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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,382
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Posted By DonB
Heheh. Yeah, this thing really grew a life of...

Heheh. Yeah, this thing really grew a life of it's own.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 727,772
Posted By DonB
Hi Y'all, I just want check in and say that...

Hi Y'all,

I just want check in and say that almost three years later, my SpectraLock job looks as good as the day it was born. There are absolutely no problems to report.

The "Big Island" with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,396
Posted By DonB
Todd, I think you'd be very happy with...

Todd,

I think you'd be very happy with granite tile and epoxy grout. especially if you set on a mudbed to ensure absolute flatness. I documented a project like this, with a lot of pictures, in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By DonB
Hi Davy. After 30 something years of messing with...

Hi Davy. After 30 something years of messing with tile, I got a fair idea of how it looks, sounds and feels. If it's vinyl, it's some pretty tricky stuff 'specially with the cement grout :)

Joe,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By DonB
Strange but true

A friend installed a used 2/1 mobile home on 5 acres near here about 15 years ago. It was pulled about 25 miles in the move. He subsequently gave it, and the land, to his daughter who lived there for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 727,772
Posted By DonB
I think the only place it's of any concern is at...

I think the only place it's of any concern is at change of planes. Those can be caulked.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,503
Posted By DonB
Here's a wider view of the kitchen with the new...

Here's a wider view of the kitchen with the new accent panels above the cabinets and all the wifes' doo-dads reinstalled. The last piece of this puzzle will be getting rid of the cabinet above the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,503
Posted By DonB
Here's the Big Island all finished with the end...

Here's the Big Island all finished with the end panel and corbels installed.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 727,772
Posted By DonB
The way I hear it, your tile will shear.

The way I hear it, your tile will shear.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,503
Posted By DonB
Recycling

Here's my concession to slate on a horizontal surface. It's also my first and only use of a CBU instead of a mudbed. This was a cabinet incorporated into the original Ugly Island as a base for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,284
Posted By DonB
Ray, My countrertops are all made of varying...

Ray,

My countrertops are all made of varying thicknesses of plywood and mudbed. I set all my skirts directly to this substrate with the PL. I spread a coat on both surfaces, set and secure with...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-30-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,793
Posted By DonB
Alex, Check your slate with a pick to see...

Alex,

Check your slate with a pick to see how crispy it is. Does it delaminate and fall apart easily? Soak it in a bucket of water to see how muddy it is. Check it for square and dimensional...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 727,772
Posted By DonB
Russ, I've filled small depressions and low...

Russ,

I've filled small depressions and low areas numerous times. No problems with it flaking out and after it's set, you can't scrub it out. The biggest difficulty is in feathering the new layer...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-30-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,793
Posted By DonB
Hi Alex, Nice thing about HD is you can...

Hi Alex,

Nice thing about HD is you can return just about anything with no questions asked. Don't believe experts in orange aprons when they tell you it's okay to screw down the lino and lay tile....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,284
Posted By DonB
Mornin' Ray, 1. Yes, that'll work. 2....

Mornin' Ray,

1. Yes, that'll work.

2. Yes. Appropriate but not really necessary to invest in bullnose for the skirt. It's cheaper and appropriate to simply smooth the bottom cut edge.

3....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,750
Posted By DonB
Sandra, For 3 large I think you certainly...

Sandra,

For 3 large I think you certainly should have gotten a solid slab. For little more than half of that, I could have gotten solid slabs of blue pearl (finished out, installed, with cooktop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By DonB
Robin, Here's a link for the speedset. Get...

Robin,

Here's a link for the speedset. Get the pdf data file....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By DonB
As long as you install properly, weight itself...

As long as you install properly, weight itself should not be that much of an issue unless your slate is really crispy.

I think not installing under the refrigerator will put your floor at higher...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By DonB
Scott, If I was determined to use that stuff...

Scott,

If I was determined to use that stuff for a floor, I'd buy four times what I need, pick the best and return the rest. Of course, allowing for the fact I could actually come up with enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2006, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,730
Posted By DonB
Craig, If it's kemi it will be a tiny color...

Craig,

If it's kemi it will be a tiny color matched line, very smooth, you won't be able to stick a point into it and dragging a point along the line will produce very little drag. If it's grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,730
Posted By DonB
Yes. Sorry. What I actually mean is the color...

Yes. Sorry. What I actually mean is the color matched Akemi used by granite fabricators to bond slabs together. It's so stinkin' strong that it can dislodge the crystalline structure from opposing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,730
Posted By DonB
If this installation is slab to slab, make dang...

If this installation is slab to slab, make dang sure that backsplash isn't kemi'd to the counter. If it is, yeah, you will put your counter at considerable risk if you pull it.

Don
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,433
Posted By DonB
Anne, Thanks. Yes, the dark stone on the...

Anne,

Thanks. Yes, the dark stone on the counters is the blue pearl. The accents are slate.

You use the 4" field tiles as dots with the 12" hexagons.

Sorry but I don't know anything about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,433
Posted By DonB
Hi Chuck, I see a bit of a problem with...

Hi Chuck,

I see a bit of a problem with cutting dots, corners, slices off the French Quarter tiles. They have highly distressed (cushioned) edges. Even though you can work the cuts to slightly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,433
Posted By DonB
Thanks Trask. That means a lot to me, coming from...

Thanks Trask. That means a lot to me, coming from you.

Don
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