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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pirate
Rather, I'd say the general consensus is don't...

Rather, I'd say the general consensus is don't lay tile with no grout joints. 1/32 can't be considered as a grout joint at all, I'd say. What does the tile manufacturer recommend, 3/16"?
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By Pirate
Lori, I'm curious why you chose the Daltile...

Lori,

I'm curious why you chose the Daltile product, because it had lugs? You said you would have chosen a different tile if you had known otherwise. Was it because you would have liked less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Pirate
While it may be a $50 job to fix, I can't imagine...

While it may be a $50 job to fix, I can't imagine a granite company coming out for that amount.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Pirate
Have you tried with your fingers or a putty...

Have you tried with your fingers or a putty knife, to see if any of the adjacent tiles want to pop off too?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Pirate
I think it looks nice. Are you sure the cabinets...

I think it looks nice. Are you sure the cabinets are equal from the middle of the fireplace?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Pirate
I've had that happen with woodworking, usually...

I've had that happen with woodworking, usually crosscutting against the grain, and the solution was to use a sacrificial backerboard. A scrap piece of wood behind the plank being cut, to give it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By Pirate
In areas that were not re-grouted, next to areas...

In areas that were not re-grouted, next to areas that were re-grouted, does the color match?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By Pirate
Based on your last picture, are they not removing...

Based on your last picture, are they not removing any grout from some areas, and just skimming over with new grout or leaving the grout as is? In other words, some areas have no grout removed?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Pirate
In terms of durability, care and maintenance,...

In terms of durability, care and maintenance, they are so close, I don't think you can use that as a basis for deciding. We're not comparing them to laminate or tile, which would be very different....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Pirate
Just tell your neighbors you decided to go with...

Just tell your neighbors you decided to go with someone else, it's not that hard. You don't have to tell them all the details, like he is a hack or whatever. It makes no sense that you are worried...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,025
Posted By Pirate
If you can't find a white enough grout to satisfy...

If you can't find a white enough grout to satisfy you, you could use a colorant like Aquamix, that basically paints over your grout. It will act as a sealer as well. But, it's a lot of work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By Pirate
Think of sealer as when your mom used to put...

Think of sealer as when your mom used to put floor wax on the linoleum kitchen floor. It might look nice and do the job for awhile, but it won't last.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,174
Posted By Pirate
I used Aquamix in my shower to make the grout...

I used Aquamix in my shower to make the grout whiter, since I couldn't find a true white grout. It worked fine, but prepare for a lot of work doing it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Pirate
I tiled my kitchen floors before I had the...

I tiled my kitchen floors before I had the countertops and cabinets done. To protect them I used the cheapest plywood I could find, 1/4" luan held together with blue tape.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Pirate
Before committing to grouting 2000 square feet,...

Before committing to grouting 2000 square feet, do more samples like you did with the walnut sample. Better to waste money on a couple bags of grout, then not being happy with the whole floor. With...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,106
Posted By Pirate
I think we need more information. What about the...

I think we need more information. What about the shower? Since he suddenly (not likely) has jury duty, it sounds like work has already stopped.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,278
Posted By Pirate
For me, with as bad as a tile job that is, I...

For me, with as bad as a tile job that is, I question whether he will be able to redo it so that it is considered a good tile job. I mean, it's like 90% of the tiles are laid poorly. How do you go...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-27-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By Pirate
Could it be that your knee is hyper indexed? Any...

Could it be that your knee is hyper indexed? Any leaning forward, like against a short wall or something, while your knee is locked?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By Pirate
Arizona tile is a good source for Latacrete...

Arizona tile is a good source for Latacrete products, and there are a few locations around SD.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,781
Posted By Pirate
No way a tile job should have a range of...

No way a tile job should have a range of 1/4"-1/2". That's like having some joints twice as wide as others.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By Pirate
Clear finish adding extra color: That's why I...

Clear finish adding extra color: That's why I mentioned this in post #2. When color matching, the clear finish needs to be taken into account as well.

If you need to sand in between coats, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By Pirate
If you need more scraps to try out stains, sand...

If you need more scraps to try out stains, sand off the stained wood you don't want with a belt sander, or plane it off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By Pirate
It's really a trial and error process. You just...

It's really a trial and error process. You just have to try several different stains from different manufacturers until you get one close. You can also mix them from the same brands, as long as you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Pirate
Might be better to order from here, the quart is...

Might be better to order from here, the quart is $16.99: https://www.ptsaquamix.com/p/aqua-mix-sealer-coating-remover/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pirate
Also, lay some face to face to see how flat they...

Also, lay some face to face to see how flat they are, and check them for size variations, as well.
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