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I watched the tile part and noticed a few things.1. You should've used an LFT (Large Format Tile) morter, versabond makes it in white and gray. It also gives you the size trowel you need to use on the front of the bag.2. ALWAYS use clean water (bottled water) when mixing grout. The minerals in tap water can change the color of the grout.3. Add the powder grout to the water, if not it can create air pockets in your grout and can lead to the grout cracking.
Also, I respect you did it yourself. Should've just read more about doing it, good job though.
You should've do it in a diamond shape to match the bathtub.
You did so many things wrong in this video that it isn't even worth listing all of them. You should not be putting this on Youtube, uneducated viewers will think this is the correct way to remodel a bathroom. I don't understand why you would put up a video of you winging a project and showing how incompetent you are with construction in general. Please stop making videos and call a contractor who will do the job properly.
What program do you use to create your diagrams?
Sorry to have to say it, but I think your videos are ultimately providing a disservice to viewers. Why? Because on the surface, your "winging it" through the whole series obviously landed in more than a couple doozies with explanations of how you managed to muddle your way through them and warning others of your pitfalls might be helpful to others like you from repeating your mistakes. At the end, by all appearances, things mostly seemed to turn out well. But I couldn't help but wonder with some of the things you did (or didn't do), six or twelve months after you finished, how is everything holding up? Are the floor tiles holding up fine? You put down tiles that by definition are "large format". The Tile Council of NA put out very specific recommendations which you made absolutely no mention of and didn't follow obviously because you spent little time doing the proper homework. Large tiles are manufactured in a way where there can be significant variances across their surface area, thus should be laid with an offset of 33% percent from each other. They should also be back buttered and checked for at least 85% but as close to 100% coverage as possible. Failure to do so will almost guarantee serious problems at some point in time, sooner more likely than later. So while all may have looked well immediately after completion, how many of those tiles are still intact and in one piece… or have they begun to crack and crumble because of the way you laid them? These are things that if you're going to put out instructional videos, you really ought to at least do some basic research and pass it along because its the problems that you didn't immediately encounter that could do far much more damage than what we already bore witness to.
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