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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
ss3964spd, Thanks for your input I'll keep that...

ss3964spd,
Thanks for your input I'll keep that in mind, especially for future floor tiling done. You kitchen looks nice.

Lou_MA,
You bring up a very good point which may be the crux in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
ss3964spd, Thanks for the opinion ... perhaps I...

ss3964spd,
Thanks for the opinion ... perhaps I was unclear in stating my question. The sealing inquiry is aimed at potential staining, appearance, and upkeep of the grout. I do not imagine the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
OK CX, thanks. I was just looking around a...

OK CX, thanks.

I was just looking around a bit online and it looks like epoxy grout might be a better choice for the backsplash especially for maintaining it (and also no need to deal with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
Buying Supplies: Do I need Grout Sealer; Color Matched Caulk?

My tiler is mid job and I realize he has limited product knowledge and ... well ... aesthetic experience.
I'm doing a small 6' x 2' kitchen backsplash with standard 6"x3" glossy white subway tile. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
I'm seeing my tile guy has limited knowledge of...

I'm seeing my tile guy has limited knowledge of the field.

Can anyone recommend a grout type/brand (color will be a light warmish gray) and is it recommended to use a grout sealer (any product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
^ Thanks. I thought it would be problematic...

^
Thanks.
I thought it would be problematic and will nix the idea.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tiles on Wood Substrate?

I'm mid-stream having a kitchen backsplash installed and am considering also tiling one or both side splashes. One side splash is solid poplar wood (see pic) about 1' x 2' x 1" ... it's the outer...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-25-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Lovegasoline
John, it's an actual tile affixed to the column....

John, it's an actual tile affixed to the column. The grout lines, the dirt, paint splotches, etc. are done in a trompe l'oei glaze.

Wow... 1961 is over half a century ago ... many changes to NYC....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
Got it. Thanks a bunch. One last thing ......

Got it. Thanks a bunch.

One last thing ... my counter top is a butcher block 'shelf' as can be seen in one of the pics.

My understanding is counters should be installed against the wall first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Lovegasoline
Quick Question: How To Layout Tiles at Kitchen Sink w/Built in Backsplash?

A tile guy is going to begin work shortly and wants my input.
Can anyone can shoot a quick answer about tile layout?

A counter top is installed level with the top of the sink ... however the...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-24-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Lovegasoline
Gozo, correct! Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station. ...

Gozo, correct! Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station.

Just as filthy as it was decades ago when I moved here in 1984. indelible grime and sheets of paint peeling off the ceilings.

However, that area of...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-24-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Lovegasoline
My Favorite Tile in the World

It's located in the New York City Subway system in an inconspicuous area.
It's a sort of trompe l'oei graffiti tile or tile art that manages to capture the sordid grit and grime of NYC's grungy old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Lovegasoline
Some pics showing tile layout (flush w/countertop...

Some pics showing tile layout (flush w/countertop or sink backsplash), side splash, tile thicknesses):
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Lovegasoline
Backsplash Goes in Tomorrow: Need Some Advice Please

Hi Folks!,
As part of a kitchen renovation I'm having my kitchen backsplash tiled. Kind of excited to finally have some tiles in the kitchen and ease of cleaning.
The contractor’s tile guy is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Yes it's getting the silicone out of the channel...

Yes it's getting the silicone out of the channel of metal that I'm concerned about.

Maybe some sort of rubber with a cross section like an O-ring but sold by the yard that I could press into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
I'm not concerned about the frame finish for now....

I'm not concerned about the frame finish for now. In the past what I've done is an annually clean up. It's sufficed. I actually like the aged patina the door has (but not the green gunk). Most likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Btw, someone recommended I try using some CLR and...

Btw, someone recommended I try using some CLR and a non abrasive scrubbing pad to clean it up. Any opinions on that?
I'm completely unversed in chemistry. It seems as if two(?) cleaning procedures...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
jadnashua wrote: "Often, but I don't know what...

jadnashua wrote:
"Often, but I don't know what they did way back, you wouldn't want the glass sitting on a rigid material...there would be some sort of packing to cushion it. This is where a glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
zeaflal wrote: "That patent is for an...

zeaflal wrote:
"That patent is for an adjustable door jamb with the original intended use being tile showers. If you study it, you might have some insight on possible disassembly."

Yes, as stated...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Does anyone have a suggestion for what 'high...

Does anyone have a suggestion for what 'high alkaline cleaner spray' that's readily available to use on the door frame that would dissolve the old soap scum and grunge but not attack the aluminum? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - KG wrote: "No, a high alkaline...

Tool Guy - KG wrote:
"No, a high alkaline cleaner won't hurt the aluminum or its finish.

Depending on exactly the gap, a rubber molding may be the very best possible material. But nobody, short...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - Kg wrote: "Like Jim, I wouldn't have...

Tool Guy - Kg wrote:
"Like Jim, I wouldn't have guessed the shower door was that old, either. If it really is that old, the manufacturer was way ahead of its time."

I'm a long term tenant and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
jadnashua, that's a valuable observation...

jadnashua, that's a valuable observation regarding disassembly. However, I've only got a couple days available find time to do this, so I may just have to do a quick & dirty, clean & silicone seal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
Tool Guy - Kg wrote: "For cleaning the gunk,...

Tool Guy - Kg wrote:
"For cleaning the gunk, I'd use a high alkaline cleaner sprayed into the crack. Allow it to dwell 5 minutes and clean it out with a toothbrush or folded paper towels. Then rinse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Lovegasoline
"I think you'll probably find that removing the...

"I think you'll probably find that removing the screws on the bottom near the end will allow the whole thing to come apart. It should then be a lot easier to clean up."

In studying the patent...
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