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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
I'll admit, I haven't bought shampoo at costco,...

I'll admit, I haven't bought shampoo at costco, but so far all my niches have been roughly 11-12" and I'm not cursing at them, yet. :) I am going to make that niche a bit taller though to eliminate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
I'm planning niche framing (I like to...

I'm planning niche framing (I like to "over-frame", then shim/finish the framing as I establish tile/grout lines for extra clean/easy finishes) here's the issues I am facing and I think I found the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
Here's the $5 question... I mixed one full...

Here's the $5 question...

I mixed one full color packet with the recommended water for an 8lb box of permacolor NS. Then used enough of that colored water and base to make a test board.

So, am...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
Long story short: Aggregate = definite...

Long story short:
Aggregate = definite scratches
Looking/breathing at/on marble = possibly scratches

ANY level of acid in the cleaner = etching.
Non-acidic (miracle HD acid substitute) = no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
CRAP! Somehow I ruled out permacolor since I...

CRAP! Somehow I ruled out permacolor since I didn't see an unsanded offering. THANKS! I think that is the winner. Unfortunately, it seems like there is now way to test it out, without using the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
And one more thing, I sealed the tiles about 24...

And one more thing, I sealed the tiles about 24 hours ago with bulletproof (in preparation for grout). Once I figure out which grout to use, do I have to wait the full 72 hours before grouting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
Hmmmm, somehow I missed the memo that premixed...

Hmmmm, somehow I missed the memo that premixed grout is a-ok. I suppose I have seen that flexcolor is used a lot, just never looked it up to tell that it is premixed. Should save me a ton of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
Lowes is close by and has Keracolor unsanded. ...

Lowes is close by and has Keracolor unsanded. I'll try that with their "maximizer". I've got 3 more test boards of scraps ready to go. And I'll test with a less violent approach (though still...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By gslenk
First, I have read a ledger might even be a bad...

First, I have read a ledger might even be a bad idea for cast iron, unless specified by the manufacturer. I had the villager, and I set it on steel shims at the feet, no ledger.

If that model...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By gslenk
White Marble backsplash, best grout?

TLDR: BEST grout for 1/16" spacing, polished white marble subway tile backsplash? Unsanded, Mapei, Laticrete? "Best" means most durable (will be behind a cooktop) and least likely to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
1/4" per foot sideways wasn't as bad as I thought...

1/4" per foot sideways wasn't as bad as I thought on my plywood mockup. Anyone ever get complaints about those? I know I keep asking, but I'm waiting for some one to outright say "sideways slope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
Well that saves some of my paranoia about...

Well that saves some of my paranoia about completely removing sections of slab. Is my assumption about no minimum mud thickness for the pan correct?

Also, does water warm up floor tile on a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
I think I've narrowed down the drain options a...

I think I've narrowed down the drain options a bit, and found some best case shower pan scenarios to help justify curbless.

A) Don't like it at the entrance, both for appearance and function (not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
Indeed, I believe in hiding things in plain...

Indeed, I believe in hiding things in plain sight... Such as the word basement in the thread title, and a few sentences into the description :stick:

I'm guessing it is "supposed" to be 4 inch. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
Maybe I jumped the gun on calling it...

Maybe I jumped the gun on calling it structural... I could be wrong, but it is my impression that this construction typically consists of a footer with the cinderblock walls on top. And that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
Yeah I'm starting to rethink the "crazy...

Yeah I'm starting to rethink the "crazy continuous countertop" in favor of a proper ponywall idea.

Your epoxy/short-screw anchor method is what I intended to describe. Never intended on piercing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gslenk
Bathroom #3! basement edition

Couldn't have made it through #1 and #2 without you all, so here goes #3!

I'm in the planning stages (need to get the planning juices flowing again...), but here's what is different this time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
Yup that's exactly it. I suppose when I...

Yup that's exactly it. I suppose when I originally did it, there were some irregularities in depth in the joint, so the caulk shrunk to those dips when it dried.

My plan was to level it out by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
Small update... Hacked up a philips hue...

Small update...

Hacked up a philips hue outdoor strip. Not as cheap as some other kits (~$100 including the bridge for "refurbished" stuff that I was gonna hack up anyway), but I think it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
So I went full cowboy... about 4 hours after...

So I went full cowboy... about 4 hours after mixing the black, I did the bottom/niches, lightly cleaned, then top, then full wipe down. Joints came out just fine. This one in particular, I had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
So what about time separation for the same color?...

So what about time separation for the same color? I think I can get all the black done in one shot. But my skills (aka speed) just aren't there for the rest.

I want to guess that "right away"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
And a close up of the big wall detail, used some...

And a close up of the big wall detail, used some scrap from the niche shelves to give the accent an outline of sorts.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
OK its grout time! I'm doing 2 grout colors...

OK its grout time!

I'm doing 2 grout colors in spectralock, black (in the black marble areas) and a light gray (in the faux white marble areas, aka everywhere else).

1) Dark first or light...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
They are flat as flat can be. Pretty much the...

They are flat as flat can be. Pretty much the same tile I previously did a 1/2 brick pattern with (see side note below...).

I'm slightly torn between these two layouts. Assuming you had all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,343
Posted By gslenk
I probably won't use it, but the leftover...

I probably won't use it, but the leftover spectralock looked and installed like now on a test board, while I used actual new stuff on the real floor. Temptation, temptation...

I think I've got...
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