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Unread 06-17-2019, 08:15 PM   #61
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You need to try cutting the glass. Some glass the white on the back tends to chip more than others. It may cut without chips with a plunge or ok of you score glass side. Or if your saw is a plunge you can score the white side then score top and then cut through.
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Unread 06-18-2019, 05:10 AM   #62
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Scott,

Those tilebar loft series glass tile cut real nice with the montolit cpv and are very expensive @ $12-$15/sqft (I've done 2 backsplashes and 1 shower with them so far). I'd buy the CPV and then sell it on here after your shower is complete.

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Link to where you got the blade for cheaper than $300?
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Unread 07-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #63
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So here is my layout. I will have a 5.5" strip in the shower area and a 4" strip at the door. What does everyone think about that? Also the center grout joint is not in the center of the door but it is centered with the shower controls.

Couple of other questions:
1: How do I go about flood testing my curbless shower :|

2: Will regular Versabond be good for 12x24 or should I use the Versabond LFT?

3: Will regular Versabond work for the glass tiles I linked to earlier?

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Unread 07-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #64
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1.) You have to build a temporary dam. I've never done it but I've read about it.
2.) Versabond will work but Versabond LFT is preferable with those tiles. Depends on their flatness or bow respectively. I've worked with both and like them both.
3.) I'd get something stronger like Flexbond (if you shop at Homer's). There are also various specially formulated glass tile mortars.
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Unread 07-03-2019, 07:40 PM   #65
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Thanks for the reply. I did find some threads that gave me a good idea for a dam.

The porcelain tiles are quite flat. I’ve put several face to face and they have no wobble.

I saw that HD also carries a glass tile thinset. Would that be better?
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Unread 07-03-2019, 08:25 PM   #66
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Tiles have a limited number of printed patterns so repeats are possible. I’ve got pretty severe OCD when it comes to stuff like that. You have 2 tiles with the same pattern up against each other in front of what I think will be the toilet area in front of the fan. It would drive me nuts sitting there doing my business looking at them for the years to come. Flip one around and swap it our for another on the other side of the room before you stick ‘em down. Your choice, just sayin’.
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Unread 07-03-2019, 08:42 PM   #67
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I was looking at that earlier and I will definitely not be laying those two tiles next to each other. I was just laying things out to get a feel for the layout.

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Unread 07-04-2019, 03:14 PM   #68
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Temporary dam built. I will wait till tomorrow to let the kerdifix cure, then fill it with water. Wish me luck.

Happy 4th of July everyone!!
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Question, should I carry that grout line at the arrow up the wall or should I center the grout line on my the shower head.
The floor tiles are set, there’s no moving them. Had I shifted the floor pattern 2.25” over to line up with the shower head it would have left a skinny at the door.
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You should do whatever looks best to Mrs. Scott.
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CX, I had a feeling you'd say that. I guess I'll ask the girlfriend and get her thoughts
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Unread 07-10-2019, 08:15 PM   #72
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'Bout all you can do, Scott. There is no technical requirement involved there at all.

I wish you'd used smaller tiles on that floor so it might be less slippery, but that's a whole 'nother discussion, eh?
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Yes that is a whole nother discussion.
Boss and I talked, we are lining the grout joint up with the shower head.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 07:49 AM   #75
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Scott that shower is looking great. I like the low niche and the LFT on the floor. That grout line position won't be noticeable centered to the shower head or following the floor pattern once the drain is set and breaks up the floor/wall transition.

Are you continuing the same vertical running bond up the walls?
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