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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By GeorgeG
Believe it or not, this project is still underway...

Believe it or not, this project is still underway (cancer sucks) but all 3 showers are tiled and ready for grout. There are so many great resources here and I got my education from all of the people...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Here is what I have learned so far: Sharp...

Here is what I have learned so far:

Sharp sand is better than round sand for a strong product

A variety of grain sizes is stronger than all the same size

Obviously for grout we need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By GeorgeG
We are going to have to delay this project...

We are going to have to delay this project completion until i better understand whats happening. My sample boards are still crumbling and dusting compared to the same sample boards with store bought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
The HD grout is tighter in the joints and a...

The HD grout is tighter in the joints and a little harder to scrape out but interestingly the "cow pies" from my home brew and the HD grout are very hard. I am not sure why that does translate to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Yesterday i bought some polyblend grout from HD...

Yesterday i bought some polyblend grout from HD and ran a sample so I can see what store bought grout looks like after one day in a sample joint so we are thinking along the same "lines". This should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
I have grouted many tile cutoffs to look at sand...

I have grouted many tile cutoffs to look at sand ratio and target color. I realize that my samples are only a few days old and cement takes 28 days to essentially finish curing but I am surprised at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Yes careful measuring for sure. had not thought...

Yes careful measuring for sure. had not thought about covering the grout (slowing things down) affecting the shade.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
CX Thanks. A slight correction and an...

CX

Thanks.

A slight correction and an update.

The grout joint size for my 18 x 18 porcelain floor tiles is 1/8 - 5/32". There I am going to use 2:1. The 12 x 12 wall tiles have a grout width...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Do you guys just spray for damp cure or use wet...

Do you guys just spray for damp cure or use wet paper or plastic? How long before final clean up?

thanks,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Anybody have this chart handy? Thanks,

Anybody have this chart handy?

Thanks,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
CX Where can I find a chart or list of sand...

CX

Where can I find a chart or list of sand percent for a given joint width?

Thanks,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Sand is cheaper than cement so I am sure that...

Sand is cheaper than cement so I am sure that most of the grout manufacturers use as much sand as possible. If the sand content goes down from 3:1 to 2:1 or 1:1 are there any downsides besides cost...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By GeorgeG
Grout proportions

I am making my own grout from portland cement, fine masons sand and natural earth pigments for a healthy home project. The floor tiles are 18x18 porcelain with 3/32" grout lines and the shower walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,543
Posted By GeorgeG
A Schluter rep has confirmed the guidance above...

A Schluter rep has confirmed the guidance above with emphasis on back buttering the tiles.

Thank again,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,543
Posted By GeorgeG
Thanks for the great responses. It sounds...

Thanks for the great responses.

It sounds like this really is a cut and dried issue. Use a quality unmodified thinset with whatever ceramic or porcelain tile suits your taste over Kerdi using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,543
Posted By GeorgeG
We used ceramic wall tiles over Kerdi on the last...

We used ceramic wall tiles over Kerdi on the last shower with unmodifed thinset. The selection of old school ceramic is fast becoming nil so we are forced to look at porcelain wall tiles for the next...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,543
Posted By GeorgeG
Believe it or not, this project is still...

Believe it or not, this project is still underway, had to put the house on hold while we tackled some serious family health issues but we have containment now and are back to work.

You have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,543
Posted By GeorgeG
I used Jamo GTS white and it worked well. I...

I used Jamo GTS white and it worked well. I researched and sampled a dozen morters and Jamo has the highest portand for the money and one of the highest portand content period. Ditraset was creamy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
The corner build up with multiple layers of full...

The corner build up with multiple layers of full thickness material really is an issue. It is even more of an issue with the Dilex expansion joint trim. On the next shower I am going to take more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
I overworked the mud a little at the end and...

I overworked the mud a little at the end and wound up with some loose sand in a few potholes when I vacuumed it up before Kerdi.

BTW, I used Jamo GTS unmodified thinset from HD to put the Kerdi up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
Pushed the drain pipe over a little, glued the...

Pushed the drain pipe over a little, glued the drain a little "crooked" and pushed the whole thing over the rest of the way when I grouted the drain in the hold out. Got it almost dead perfect.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
How soon after the mud floor can you walk on it...

How soon after the mud floor can you walk on it and start the Kerdi on the walls and how soon after the Kerdi can you start to tile?

Thanks,
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
Fair enough. So if you need to move a drain pipe...

Fair enough. So if you need to move a drain pipe to make it vertical, you block it in place with say a section of PVC pipe wedged against it and the hold out wall until it gets set in floor mud? My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
My first shower has a 2" drain pipe that is not...

My first shower has a 2" drain pipe that is not plumb (the other 2 showers are fine). When I test fit the Schluter drain I can cock the drain assembly almost enough to make the drain flange level....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,751
Posted By GeorgeG
Thanks on the thinset. So just treat the...

Thanks on the thinset.

So just treat the sand and cement the same and do 5:1 by volume?

Thanks.
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