movement has to be isolated from the tile. Putting 1/2"...
05-02-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Tileguybob

Perhaps you should consider something other than...

Perhaps you should consider something other than ceramic tile for your flooring because that 1/4" luan and the lino under it really need to go. They are items that have habitually caused tile...
05-01-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tileguybob

Yes. Give it as much beef up as you can. Stone...

Yes. Give it as much beef up as you can. Stone needs a much stiffer floor support than ceramic does and doubling the ply will help with deflection between the joists
05-01-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tileguybob

CDX carries a rating for sheathing only, not...

CDX carries a rating for sheathing only, not underlayment, as determined by the American Plywood Association. The "D" layers are full of knot holes which can cause compression of the board under a...
04-30-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tileguybob

Here's another vote for doing the floor first. As...

Here's another vote for doing the floor first. As mentioned earlier, it will put all your appliances on the same plane and leave the stove legs to be only slightly adjusted to to make the top line up...
02-07-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,658
Posted By Tileguybob

GunGuy, you are absolutely correct. the top layer...

GunGuy, you are absolutely correct. the top layer should only be screwed into the bottom layer and not glued. The screws should not penetrate into the joist
02-04-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,712
Posted By Tileguybob

Luan is specifically noted on thinset bags as a...

Luan is specifically noted on thinset bags as a product that tile cannot be set onto, no matter what is under it. The luan is a soft wood and is too compressive. it used to be mahogany but now can...
01-26-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,601
Posted By Tileguybob

Granite is an igneous rock created by volcanic...

Granite is an igneous rock created by volcanic action and compression of magma with other minerals. The heat used to create it is higher by thousands of degrees than what you will be applying to it...
12-03-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tileguybob

Electric mats generally dont put out enough heat...

Electric mats generally dont put out enough heat to warm the air, the hydronic water tube systems are used as primary heat sources in under floor warming. A 220 wire would generate more than a...
09-14-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,393
Posted By Tileguybob

The sealer can be used on your countertop, but it...

The sealer can be used on your countertop, but it may not be needed, and in fact a waste, if the granite wont absorb it. You can check it by putting some water droplets on an area of the stone and...
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