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Unread 10-25-2001, 06:26 PM   #1
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So, I'm in the restroom today at a reasonably new (2-3 yrs old) government office, and I happen to check out the tile, as I am wont to do lately...I'm beginning to think think that you all are seriously overstating what a proper substrate for tile is.

In this particular high quality application, they just stuck 'em half way up on those nubby fabric-covered panels. Didn't seem to be much of a problem- the gaps in the corner (grout, not caulk...) were well under 1/2 an inch...only a couple of tiles had fallen off, so you could see the fabric....think I'll do this in the guest bath...such a nice combination of textures...

Do I have to go to the decorating board if I need help deciding if the grout color should match the fabric or the tile?
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Unread 10-25-2001, 06:42 PM   #2
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Cami,

Look again. I did away with the decorating board a week or so ago. It was taking up space.
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Unread 10-25-2001, 06:50 PM   #3
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Rats. Now I'll have to go back to Plan A if I can't get help deciding important stuff...
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Unread 10-25-2001, 07:14 PM   #4
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Cami,

Isn't it amazing how this board has us more aware of proper tiling techniques? I now find myself studying grout lines everytime I go to a Mexican restaurant. Your example is a great one....what were they thinking of?

And darn.....just as I'm getting ready to furnish our newly tiled room, the Decorating board is gone. Oh well.

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Unread 10-25-2001, 07:17 PM   #5
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So John, what are you replacing it with, how about something sure to create lots of activity like "Pet Sloths for Fun and Profit" or maybe an open Forum discussion of "Neanderthal Man and Mud"?

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Unread 10-25-2001, 07:33 PM   #6
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You mean this isn't "Neanderthal Man and Mud"? Coulda fooled me...

Barbs- go to http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/ . They have a very active bb on decorating there.
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Unread 10-25-2001, 07:47 PM   #7
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John please don't do anything that is going to bring more people and more comments to this board. I don't have enough time to work full time now because of this damned board.

My wife has a reminder note to herself hanging on the refrigerator now that says: "Call lawyer ask about divorce costs".
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Unread 10-25-2001, 08:04 PM   #8
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Now Bud you yell at me for swearing then what do you do?

Cami, many commercial jobs are garbage..especially Mexican restuants there perhaps the worse under the pre-text of rustic.
Now in a high end home with a very particular customer who has been reading about tile for weeks and who is staring over your shoulder the whole time then you will find many really nice tile jobs...
With the exception of Tile profs 155,000.00 8 months and 6 guy crew, water-jet jobs most commercial jobs I see are bidded very low and too low to allow for quality let alone the timeframes involved. Get in get out no-one complains and the main office is happy.
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Unread 10-25-2001, 10:21 PM   #9
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Tonight I stopped for a "few" on the way home, and , as usual , checked out the tile in the men's room. The full tile layout stopped short of the cove base by a full 1 1/4".


There's nothin' that a lot of grout won't fix.

Cami, are you SURE you're not a tile setter?

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Unread 10-26-2001, 08:02 AM   #11
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No, Rob, I just play one on TV...
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All the tile work in a typical Mc Donald's is done in 4 days max. If the contractor can shave a half a day off that he might get a bonus.

A Mc Donald's contains not only the quarry tile on the dining room floor, restrooms and other things you can see; the entire kitchen is usually done -- quarry floor and walls up to the ceiling.

4 days max. Check out the joints next time you have a Mac Attack. Pay particular attention to the tile base.

Sorry about the decorating board. It just wasn't getting any play. I gave it the ax about a week and a half ago, and Marla (moderator) doesn't even know it's gone yet. That's how pathetic the thing was.

You can still email Marla and Susan, though.

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