Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 11-11-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
djjasper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 72
How do you grout/seal/waterproof/moldproof/clean this??

Is there really any way to do this?
Attached Images
 
__________________
DJ
djjasper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-11-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
pwgsx
Registered User
 
pwgsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 223
o wow........ill be interested to see what the pro's say.
__________________
Phillip
pwgsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-11-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
java
Hugging Trees Oct. 1st
 
java's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 2,683
The easiest way to clean something like that is to sale the house and move.
__________________
Jason
java is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
scut207
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 130
sweet mother of god... looks really nice but cleaning soap scum off that?!?!?
__________________
Brian
scut207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-11-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
WendyHMN
Amateur Jack of All Trades
 
WendyHMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,516
That is just wrong. I am planning a ledgestone wall behind the tub in my next bath project, but it's going to be a clawfoot tub with a curtain that goes all the way around. No way would I want soapy water hitting a wall like that. Actually, that's what I would recommend if you must actually use that shower. Hang a curtain or some plastic sheeting.
__________________
Wendy

Blue belt DIYer. Moderately proficient and occasionally useful.
See my finished master bath here.
WendyHMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
pwgsx
Registered User
 
pwgsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 223
maybe Rhino Line it!! Guess you could always bring in your powerwasher and spray it clean.
__________________
Phillip
pwgsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
djjasper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 72
Even with just an accent in he shower like this pic how do you do it- can the pros chime in on how you deal with this?
Attached Images
 
__________________
DJ
djjasper is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
java
Hugging Trees Oct. 1st
 
java's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 2,683
We are Pro-Tilemen (and TileWomen) not cleaners.
__________________
Jason
java is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #9
djjasper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 72
Right. I'll re-phrase the question;

How do you grout/seal/waterproof/moldproof this??
__________________
DJ
djjasper is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #10
koihito
A person, like you.
 
koihito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Posts: 1,932
Grout: you don't.

Seal: any good spray on sealer.

Waterproof: your tile does not provide waterproofing, if the shower was properly constructed you are fine, if not, there is nothing you can do about it now other than tear stuff out and fix it.

Moldproof: you don't. You can't squeegee. Installing, and USING, a really good ventilation fan to get the moister out after you use the shower will help. If a surface applied membrane such as Ditra/Hydroban/Etc. was used it will help, but just like the waterproofing, you have what you have at this point.

Bottom line: that shower was ill conceived
__________________
Nate

www.mikoskiconstruction.com
koihito is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 06:20 PM   #11
CanyonTile
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Agoura Hills, CA
Posts: 574
Seal it with a Solvent based sealer and drench the heck out of it.

Those installs look good, people seem to fail to realize that not all designs are functional, wood planks on a bathroom floor are no more or less functional than those applications. I personaly think they look gorgeous, from a install point of view and a design point of view.

Cleaning ? A semi-soft nylon bristle brush and a quality stone cleaner.

Functional? Well maybe not in the same aspect as 4 1/4" lug D100. But looks a hell of alot better.
__________________
Gabe

We Got You Covered

www.canyontileandstone.com
CanyonTile is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
420benz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 105
As far as cleaning it. I would try to power was it.
__________________
Phil
420benz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #13
koihito
A person, like you.
 
koihito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Posts: 1,932
Phil, that has disaster written all over it! I would love to watch!
__________________
Nate

www.mikoskiconstruction.com
koihito is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #14
eurob
Not...Sure
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: four seasons area
Posts: 2,457
DJ,

A pro will never recommend such materials to be used in these applications .

Steam cleaning may work .
__________________
Roberto

There was something here but is no longer available
eurob is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #15
dhagin
builder, anti-builder, rebuilder -- Retired Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: oahu
Posts: 13,164
This your place in SE PA?
__________________
dana

"the road to hell is paved with osb, mastic, pre-mixed latex 'grout' or 'thinset', "
dhagin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Way To Clean and Seal 15 year Old Grout PickleF16 Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 7 08-11-2009 07:17 PM
Seal Grout Lines then Clean Haze from Slate? hurd Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 1 03-01-2007 05:15 PM
Clean and seal same day? benjediver Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 4 03-01-2007 11:35 AM
Blue seal (waterproof rubber membrane) over durock, overkill? newbieonhomes Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 07-27-2006 10:49 AM
Has anyone used BLUE SEAL WATERPROOF? fillmore Tile Forum/Advice Board 2 12-16-2005 02:22 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC