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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-08-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Razzberries
Polished marble

Yes its polised marble.It does darken when wet.(semi-vitreous)?Will try to find stone techs stone sealer.I'm sure the home-owner will love the squeegee and maintainance plan. :yipee: :crazy: Thanks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By Razzberries
Blue 92 Crack isolation membrane

Hi Mike,
I use blue 92 made by Laticrete.Its a paint on membrane that (I'm told) can be used on just the cracks.Roughly 6-8 inches on both sides of crack.Its easy to use and a good product.I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-07-2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Razzberries
Marble sealer

Hi All
I am doing a marble(white carrera) shower.What is a good sealer to use after installation.I know marble is not good for showers but tell the home-owner.Thanks,Stu :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Razzberries
Glass cutting bit

Have you tried using a glass bit.They are sold in most good hardware stores.A diamond bit may not be too cheap!
I'm not sure what your job entails but sounds like you need a square hole to occupy a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Razzberries
Jw, You could have saved a little effort in...

Jw,
You could have saved a little effort in removing the tiles,that is I would have just gotten under the 1/2" a removed everything.If it isnt glued down,just put in new cbu or 1/2" plywood.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Razzberries
Removing thin-set

Jw'
Getting ts off wood is no easy task.What is the size of the area your tiling?I'm not sure I understand what you have there.Are you removing tiles off hardwood flooring??You ask about removing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By Razzberries
Thumbs up Crack isolation membrane

Michael,
You will have to install crack isolation membrane over the cracks.It would be a good idea to do the whole area.This will keep the tiles from cracking.I definately would worry about a root...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By Razzberries
Hardi makes specially designed screws that are...

Hardi makes specially designed screws that are square drive and each box comes with a new driver inside.They work super and you dont have to worry about twisting off the head(common problem) :) Stu
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Razzberries
Michelle, I would use a 3/8x1/4 sq notch...

Michelle,
I would use a 3/8x1/4 sq notch trowel.The versabond will work fine.If your new plywood sub-floor is exterior grade plywood your fine,if not you should go over it with ditra or new 1/4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By Razzberries
sanded grout

Imho I would use sanded grout.Mix a little looser than normal.Unsanded grout is hard to clean off mosaics and not as strong in the long run as sanded. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-04-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By Razzberries
Document any changes

Documentation is a very good habit.If you give an estimate,stick to it,any deviations that are more costly materials or labor gets added to bottom line. :) Stu
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-03-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By Razzberries
Hi Trask, I love the pebble design with the...

Hi Trask,
I love the pebble design with the clawfoot tub.Looks super.Only was wondering why joints dont line up on spickett wall with recessed shelves in residence job.Site looks great! :) Stu
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By Razzberries
Following the guidelines gaurantees success, but...

Following the guidelines gaurantees success, but failure to comply with them doesn't necessary gaurantee failure.[/QUOTE]


Very true.
Lauan was used for years by most home bldrs in this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,321
Posted By Razzberries
Flag stone or flagging to be precise is a type of...

Flag stone or flagging to be precise is a type of irregular size and shape SLATE.Normally put down in an irregular pattern.I have installed quite a bit of guaged slate.Normally when slate is that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Razzberries
I dont know if it freezes in atlanta but I think...

I dont know if it freezes in atlanta but I think not.Anyway you will need to do something about your expansion joints.First level the problem area,using slc or thin-set.I would cover the area to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,053
Posted By Razzberries
grout additives

General rule of thumb,grout joints equal or less than 1/8th unsanded grout.Larger than 1/8th should be sanded.Reason...sanded is stronger than unsanded for wider joints.also unsanded is a miserable...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Razzberries
I would rip out down to the t&g,install new 1/2...

I would rip out down to the t&g,install new 1/2 inch ex grade plywood,then ditra then tile. :) Stu
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-01-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By Razzberries
Licensing

I once lived and worked in Florida,and I know there are a few guys on here from Fla.I went through a big hassel to get a county license which allowed me to contract in that county.It was a license...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Razzberries
I would use a good modified thin-set and a...

I would use a good modified thin-set and a 3/8x1/4 trowel. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Razzberries
Heat gun

A heat gun will help soften the vinyl tiles,then use a paint scraper to remove the tiles.Usually a mild mineral spirits will remove any adhesive remaining.Ceramic tiles are fairly hard surfaced,but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,093
Posted By Razzberries
Snap cutters can be used for straight cuts.You...

Snap cutters can be used for straight cuts.You should have a quality cutter and a good wheel.Cuts that are narrower than say 1 inch may be tough.Also rough surface tiles may be a bit harder.Good...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,292
Posted By Razzberries
Making your own bullnose(marble)

Hi Y'all,
Thought I'd pose this question for you marble pro's.I normally have whatever bn I need fabricated.Usually at about 1.25 a lin inch.However this builder I am doing a job for has decided...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Razzberries
Post Crane saw

Jason I've had the larger crane saw for about 6 years now.Works great!However there are a couple of minor problems.I used to use a carbide tiped blade and if you catch a nail it will rip off the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Razzberries
Gary,I totally agree.I had a builder who let the...

Gary,I totally agree.I had a builder who let the plumber put the pans in and they screwed up everyone,so,I said,I'll do them. :bang:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By Razzberries
ADD more,let it set up a bit,then wipe.If you mix...

ADD more,let it set up a bit,then wipe.If you mix your grout too loose this usually happens.If you are using unsanded grout let the edges haze up before cleaning.Good luck,Stu
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