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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 07:10 AM
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Posted By gslenk
Its too late now, but for future grouting...

Its too late now, but for future grouting reference, do you still wait 12 hours/next day between batches, or do you do them one after another?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 08:14 AM
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Posted By gslenk
This is how it went. Started top to bottom, the...

This is how it went. Started top to bottom, the top is near the attic and noticeably warmer. Ultimately I spent about an hour total, so there was plenty of time to dry until the first wash, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 12:57 PM
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Posted By gslenk
All done grouting, maybe... Seems like I...

All done grouting, maybe...

Seems like I washed out a little too much from at least one miter. Would a touch up work here and would y'all do it? Walls are enough pain, can't imagine a ceiling.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 09:23 AM
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Posted By gslenk
I just finished all the black grout (floor and...

I just finished all the black grout (floor and accent strip). What wait time would be appropriate to do the remaining silver grout? This is all with Spectralock.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2019, 04:13 PM
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Posted By gslenk
There was some kind of mortar bed in there for...

There was some kind of mortar bed in there for 30+ years, so I'll be careful. Carpet is likely going back down there. Not too sure I want hardwood on the master bedroom yet, but will try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 05:06 PM
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Posted By gslenk
I am getting ready to set the marble door...

I am getting ready to set the marble door threshold. There were some dark spots on the wood floor, so I sanded them out. It didn't take much sanding, but now there is unfinished wood flooring that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
So I was cleaning the floor, and I tapped a tile,...

So I was cleaning the floor, and I tapped a tile, and it sounded different, turns out it was loose. After tapping like a madman, I think I found 3 more scattered around, although they don't sound as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By gslenk
I think I am gonna go a little risky and grout...

I think I am gonna go a little risky and grout everything except the two vertical wall inside corners. Grout the small 135 degree tile corners (curb tiles). Silicone caulk the curb joints (curb to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:49 PM
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Posted By gslenk
OK so grout both sides of the schluter profile...

OK so grout both sides of the schluter profile corner?

Anyone wanna weigh in on the niche and which parts of the curb would get grout if any?

I have some waste/cured spectralock, I cut a few...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
FINALLY ready to grout/caulk! I got...

FINALLY ready to grout/caulk!

I got spectralock in silver shadow and midnight black, with matching unsanded laticrete acrylic caulk. Should I find sanded caulk instead, or latisil? I think I may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2019, 08:49 AM
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Posted By gslenk
Thanks, but something just didn't feel 'right'...

Thanks, but something just didn't feel 'right' about it. I went with butting up the curb top against the wall.

How do ya'll deal with long stretches of Schluter profile? Thinset the full length...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 02:07 PM
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Posted By gslenk
If the T shape was cut into two tiles I might be...

If the T shape was cut into two tiles I might be more inclined to give it another shot. I guess the upside is there is a slightly smaller footprint overall for caulk, even if it is on a more visible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
Here it is with the curb mocked up. If someone...

Here it is with the curb mocked up. If someone did this for you would they have to do it again? almost a perfect 1/8" gap all around. Slope didn't come out perfect, so a hair under 1/8 on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
I think this is the best I got in me. Is it...

I think this is the best I got in me. Is it passable? If not, I'm just gonna cut it again except butt the curb up against the wall tile (much easier hidden notch to cut).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 09:40 AM
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Posted By gslenk
What am I shooting for gap wise between each part...

What am I shooting for gap wise between each part of the curb? Small as possible and use epoxy? Or a regular 1/16 grout joint?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 08:49 AM
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Posted By gslenk
Peter, that is really helpful. I ordered...

Peter, that is really helpful.

I ordered the topper, so I have a few days to weigh the trade-offs between doing the wall tile first and butting the curb up against that, vs carefully cutting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
Also what order of operations makes the most...

Also what order of operations makes the most sense here?

Install curb side tiles and bottom row of shower walls, and the "T-cutout" tile on the shower wall (right side). Then install curb, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
So I am guessing a 1pc is way out of the options...

So I am guessing a 1pc is way out of the options list? I assume fabricators can't grind/polish me a slope on top :(

I was originally planning like you said, getting a ~4ft by 3.5" stick and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
I'm at a bit of a crossroads about how to...

I'm at a bit of a crossroads about how to approach the curb.

1st dilemma (strength):
The wedi "lean curb" is 2" wide, plus ~1/2" of tile and thinset on each side. The curb topper is planned to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
That accent was a major pain, but looks good...

That accent was a major pain, but looks good except for one snag... I though I got everything lined up all nice then when I went back one of the pencils is badly out of line.

After the panic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 182
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Posted By gslenk
I got the vanity from home depot, had to order it...

I got the vanity from home depot, had to order it since they don't regularly stock them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
Next "issue", I am not sure if I will actually go...

Next "issue", I am not sure if I will actually go with a frameless glass door, or a curtain, but I want to keep the option available (I did install double studs where the glass/door would mount). My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
That is what I am leaning towards, especially...

That is what I am leaning towards, especially since I have half a full unit of spectralock sterling silver grout left over from the floor. I think it is a light enough gray to really make it pop. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
Aesthetics aside (or aesthetics included... :) ),...

Aesthetics aside (or aesthetics included... :) ), any practical considerations for choosing between these floor colors? Still haven't decided on grout color (to use one, or a combination), but it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,691
Posted By gslenk
Got the miter finished, without too much cursing....

Got the miter finished, without too much cursing. Now I can't decide on the inside niche layout/order. Maybe I am over thinking this. Haven't even considered the shelf/accent running through the...
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