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Unread 10-22-2011, 07:09 PM   #46
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1/8 + 3/8 + 1/4 = 3/4

Concrete forms are often a single layer of plywood. Supports need to be located depending on force applied by concrete. For forms, 2 layers of plywood with face grain of both sheets across the supports would be my preference, not 1x or 2x. 1x & 2x will work though and before the advent of plywood, was used regularly.
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Unread 10-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #47
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Grout Color - Who's got a golden eye

I suck at picking out grout...
I think I am colorblind
The last tile job I had which was our backsplash, it took me 6 attempts till I got the right group color. First trip was Laticrete, then Mapei .

Anyhow, here are the 2 new tiles that is going down in our basement. Wood is for the main flooring and the latter, Daltile Fabrique Creme Linen is getting laid in the laundry room.

I would love some suggestions on what grout color you would recommend for each.
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Unread 10-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #48
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#52 - Toasted Almond or #30 - Sand Beige for the porcelain plank tile

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#18 - Sauterne for the Daltile Fabrique "Creme Linen"



hard to see exact colors on the computer screen so we can only guess.
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Unread 10-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #49
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Alan,

The darker the grout, the less the dirt shows.

Something close to the plank color would be my choice.

Linen for the laundry
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Unread 10-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #50
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For you golden eyes out there, do you always get the color just right....

Actually Sauterne was one color I tested for my backsplash.

The color of the color chips just was always a shade or 2 off when I did my test grouts against the tile. I'm sure ya'll know what the colors look in real life and are basing your recommendations based on that ;-)
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sautern is pretty pink it's best to sample in your light,IMO
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What they said.

Every time a customer tells me to pick the grout color I ask one of the lady decorators at the tile shop.

Works every time.
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Alan, I'm counting eight new threads in the past six weeks. You really got that many different tile projects going on or are some of these questions related?
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Unread 10-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #54
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Unread 10-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #55
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sautern is pretty pink it's best to sample in your light,IMO
actually it's pretty whitish with the Daltile Fabrique "Creme Linen" we did on this job.

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and pretty tan/beige with this Leonardo Light Travertine we did.

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the color of the tile can play tricks with your eyes on the grout colors.
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SLC / Sakrete Trowel Grade Leveler

I just finished ripping up the wood flooring that is in the basement....10" wide plank flooring ...due to flooding.

The floor in wavey but pitched. It's pitched to one corner of the house as that is where is the pit is.

I'm still not clear which way to do....

Does SLC from Ardex or CBC ~self level~ as in it finds it's ~flat~ or does it actually level to a 90 plane.

I want to maintain the pitch but just make the floor flat. There are dips in the floor that range from a 4' area that range in 1/4-1/2" deep in dip.

The SLC looks to be $$$ at almost $50 per bag on average.

Has Anyone used Sakrete Trowel Grade Leveler.

http://www.sakrete.com/products/deta...-Grade-Leveler

It's available at Homers and at $15 per bag, I'm thinking I would used this product and just screed the floor to flat, maintaining the pitch. A quick call to Sakrete and I was told it can go up to 2" thick and no primer needed.

What is going ontop of the base will be Ditra and 5x24 tile planks.
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All SLCs will attempt to find a level that is perpendicular to Earth's gravity. If you want to maintain a slope, SLC is not your product.

I've not use this particular product, but it appears to be exactly what you want. I recommend following their floor prep instructions to the letter.
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Having gotten no response to my questions about which project is which, Alan, I've combined many of your recent threads here for continuity. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

I've not used that Sackrete product, but have used the Quikrete version, which I gotta think is similar. The Quikrete version is not indicated for use over plywood, though.

Reading the specs for what you have, it should be good for the task at hand.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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CX - alot of tile projects. Some ongoing, some in the planning phases. Basement, Laundry Room, Master bathroom. My questions often covers all phases to a degree as some are general knowledge principals, etc.

Pro's - what screeds are you using...

I took my 72" level and checked the variance on the floor.
I'm inclined to just buy a long 2X straightedge as my my screed or go to to the cabinet hardware store, and pick up some aluminum angle iron (the stuff they use as support for desks/shelving)
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Alan, go to Contractors Direct and look under Layout and Marking Tools (yeah, I know, but....) and you'll find both box-type and angle-type straight edges by Barwalt. Some like one style, some the other. I like both for different operations.

Nice to have at least a ten or twelve foot box for checking floors and walls for flat, but they do get a little spendy if you don't have much use for'em.

And I use my 8-foot 1x3" magnesium box more often as a saw guide for ripping plywood than I do for pulling mud.
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