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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By nugentcn
Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate the...

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate the help!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By nugentcn
Thanks. But my gap is pretty skinny (a penny's...

Thanks. But my gap is pretty skinny (a penny's thickness, so like 1/16" or so) so I don't think I can get backer rod in there.

Yes, it's 100% silicone I'll be using (GE Silicone II). I did do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By nugentcn
Caulk shrinking into gap

I just read the excellent DIY silicone caulking tutorial and have a question about caulking a tiled backsplash around the perimeter edges (between tile and countertop, tile and cabinet, etc.):

How...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 127,982
Posted By nugentcn
So how do you keep the silicone from shrinking...

So how do you keep the silicone from shrinking back into the gap as it dries? I had read somewhere that on a backsplash it's okay to use a penny's thickness gap around the edges of the tile (I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By nugentcn
Wow, dhagin. That's quite a variation! How...

Wow, dhagin. That's quite a variation! How frustrating.

And do you pay for a new tube each time you don't like it, or is the store pretty good about giving you what you want? The lady I always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By nugentcn
Color matching Tec Almond grout

I originally thought I wanted Tec's Cornsilk grout, but when I saw a tile installation display in the store using Almond (and a small sample board with dabs of caulk), I saw how much lighter the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,468
Posted By nugentcn
Super-Tek grout and caulk?

The local tile place around the corner sells Super-Tek grout. Does anybody have any experiences--good or bad--with this grout or caulk? I don't hear it mentioned often like Laticrete, Custom, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,341
Posted By nugentcn
So I learned the matching Sahara Tan only comes...

So I learned the matching Sahara Tan only comes in Sanded at the local HD. Do the same rules apply with caulk as with grout regarding joint size and sanded vs. unsanded? I have 1/16 joints....can I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 127,982
Posted By nugentcn
Thanks for this thread. Is there a reason why...

Thanks for this thread. Is there a reason why you say to grout first and then caulk? With corners, top edge between tile and cabinet, and bottom edge between tile and counter, that's a lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,341
Posted By nugentcn
Custom Polyblend caulk--does it really match?

I've read quite a bit about the tendency for Polyblend grout to dry a shade or so lighter than the sample, even when the appropriate amount of water is used during mixing and cleaning.

So the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Thanks Wendy and Paul. Wendy, I used to live in...

Thanks Wendy and Paul. Wendy, I used to live in MN for a long time!

Okay, so skip the grout-in-a-bucket. A Lowe's associate tried talking me into it because he said it is permanently sealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Has anyone used the TEC "Ready to Use"...

Has anyone used the TEC "Ready to Use" (pre-mixed) grout in a bucket? I've searched a little and don't see much on it. I see that pre-mixed products in general are not used by pros here, but I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Oh, floor would be fine also! Many thanks!

Oh, floor would be fine also! Many thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Paul, do you have any photos of a backsplash that...

Paul, do you have any photos of a backsplash that uses multiple grout colors? I haven't had any luck finding examples on the internet.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Thanks again, all!!! I think I might try the...

Thanks again, all!!!

I think I might try the different sized trowels to make up the 3/32, Paul. What size/shape trowel is typically used for subway tile with 1/16" grout lines? I can't seem to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Oh, this just gets more complicated by the...

Oh, this just gets more complicated by the minute, doesn't it? I guess I probably won't be attempting the diagonal herringbone pattern with my subway field tiles on top of all this!

So let me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
The scored depth is difficult to measure, but...

The scored depth is difficult to measure, but I've got it "a hair" larger than 1/32, but not a full 1/16. You all know how much "a hair" is, right? ;)

I guess it's possible that it was not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Thanks, all. The field tile is 7/32 and the...

Thanks, all.

The field tile is 7/32 and the deco is 10/32.

Dave, we've looked a lot at deco tile options and this is really the only one we keep coming back to.

So if I'm understanding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,853
Posted By nugentcn
Is there a similar shelf life for grout in the...

Is there a similar shelf life for grout in the powdered, unmixed form if it's kept in a tightly sealed ziploc?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By nugentcn
Backsplash with a "scored" deco tile

Hi. I've got some kitchen backsplash questions. I hope you all can help.

1. For my deco tile, I am using a 12" x 12" tile that is "scored" into smaller 2 x 2 tiles. I'd like to do two rows of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,338
Posted By nugentcn
The pour went okay, except that in about 3/4 of...

The pour went okay, except that in about 3/4 of the room, it seeped under my dams and filled the gap between the plywood and wall. I thought I had more of the foam tape but didn't and by then the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,338
Posted By nugentcn
It is Custom Building Product's LevelQuik I...

It is Custom Building Product's LevelQuik

I primed the floor last night. It doesn't say anywhere on the material that it needs to be poured within a certain amount of time after the primer. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,338
Posted By nugentcn
I primed the Hardi with the SLC primer, two...

I primed the Hardi with the SLC primer, two coats, diluted 1 part primer to 1 part water as per instructions on the bottle. Both coats soaked in and are no longer visible. Is this normal or do I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,338
Posted By nugentcn
Last night the dog peed on our new plywood floor....

Last night the dog peed on our new plywood floor. She has never done this in the house before. We got it cleaned up as quickly as possible and then dried the wood with a hair dryer. It looks now...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,338
Posted By nugentcn
Okay, thanks. I'm supposed to sponge the CBU...

Okay, thanks.

I'm supposed to sponge the CBU before adding thinset and tile, but now that I'll have SLC over the CBU do I have to sponge the SLC before adding thinset and tile?
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