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Unread 02-23-2020, 06:55 PM   #76
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. that you can spend a minute doing something that will save you 20 minutes later on.
you mean 2 hours later on, that is how it works out for me anyway
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Best way to learn sometimes... just not the smartest.
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Although there is also something to be said about dumb luck

Every time i measured i came out with an uneven spacing so I didn't use the metal threshold... done with laying the tile in the entry way area and the spacing worked out perfectly
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I may have mentioned it earlier in the thread, but consider using a grout release on the tile before grouting. I used Flexcolor CQ to grout my LifeProof tile, did 2 coats of grout release first. CQ is notorious for haze (first time I used it too), and I was worried given the very abrasive nature of the tile, but it cleaned up amazingly well given the situation. Easier than cement grout on smooth tile. I believe the LifeProof tile instructions suggest grout release as well.
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How bout the pics of the chips?
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What did you use for grout release?
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Unread 02-27-2020, 07:38 PM   #83
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Were those chipped before you set them? If so, another lesson is learned. They are much easier to replace while the thinset is wet so keep an eye out for chipped tiles as you unpack them. Set them aside to make cuts with.

If this were a paying job, I'd replace them, no question about it. If they were on my floor, I'd find a matching color marker or fingernail polish and touch them up and hope my wife doesn't see it.
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. What did you use for grout release?
grout release of course. What kind/manufacturer/model of grout are you using? I am with Davy on the fix. You can make them disappear with a sharpie and get real artistic you add the fine lines to the grain with a ultra fine point. The when it is dry you could put clean nail polish on top
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I’m with Davy about the chips. Paying job I replace, my own I wouldn’t. Sharpie and call it a day. I have kids, so it is a losing battle when it comes to moulding looking nice, floors remaining unscathed, etc. Every time they ask for a dog, I remind them I can barely keep up with the aftermath now. Lol
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One chipped after it was set, the corner one, and it was a stupid move on my part.

The other i have no idea when or how. Marker and nail polish it is!

Grout is going to be laticrete permacolor select.
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