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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:27 AM
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Posted By fogtown
Used Sealer’s Choice Gold -

Seemed to work , added a little glow to the tiles and the Prism soaked a bit up .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By fogtown
What Sealer??Tested Prism and Ultracolor, used Prism

These grouts are similar, went with Graystone Prism which didn't scratch but maybe micro-polished the surface a little duller? It's workability is like a traditional cement grout, but didn't seem to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
vent

the ceiling vent fan is on the ceiling where this window vents to
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 12:48 AM
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Posted By fogtown
steam shower vent "window"

The shower door guys added that - it's a vent window to allow one to spill heat and also to vent enclosure when finished. (CB Showers)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By fogtown
"fun times" w/ Saltillo

Decades ago I did a number of floors with Saltillo, some outside but under a roof. I don't think I'd use it in a freezing area- it's absorbtive and weak, there are stronger tiles that look similar....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By fogtown
Seal these?

I called the distributor/manufacturer and they suggested sealing the face but couldn't recommend any grouts specifically ( didn't seem very technically oriented IMHO). . Seems like the face is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Thanks guys!

Thanks for the comments, figured I'd post finished photos after asking advice for years. Don't hold back criticisms. That shower was a bit of work, the steam generator is under the bench with an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By fogtown
tracksaw with a dry blade?

I've cut granite slabs cleanly with a tracksaw (Makita, Festool) using an Alpha dry-cut diamond blade ( you have to use a bushing to get the 20mm arbor size in some cases) , you can get the Makita...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By fogtown
How abrasive is prism? Similar to Flexcolor?

In the specs for prism it warns of scratching, will have to do a test but these tiles appear to have a film applied of a clear over the pattern paint that doesn’t peel easily but after cuts can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Thank you CX, it came together , the thing I...

Thank you CX, it came together , the thing I didn’t like was using the Schlutrr metal on the obtuse angle corners with the little corner “nub” - they worked but wouldn’t use that method again ....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By fogtown
Best Grout for “painted” marble backsplash tiles?

Have a backsplash installed with “Artisan by Stone Impressions Sanza (https://stoneimpressions.com/project/sanza/)” tile , spear to be painted white marble 6x6 .
Want a stain resistant grout ,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Many years ago but fwiw it did come together

This steam shower has had a lot of use at the point this photo was taken .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By fogtown
Tried grout samples

I like Laticrete myself but tried Mapei stuff here, two on top are Ultracolor plus FA in Rain and Silver. Bottom row is Flexcolor CQ in silver : bottom right is no sealer and small sample bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By fogtown
Thanks Laz, is it necessary to pre-seal before...

Thanks Laz, is it necessary to pre-seal before CQ? It seems like the polished surface will clean up ok but it is porous. Mainly worried about staining with a dark gray grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By fogtown
Grouting / Sealing white marble mosaic floor?

I’ve read dozens of previous threads and can’t come to a decision if I should preseal prior to grouting ( or seal at all) and which grout to use. I’m thinking of using Flexcolor CQ in a Silver ( what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By fogtown
Remove 2x2 mastic and replaced with marble mosaic /Grout /Sealer ??

Got back to this and yes I did end up scraping with the razor and then scarifying with a diamond wheel. Thanks for the impetus! Set this marble mosaic and now deliberating over grout choice?? also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By fogtown
Best prep for old slab that had mastic-set 2x2

Scraped off original 1960 tile that seems to have been set with a black mastic . With a blade I can get it pretty much off but is it necessary to grind or acid etch the old slab? Thinking of 12x24...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,907
Posted By fogtown
Kerdi-fix

While Sika flex sealant has acceptance as a bond to kerdi, it would seem another SMP sealant / adhesive would be a closer product, certainly better than most silicones which don't bond all that well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,907
Posted By fogtown
Kerdi-fix substitutes?

hello, I think Kerdi-fix is great for its intended application , but I find I only need it occasionally and it is difficult to source in some locales and sometimes you just need a little more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Schluter metal trim in steam room?

I also planned to use the RONDEC corner trim on the bench in this steam shower to radius the edges. Will this be a problem with skin contact if grouted in and bedded with thinset to tile ?
The trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
I pretty much scribe all wooden base (mostly do...

I pretty much scribe all wooden base (mostly do remodels in old, (for CA) houses)- But I don't think anybody would try to scribe 4x24 porcelain tilebase to pebble floors!?

I was thinking of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
I meant , it seems wrong to ever set base first!

I meant , it seems wrong to ever set base first!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Thanks CX! I understand the point about...

Thanks CX!
I understand the point about aesthetic choices, although sensible layout and a maybe a method/hierarchy of making layout decisions is part of good practice? The baseboard to pebble...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,404
Posted By fogtown
Better to set base tile prior to laying pebble floor?

I'd generally tile a bathroom floor and then set base tile or baseboards, caulking the change of plane joint. Now going to lay a medium size pebble mosaic floor with a 4x24 porcelain base, seems that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,761
Posted By fogtown
I did that years ago in a kitchen with Flexbond...

I did that years ago in a kitchen with Flexbond thinset and 12x12 tiles and lived in the house for 10 years with heavy use of that room (lots of parties) and it never showed any defects. FWIW it was...
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