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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Seal Grout or caulk first???

Would like to know if it is better to seal the grout first, then caulk the intersecting surfaces first?

Also wondering if it would be better to just use 511 impregnating sealer, Enhancer, or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Here is a small section of the second wall... ...

Here is a small section of the second wall...
Using a oscillating multitool, I tried to get rid of the glue on the installed tiles

... the results were less than optimal.
But I think maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Better picture of glue on sided of tile

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The right edge of the tile looks rippled, that is glue from the mesh netting that was on the back of the tile. It does NOT want to come off. :blah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
follow up

Yeah, part is my fault for pushing the tile in too much, but really I just did it with the float. Then a two by four with a rubber mallot... tapping on it.

No one will probably see this, but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Backing showing through glass tile

HI,

Finally grouted my project. I am pretty sure the backing Fishnet) is causing this white bubbly effect through the glass tiles. I have two more walls to go and the tile is up. The only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Hi, For getting the right color grout, I was...

Hi,
For getting the right color grout, I was given

Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA
A rapid setting all in one grout replacement ....

I am slightly concerned about getting ALL the grout off the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Uneven tile makes me nervous for grouting. Tips?

Here is an image of my tile before grouting. It still needs some cleaning.

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My two biggest concerns....

1) Whether to use 511 impregnator sealer, or 511 seal and enhance.
I plan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Oh the thinset is hard and I have not been able...

Oh the thinset is hard and I have not been able to get all of it off the sides and face.. I may have to establish a grid and do it section by section. It is very tedious.

I have been using one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Help, thinset haze on stone and graphite

Hi,
Need advice and tips on a problem. My tile is finally up, but I have a haze from the thin-set. Have been using a sponge with a scruby side, but the haze is visible when dry... It has been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Liars liars liars

Because we have not had a stove since monday....

One thing...

Even Schluter tech support told me I could use a 3/16 x 5/32 x 3/16 V notch trowel to put enough thinset down to place Shluter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
sloowwww

Well,
It is going very slow and I am wasting a lot of thinset because I cannot do this very fast.
I have learned that the grout lines are not going to be perfect and that is part of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-08-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By wraiththe
did I get this straight

Hi,
From what I read it seems as though using a sealer on Graphite, slate, and glass mosaic - you do not need to put sealer only on the stone, but can apply it to the whole and wipe it all down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Moving along- finally. 1 question at end.

Finally, after over a year... started putting tile up.
Setbacks. (other than overslept)

Thinset (Glass and mosaic mortar) was expired by over a year. (They sold me old thinset. (over two years...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Choices on layout final three??? Mockups included

Three sets of options.... I am looking for advice on the layout... for the ends at the counter ends.

stop at vertical edge of cabinet:
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,272
Posted By wraiththe
Hi, 4 years later... you never posted the...

Hi, 4 years later... you never posted the finished product? Doubt you will see this, but asking anyway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Do I really need a mesh for joint compound in this case

Hi.
Getting ready to prep the walls
1) have the 20 minute powder joint compound to smooth out the walls
2) Primer T when dry (twice) and start with thinset and tile.

Question: Based on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Double sided tape for test fits and cuts?

Hi,
Someone mentioned using double sided tape to temporarily fit the pencil tile and make the necessary cuts, then pull it down and use thin-set to put them up.

Has anyone done this, and what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By wraiththe
So what did you do? I had a similar situation...

So what did you do? I had a similar situation and painted the ripped paper and gypsum with Ori-999 rx-35 primer to seal the porous paper, then use the joint compound over it. You can see the video...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By wraiththe
Pristine. I got granite because it was supposed...

Pristine. I got granite because it was supposed to be strong against chips and stuff and not stain. 4 chips in it. Three from a dropped glass salt grinder. I had no idea it was going to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By wraiththe
Protecting Granite countertops while tiling?

Hi.
I am getting ready to put up a backsplash using a modified thinset. This is over fairly new granite counters.
To protect them, my plan is to use wide blue tape to fasten 6 mil plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
ahhhh... Finally an electrician to wire a new...

ahhhh... Finally an electrician to wire a new switch to pendant lights. Also put in 4th switch to a box on top of cabinets, with low voltage from there back to the underside of cabinet and also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Thanks, I was asked to make more but zoomed...

Thanks,
I was asked to make more but zoomed out... so here.

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and
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1) Also, OCD is kicking in, now I am concerned about symmetry.
The distance from the stove to the outlets is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By wraiththe
Backsplash between cabinet, wall edge and bar... advice/preferences please?

Hi All, long time no see. I have probably forgotten more about tile than many know... it has been so long.

I am finally putting in a backsplash in the kitchen. The Gap between the cabinets and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By wraiththe
Kitchen Backsplash advice please. (Var Q's.

Getting ready to do a backsplash.
I have future questions, but will try to keep each post smaller.

Q1:Thinset? I had planned on mixing thinset to place the tile, However I used some you get...
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