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Old 07-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
scott anthony
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underlayments for marble

I've got a marble job due in a few weeks but don't get to do marble to often. OK let's be honest I've never done one. I always chase my customers away from this install. Can't do it this time. Anyway I was looking through the liberry and seeing underlayment is a good idea but I would like to know if anybody has heard or membarnes showing through.
The marble is a polished cream with gold and light burgundy viens. You can hold it up to the light and in some places see through a vein. Now the membrane I like is the bright blue Mapei, I'm not sure this is a good idea and the other I like ECB and thats almost black. Think this is an issue? I'm almost sure there is a diagonal control joint where I'll be tiling so I need something.
And what grout would you use for a 1/16th joint.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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A skim coat of white thinset on the marble will normally hide anything from showing thru. I like using Custom's Granite and Marble thinset.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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Hi Scott, like Davy said. You want to use an unsanded grout.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Sounds like Crema Marfil....do like they say,but be prepared..it will scratch, so use clean knee pads,or a lay down pad.It will also crack and fall apart when you handle, and cut it,be sure to have plenty of waste figured.If you're going to mudset it, make sure your mud isn't too wet, and lay an accurate bed,you don't want the mud squeezed up into the grout joints.
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:03 PM   #5
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Marfil it is dave. thnx
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