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  • In floor covering biz over 45 years. Installations 24 years.
  • Tile setter & manufacturers rep.
  • Troy
  • Michigan


  • Posted in thread: New house with 10 lbs. underlay, but doesn't feel like it on 12-17-2014 at 08:39 PM
    I too am surprised the sales person didn't have you step on both choices to feel the
    difference. If you wanted softer, shoulda gone with 6 lb. It used to customary to use #6 on the
    main floors and #8 ...

  • Posted in thread: tiling info on 12-05-2014 at 09:22 PM
    Actually........the ideal way is to have the flange bottom on top of the finished flooring.
    However, if it's a little lower it'll still work. Just use a thicker wax ring or the shims as

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic flooring issue on 03-18-2014 at 09:29 PM
    Well, got the right idea there Neal, but that's a stair nosing. Noob, you didn't supply enough
    info to give a good answer yet. You can start by giving your location cuz that may give us a
    clue on the ...

  • Posted in thread: CBU under tub or after tub installation? on 02-26-2014 at 09:53 PM
    I was just wondering what type of CBU you used on the walls above the tub. Were you able to
    waterproof the walls, especially the window?Jaz

  • Posted in thread: CBU under tub or after tub installation? on 02-26-2014 at 02:03 PM
    A thinset is definitely a nice suggestion.As Sam said, it's not a suggestion, it's a
    requirement.You mentioned wallboard around the tub. What's the finish covering going on these

  • Posted in thread: Installing tile floor using Ditra and heated floor mat on 01-29-2014 at 10:04 PM
    Joey,Please note that CallMeVilla got the info backwards. The warming mats go in first, then
    ditra over.If everything was done right and still in good condition, 5/8" @ 16" oc meets
    minimum standards....

  • Posted in thread: Tile on 01-23-2014 at 07:57 PM
    Honestly, I don't have it in me to do all that. I thought about ignoring wise advice and adding
    grout to the top then some sort of glaze over everything to seal it in. : )No one can make you
    do it rig...

  • Posted in thread: Somerset wood? on 09-20-2013 at 11:02 PM
    Hi Drew,Somerset makes many varieties of wood flooring and you didn't mention what you chose. I
    installed a bunch in my own house a few months ago and can say it's really, really "good
    stuff". We deci...

  • Posted in thread: How to even out a patched-in plywood floor on 06-13-2013 at 10:32 PM
    People used whatever was handy to help hide the gaps in the plank subfloor. It was common to
    use tarpaper as the underlayment under vinyl/rubber tiles and sheet vinyl or linoleum up to the
    '60's. Plyw...

  • Posted in thread: Cracking floor tiles on 06-05-2013 at 09:58 PM
    Darn, I missed another picnic!:D Maybe I'll receive my invite soon. :o At least I'm in better
    shape than Brett.Jaz

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