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  1. Flooring
    Here’s the thought. I fabricate solid surface countertops I have a lot of leftover Dekton 1/4” thick material. I would like to do my interior stairs, tread and riser as one piece joined on a 45. So far I have preped the structure of the stair case to stop deflection and sheathed the tread with 2...
  2. Tiling
    Hey guys so I am not new to tile by any means but I have always used HD crap for my thinset. I have recently been trying to educate myself on the better products to make things go faster and easier. I recently dropped a fe sq/ft of tile at a job and I decided to use Laticrete thinset to help...
  3. Flooring
    I am having a hard time locating chemical/polymer free grout for a chemically sensitive client. The grout gap is 1/4 " and thought Saltillo grout would work but the gap is too small. Anyone have a source or solution? I thought maybe we could make our own grout with sand and cement? Not sure of...
  4. Remodeling
    Hey folks. I am looking for opinions on a tiled tub surround rebuild in a 1930s bath. The homeowners want to preserve as much of the original plaster walls (3 layer on wood lath) as possible, so I need to decide on the best method for joining new cement board substrate to the old plaster. I...
  5. Tiling
    I just started this job last Thursday, a week early because the shower was leaking into the dining room. This room is more a non custom with new fixtures, cabinets, Tile floor, Veritek shower wall surround and tub refinishing. My good friend Steve321 just recently signed up for CT and he's...
  6. Tiling
    Can some of you pros out there give me some insight on how to prep shower walls to be tiled? I always read that a cement backer board is the way to go. But yet every time I walk into a new home under construction by a variety of builders, they are using green board or blue board under the...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello Im Alex. I noticed a Contractor Talk app while playing with my iPhone and decided to sign up. I am a third generation tile, marble and stone contractor servicing the Dallas/Ft worth area. I specialize in custom showers, backsplashes, floors, stone refinishing, and just about anything...
  8. Kitchens & Baths
    Anyone have any suggestions? I was recently asked to install a pocket door in a relatively small master bath where one side of the wall I would be installing a tile tub surround ( quartzite natural stone 1" x 2" brick lay mosaic) approximatley 30" x 5'. Is this feasible? Also, the wall is of...
  9. Flooring
    Got called to finish a flooring job someone did not complete. The transition is between Laminate flooring and Stone tile. The gap varies over the 21 feet, from say 1/2" to 1 1/2" and the height between the flooring types is also wavy. It is pretty uneven and there are 3 large curves to deal...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Evening ladies and gentlemen, My name is Mike, and I do mostly tile work and small bathroom remodels. My preference is, of course, new construction tile. But as we all know, those jobs have been a little sparse recently. Started laying tile when I was about 14 helping my dad build his house...
  11. Tiling
    Hi everyone! My name is Yuriy, I am new here and also in tile business. I've learned how to do everything with tile working in one tile company, but now I started to work for myself and the most difficult part for me in tile setting business is estimating. PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP ME? All I need is...
  12. Tiling
    How about a favorite backsplash thread??? Mine is in the pictures below. Rhomboid tiles were on a mesh, but I had to end up taking them off the mesh as to cut in the inserts. Very labor intensive but made easier by being able to pre-cut a large portion of the pieces. I think the tile alone...
  13. Tiling
    Just wanna know if anyone has worked with this before and is this any good? And i know its not a replacement for real tile !!! i just want some feed back Thanks
  14. Flooring
    porcelain tiles 12" x 12" - slate look. gray & brown tones. match must be suitable for commercial use. need about 30 pieces asap. thank you! http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/bella1862/1801tile.jpg
  15. Tiling
    Can anyone give me a company's name that will pre-mix and match grout to a specific color of tile if I send it to them. I haven't the time nor the inclination for trial and error attempts to match it myself. If not then perhaps a company with a decent color wheel of samples that i could get and...
  16. Flooring
    New to the forum.. I always screw my hardi board with tyvek or senco strip hardi-board screws. I have never used a nail for hardi board. I recently quoted a new construction job and the contractor used the framing crew to install the hardiboard to save some $. They used 1 1/2'' galvanized...
  17. Tiling
    I have a customer that wants to have all three of these plus some sort of accent piece installed. 20" X 20" 13" X 13" 6 1/2" X 6 1/2" They haven't decided on the accent piece yet. They wanted me to show them options. We were thinking something small, 2" X 2" or 4" X 4". The next problem is...
  18. Tiling
    hi guys, what are your fellings on thinseting cbu, wonderboard directly to 3/4 x 4" floorboards. or should i put down plywood first ,then carry on as usual. the largest tile will be 20 x 20. there is a bit of a height issue though, 2 rooms with 3/8 hardwood,the front door & threshold & a...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hi there... I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself and my company to the community. My name is Tolga Tosali and I am the owner of Tosali Construction. My company specializes in Custom Homes & Remodeling. We handle residential and commerical projects. Please visit our site to see...
  20. Tiling
    Hello all, I'm working on a kitchen at present. I spent today ripping out all the old tile. I'm wondering if I can install the new tiles on top of the old mortar or if I should remove the old mortar? The Floor is concrete with thick mortar, previously laid. If not recommended to install tiles...
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