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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By zootjeff
Thanks for the Links CX, and I will be patient....

Thanks for the Links CX, and I will be patient. Thanks for your help thus far!! I use a bleach based tile cleaner.. I haven't really used vinegar for cleaning the tile in the shower for a while...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By zootjeff
Here is another picture of the issue. Just took a...

Here is another picture of the issue. Just took a shower, you can see the water changes the sheen. Notice the closeup, the water is wicked into the grout. The sand has absorbed water. The Epoxy...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By zootjeff
Ha, I know this is from 2004 but I'm having the...

Ha, I know this is from 2004 but I'm having the same problem with the Laticrete Spectralock Sanded Epoxy Grout from 2010. It was mixed with epoxy, I used the vinegar/water cleanup as indicated per...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By zootjeff
No, it is Epoxy grout.. I installed 6 buckets of...

No, it is Epoxy grout.. I installed 6 buckets of it myself. It looked great, and still does. But every time I take a shower the sand in it absorbs water and wicks it up. It is not stain-proof. The...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-28-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By zootjeff
Can anyone suggest a good grout sealer for Sanded Epoxy?

I've been using a water based non-Voc grout sealer in the shower (Spectra lock sanded epoxy from 2010) and it seems like I keep putting on coat after coat and the epoxy sanded grout keeps sucking it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,329
Posted By zootjeff
What about using a latex sanded caulk between the...

What about using a latex sanded caulk between the granite slabs? Would that look better than clear silicone?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-31-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,329
Posted By zootjeff
silicon caulk application advice on Granite

Hi,

I've got a new granite counter top in my bathroom and a matching backsplash. I want to put a bead of silicone in the crack where the backsplash touches the counter, but I don't want it to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,184
Posted By zootjeff
Update: The grout color dries much lighter...

Update:

The grout color dries much lighter than when it is mixing.. I'm still playing with scrap samples. Right now I have a good shade of brown unsanded grout and I have a box of black unsanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,184
Posted By zootjeff
So far it looks pretty good on the samples I've...

So far it looks pretty good on the samples I've tried with the unsanded grout.. It blends in really nicley..

What are you worried about it not working long term?


My issue is that I want the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,184
Posted By zootjeff
Sealing Cracks in Allure

Hi,

I put down about 300 sq ft of Allure flooring from Home Depot. The planks are 3' by 1' and they have dark 12" tile prints with fake grout lines. They connect together pretty well but I'm...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-07-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,449
Posted By zootjeff
Do you know anything about method brand daily...

Do you know anything about method brand daily shower? What are some examples of a neutral shower cleaner?

-Jeff
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-06-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,449
Posted By zootjeff
Vinegar as a daily shower cleaner?

Hi,

We have a porcelain tile shower with epoxy grout and Delta Stainless shower fixtures (Lockwood series). We were wondering if there is an issue spraying it down with vinegar/water solution...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,335
Posted By zootjeff
So it says Acrylic sanded caulk. I had to special...

So it says Acrylic sanded caulk. I had to special order it from Lowes. It came from Laticrete..

I caulked just the shower door both sides. The rest of the shower is actually epoxy grouted in all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,335
Posted By zootjeff
sanded caulk cure time

Hi,

I just sealed my shower door trim with sanded caulk from from the same people that make spectralock. It matches one of the colors, but it is basic latex caulk with sand and color to match.. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
Here is another view of the mixer

Here is another view of the mixer
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
Tool for the Job

Attached is a picture of a drill mixer I used for the epoxy grout mini-units.

I went to home depot and got a 2 foot section of round 3/16 iron rod . Bent it around a copper pipe into the shape...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
I decided to not use the caulk gun method. I was...

I decided to not use the caulk gun method. I was going to try it but I never made it out to the Mason Supply in time.. It would have been 1.75 per tube.

I did use a Hawk and rubber float and that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
I found my local mason supply has the empty tubes...

I found my local mason supply has the empty tubes with plungers for a standard caulk gun for 1.75 each.

I'm just trying to figure out the best way with the least waste.. Seems like mixing it up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
Best way to install grout on the wall

Hi,

Rather than derail my other thread, I wanted to see if anyone had any recent experience with this technique..

I want to put my epoxy grout into a re-fillable caulking gun cartridge. I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,460
Posted By zootjeff
Grouting a Wall?

What is the best way to grout a wall? The post about the cardboard to catch what falls was a great suggestion.. What about getting it from the bucket to the wall? Should I use the finger method or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By zootjeff
So what I'm hearing is that my Agalite 3/8"...

So what I'm hearing is that my Agalite 3/8" frameless shower door that I got quotes of 840 dollars is a really good deal....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,548
Posted By zootjeff
Company: Floor Factors - Portland OR and Matt...

Company: Floor Factors - Portland OR and Matt helped us.

Walls/Floor:
12x12 American Olean Treymont Willow (Porcelain) 1.05 sq/ft
12x3 American Olean Treymont Willow Bullnose (Porcelain)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,548
Posted By zootjeff
Please see the attachment photo.. I went with...

Please see the attachment photo.. I went with 12/12 floor tiles for both the dry floor and wet/dry wall areas of the shower. I used 2x2s on the base of the wet shower area.

I got some cheap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By zootjeff
Thanks for the advice but neither of these links...

Thanks for the advice but neither of these links turned up much for me under 1000 dollars... I've found two quotes using Agalite and they are coming in around 840 to 880..

Am I pretty much looking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By zootjeff
Who makes custom glass sliding shower doors?

I live in the Northwest in Oregon. And I'm looking for a 3/8" clear glass shower door for my new tile shower. Nothing at the Homedepot/Lowes is wide enough and I want the thicker glass.

So far All...
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