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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-04-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By ydduba
Why did my new gray stone tile turn tan during install

We are trying to finish our shower floor rebuild. We selected American Olean Delfino Stone Mosaic tile for the floor, even though it is not a tile that would normally be used for a floor install. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Would I likely have more responses, as to the...

Would I likely have more responses, as to the color change question, by starting a new thread over at the Cleaning, Restoration thread?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
I find it interesting to note that during this...

I find it interesting to note that during this process of trying to understand what happened to cause the color change, my wife and I have visited many web sites, and talked directly to American...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Sorry, I was not clear. The misses wants the...

Sorry, I was not clear. The misses wants the gray, no tan in the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Richard. That is exactly what I did first. ...

Richard. That is exactly what I did first. Washed with soap, and scrubbed, then soaked. I also yhink it looks fine. The problem is that the bathroom is basically gray theme with wall paper. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Richard I am not sure what you are telling me. ...

Richard I am not sure what you are telling me. Unless I misunderstand, you see the google image the same as my installed tile? The google omage, to me, is quite gray.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
In response to Paul, I soaked 5 tiles of variying...

In response to Paul, I soaked 5 tiles of variying size, shape, color in water for about 3 hrs. I did not see any change in the gray. I then mixed a smal quantity of grout worked those same tile in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
This problem is becoming serious. My wife is...

This problem is becoming serious. My wife is very desturbed and is ready to hire a new contractor to replace the tile. Obviously she blames the contractor for this situation. Does anyone know if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Not sure that I understand how the grout, same...

Not sure that I understand how the grout, same basic gray as the tile, can stain the tile to a different color. Apparently, no one else has experienced this happening with this or similar tile?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Tile has only just been grouted,2 days ago, and...

Tile has only just been grouted,2 days ago, and not yet sealed. We are concerned that the sealing process will darken the tan effect.
Arnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
I did that. See the photo. I can see no...

I did that. See the photo. I can see no difference between the 2 ties and the group
Arnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
The last photo is to give an idea of what it...

The last photo is to give an idea of what it looked like
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
here are some

here are some
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Yes

Yes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Time to update. We hired an experienced...

Time to update. We hired an experienced contractor to do the repair. The drypack had failed due to, what appeared to be, an improper mix. The "cement' content in the mix was almost non-existant,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
I do have a question. What is the difference...

I do have a question. What is the difference between a relatively smooth, and a glazed tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Corner shower

A while back, I had a thread that dealt with trouble in the drypack floor beneath the tile. As it turns out, the drypack has actually now failed. I now am faced with its replacement, which I will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Paul. I tried the web site for Clorox, and found...

Paul. I tried the web site for Clorox, and found that it shows a listing for outdoor bleach. In checking the ingrediants for both household (laundry) grade and outdoor grade, it shows that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Paul. Thanks again.. I don't know much about the...

Paul. Thanks again.. I don't know much about the exterior grade of bleach except it is sold in hardware, and box stores, and is labeled as exterior grade. I have also read n DIY painting forums that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Bob. You are correct about the comma. Thanks...

Bob. You are correct about the comma. Thanks for giving direct answers to my questions.. It is very much appreciated. One additional question. Does it matter whether I use chlorine bleach, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
I find it a little frustrating asking questions...

I find it a little frustrating asking questions on this forum, because ,as is the case now, I have yet to ask for help , and to have my questions answered directly.
For the record, my house is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
regrout shower tile

The tile grout in my shower,built in place over a dry pack base, is badly deteriorated. I will regrout, but need some sound advise before I start.
Do I need to fully remove any existing mold/mildew...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Thanks for the response CX. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the response CX. Unfortunately, sometimes a response creats additional questions. It is my understanding that grout is not waterproof, hense the need for weep holes in the drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
I have an additional question. We have had an...

I have an additional question. We have had an ongoing problem with mildew in the cracks, which probably is not a surprise. What is the best product to use to remove prior to regrout, and should I be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,004
Posted By ydduba
Paul To the best of knowledge, the shower was...

Paul
To the best of knowledge, the shower was built properly with a vinyl liner, folded at the corners, fastened well above to drypack. The walls are cement board. The house is on pillings which are...
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