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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By brians
I will try the scratch test. I just know it looks...

I will try the scratch test. I just know it looks right when it is wet. I wish I could keep it that color.

would it be too risky to try a penetrating enhancer since groutboost was used?

would i...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By brians
This was not the XT grout. It was regular...

This was not the XT grout. It was regular Accucolor Grout with no built-in stain resistance. also, I've tried straight vinegar was. I let it set for a couple minutes then scrubbed on the grout and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By brians
Grout Color Problem

Ok. Another problem dealing with grout that dried too light in color. Here is hte story. My installer used TEC Accucolor Summer Wheat color along with GroutBoost to grout our glazed porcelain tile....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,371
Posted By brians
Budget

Any idea what the difference would be in price for about 250 ft of 12" tile?

Normal grout with Boost vs Spectralock price?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,371
Posted By brians
Question GroutBoost vs Spectrolock

We finally tore out our kitchen tile and man did it really stink. Took about 16 hours and two jackhammers. Our tile guy is getting ready to lay tile now and I told him that I didn't want to have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By brians
Tile Tearout and Redo Question

I layed my own tile in my kitchen. I hate it. I'm not happy with the tile I chose and didn't do a clean grout job. However, I did follow all of the proper steps such as using hardibacker that I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-19-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,134
Posted By brians
Aquamix Enrich N Seal for Grout

My grout dried too light but looks great wet. I called Aquamix and they told me that their Enrich N Seal product would make my grout look like it does when it is wet and seal it. That is exactly what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By brians
Question Replacing Tile

Only about a year and a half ago I laid tile in my kitchen. However, we no longer like it and want to replace it. I used thinset and backerboard screws to put down hardibacker onto my subfloor. Then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,647
Posted By brians
Question Need to fix grout job I did

I finished my kitchen tile floor about a year ago. After it was grouted, I was not happy with the grout color because I think I used too much water and washed the color out. So I didn't seal it. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By brians
Felker TM75 Cut Concrete Paver

I have a Felker TM75 with both a normal blade it came with and a porcelain blade. I just laid some concrete pavers for a walkway and need to cut two of them a little. I was wondering if I can do this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By brians
Thanks. I may have to remove the 1/4"...

Thanks.

I may have to remove the 1/4" extension and just use the 1/2"

The kit came with two
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By brians
Proper height

In general, what is the proper height that the flange needs to be above the finished floor? I used a 3/4" extender on mine because my cbb and tile added roughly 3/4" to my bathrrom floor but wasn't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-15-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By brians
what did u end up doing

Richard,

What did you end up doing to cure your color problem?

I am in the same boat as you are. I used Mapei Chamois color sanded grout and the color is way off because it looks gray or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,488
Posted By brians
Thanks for the good/quick advice guys. This...

Thanks for the good/quick advice guys.

This forum is so great for people like me.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,488
Posted By brians
Scotch Bright Heavy Duty Scouring Pads on glazed porcelain

Since grouting my floor my tiles that I have grouted now look much lighter than those that I haven't. I think that is becasue there is still some left over grout haze in the textured part of the tile...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-12-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By brians
This Old Grout stain

Tilechick,

I used Mapei chamois colored grout and it looks very light.

I thought about using ThisOldGrout stain to get is much darker and uniform.

Sounds like you would recommend this as you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By brians
Grout colorant

BBCamp,

Any reccomendations on a grout colorant?

I used Mapei chamois grout color and got an off white/grey color because I think I used too much water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By brians
The rotozip attachment has some adjustable guides...

The rotozip attachment has some adjustable guides on it to ride along the tiles edges so you don't hit them with the bit.

I also thought about having the wife hold the shopvac close the the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By brians
Aquamix Grout Colorant

Has anyone used Aquamiz grout colorant? If so, how did it work and do you recommend it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By brians
Apparently I did leave the corner a little light...

Apparently I did leave the corner a little light on the thinset.

It was towards the beginning of the project when it was laid and I was trying to find a balance on spreading out my thinset close...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By brians
This Old Grout - stain

I have found a website that sells grout stain

http://www.thisoldgrout.com/

do you think this would work for my new grout that is way to light in color?

They say they have a product that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By brians
Grout removal using rotozip

I have been asking you great people many questions about why my grout didn't turn out as dark as it was supposed to be.

I think I used too much water and messed it up.

This is really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By brians
Easiest way to replace damaged tile

I just finished laying all my tile the other day and have grouted half of it. I was moving my refrigerator back into place and popped a corner of a tile off.

At least it wasn't on the section that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,560
Posted By brians
how to remove efferescence?

It's possible that it is efferescence. I have used a soft brush and vinegar. Even after we mixed it, it was the correct color. After sponging it it appears light. what type of brush can we use? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,560
Posted By brians
Ensealant H20 Enhancer and Sealer to darken grout?

Has anyone used Ensealant H20 Water Based Stone Enhancer and Sealer to darken their grout?

I grouted my kitchen the other day and the grout is much much lighter than it was supposed to be. I...
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