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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-25-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By Prerunner
Sealer for mapei keracolor grout.

I need to seal my grout on my newly installed kitchen backsplash. The grout I used is unsanded mapei keracolor and I only have two options locally for sealers,
1)aqua mix
2)tile lab.

I may have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Davy, The only 2 major ones available in my...

Davy,

The only 2 major ones available in my area are the ones I listed. That 511 isn’t carried at any of the big box stores here in Canada where I live.

The grout is mapei keracolor unsanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Out of the two sealers that are readily available...

Out of the two sealers that are readily available in my area is there a preference? The two are:

1)Aqua mix’s sealers choice gold
2)Tile lab grout and tile sealer (greyish/greenish bottle)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Preferred method

Just seeing what everyone else does when it comes to grouting/caulking.
Is the preferred method to grout first , then do all of the caulking? Also do you protect the joints from grout where you plan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Thanks snets, I finished her off just as is and...

Thanks snets, I finished her off just as is and the wife loves it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Snets, Although in that picture you didn’t...

Snets,

Although in that picture you didn’t end on a full tile/half tile combo you
Still followed what is deemed correct by ending on a cut tile and whatever you cut off you used for your first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Looks good snet but it appears that in your...

Looks good snet but it appears that in your corner you ended up with at least the same size tile on both walls so even though it doesn’t equal a full tile it is symmetrical . For my particular layout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
My point being is In my particular layout I could...

My point being is In my particular layout I could only Center to
One focal point and wanted to know if people do the method where you Center to 2 focal points on different walls and end up with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
It definitely is and that’s where I started. I’m...

It definitely is and that’s where I started. I’m not to far into the second wall to remove some tiles and Center to the sink as well but that would then put me at odd sized tiles in the corner. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Layout question

So I have a question regarding the Layout of centerlines around certain items like range/hood and windows. So my kitchen is a standard L shape with the range/hood on one wall and the window and sink...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Matching what lol? Tile or grout. When it comes...

Matching what lol? Tile or grout. When it comes to tiling I’m obviously a weekend warrior so can someone advise on what the standard is for expansion joints from the tile to countertop, is it 1/8”?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Thanks snets I don’t think it will look to bad...

Thanks snets I don’t think it will look to bad either. when I checked to see how level my countertops were today with my laser I discovered my cabinets were out 5/16” from one side of the kitchen to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
When guys are talking about 3/16 v notch trowels...

When guys are talking about 3/16 v notch trowels are they referring to a 3/16x1/4 or 3/16x5/32? When using it for subway tile
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Snets, I am staggering the tiles. The reason...

Snets,

I am staggering the tiles. The reason I want the grout line on every other row to line up with the Center of the hood fan is so that when they go up between the cabinets next to the he hood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Thank you CX

Thank you CX
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Inside corner question

So for the layout I’m doing I want my centreline of the tile to line up with the Center line of my hood fan. I’m using a standard 3x12x1/4” thick subway tile. When I get to my inside corner it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Thank you all for the advice

Thank you all for the advice
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Davy, They are slightly bigger than 1/4”...

Davy,

They are slightly bigger than 1/4” but not quite 5/16” so I guess you
Would consider them 1/4” thick, I should also mention the back of the tile does not have any super deep grooves in it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
I’m in the construction industry just not the...

I’m in the construction industry just not the tile side of things and I see a lot of people using v notch trowels. The coverage always seems to be good when they pull a tile off and check. I’ve asked...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Prerunner
Trowel size

So my tile cutter finally came in after a 6 month wait from my initial order and I’m preparing to do my backsplash. I thought I’d ask for some
Input on what trowel size should be used for a 3x12...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Prerunner
I would love to buy a montolit but I’m having a...

I would love to buy a montolit but I’m having a hard time finding a Canadian distributor that does not want an arm and a leg. It almost seems like they are asking more than MSRP.

I would still...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Prerunner
Does anyone have experience with turning the...

Does anyone have experience with turning the handle around on the sigma and “pushing” towards the fence
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Prerunner
Thank you CX

Thank you CX
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Prerunner
Sigma 3C3M

Hi all,

just like I wrote in the introduction I’ve been lurking in this forum for quite some time trying to learn as much as I could with out asking questions. I’ve always used a big box store...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Prerunner
Hi all

Hi all,

I just wanted to introduce myself. I have been lurking for quite some time trying to pick up as much as I could but now it’s time to start asking some questions. I try to do everything...
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