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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By Duane903
This is just a general thank you :cheers: to all...

This is just a general thank you :cheers: to all the tile experts who take time to answer questions.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By Duane903
Thanks for all the responses and ideas. I...

Thanks for all the responses and ideas.

I installed the shower surrounds about 10 years ago. With the help of this forum, the install went well and I can say that the surrounds look as nice now...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By Duane903
Hardiebacker and Grab bars

I installed new tile surrounds around a bathtub using 1/2" Hardiebacker (using properly placed screws into studs) with ceramic tile applied with mortar.

Now I need to install Grab Bars. I believe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Duane903
Excellent information and guide. Thanks a...

Excellent information and guide. Thanks a bunch.:clap2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Duane903
Thanks for replying. A question: I was...

Thanks for replying. A question:

I was concerned about the sink being unsteady since it does not sit completely flat on the tile. But are you saying that the best way is to put a bead of caulk...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Duane903
Cast Iron Lavatory on Tile Countertop

I'm putting a drop-in cast iron lavatory into a tile countertop. The countertop tile is not perfectly in a plane - or the underside of the lavatory is not perfectly in a plane. It's off by about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Bob- Thanks for the answer, I think you just...

Bob- Thanks for the answer, I think you just saved us a bunch of future problems.

I just forgot about keeping one thread per project; thanks for putting my two threads together.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Stone tile in shower

We are using a porcelain glossy tile on our tub surround. There is a small "stripe" of pitted, textured stone tile used as a color and texture accent that goes around the three walls of the surround....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Thanks, Bob; I was really afraid that was the...

Thanks, Bob; I was really afraid that was the answer, but I was just hoping!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Crack in back of soap dish

Here are three views of the back of a soap dish. There is a crack in the back. I can return it to the store and re-order, but would rather not do that unless necessary. Could someone evaluate the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Thanks, scuttlebuttrp.

Thanks, scuttlebuttrp.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Duane903
Tile with Ripples

I bought some ice white glossy american olean 2 x 6 bullnose tile at lowes. After I got it home I noticed that the surface of the tile (all of them) was rippled. I asked Lowes to call their vendor;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Duane903
Well, the first time I used unsanded grout. ...

Well, the first time I used unsanded grout. Since the grout lines are 1/8 inch, I thought I was supposed to use unsanded? But is that wrong, and sanded grout would be better?

Are "a sealer" and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Duane903
Thanks for the suggestions, I have a couple of...

Thanks for the suggestions, I have a couple of questions.

Yes, I wanted to use a black grout again; hopefully if I miss a spot or two on the edge of the tile this will disguise the problem.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Duane903
Asking for advice BEFORE I screw up...

I recently (maybe a year ago) put down 12 x 12 tile in the bathroom. The tile installation went very well, with no issues. When I grouted the tile, however, things got interesting very quickly.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
I finally got the grout dark enough to suit me. ...

I finally got the grout dark enough to suit me. The method I found that worked was to take a scotch pad and water and scrub the grout. This seemed to do a good job to remove the efflorescence. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
Thanks, Java, I'll try out some enhancer/sealer...

Thanks, Java, I'll try out some enhancer/sealer to see if it works out well on our grout; this certainly seems simpler than using an acid.

Care to recommend a brand of enhancer/sealer?

I'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
I've read about acid washes - vinegar or Sulfamic...

I've read about acid washes - vinegar or Sulfamic acid - to remove efflorescence.

Can anyone guide me in the use of either of these acids? How long should the grout cure before using them,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
It's mainly the mottled appearance (see above...

It's mainly the mottled appearance (see above post). If we can get a uniform color all over, it would be OK.

My preference would be to salvage what is already installed because removing grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
No, no additive was used. In researching...

No, no additive was used.

In researching this issue, it seems to fit the description of efflorescence - when the grout is wetted, it changes color from the medium grey to black.

Incidentally,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
The color of the grout is, simply, Black. ...

The color of the grout is, simply, Black.

The grout, when compared next to a white piece of paper, is grey; not even a dark grey. Also, the color of the grout is not uniform - here and there it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,702
Posted By Duane903
Black grout is grey, not black....

We installed some 12" tile in the bathroom; the tile is sort of a mottled dark grey/light grey combination. We wanted the 1/8 inch grout lines to be black.

I used Mapei's Kericolor U; when mixed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By Duane903
a) Should I put a bead of caulk on the tile where...

a) Should I put a bead of caulk on the tile where the sink will sit? And then put the sink down?

b) Or do you mean to put the sink down, and then just caulk around the edge?

If b), how do I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By Duane903
Sealing cast iron lavatory and tile counter

What's the best way to seal the joint between a drop-in cast iron lavatory and tile counter top?
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