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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-19-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Planiprep SC tends to be more typically used in...

Planiprep SC tends to be more typically used in the vinyl and carpet world which is why some of you tile folks may not be as familiar with it. With that said, it was formulated to compete with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
I'm assuming you didn't post a picture of the...

I'm assuming you didn't post a picture of the bright white grout? It shouldn't appear dirty, if it is washed too much the pigment can wash away leaving you seeing the aggregate which is less white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
I suspect it's too late for your specific...

I suspect it's too late for your specific situation but in case anyone else is reading this, the answer is 'wait 8 hours.' The Technical Data Sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,632
As CX said, the Versabond will likely work but if...

As CX said, the Versabond will likely work but if there are any warranty issues, you will be out of luck. Schluter makes their own mortars now which allow you to use a modified mortar and still get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
It's been a few years since I was in charge of...

It's been a few years since I was in charge of recommending products at MAPEI and I know they've come out with several new levelers since I left, I suspect they have one that will work for your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
When I worked at MAPEI we grouted some huge grout...

When I worked at MAPEI we grouted some huge grout joints with Ultracolor Plus FA with no cracking or issues. The product technical data sheet caps it at 3/4" but that was because of pebbles on...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Some possibilities: Technical Sales...

Some possibilities:

Technical Sales Representative

Tile Systems Specialist

Product Support

Tile Sales Technician
Forum: Reference Liberry :-) 10-19-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,761
Since this thread has popped back up I'll chime...

Since this thread has popped back up I'll chime in. I was in charge of looking into the tightened OSHA rules for contractors when I was at MAPEI a few years ago and have to deal with OSHA...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,703
Since this thread has popped back up I'll chime...

Since this thread has popped back up I'll chime in. I was in charge of looking into the tightened OSHA rules for contractors when I was at MAPEI a few years ago and have to deal with OSHA...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Agreed, it's not so much that the color will...

Agreed, it's not so much that the color will bleed into the grout (although that's possible) but that you'll be able to read every piece where there is a thin line of mortar and then the grout. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
I have to agree with the others that have weighed...

I have to agree with the others that have weighed in. Likely it was installed with an un-modified mortar that hasn't done well in the freeze-thaw conditions of Chicago. Having the metal lip there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Chances are they'll be very close in price. The...

Chances are they'll be very close in price. The double loaded tile uses more expensive materials while the 'semi-polished' glazed tile requires an extra finishing step.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Novoplan Easy Plus...

Novoplan Easy Plus (https://www.mapei.com/us/en-us/products-and-solutions/products/detail/novoplan-easy-plus) is going to give you a longer working time, it should be fine for what you're wanting to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Back when I worked for a company that sold metal...

Back when I worked for a company that sold metal accent tiles, we recommended that they be set with epoxy mortar. The metal expands and contracts quite a bit more than tile when it gets warm or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
I used to run Tech Services for MAPEI - what...

I used to run Tech Services for MAPEI - what their technical service reps told you is accurate. Keep in mind that by using it as mortar and grout with pebbles that have large voids between them, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
I will second the Flexcolor CQ in Avalanche...

I will second the Flexcolor CQ in Avalanche color. It's less expensive than the Laticrete version and it has a longer track record. I used it in my house and my wife loved it.

(Disclaimer, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,746
1/16" is going to be too tight, even if they are...

1/16" is going to be too tight, even if they are rectified. I would highly recommend at least 1/8".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
The quick answer is yes, you can install this on...

The quick answer is yes, you can install this on your floor and it will hold up as long as you don't have big voids in the mortar below it. I wouldn't recommend the Ditra for this installation since...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Everything you mentioned sounds like it should...

Everything you mentioned sounds like it should have held well. Some possibilities:

* Slab heat wasn't turned off or someone turned it on
* Tiles stored in the garage or on a porch were still hot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
It looks like I'm too late to change the outcome...

It looks like I'm too late to change the outcome here but I did want to say that the right solution would be silicone in the change of plane. There are color matches for just about every grout color...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Ultracolor Plus FA would work fine in that...

Ultracolor Plus FA would work fine in that situation. Keracolor U would be fine if you're using a light color, if you're going for a dark gray or black color I would recommend the UCP FA.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
When I worked at a previous employer and we had...

When I worked at a previous employer and we had slip issues come up, we were able to satisfy most of them with this product:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
The larger grout manufacturers make grout...

The larger grout manufacturers make grout specific to the larger grout joints typical of saltillo installations. Here is one:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
I have a Ceramic Engineering degree (yes, that's...

I have a Ceramic Engineering degree (yes, that's a thing even if my wife is dubious) and have made ceramic tile of various types for 30+ years now at some of the largest tile companies in the US. In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
I used to run the technical services department...

I used to run the technical services department at MAPEI so I have a few years of experience with this product. Flexcolor CQ is an acrylic-based grout. It cures by exposure to air hardening the...
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