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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2012, 08:29 AM
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Posted By JimBoux
I rented a tile saw from the local rental place. ...

I rented a tile saw from the local rental place. Of course the slide wasn't perfectly square, and the blade didn't run true. Still it wasn't too bad and was close enough that crosswise I did not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 08:30 AM
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Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Those two tubs are CBP Pre-mixed White Thinset...

Those two tubs are CBP Pre-mixed White Thinset (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100678075/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=white%20thinset&storeId=10051) from HD; which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2012, 09:29 AM
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Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks Bob. I went with that. Three days now...

Thanks Bob. I went with that. Three days now and I'll seal it.

Two things came up - one, although I tried to cull all the blemished tiles, but there were some that had small imperfections I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
I just saw the thread on the grouts so going...

I just saw the thread on the grouts so going with the Laticrete unsanded with additive seems like the right choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
I just picked up the DuPont Bullet Proof -...

I just picked up the DuPont Bullet Proof - expensive stuff.

Mrs. Jim decided on white, so I quickly changed my mind about liking grey more.

I read on here some suggestions for the Laticrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
That's what I'm looking for - however, since I'll...

That's what I'm looking for - however, since I'll have the opportunity this time - I'll show Mrs. Jim the pics, or do two samples on one board and let her pick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2012, 06:35 PM
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Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks Paul and Bob. Bob, your job looks...

Thanks Paul and Bob.

Bob, your job looks really nice but I think I would prefer a less noticeable grout.

Thanks for the suggestions Paul.

Jim
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks Bob. For what it's worth the sealer I...

Thanks Bob.

For what it's worth the sealer I have is Miracle Sealant Company 511 porous plus sealer.

The grout is Polyblend non-sanded grout, Snow White.

Are these good products? The came...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks PetrH, I thought that the sealer might...

Thanks PetrH, I thought that the sealer might effect the moisture from the thinset and what they absorbed during cutting from coming out of the tiles.

I also wondered about the sealer and grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks John & PetrH. I did exactly as you...

Thanks John & PetrH. I did exactly as you suggested. I laid out all the tiles on the counter and moved them around until I got a pattern I liked. Going all the same direction couldn't have been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2012, 10:14 AM
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Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks Paul. I have one corner and one end where...

Thanks Paul. I have one corner and one end where a coffee brewer goes that's probably less seen. I'll put the least favorite ones there. Since it's a back splash I guess the final step I'll can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
The low spot is fixed, the counter verified level...

The low spot is fixed, the counter verified level and true, everything is all primed.

I did the straight edge test Paul suggested and also got out my veneer and measured a few tiles. According to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thank you Paul. I know trowel size and grout...

Thank you Paul. I know trowel size and grout width are not related I was just thinking that with such a small grout line I might try a slightly thinner apply to decrease chanced of filling any areas...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Thanks Bob. I seriously doubt the walls are that...

Thanks Bob. I seriously doubt the walls are that flat. I'll put it straight edge on them today to check.

I am also going to go through and pick out my least favorite stones for a mockup board. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,484
Posted By JimBoux
Marble Tile install, making sure I'm covered

Hi all,

I'm a competent DIY whose done 7 or so tile installs before but I wanted to check on a couple things before starting my 3x6 White Carrara backsplash because there are a few new things I...
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