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Old 01-01-2018, 02:42 PM   #16
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Thats the disc I was talking about DR. It will remove the backing without really eroding the stone.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:03 AM   #17
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At this point I am planning on setting up an area in the garage with 2 men and 2 drills with the diamond discs. We will remove the backing and stack all tile until it’s ready. This way we can use a traditional setting material. Which brand is unclear at this point so if you guys have a “go to” I’d love the info.

Next up is the 6 sided sealing process. My research shows that it seems to be only beneficial. I can’t find any negatives except time and money of course. If I am missing something please shine the light for me.

Completing these 2 prep items in addition to testing for a rather normal slab humidity and moisture level seems to be about as thorough as one could be.

Rarely have I come across a problem without a solution but even after all this work it’s still a wait and see situation, a “Vegas styles” game of craps, I am not much for playing the tables anymore.

More coming...

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Old 01-03-2018, 07:42 PM   #18
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Your on the right track Doc. Good luck and post up some finished pics.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:16 PM   #19
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For a thinset, I'd suggest Laticrete's Tri-lite. Mixed to the medium bed consistency.

Are you planning on covering the slab with a crack isolation or uncoupling membrane?
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:02 PM   #20
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Steve - we'd recommend the following:
254 Platinum (white) and PERMACOLOR. You can use SPECTRALOCK only if you do a test area confirms that there is no bleeding of the epoxy liquids into the stone, called “picture framing” and it is not attractive.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:00 AM   #21
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@sharon - thanks for chiming in. I will take a look at your suggestion.
Lou mentioned tri-lite which I will look into as well (thanks Lou!) What would you recommend for a thinset?

To the others, you bet, I will be taking a ton of photos and I will share them. You all have been fantastic
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