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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2004, 12:27 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By hartmark
Mosaic layout

Any advice on laying out 12x12 sheets of 3/4" mosaic (hex) tiles on a floor? I have John's (original) book and Michael Byrne's book but neither seem to indicate that there is a special way of laying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2004, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Great, I used some of the primer for the first...

Great, I used some of the primer for the first pour so I can't exchange it, but as long as it will work I'm set.

Thanks for the help!

Mark
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2004, 02:51 PM
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Posted By hartmark
I finally got around to putting down the SLC. ...

I finally got around to putting down the SLC. Not too bad, however I was using a large bucket (actually more of a tub) that would allow me to mix a double batch. About half way through the mixing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By hartmark
Thanks! It is slow going and there are some...

Thanks! It is slow going and there are some leveling problems but I'm pretty pleased with it for a first effort. I keep telling myself grout will make it look better. I am really happy with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
I'll check on the cost of the subway. They are...

I'll check on the cost of the subway. They are American Olean matte white. The hex tiles (both white for the floor and blue for the ceiling) were $6.00/sq. ft. I wish we could have used more of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 02:19 PM
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Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Better bench...

Better bench...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Slow going

Slow going
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,186
Posted By hartmark
Uh.... I guess my ignorance is showing. Must be...

Uh.... I guess my ignorance is showing. Must be what I got weren't quarry tiles but something else entirely. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,186
Posted By hartmark
I've used unglazed quarry tiles form Home Depot...

I've used unglazed quarry tiles form Home Depot for years. In fact, for a long time I simply left them in the oven all the time. I think I used 6" tiles.

I've always wondered, though, if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2004, 03:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Things are proceeding apace. John, after not...

Things are proceeding apace. John, after not looking at the ceiling for a few days, I have decided that it isn't really that bad and I will dig as much of the thinset out of the joints as possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
any ideas??? Am I going about this right? ...

any ideas??? Am I going about this right?

Mark
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2004, 07:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Mosaic troubles

Well, I put up the 3/4" hex on the ceiling and let me just say I'm never going to do that again (edit... Ok, I'm exaggerating, whenever I say that, I do it again anyway). Nasty. Anyway, I had some...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-22-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,166
Posted By hartmark
How do you tell an oral thermometer from a rectal...

How do you tell an oral thermometer from a rectal thermometer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2003, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
I'll be honest, I'm not sure exactly why the...

I'll be honest, I'm not sure exactly why the floor is not level. The 3/4" t&G is tight to the joists as far as I can tell. The only problem that I had installing it was there was a 2x4 along the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Jim, Yeah, I tend to worry a bit much. I'll...

Jim,

Yeah, I tend to worry a bit much. I'll go with the 4 bags just to be sure. I'll find some cleats in case I have to walk on the pour.

Thanks for all your patience.

Mark
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2003, 03:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Jim, The deep side is at the door, which is...

Jim,

The deep side is at the door, which is what makes it so confusing. If I pour all the SLC at the door I assume I might have to walk on it to complete the pour. It should only take 3 bags...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2003, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Jim, What would be the best way to do this? ...

Jim,

What would be the best way to do this? I bought the bontool rake with the adjustable runners. If I set it to 3/4" it won't feather to 1/8" and if I set it to 1/8" then I won't get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2003, 10:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Davy, If I put 3/4" of mud at the high spot...

Davy,

If I put 3/4" of mud at the high spot and keep the floor level, it will be 3/4" higher than the existing flooring in the hall (the high spot is even with the existing HW).

Is a 3/4" (+...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2003, 08:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
I put a straight edge and level on the floor last...

I put a straight edge and level on the floor last night and apparently, the highest point (at the back of the bathroom) is almost perfectly level with the existing HW floors (at the doorway of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2003, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Would you believe a plumber once offered me a...

Would you believe a plumber once offered me a job??? Apparently it was originally a full mud bed tile job (we found some tan 1" square tiles). You can see the lath marks on the studs. When we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Note the layer of tools protecting the tub from...

Note the layer of tools protecting the tub from damage, snazzy new window with obscured glass. Strange wallboard to the left.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Accent tile. It will be going on the shower...

Accent tile. It will be going on the shower ceiling and the better bench shelf. 3/4" hex. Floor is same tile but matte white. Shower surround will be 3x6 matte white subway tiles. All grouted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2003, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
It looks like 3 bags of SLC will put 3/4" on the...

It looks like 3 bags of SLC will put 3/4" on the whole (7'x4'), so if the near end ends up being thicker, then it will be made up with a thinner far end, right?

Using the slc rake, I assume that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2003, 07:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By hartmark
Leveling 1" out

In leveling the tub, I have discovered that there is about a 1" difference in the floor parallel to the long edge of the tub (about 7 ft.). I've been planning on a 3/4" SLC pour, but I'm unsure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,491
Posted By hartmark
Yep, they have them, but I pretty much refuse to...

Yep, they have them, but I pretty much refuse to darken the doorway of that shop again.

Mark
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