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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2021, 09:55 PM
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Posted By fogtown
yeah- however the tub sits

I noticed that, walls and tub out of plumb/level -tile stacked the same.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By fogtown
Back when they were building Levittowns...

A few years ago I remodeled some bathrooms in my mom's old Levitt-built house in MD. The mastic set over drywall tub and shower enclosures actually had held up pretty well for 50+ years but they were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
yes- maybe worked too much and too hot&dry

Thanks, technique could be better- (would be easier on a floor) and I also think it was worked past the open time and so was washing away cement too much leaving it rough- was a little warm and dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
Used Sealer’s Choice Gold -

Seemed to work , added a little glow to the tiles and the Prism soaked a bit up .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
What Sealer??Tested Prism and Ultracolor, used Prism

These grouts are similar, went with Graystone Prism which didn't scratch but maybe micro-polished the surface a little duller? It's workability is like a traditional cement grout, but didn't seem to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
vent

the ceiling vent fan is on the ceiling where this window vents to
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
steam shower vent "window"

The shower door guys added that - it's a vent window to allow one to spill heat and also to vent enclosure when finished. (CB Showers)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By fogtown
"fun times" w/ Saltillo

Decades ago I did a number of floors with Saltillo, some outside but under a roof. I don't think I'd use it in a freezing area- it's absorbtive and weak, there are stronger tiles that look similar....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
Seal these?

I called the distributor/manufacturer and they suggested sealing the face but couldn't recommend any grouts specifically ( didn't seem very technically oriented IMHO). . Seems like the face is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
Thanks guys!

Thanks for the comments, figured I'd post finished photos after asking advice for years. Don't hold back criticisms. That shower was a bit of work, the steam generator is under the bench with an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By fogtown
tracksaw with a dry blade?

I've cut granite slabs cleanly with a tracksaw (Makita, Festool) using an Alpha dry-cut diamond blade ( you have to use a bushing to get the 20mm arbor size in some cases) , you can get the Makita...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
How abrasive is prism? Similar to Flexcolor?

In the specs for prism it warns of scratching, will have to do a test but these tiles appear to have a film applied of a clear over the pattern paint that doesn’t peel easily but after cuts can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
Thank you CX, it came together , the thing I...

Thank you CX, it came together , the thing I didn’t like was using the Schlutrr metal on the obtuse angle corners with the little corner “nub” - they worked but wouldn’t use that method again ....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By fogtown
Best Grout for “painted” marble backsplash tiles?

Have a backsplash installed with “Artisan by Stone Impressions Sanza (https://stoneimpressions.com/project/sanza/)” tile , spear to be painted white marble 6x6 .
Want a stain resistant grout ,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
Many years ago but fwiw it did come together

This steam shower has had a lot of use at the point this photo was taken .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fogtown
Tried grout samples

I like Laticrete myself but tried Mapei stuff here, two on top are Ultracolor plus FA in Rain and Silver. Bottom row is Flexcolor CQ in silver : bottom right is no sealer and small sample bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fogtown
Thanks Laz, is it necessary to pre-seal before...

Thanks Laz, is it necessary to pre-seal before CQ? It seems like the polished surface will clean up ok but it is porous. Mainly worried about staining with a dark gray grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fogtown
Grouting / Sealing white marble mosaic floor?

I’ve read dozens of previous threads and can’t come to a decision if I should preseal prior to grouting ( or seal at all) and which grout to use. I’m thinking of using Flexcolor CQ in a Silver ( what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fogtown
Remove 2x2 mastic and replaced with marble mosaic /Grout /Sealer ??

Got back to this and yes I did end up scraping with the razor and then scarifying with a diamond wheel. Thanks for the impetus! Set this marble mosaic and now deliberating over grout choice?? also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fogtown
Best prep for old slab that had mastic-set 2x2

Scraped off original 1960 tile that seems to have been set with a black mastic . With a blade I can get it pretty much off but is it necessary to grind or acid etch the old slab? Thinking of 12x24...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,328
Posted By fogtown
Kerdi-fix

While Sika flex sealant has acceptance as a bond to kerdi, it would seem another SMP sealant / adhesive would be a closer product, certainly better than most silicones which don't bond all that well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,328
Posted By fogtown
Kerdi-fix substitutes?

hello, I think Kerdi-fix is great for its intended application , but I find I only need it occasionally and it is difficult to source in some locales and sometimes you just need a little more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
Schluter metal trim in steam room?

I also planned to use the RONDEC corner trim on the bench in this steam shower to radius the edges. Will this be a problem with skin contact if grouted in and bedded with thinset to tile ?
The trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
I pretty much scribe all wooden base (mostly do...

I pretty much scribe all wooden base (mostly do remodels in old, (for CA) houses)- But I don't think anybody would try to scribe 4x24 porcelain tilebase to pebble floors!?

I was thinking of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By fogtown
I meant , it seems wrong to ever set base first!

I meant , it seems wrong to ever set base first!
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