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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
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Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not...

Flexcolor CQ is UV stable, so it will not discolor with exposure to sunlight like a lot of epoxies do.
Also, #38 Avalanche is going to be the brightest white Flexcolor CQ is offered in, so be sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Kat, I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI...

Kat,

I'm undoubtedly biased towards MAPEI grouts in general, but of all the grout products in our lineup, Flexcolor CQ is my favorite! You get epoxy-like* benefits in a much easier to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Phil, A few tips for that bonded mortar bed...

Phil,

A few tips for that bonded mortar bed (should you decide to go that route):

We suggest using a polymer-modified mortar for the scrub/bond coat.

Make sure you mix whatever mortar you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Hey there Kat! Flexcolor CQ...

Hey there Kat!

Flexcolor CQ (https://cdnmedia.mapei.com/docs/librariesprovider10/products-documents/3000066-mapei-flexcolor-cq-en.pdf?sfvrsn=306d5a75_0) would be stellar choice from the sounds of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Jeff, Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different...

Jeff,

Ultrabond ECO 995 is a very different product from Planicrete W (the US equivalent of Keralastic T), and we wouldn’t suggest using it in this type of application. Ultrabond ECO 995 needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Hey there Sara! Check out this handy...

Hey there Sara!

Check out this handy document on tiling near heat sources before going any further:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Hey there Steve, A self-leveler is...

Hey there Steve,

A self-leveler is definitely not the material for the job in this scenario. Since levelers are generally moisture sensitive, applying one in a shower assembly is not advisable....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having...

Andy, we do offer quite a few mortars, so having the specific name as CX mentioned would help greatly!

As a general note though, you do have large format tile there, seeing as one side is over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Anya, I second CX's recommendation to knock...

Anya,

I second CX's recommendation to knock the ridges down. This is essentially where you spread the mortar with the notched side of the trowel, and then come back with the flat side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
The recommendation for bonding material varies...

The recommendation for bonding material varies from manufacturer-to-manufacturer with these engineered tiles. Some of them suggest rapid-setting cement, some are epoxy only. It’s a shame the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Hey there Anya, I was poking about on the...

Hey there Anya,

I was poking about on the website for those mosaic glass pieces and not much is given in the way of installation info or suggested use. Our boilerplate response for the “can I use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Hey there Woot! Sorry I missed this post the...

Hey there Woot!

Sorry I missed this post the other day! I don't disagree with any of the above comments, and agree they should be given a shot. There unfortunately isn't a silver bullet here since...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Glad to hear it Al! I'm digging the grout color...

Glad to hear it Al!
I'm digging the grout color choice, it blends in well with those lighter stones :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Hey there Al! For the first coat, follow...

Hey there Al!

For the first coat, follow Miracle's instructions of a 6-12 hour wait before grouting.
After applying Keracolor S, give the area 24-48 hours before sealing everything again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
David, Bubba is right on point with his info....

David,
Bubba is right on point with his info. That particular grout is a rapid-setting product, and after 24 hours it will have reached near its final strength.
In order to re-grout, you will need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Give that silicone 24 hours before water...

Give that silicone 24 hours before water exposure, Mike :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Glad to hear you found something to knock that...

Glad to hear you found something to knock that haze off, Mike!

Looks like its all coming together now.
Let me know if you have anymore questions as you finish up the project!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Clear is safest, but you are right, it is getting...

Clear is safest, but you are right, it is getting harder and harder to come across those cleaners with the ammonia added.

The big thing in finding a cleaner is that it’s basic and not acidic....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
First tile job - how to determine where to place ledger for first tiled row

Goof off and the like can remove the haze, but some of those adhesive removers have oils and solvents in them which can get into the grout and affect it’s integrity and/or leave their own residues....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
The window cleaner should keep you from doing...

The window cleaner should keep you from doing anymore scraping, especially with the help of that scrub pad. If you find yourself back at Lowe’s, they have what they call a “grout scrubber” in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
First tile job - how to determine where to place ledger for first tiled row

Mike,

Glad to hear you liked using Flexcolor CQ!

A light residue can be knocked off with a mild alkaline cleaner. We’ve been recommending glass cleaner with ammonia for years with great...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Mike, Mapesil T is not sanded, and it is a...

Mike,
Mapesil T is not sanded, and it is a matte finish. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Color is a fun one. It’s so subjective, and can...

Color is a fun one. It’s so subjective, and can be affected by so many things! Lighting, spacing, angle of view, etc can all radically change the look of a tiled area. I’ve seen jobs grouted with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
That’s a shame the closest F&D is that far away! ...

That’s a shame the closest F&D is that far away!

We technically have three whites as of right now. White, Avalanche, and Pure White. (In order of least-to-most “bright white” hue)

So if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Mike, If you are anywhere near a Floor &...

Mike,

If you are anywhere near a Floor & Decor, they stock Mapesil T and are doing curbside pickup right now.

If you’re stuck with picking a sealant from the paint aisle at the big box, make...
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