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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Irrespective of the size of this particular tile,...

Irrespective of the size of this particular tile, they are mimicking much smaller tiles. I’d personally go bigger if you’re looking for anything that feels relatively modern.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The vinegar is a mild acid and will eat away at...

The vinegar is a mild acid and will eat away at the grout. You are wise for thinking to keep it away from the grout joints. Fresh grout is easily degraded with contact with vinegar. Typically, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Requirements vary greatly. I don't know the...

Requirements vary greatly. I don't know the requirements in your area. But what you've said is not the definition of subcontract work in my neck of the woods. A licensed trade performing subcontract...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-16-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Nothing stands out as a problem or issue on your...

Nothing stands out as a problem or issue on your end from what you've described, so far. If you're in a time crunch, I'd go to a different store to purchase a new bag and use that.

You can figure...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is your floor tile man-made or a natural stone?...

Is your floor tile man-made or a natural stone? If it’s natural stone, you’ll want to avoid using the Bar Keepers Friend, as contains oxalic acid…and is likely to degrade the stone.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Sandi. While I’ve seen very good...

Hi, Sandi.

While I’ve seen very good results from grout colorants, you might not have the option at all. The colorant might not be suitable for a wet location. Whatever you’re considering, check...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is the cut consistently veering off to the same...

Is the cut consistently veering off to the same side?

I’d ask the usual questions about having a sharp scoring wheel and if the bar is sliding very freely, but I’m going to guess this is a new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For cementitious grout, I’m using Laticrete’s...

For cementitious grout, I’m using Laticrete’s Permacolor or Custom’s Prism because they dry to the advertised color. It’s a real bummer when the grout dries “too light” compared to what you thought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tim. What snap cutter are you using? ...

Hi, Tim.

What snap cutter are you using?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 01-12-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is your keyboard full of boogers…or what you...

Is your keyboard full of boogers…or what you “were” drinking? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, the Schluter strips are perfect…when the...

Yes, the Schluter strips are perfect…when the color is right. But you’re limited to colors. Yes, the little gap between the tiles and expansion strip need to be grouted (not sure what you meant by...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For tile and tub work, I don’t think it’s used...

For tile and tub work, I don’t think it’s used because 1) it has limited availability, and 2) it doesn’t come in needed colors. I think of it as a high-performance product with a great reputation....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,695
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With haze cleaners being acidic and the fresh...

With haze cleaners being acidic and the fresh grout being susceptible to the acid, most recommend waiting at least a week before using them.

I’d want to get the tile completely clean before...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-09-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In the area in question, you’ve got a horizontal...

In the area in question, you’ve got a horizontal application, which is naturally going to stay wet longer than a vertical application. Add in bar soap and you’ve got food and moisture to grow mold....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,695
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
And you’re right about the temperature messing up...

And you’re right about the temperature messing up the timing of the grout clean-up. The slab is probably 10°F colder than the ambient air temperature. That cool of a temperature is really slowing...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-07-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I don’t think 100% silicone would have trouble...

I don’t think 100% silicone would have trouble sticking. It’s not the same as trying to go over old silicone.

But that shouldn’t stop you from trying to get rid of 100% of the old stuff before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,695
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d wipe the surface of the tiles with a barely...

I’d wipe the surface of the tiles with a barely damp sponge immediately before spreading the grout. It’ll help your float “squeegee” off the excess after you’ve packed it in the joints.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-06-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With the right tools (readily available to rent),...

With the right tools (readily available to rent), it’s not hard to remove. Does that interest you at all?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-05-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
…and can you ask them if they are using a bar...

…and can you ask them if they are using a bar soap or a liquid soap?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve got a Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus...

I’ve got a Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-05-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kristen! :wave: This...

Welcome to the forum, Kristen! :wave:

This is a deeper, harder question than it appears at first blush.

Staining the tile can be done with a number of products (including wood stain) if it's...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-05-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please encourage your wife to read my post. ...

Please encourage your wife to read my post.

I think many of us were expecting your architect to say just that. Here at the JB Forum, we want you to get the best possible advice. For most people,...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m very interested in the architect’s response...

I’m very interested in the architect’s response to the builders explanation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
When the manufacturer says, “they can’t say”, it...

When the manufacturer says, “they can’t say”, it means no. It means they don’t want to disappoint you or turn you away from their product…but that they want an “out” if anything goes south in the...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d keep your options 100% open until you’ve met...

I’d keep your options 100% open until you’ve met with everyone you need to and have a new, signed change-order specifying whatever it is that y’all agree to. I mention this because it’s far too easy...
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