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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Thank you for tips on Mortar and Grout

Thank you, Dan. This is all I will even need to know about
caulking and most appreciated.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Caulk

Can someone advise me about what to use to caulk the drop- in sink to the countertop and also to caulk the first row of backsplash tiles to the countertop?

Laticrete makes a Latex Acrylic caulking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Unsanded

I'm gonna go with the Unsanded grout from Laticrete
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Sanded Grout

thank you CX.

Yes, I see that the Laticrete write up about the grout says that the sanded
grout is ok in 1/16 inch lines.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Sanded or Unsanded Grout

Hi Guys,

I am getting different answers for this so I thought to ask here.

Should I use sanded or unsanded grout? I am using Laticrete Permacolor grout. My tiles are 3 x 6 crackle ceramic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
No grouting the joint that we will caulk

Thank you, CX.

I understand now. We can use the Mastic and we can use acrylic caulking but
only by itself in that joint connecting the countertop to the tile.

I appreciate this forum. Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Acrylic Caulking or 100 % Silicone caulking. Over dried grout of by itself?

Hello,

To caulk the bottom of backsplash tiles to the top of countertop
(I will have a four inch attached laminate backsplash), can I use
an Acrylic Caulk in the same color as my grout?

For...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Building-Produc...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Building-Products-AcrylPro-1-Qt-Ceramic-Tile-Adhesive-ARL4000QT/100000635#overlay

This is the link to the mastic that my tile guy likes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Is this product what you would call an Organic...

Is this product what you would call an Organic Adhesive (Mastic?)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
reply about Tile Adhesive

I so appreciate your input here.

My tile guy wants to use a product called----

AcrylPro Professional Ceramic Tile Adhesive is a professional formula adhesive with high bond strengths. Ideal for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Thin Set or Mastic

Hi guys,

My tiler mentioned to. me that he likes to use a Mastic or a premixed adhesive instead of the 254 platinum thin set from Laticrete that I was going to get for him.

Any thoughts as to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Grout color

Thank you Davy for describing the buffing process to take off sealer.

My tiles are a bright blue. I am choosing a very light grey color, so it will
not be the same color. But, I will test it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Tile Sealer

Thank you for your responses.

To buff the tile, you refer to taking off the sealer before it drys with a cloth?

We can use a cotton cloth or what material cloth do you recommend?

Thank you.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Ocean Care Penetration Sealer

I am thinking to use Ocean Care Penetrating Sealer which is low VOC.

Has anyone her used this sealer for ceramic tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Water based or Solvent based Sealer?

Dear forum,

I am tiling crackle subway tiles for my kitchen backsplash. I have gotten different advice about the sealer. I will do a test of a few tiles in all events. But, I want advice about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Laticrete products for wall ceramic tile?

This is to follow up on the last steps in my research before installing
crackle subway tiles for kitchen backsplash.

I happen to like a color grout for my tiles that is Laticrete brand--Silver...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Thank you for tips on Mortar and Grout

Thank you Dan. This is extremely helpful information and tips for my tiling job.

I appreciate it. I will gather these materials. Thank you, also, Davy for your input

on my painted wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
What mortar for Tile?

215932

Thank you Dan. This is my tile. It is a crackle tile.
I will use a grout color from Custom Building Products.

I was advised by the Tile maker to use a Premium Latex Thinset Mortar.
I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
1/8 inch + or -

Hi Dan,

The 1/8 inch between countertop and first row of tile is to make sure we can
have the grout line and caulk and see the first row clear the countertop, I'm thinking? Thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Thanks Dan

Dear Dan,
thank you. I appreciate the tip to leave a 1/8 inch between the countertop and the first row of tiles. Is this for the caulking?

I actually will have a four inch attached backsplash on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Following similar question of painted walls

Dear Forum,

I see that there are other threads that ask this same question.
From what I read, it is ok to tile over the painted wall. But, I am open for
any feedback nonetheless. Thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Germaintile
Tiling over a newly painted wall

Dear Forum,

I am tiling my kitchen backsplash in a month or so. I have purchased subway tile with a crackle glaze. I will be using Premium Latex Thinset (mortar). Can I tile over the wall as it...
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