Myth Busters 2018:
Setting the Record Straight on Tile Installation
May 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Jim Olson
Presenter: Dale Roberts
This entertaining and eye-opening Truth or Myth presentation will address common misunderstandings that are often seen in tile design, specifications and installations. Dale will cover the true facts of the industry while busting myths, rumors and misunderstandings of specifications, building codes and the TCNA handbook. He will be digging into some of the fine print you’ll want to know before starting your next installation.
Examples of some of the myths (or complicated truths) that will be covered:
Commercial bathrooms are classified as dry areas that do not require waterproofing.
Cross-hatching the mortar on the substrate and the back of the tile will give me great coverage.
If the concrete slab meets Floor flatness (Ff#), it is ready for tile installation.
Grouts no longer need to be sealed.
The tile contractor is not responsible for the condition of the subfloor.
Thin-set mortar can be used to bond directly to rigid foam insulation or an exterior gypsum board.
For the best protection, install full coverage crack isolation membranes.
It’s okay to skip using soft joints in my installation if they will ruin the pattern.
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