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Old 07-15-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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how long after grouting to walk?

i ask because it doesnt say on the bag? ive been using m-thinset and waiting atleast 24 hrs prior to grouting or walking on the tile. after the grout is applied do you have to wait another day before walking on it?
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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Overnight is fine, for light traffic.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Waiting a day is a good amount of time to let the grout harden up. Otherwise, it's pretty easy to mess-up your new smooth grout joints with something as simple as the edge of your shoe or wayward debris.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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kool. another Q'n i have is, i tore up 20 yr ol' lenolium to tile my floors and i went right over the concrete slab that was underneath without primering, is my tile job gonna be ok you think?

The lenolium was soo hard to get off it took three of us 3 days and i had to use a block plane because the manual scraper i bought for the job at HD would not do anything ,unless it was neumatic. the linolium was frayed in some places and worn to the concret slab in others. after it was removed there was some whiteish swirl marks here and there, im thinkin it was the adhesive to the lenolium? reason i didnt primer is cause when i did research (sales people at tile stores) nobody said i had to primer they all said to go right over the slab and some said to go over the lenolium so i figured by removing the old flooring i was in a good spot.

some pics of the slab i went over LMK what you think.



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Old 07-15-2007, 11:43 PM   #5
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That stuff left behind is called cutback. Since your floor is down and grouted I don't want to discourage you in any way. My hope is that you used a thinset that is approved for use over cutback. Versabond is one that comes to mind and since you do have a HD, then I hope that's what you used.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:07 AM   #6
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i used this thinset called PRO M-BOND ULTRA LATEX MORTAR BY A COMPANY CALLED C-CURE FROM THE FLOOR AND DECOR OUTLET, IT WAS $15 A BAG.THEY ALSO HAD A REGULAR THINSET FOR ABOUT $6.5 A BAG.???
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I read the data sheet for the product you used and although it doesn't specifically state that it's approved for use over cut back, it is a modified thinset. I'm glad you decided to buy the more expensive stuff.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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Any other takes obout this cutback issue guys?

I have more bathrooms to tile what should i do to prep these floors because of the cutback? The bath floors look exactly like the pics i posted.

Im glad you guys are here to help, thanks!
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On cutback, the routine drill is to take it down to a stain and it looks to me like you've done that. A very good job too I might add. Use a mortar approved for use over cutback. No primer necessary (whatever that might be).
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:44 AM   #10
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Thanks guys.. Ill ask the outlet store if the thinset i got from them is ok for the cutback...

Im thinkin about buying a wet tile saw and im wondering which saw is prefered by the pros out there..ide like some user feedback on these if you can..

lookin at these saws below because i here everyone talkin about them.

Felker TileMaster Plus $910
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Target Husqvarna Tilematic G2 TS 250 $950

Then they also have the plus models for both of them, are they worth the extra money??

Felker TileMaster XL Plus Tile Saw $1,190
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Target Husqvarna Super Tilematic G2 Tile Saw $1,270

Ide like to stay around $500 for a saw but if its really worth the extra money then ill buy 1 of the above. I just need some direction with this purchase!!

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Lukas,

The wet saw debate could go on forever. If you do a search, you'll find this topic has been discussed both here and in the Professionals Hangout many times over. It sometimes comes down to do you like Ford, Chevy or Dodge. Are you willing to spend the money for the Lexus? All of the saws you have listed are high quality professional grade saws. I think the question you have to ask yourself is "Do I need that much saw?" A number of years ago, I bought an MK-100, which is an economical cousin of the MK-101. My saw regularly gets maligned on this site, but for what I paid for it and what I've done with it, I'm completely happy. Is a Felker Tilemaster or Husky G2 a better saw...absolutlely! But since I'm not using the saw in a production type mode, I don't have to have a saw in that price range. If $500 is your budget figure, then I would look around and see if I could find a saw in that price range. I think you can get plenty of saw for that amount of money.

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