Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives Showers Wet Areas

Can excessive Steam and Condensation in a Shower caused damage to the Ceramic tiles?

ANSWER - If the ceramic tile was installed correctly over a suitable substrate for a shower application then it will not be harmed from being subjected to prolong hot water, steam, and condensation. Ceramic tile…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives Repairs Squeaky Floors

Is it ok to use a Mastic for a repair rather than thin-set mortar that was used for the original installation?

ANSWER - If the original tile installation was installed with a particular Thin-set mortar, then the repair should have been made with the same mortar or a rapid version of the same thin-set mortar. Mastic…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers grout installation Installation Products - Adhesives Thin-set Coverage/Contact

How do you keep the Thin-set Mortar and Grout from Setting Up Too Fast?

ANSWER - What you are referring to is the Pot-Life, which refers to how long the mortar stays workable inside the bucket, and Open-Time, which refers to how long the mortar stays workable as you…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives

What Adhesive should be used to Adhere a Tile to an Epoxy Coating over concrete?

ANSWER - To install tile over an epoxy coating on a concrete floor you need to use an ANSI A118.3 epoxy adhesive.  You will need to scarify the epoxy coating first and make sure there…

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Backer Board Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives Interior

How to install a Porcelain tile over an Elevator Floor?

ANSWER - Limestone isn’t so soft that it will crack easily.   The ASTM C568 standard for limestone breaks it down into low-density limestone, medium-density limestone and high-density limestone.  So limestone can be very durable. I…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives

How do you fix Warped/Out-of-Plumb/Out-of-Square Walls before Installing Tile

ANSWER - What should have been done while installing the Hardibacker board on the walls, is the framing studs should have been shimmed and adjusted to make sure the Hardibacker board was plumb and square.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Free Tile and Stone Installation Guidelines installation Installation Installation Guidelines Installation Products - Adhesives Standards

What do we need to consider when installing 18x18 inch tiles on walls?

ANSWER - First of all you need to make sure that the substrate to which you will be adhering the tiles are suitable for the application.  In bathrooms you want to use materials that are…

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