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Unread 09-30-2020, 02:31 PM   #31
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Given the leveling systems generally call for them to be used a distance from a corner, I'm not sure how you could actually end up using them on those tiles!

Something flat with a handle on it that you could press down the tile should help get them all in plane. A grout float might be a bit small for the task with those tile.
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Unread 09-30-2020, 02:42 PM   #32
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I second using a grout float. Low light on the ground will make you look bad. Put the light up where it would be normally. Would have helped to skim the ditra heat the day before install so you don't have edges hanging in a deep spot.
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Unread 10-04-2020, 10:24 PM   #33
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Thanks for the advice, I found best to use a grout float like someone mentioned and straighten a few tiles at a time with that as I go along.

Then when everything is even, I insert the spacers.

I was wondering, does anyone know why these tiles are not placed on a mesh mat with maybe 4-6 tiles at a time? Why are they single tiles like this?


If I paid someone to do this job, would they charge more money to do this job because of the smaller hexagon tiles?
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Unread 10-06-2020, 06:24 PM   #34
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Edward,

You'd have to ask the manufacturer that question.

In general we charge a little more for hex no matter the size because they take a little longer to install. There are 3 axis you have to keep aligned and while we might want to think our tiles are perfectly sized, they aren't. Gridding the floor will help keep the cussing to a minimum.
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Unread 10-06-2020, 07:06 PM   #35
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Remember post 6? "spend your time getting the floor flat first, it'll make it much easier to install the tiles."

Hind sight is 20/20 but if you would have skim coated the Ditra, filling the waffles, you could have popped lines in a grid like Paul mentioned.
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Unread 10-19-2020, 04:19 AM   #36
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Prepare the floor as well as possible - a little late now here, I acknowledge - the smaller the tile the less tolerance there is in relation to adjustment of the plane

Light - simply should not be used in this way!
Tiling should be carried out with lighting in finished room state as far as possible.
Edges throw shadows on anything. Tiles have edges!

Tiles like these are very different to large porcelain tiles of 2'x2' upwards and / or rectified edge tiles. The wedge / lash systems were dreamed up (I remember it was launched here in a thread - think I'm right? Tuscan? ) to accommodate issues thrown up by the advent of those types. These nice hex's are happily coming back into wider use.

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Unread 10-20-2020, 09:19 AM   #37
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The floor actually became decent considering the difficulty of installing these small hexagon tiles.

The hexagon tiles seem to come in two different shades of blue, one is slightly lighter/darker than the other. Hopefully you can see it in the picture.

When matching a grout color for these tiles, would you match the grout from the darker tile or the lighter tile?

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That would be a purely aesthetic choice and best made by Mrs. Edward.
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Unread 10-20-2020, 04:48 PM   #39
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Yeah, It's hard to make up my mind. I'll probably lean towards the darker tile.

Would you know why these tiles are different colors? They came like that in the boxes, each box had mixed colors.

I emailed the place I bought them from and the store said they didn't know anything or know they were different colors.

Is this a manufacturing defect or were they two different colors for the looks?
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Unread 10-20-2020, 09:57 PM   #40
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If your tiles meet the requirements of ANSI A137.1 they will have an Aesthetic Classification that will be indicated in the data sheet for the product. That looks like about a V2 class to my eye. If the tiles don't meet A137.1 I got no idea why they are different colors. Could be intentional, could be an error of some kind.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 10-28-2020, 06:35 PM   #41
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Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help me out once again.

I need to order color matched grout and because of the prices, I don't want to order too much.

I have exactly 54 square feet of these hexagon tiles. I tried to space them at 1/16", most are close but some are a little bit more.


Do you think 10 lbs of grout would definitely be enough? If not I would have to order 25lbs of color matched grout and it would be pretty expensive.

Thanks for any help.

Tiles are about 1/4" thick and 4" wide.


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I think it would be plenty for that.

Let me ask this: if you ran out with 10 pounds, would you have to wait a long time to get more?
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Unread 10-28-2020, 07:59 PM   #43
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Thanks!

I don't think so, I think the issue may be more that the color matching may be off a little?

I'm ordering this from 360grout and its fairly expensive for this stuff compared to what you buy at home depot. The issue is, there are not many places to buy this color matched grout.

I think that color matched grout looks really good.
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They should have a coverage chart that would tell you based on the tile size, thickness, and the grout joint width. But with 1/16 - 1/8" joints I can't imagine you'd use more than ten pounds.

When I have a small amount and am concerned I might run out, I don't mix all of it. Maybe hold back 20%. Mainly the reason for that is if I accidentally add too much water, I can add a little more powder. But if you mix it all and add too much water, there's nowhere to go.
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Is it really $88 for 10 pounds of grout?


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