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Unread 04-21-2015, 10:40 AM   #16
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Regarding the mastic and glass do not mix, are you including the glass backsplashes with the papery backings? Those are ok for mastic use right? *gulp*
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Unread 04-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #17
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That would not be correct, Chate', unless so specified by the glass tile manufacturer (it won't likely be).

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Unread 04-21-2015, 02:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Hank
I'll have very small grout lines (1/16 inch) and the grey color of the VB thinset I'm using would be perfect for the tile. Can I just fill the grout lines with the VB thinset?
Perish the thought, Hank! Might initially seem like a good idea, but I encourage you to put that right out of your head...it won't look good.

If thinset could do dual duty, you can bet it would be marketed that way. For your narrow grout lines your likely choices are:

1.Single component grouts like Custom's Fusion or Mapei's Flexcolor CQ.

2.Premium cementitious grouts like Custom's Prism or Laticrete's Permacolor which use smaller aggregate than their standard sanded grout cousins.

3. Unsanded grout, your choice of vendor. If you got VB at HD, they will probably have Custom's Polyblend, which I've used a lot. Be careful not to overwater unsanded grout. If it seems too thick as you're floating it, it's probably about right. Think of it as getting a workout along with grouting.

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Peter, I've forgotten about it already, thanks!
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