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03-31-18, 06:19 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

yes, you can use the versabond to adhere the...

yes, you can use the versabond to adhere the mortar bed to the concrete as you described for your preslope bed.
02-15-18, 07:42 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

This is a "jersey mud job" which is diamond lath...

This is a "jersey mud job" which is diamond lath stapled to the subfloor, then thinset applied, then tile installed. It's not a real mud job and is not a acceptable method for tile installation, but...
08-25-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By a tile guy

how big will the shower pan area be?. curbless...

how big will the shower pan area be?. curbless showers need to have recesses joists, blocked between joists and reinforced
08-20-17, 09:08 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

How old is the installation? Some marble,...

How old is the installation? Some marble, especially white, will darken with too much water, and can take time to dry out. If you look closely at the first pic, you can see the darker tile drying out...
08-14-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By a tile guy

we used to do that years ago. What grit silica...

we used to do that years ago. What grit silica sand are you using and what type of additive?
04-05-17, 07:41 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

what you have is mexican satillo tile. it was...

what you have is mexican satillo tile. it was sealed before grouting at least 3 times (it is highly absorbant tile) over time the sealer wore off (it needs resealed often) after dirt and scratches...
03-29-17, 05:01 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

basically modified is made to adhere to a wide...

basically modified is made to adhere to a wide range of products while unmodified is for concrete or mortar beds. as far as ditra, the unmodified between ditra and tile cures faster and more...
07-31-16, 07:30 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

I see a few problems here, first, grout is too...

I see a few problems here, first, grout is too thick. second, nothing should be added to the grout if it has the additives already, doing that will cause the grout to dry faster and weaken it. third,...
06-06-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By a tile guy

actually, the quick set is stronger than reg...

actually, the quick set is stronger than reg modified thinset because it has to be. (try to wash it off your trowel and hands after it set). I see no need for rapid set grout as the joints are...
04-21-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By a tile guy

it's not unusual, alot of tile setters have...

it's not unusual, alot of tile setters have reactions to epoxy grouts too. Customs grout has a lot of laytex admixtures in it, more so than the other major brands. Cement can be irritating and cement...
04-21-14, 08:17 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

providing the concrete is in good shape, no...

providing the concrete is in good shape, no spalding or flaking, use a frostproof tile rated for outdoors and the right thinset for the application. a membrane can be applied if needed to waterproof
04-21-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By a tile guy

you can do it in as little as one day, depending...

you can do it in as little as one day, depending on alot of factors. They make a quickset thinset which can be walked on in 2 hours and grouted. Mapai makes a fast set grout too. you'll have to lay...
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By a tile guy

you can rent a commercial floor buffer with a...

you can rent a commercial floor buffer with a "scrape away head" to take the glue off. it has 3 carbide steel prongs on it that will remove all glue down to the concrete
01-18-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By a tile guy

You can put carpet over concrete, but first i...

You can put carpet over concrete, but first i would have a moisture test done on the slab to see the moisture content
01-18-14, 04:12 PM
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Views: 3,460
Posted By a tile guy

no need for cement board. You can tile over tile...

no need for cement board. You can tile over tile with proper modified thinset, remove any waxes or sealers, you might have to scarify the surface of the old tile for a better bond. Be aware that this...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By a tile guy

well, a pro has responded. the primer can be...

well, a pro has responded. the primer can be applied by using a paint roller or sponge, be sure to wear gloves because the primer is really hard to remove. put it on like your painting. Using a...
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Views: 1,007
Posted By a tile guy

usually a 1/8 inch per 10' is standard. Laminate...

usually a 1/8 inch per 10' is standard. Laminate floors need to be straight or you'll get too much movement, separating seams and spongy feel. #2 you can use a self leveling compound that seeks its...
12-03-13, 08:17 PM
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Posted By a tile guy

I,ve seen this on a few old houses, in fact my...

I,ve seen this on a few old houses, in fact my grandmothers house had it. Its a old linoleum type material that was glued on for a backsplash, it was indeed a felt/tarpaper backed material, thinner...
11-20-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By a tile guy

yes, it is typical of that brand. I have even...

yes, it is typical of that brand. I have even called the factory rep about it to no avail. All tile varies somewhat, but that brand is notorious for different sizes, also you can't use a hand cutter...
11-19-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By a tile guy

Its been a few years since I seen it, but a...

Its been a few years since I seen it, but a janitorial supply house had a product you put on floors that made them less slippery, I can't recall the name, but it worked quite well. I'm not sure if it...
11-19-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By a tile guy

It's actually a common problem. I've experienced...

It's actually a common problem. I've experienced this myself. Marrazzi brand tile is notorious for this problem, I refuse to put that brand in anymore, it can vary from box to box, same dye lot. ...
11-04-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,881
Posted By a tile guy

Gypcrete , well named :) , will be soft. You'll...

Gypcrete , well named :) , will be soft. You'll be able to scratch (gouge) it with your fingernail. Being its cracked, it sure acts like it, they use it for sound deadening. You can tile over it, but...
10-30-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By a tile guy

You could put a border of straight cuts around...

You could put a border of straight cuts around the perimeter..just a option
10-27-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,596
Posted By a tile guy

There are lots of machines to remove thinset, a...

There are lots of machines to remove thinset, a local rental store should have them. One of the most common is a "scrape away" head that fits on a floor buffer, but if your not doing a complete gut...
10-14-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732
Posted By a tile guy

like i said, just another solution :)

like i said, just another solution :)
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