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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Ultracolor Plus FA would work fine in that...

Ultracolor Plus FA would work fine in that situation. Keracolor U would be fine if you're using a light color, if you're going for a dark gray or black color I would recommend the UCP FA.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
When I worked at a previous employer and we had...

When I worked at a previous employer and we had slip issues come up, we were able to satisfy most of them with this product:
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
The larger grout manufacturers make grout...

The larger grout manufacturers make grout specific to the larger grout joints typical of saltillo installations. Here is one:
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
I have a Ceramic Engineering degree (yes, that's...

I have a Ceramic Engineering degree (yes, that's a thing even if my wife is dubious) and have made ceramic tile of various types for 30+ years now at some of the largest tile companies in the US. In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
I used to run the technical services department...

I used to run the technical services department at MAPEI so I have a few years of experience with this product. Flexcolor CQ is an acrylic-based grout. It cures by exposure to air hardening the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Ultracolor Plus FA is the go-to grout for Floor...

Ultracolor Plus FA is the go-to grout for Floor and Decor and Lowes so lots of DIYers have used it successfully. Buy the 10 pound bags and start with mixing half the bag (with half the water) if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
I used to import marble, limestone, and...

I used to import marble, limestone, and travertine for Florida Tile. In my experience, marble doesn't typically have fossils for the reasons others have pointed out, but it does start life as less...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
White epoxy is the most likely culprit to yellow....

White epoxy is the most likely culprit to yellow. Other colors can fade. When installation products companies develop their epoxy grouts, they test them for accelerated UV exposure. There are...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
I was with MAPEI when they were developing...

I was with MAPEI when they were developing Flexcolor 3D (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122769) and it can certainly do what you're thinking of doing with less fuss than shown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Since there may be others reading this thread who...

Since there may be others reading this thread who want to avoid this issue, keep in mind that subway tiles are typically much higher in porosity than porcelain tiles. If you grout them with a grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
CX, a few years ago I lobbied the Handbook...

CX, a few years ago I lobbied the Handbook committee to implement a steeper slope for pebble and irregularly shaped shower floors (1/2" in 12 instead of 1/4") but it didn't gain a lot of traction. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Assuming your wall is square, that's not an...

Assuming your wall is square, that's not an acceptable corner piece. I would suggest taking it back and seeing if they have some that are square. With that said, filling the gap with a large and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
I know Holden from MAPEI gave you the straight...

I know Holden from MAPEI gave you the straight answer but I'll fill in some color since I was working at MAPEI while CQ was being developed. The reason we didn't recommend it for pebbles at the time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,484
Ultracolor Plus FA (FA stands for 'fine...

Ultracolor Plus FA (FA stands for 'fine aggregate') from MAPEI has a smaller aggregate that is softer than typical sand found in sanded grout. It can still bridge those large grout joints but is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
I would suggest giving MAPEI a call. I know they...

I would suggest giving MAPEI a call. I know they handle calls about 'unique' installations like this frequently and have a line of Marine products for boats, seems like they should be able to steer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
If the tile was secure, well bonded, and flat I'd...

If the tile was secure, well bonded, and flat I'd initially say it would be a good candidate for ECO Prim Grip and a decent mortar like Ultraflex LFT. Unfortunately the fact that some of the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
I've made tile, imported tile, and dealt with...

I've made tile, imported tile, and dealt with tile-related complaints for 30 years and can honestly say this is a first for me. Glazed porcelain shouldn't smell. They could have a wax coating of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
When I used to work for MAPEI we referred to this...

When I used to work for MAPEI we referred to this as a 'Frankensystem', a mix of various products from various vendors usually done to address a variety of problems. Unfortunately it can also lead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Depends on what is under this shower. If it's an...

Depends on what is under this shower. If it's an on-grade slab you can likely use it as-is without consequences. If it's a shower over occupied space, chances are good that you'll start to see a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
I think if you do remove those tiles, you're...

I think if you do remove those tiles, you're likely to find some sort of metal fastener under them, most likely a screw or staple. I hope I'm wrong because there isn't any positive to having a screw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
In the inimitable words of MAPEI's Sam Biondo "We...

In the inimitable words of MAPEI's Sam Biondo "We don't make one sided mortar." If the mortar stuck to the floor but not the tile that means the the mortar wasn't sticky when you placed the tile on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Do you have any pictures showing the areas that...

Do you have any pictures showing the areas that didn't drain completely? If they are small (quarter size), it's probably not going to impact the performance of your system. If they are larger...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
This is accurate, tile with lugs is difficult to...

This is accurate, tile with lugs is difficult to make and as production has switched to China and now India, increasingly difficult to find. The lugs get glaze on them and have to be cleaned as they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
If I was a betting man, I would bet that they...

If I was a betting man, I would bet that they used this grout in the corners as well as the grout joint instead of using silicone in the corners. As the shower is used, it heats up and the grout...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,667
I haven't been able to find any specs on it. I'm...

I haven't been able to find any specs on it. I'm attaching a photo of the product with the 'Made in China' sticker and also what the display says about it which isn't a lot. The price seems...
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