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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By organic_donna
Thanks, I wanted to be sure they included...

Thanks,
I wanted to be sure they included this wonderful forum in the article.
Here is the kitchen from last year. The photos don't show the true color of the granite. It's much more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By organic_donna
Magazine article mentions John Bridge Forum

Hi Guys,
Remember me?? You all helped me so much with my limestone bathroom.
It has been featured in Chicago Home Magazine. I made sure to give you credit in the article. Take a look. The...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,957
Posted By organic_donna
I'm not a professional. I have limestone in my...

I'm not a professional. I have limestone in my bathroom and use all Stone Care International products and like them very much. I tried the Stonetech line but the sealer didn't work as well.
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
riverware, I can't take credit for the...

riverware,

I can't take credit for the install. I was very involved with this project but I know where my limitations are. I did the layout for the walls and floor choosing the exact...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
Pictures of limestone tile installed

Thanks Bill for posting my pictures. The camera doesn't reflect the true color of the limestone. The last picture is the most acurate. When the bathroom is finished would you like to see the final...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
Thanks Brian, I'm going to have my...

Thanks Brian,

I'm going to have my contractor take a look.
l'm working on some pictures, but the tiles keep coming out brown instead of gray. The bathroom doesn't have any natural light...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By organic_donna
Aqua Mix makes a grout colorant, maybe you could...

Aqua Mix makes a grout colorant, maybe you could try that.
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php...

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55735&highlight=rags

This was the post I was referring to, I guess I didn't follow the part where he said you needed 3 separate buckets.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
beware

I was just informed that rinsing my rags out in the sink could cause a major clog. I guess grout and water don't drain well. :(
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
Smile haze

Nope, no grout haze so far.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
grouting

Hi,
The grouting went very well. We used two methods that I learned on this forum. We used distilled water, I have very hard water. Also we used another method that i read here.

I used 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
Thanks Brian, My contractor hasn't seen it,...

Thanks Brian,
My contractor hasn't seen it, but he said he wants to replace the tile. I like the veins on this tile and have decided to just leave it alone. As long as it's only cosmetic it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
lippage

Hi,

The last few tiles were installed yesterday. I have one more row to go after I find a suitable transition strip. This was not an easy install as my floor was not level at all. If my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time...

Brian,
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I am at the home stretch!!!

I took a picture today but the tiles look brown instead of gray. Why do you think that is, maybe the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
The tiles are 90% finished and I am very happy so...

The tiles are 90% finished and I am very happy so far. :D If I can figure out how to post pictures I will soon. I followed Jack Hamilton's post on how to get a suction when installing ceiling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By organic_donna
Put in the search words .....jack hamilton...

Put in the search words .....jack hamilton ceiling, I just loved his directions on how to install ceiling tiles.
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,176
Posted By organic_donna
Ditraset

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53792&highlight=annie

Check out what Brian said about using Ditra. He is not the only one that said he uses a modified thinset under...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,176
Posted By organic_donna
Shaughnn, This is the site where I've read...

Shaughnn,
This is the site where I've read that some installers prefer to use a lightly modified thinset under the Ditra matt even with concrete.
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,176
Posted By organic_donna
Because I trust the people that actually do the...

Because I trust the people that actually do the job every day more than the manufacturer who tests the product.
Donna
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,176
Posted By organic_donna
simpsonb, Did you install it over plywood or...

simpsonb,
Did you install it over plywood or concrete? I am getting ready to install Ditra over concrete. I plan on using Ditraset with additive under the Ditra and Ditraset alone over the Ditra....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
cracks

I was just in the bathroom and noticed a few hairline cracks in the concrete. The old tiles above these cracks were also cracked. Do we use the anti-fracture membrane over the cracked areas? Can it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By organic_donna
The best installation for concrete is engineered...

The best installation for concrete is engineered wood. It IS real wood. I used Mirage Maple with a cashmere finish and love the quality. Make sure that the concrete is tested using a moisture meter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,316
Posted By organic_donna
ceiling

Hi,
My contractor is going to tile the ceiling of the shower. I have 12x12 limestone. He said due to the weight he has to cut the tiles into 6x6's. He is very conservative. Do you put 12x12's on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,995
Posted By organic_donna
Sorry, H-man1

Sorry, H-man1
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,995
Posted By organic_donna
Brian, It's over concrete and I have already...

Brian,
It's over concrete and I have already given the instructions to my contractor. So...just plain Ditraset mixed with water both under and over?
Donna
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