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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
shower grout type and grout width questions

Good morning all

I'm installing 8"x12" porcelan tile in a tub alcove. I've heard about a water-based epoxy grout....any opinions on this? Also, I'm debating whether to use 1/16 or 1/8 grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Grout line width

Hiya,

I'm setting 12" marble on the face of my fireplace. I was wondering if 1/16" grout lines would look too small and if 1/8 might be better. I'm using a non-sanded grout. ( want as thin a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,254
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Cutting marble tile

I need advise on cutting Marble time with my 10" wet saw. I'm considering 12" marble tiles to reface my fireplace, however a friend told me that he had a difficult time cutting marble without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Sealing flagstone

Any advice on a product to seal my outside flagstone patio? I'm looking for a product that will give the stone a darker, richer look.

Thanks,
Scott
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Tiling a brick fireplace

Hello,

I'm refacing my floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with tile. The firebox is raised about 6"from the floor and I plan to tile across the bottom (right down to floor level, basically...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2004, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
I need to find an 84" straight edge......

I need a 84" straight edge. Anyone know where I can buy one? Prefer lightweight aluminum

thx...scott
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-10-2004, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
84" straight edge

I need a 84" straight edge. Anyone know where I can buy one? Prefer lightweight aluminum

thx...scott
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2003, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
I looked at Kalua Cream and thought it was too...

I looked at Kalua Cream and thought it was too brown. The tile is a grey with some swirls of beige (a natural stone look). Actually, I like the color of the Mobe Pearl grout, I think it's the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2003, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Thanks, Todd. I used Mobe Pearl sanded...

Thanks, Todd.

I used Mobe Pearl sanded grout. The tile is Colorlands Greylands. When I held the Hydroment sample sheet next to the tile, it matched. What I ended up with is a much lighter grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Grout dye question

I just finished grouting my bathroom tile and am disappointed in how light the dried grout came out (MUCH different than the sample!!! It's Hydroment brand). How easy will it be to stain the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
grout sealing question

I'm using a Hydroment sanded grout with an addmix product. I'm concerned that the latex additive will prevent a sealer from penetrating deeply. The grout we've chosen comes out too light if mixed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2003, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Help?

Help?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Any suggestions?

Any suggestions?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2003, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,083
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
There's no need for concrete board on the wall...

There's no need for concrete board on the wall behind your toilet. Just use 1/2" greenboard, tile and thinset and you'll pull out the wall max 1" (assuming 3/8" std tile and 1/8" thinset). You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2003, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,988
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
I purchased a QEP 10" saw at Home Depot and have...

I purchased a QEP 10" saw at Home Depot and have been very satisfied with it through several large tile jobs. It has a powerfull 2 amp motor and handles porcelin fine.

I'm not hung up on brand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2003, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
tile over painted surface

I set several tiles on the end of my vanity. The surface is smooth and painted, probably with a laquer finish. I ran out of Versabond thinset and used Quikcrete thinset, without any additives (only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2003, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Thanks to all for the useful info. Another...

Thanks to all for the useful info. Another question: How often should I plan to re-apply a fresh coat of sealer?

Scotty
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,066
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
I recommend muriatic acid to restore dirty...

I recommend muriatic acid to restore dirty unsealed grout. I used it on my unsealed kitchen floor grout and it produced awesome results. If you use muriatic acid, you'll need to buy a vapor mask...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Penetrating Sealer Question

2 questions re penetrating sealer:

1) how long after grouting can i apply?

2) how long after applying can i use the shower?

i recently purchased tyw penetrating sealer but the directions...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,089
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Thanks, Karen. Can you recommend any brands? ...

Thanks, Karen. Can you recommend any brands?

Scotty
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2003, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,089
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Sealing outdoor patio flagstone

I recently had a flagstone patio instaled in my yard. I notice when the flagstone is wet is looks much more rich and beautiful. Is there a way to treat the flagstone to give it that "wet" look all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2003, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,378
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
Oh, yeah, forgot to ask if anyone can recommend a...

Oh, yeah, forgot to ask if anyone can recommend a good brand of penetrating grout sealer.

Peace,
Scotty
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2003, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,378
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
How long between grouting and sealing?

How long should I wait after grouting to apply the penetrating sealer? Then, how long must I wait to use the shower after applying the sealer?

Thanks!!


This site is awesome!

Scotty
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,595
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
I stand corrected!!

I stand corrected!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,595
Posted By BeamMeUpScotty
With the plug below the weep holes, what stopped...

With the plug below the weep holes, what stopped the water from backing up through the weepholes and into the concrete? I'm surprised you didn't notice a slight drop in the water level overnight.
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