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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By claycarson
Yes, thinset cement is specially designed to be...

Yes, thinset cement is specially designed to be about the stickiest cement out there. You could sand/roughen up the back of each stone to be 100% sure, but as long as packs of elephants won't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By claycarson
I visited Petoskey Michigan when I was a kid and...

I visited Petoskey Michigan when I was a kid and found one of them in the dirt. It had a plant fossil on the other side, so it was a twofer...

Thinset cement will bond perfectly

Sent from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,021
Posted By claycarson
Ditto what Dave G. said about the mortar needed....

Ditto what Dave G. said about the mortar needed. We've seen huge bonding failures with that mesh backing. Fortunately for us, it was always the reason we got called to replace the tile, cuz the first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,491
Posted By claycarson
Only difference I'd do: we always glue between...

Only difference I'd do: we always glue between sheets of plywood or OSB. The glue if 100% applied is stronger than mechanical attachments like screws, mails or staples. What holds sheets of plywood...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-30-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By claycarson
Pretty stuff! We don't see it as much in New...

Pretty stuff! We don't see it as much in New England, but I saw more of it when I visited your beautiful state of Arizona.

I'd agree with Kman. Strip cuz it makes the surface better to receive...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By claycarson
That water putty is some good stuff! Dried hard...

That water putty is some good stuff! Dried hard as rock. I used it recently to for a curve for a tile bullnose no longer commercially available, then it was painted to match tile color on a tricky...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By claycarson
Vinyl floorcoverings have some very smooth...

Vinyl floorcoverings have some very smooth patching compounds that work well. Henry brand makes Unipatch and another I can't recall the name of at the moment. If I were doing it, I'd apply that after...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By claycarson
Off the top of my head, (which is admittedly a...

Off the top of my head, (which is admittedly a dangerous neighborhood), I can't see why it wouldn't work.

It's pretty good stuff for keeping water away from wood - use 2 coats, not one

Sent...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-11-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By claycarson
Don't caulk it. Grout it. Grout is porous, allows...

Don't caulk it. Grout it. Grout is porous, allows the inevitable water vapor to escape, caulking traps it. Especially the floor/wall joint, less so the wall/wall joints.

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By claycarson
That's porcelain with a glaze, darn that...

That's porcelain with a glaze, darn that spellchecker!

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By claycarson
You can apply enhancer or sealer to any surface,...

You can apply enhancer or sealer to any surface, including a mirror. You wipe it off after applying, and the only benefit comes from what oozed into open pores. Porcelain has no open pores, so it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By claycarson
Half right. You CAN use a sanded grout on a...

Half right.

You CAN use a sanded grout on a polished marble, but Caligrown is right that Permacolor is a lot more usable in that setting. (That's cuz they grinded up the sand crystals much finer...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By claycarson
I've used Aquamix Enrich N Seal as a penetrating...

I've used Aquamix Enrich N Seal as a penetrating sealer and color enhancer. Works well for what it can do.

But I'm kinda thinking that expecting it to avoid freezing is asking too much of a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By claycarson
You can use a penetrating sealer like they use on...

You can use a penetrating sealer like they use on concrete. It may help.

But I bleeve I'd agree more with Brady/AZcleanfreak. Color sealer is a much more resistant coating - make cleaning easier...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-18-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By claycarson
I've seen fine grit sand that is designed to be...

I've seen fine grit sand that is designed to be added to a gloss sealer. Shark grip or some such name. Never used it.

I'd get a written legal waiver. Friend I knew from work slipped while diving...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-08-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By claycarson
Along the vertical wall surfaces it does look...

Along the vertical wall surfaces it does look like black grout haze from the floor grout, hard to tell for sure.

If so, acid will probbly get 95% of it. Just avoid the metal. 50/50 vinegar and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By claycarson
Ditto on enhancer. I have used Aquamix...

Ditto on enhancer.

I have used Aquamix Enrich N Seal for shower floors to bring out depth of color. 1st coat does most of the work, but sometimes a 2nd coat helps.

Sent from my SM-G920T using...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-01-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By claycarson
Glass tile doesn't need sealer, so wipe it 100%...

Glass tile doesn't need sealer, so wipe it 100% off the glass. It's for the grout. What sealer manufacturers downplay is how much wiping and drying off surfaces is more important than applying the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-01-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By claycarson
Also, don't feel bad if your edges need some...

Also, don't feel bad if your edges need some chemical help at the end compared to factory finishes. If you saw how much advanced technology the factories use to accomplish that polish, you'd...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By claycarson
I use acetone 20 minutes after installing. No...

I use acetone 20 minutes after installing. No need to wait long, it dries very very fast.

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-08-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By claycarson
Not all times is this a problem. Tumbled marble...

Not all times is this a problem. Tumbled marble tile, fr'instance, is actually meant to have some grout go into nooks and pinholes. But most ceramic or porcelain tile, not so much. Agree with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By claycarson
Agree that speedset in this situation isn't...

Agree that speedset in this situation isn't helping.

But do use thinset under the hardi, that's required. Lotsa carpenters just nail it down or at best use liquid nails and screws. Read the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-06-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By claycarson
Jorge, Normally, you use some type of acid...

Jorge,

Normally, you use some type of acid to dissolve grout haze on ceramic or porcelain tile. 50/50 vinegar and water works, or they sell commercial grout haze removers with glycolic acid or...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-30-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By claycarson
A lot of old buildings downtown Boston used...

A lot of old buildings downtown Boston used sandstone on stairs, cornices and carvings on the visible exteriors of fancy mansions and wannabe mansions. When I see them today, almost all of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-09-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By claycarson
What Sharon said. Only other trick we've...

What Sharon said.

Only other trick we've used is to grout over unfilled travertine so the pores get more filled. Unsanded grout, fits into small pores better.

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