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Old 11-25-2017, 08:45 PM   #31
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Hmmmm....
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:27 AM   #32
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I was almost sold on the 3/32" but I don't think it'll work as well vertically. I have 78 1/4" which is translates, at least on paper to 26 rows with 1/8" on top and buttom. Tiles are spec'd and measured at 75mm (weird TileShop metric sizes, not sure why) which is 2 15/16". if I go with 3/32" spacing it puts me 13/16" over the height
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:59 AM   #33
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Yeah, I was wondering about the height. Bummer.

You could try laying out on the floor a 54% offset and see if it is noticeable that it is not 50%.

Are you planning to wrap the tiles around the corner? If so, have you checked whether the various options discussed will leave you with slivers at the ends of the short walls?

Are the walls all plumb and square?

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Old 11-26-2017, 05:11 PM   #34
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The walls plumb but with a slight vertical wave. No wrap around the corner as the subway glass is only going up the back wall. Sides are getting 8x20" marble
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:27 AM   #35
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Hydroban over taped/thinset joints - how soon? I added a niche
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:51 PM   #36
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Another question about the niche. I am using a double which has a 12 and 6" opening. The 12" has quite a bit of flex when I am pushing in the back. Is this normal? It's installed to the Laticrete instructions with blocking on 4 sides, adhesive and taped joints. There's nothing in the instructions regarding support for the actual back of the niche.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:58 PM   #37
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Its fine, once its tiled you won't have any flex
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:19 PM   #38
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:51 PM   #39
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Planning on starting to tile this weekend with the glass subway tile on the back wall. Few final questions

- trowel size for the subway tile? I have 4-XLT and will be using that if it matters.
- keeping thinset out of the joints and keeping the tiles clean without scratching them with thinset? Any pointers there?
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1/4"x1/4" will probably suffice, I would comb out the thinset then knock the ridges flat by using the flat side of the trowel perpendicular to your ridges.

Not sure 4xlt is a good choice for glass. I would go with something else personally. I would also opt for a white thinset.

Wet sponge and denture brush for cleaning out the joints. Have a bucket of water close by just for those.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:56 PM   #41
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Thanks Ryan

What's the purpose of knocking down the ridges?

4-XLT is white, at least mine is. Laticrete said it was fine for both glass and larger marble?
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If they say its good then go for it. Even with a backing on glass the ridges can show through the edges of the tile and cause shadows and lines.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:28 PM   #43
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So it looks like I have some unevenness (max 1/4" but mostly less). So, the plan is to float some XLT over the back wall to get it even, let it dry and set tile over it using Custom's glass tile mortar. Lesson learned about being more thorough about checking the flatness of the wall prior to install. I didn't a level which I could use straight across the back wall, so, instead I used one that was longer, diagonally, which apparently lied
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