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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-14-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By timo
I will wait a few more days and test again. The...

I will wait a few more days and test again. The instructions on this epoxy mortar say 72 hours cure time for temps between 60F-70F. But it could be a little chillier than 60F at night. I hope...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-14-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By timo
The mortar had been curing for almost 72 hours.

The mortar had been curing for almost 72 hours.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-14-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By timo
does epoxy grout soften with very hot water?

At what temperature do epoxy mortar and grout begin to soften?

Can a long hot shower (within human comfort range) soften epoxy grout?

I've managed to soften a test panel of epoxy mortar using...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By timo
The box arrived in tatters, gueuze; the flap...

The box arrived in tatters, gueuze; the flap where the country of origin sticker is normally placed was torn off. So I couldn't say.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By timo
tentative rant

Guess who makes these 3"x3" dot-mounted sheets of ADA non-slip floor tiles?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-09-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 39,326
Posted By timo
Jeff, On your wet test, did you allow the grout...

Jeff,
On your wet test, did you allow the grout to cure a full seven days before immersing it? Or by "sample" do you mean one of their little sticks of grout in the metal channel?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-09-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 39,326
Posted By timo
Brian, As recent as late May 2009, the two...

Brian,
As recent as late May 2009, the two product formulations were not identical. Tech support at StarQuartz told me that Bostik is using the "new" formulation which they themselves would be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-08-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 39,326
Posted By timo
I'd be inclined not to use the quartz/urethane on...

I'd be inclined not to use the quartz/urethane on counters in a food prep area, even if the cured urethane meets food-safety requirements. After the urethane cures, any superficial quartz grains...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-07-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By timo
Sorry, StoneDude, the link I found was through...

Sorry, StoneDude, the link I found was through the WayBackMachine, which takes snapshots of websites and shows you what they looked like, way back when.

For example:

...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By timo
INSTALLATION: Large Ceramic Tile, Quarry, Paver...

INSTALLATION:
Large Ceramic Tile, Quarry, Paver Marble and Dimension Stone

SPECIFICATION

ULTRA/FLOR
Medium Bed Dry-Bed Mortar

DESCRIPTION: A medium-bed dry-set mortar for interior and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,991
Posted By timo
Like the textured porcelain here at Crossville? ...

Like the textured porcelain here at Crossville?

http://www.crossvilleinc.com/products_ps.cfm
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,148
Posted By timo
polishing cut edge of glazed colorbody porcelain tiles?

I cut some thin pencil-trim style strips out of glazed colorbody porcelain tiles using a porcelain blade, because I had to build a little border around my soap niches. I didn't locate them perfectly...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,772
Posted By timo
Thanks, Berje.

Thanks, Berje.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By timo
Pleasing is in the eye of the beholder,...

Pleasing is in the eye of the beholder, ultimately, Jason, but people tend to agree on what looks good/beautiful/pleasant.

For me, an example of an "unpleasing" rectangle -- or, more precisely, an...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By timo
Height can be proportioned to width according to...

Height can be proportioned to width according to this "naturally pleasing" ratio. But the golden ratio can be used to divide or proportion any dimension.

For example, let's say you have a niche...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By timo
for when you want something other than symmetry

http://goldenratiocalculator.com/
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2009, 06:14 AM
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Posted By timo
Really enjoying this thread! Only part way...

Really enjoying this thread! Only part way through it.

Who makes the large wall tile on this one (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=756234&postcount=28)?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
Too late. My distributor is already thumbing...

Too late. My distributor is already thumbing through yachting catalogs. But seriously, I think 125 is competitively priced for the commercial installer where labor savings can offset material costs:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
Rob, thanks for the skim coat tip. On a...

Rob, thanks for the skim coat tip.

On a general, technical note: I am confused by latex SLU primers generally. I don't see how filling the pores in the CBU would 'improve the bond' (Custom's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
art, "marginal" for stone, according to...

art,
"marginal" for stone, according to Deflecto, but only when I say the wood quality isn't great.

Floor is L/840 for "Unknown wood in good condition", but L/646 for "Unknown wood, kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
art, Two main reasons for the 125. 1....

art,
Two main reasons for the 125.

1. Thinset + mat + thinset + stone tile is thicker than 125 + tile (when not going for sound-reduction) and my floor is already high at the threshold because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
It's a bathroom remodel. I didn't have a...

It's a bathroom remodel.

I didn't have a single project thread. I was creating separate threads, by subject. I was regarding leveling the floor a different "project" than tiling the shower. But on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By timo
Laticrete 125 question

Will Laticrete 125 bond to primer used for a self-leveling underlayment pour?

Scenario: primed CBU with Custom's primer and poured LevelLite (chosen because it can go thicker than others) to fill...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-10-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By timo
Are those special shoes for walking on broken...

Are those special shoes for walking on broken glass?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,318
Posted By timo
The DensGuard instructions say to caulk "plumbing...

The DensGuard instructions say to caulk "plumbing penetrations" and abutments to "dissimilar materials", and the DensShield instructions say to caulk "penetrations" and abutments to dissimilar...
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