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Unread 06-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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what is the best way to lay broken quarry tile? I have used thin set then grouted buy I don't get the smooth finish. I would like to know the old school method
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Unread 06-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I moved you on over here to the "advice" forum, Mack.

Probably a better shot at gettin' answers to your question here.

Oh..... and welcome to the forum. :--)
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Unread 06-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Welcome, Mack.

Not sure I understand the question. Are your tiles intentionally broken into little pieces, or are you trying to describe a particular pattern using full tiles?
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tiles are intentionly broken for randon no pattern. all the old millhouse porches had broken. they used mortar,beater blocks and more mortar for grout I just don't know the process how they got it smooth
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Unread 06-03-2012, 06:28 AM   #5
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You set them just like any other tile, using thinset and sanded grout. The biggest problem I see with this is the sharp edges. I would take the time to sand or grind each edge a little. I've actually done a couple small entryways like this. Turned out nice but takes time. Is this on a floor or walls? Wood or slab?
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We call it riprap.Here's a pool deck i stripped the sealer off of,what a niightmare job.Get your floor flat first and use a beating block of wood..
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