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Old 09-07-2017, 09:59 PM   #106
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How big should the gap be between the bottom of the wall tile and the floor tile.

I'm using 3/16 grout lines. Is that the gap I should shoot for?




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Old 09-07-2017, 10:07 PM   #107
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That'd be fine, Jake. Nothing less than 1/8th of an inch there.

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:43 PM   #108
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Thanks cx. Fill in the void with silicone?


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Old 09-07-2017, 11:10 PM   #109
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If this is in a wet area, yes, that would be my recommendation.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #110
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How do I remove dried up mortar from
1) tile
2) between tiles




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Old 09-11-2017, 06:23 PM   #111
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A hand held grout saw works to lower the thinset in the joints. Just be careful not to let it get out onto the face of the tiles.

It's much easier to remove when the thinset is wet. Have a sponge and bucket of water handy while tiling and keep it wiped out.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:19 AM   #112
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How tight do you guys make inside corners. I cut mine with 1/16 gap or maybe less. Is that too tight?




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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 AM   #113
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1/8" is pretty good, since you need to be able to get caulk in it. If the caulk is just on the surface, it won't hold as well. You need just a little space for expansion as well.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #114
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Kman - tile can expand??

I think my corner gaps are 1/16 or tighter 32. Basically jammed into the corners.

I'll sure to make all remaining corners 1/8".


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:14 PM   #115
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Its more the various building materials used in framing and covering the walls expand and contract at various rates.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:14 PM   #116
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I managed to slip my margin trowel in that crack and widen it to 1/8". Thanks guys!


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But yes, Jake, your tiles can expand.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:35 PM   #118
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Thinset question for you guys: I've used both customs buildings natural stone lft mortar and versabond lft mortar during my project.

(LFT = large format tile)

I find the versabond hardens way faster and becomes difficult to remove from the tile much more quickly than the natural stone mortar. A bucket of versabond also becomes rock hard and unusable much faster than the natural stone mortar.

Why is that? Should I be using one vs the other?




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