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Unread 04-29-2021, 06:08 PM   #61
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That’s right got it wrong Fusion Pro is what I meant.
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Unread 04-29-2021, 10:50 PM   #62
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Thanks again Davy!
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Unread 05-11-2021, 08:07 AM   #63
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I’m about to start large plank project myself. Can you elaborate on the mistakes you mentioned and what you would do differently to avoid them? Thanks it looks great in the pictures.
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Unread 05-12-2021, 10:53 PM   #64
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Mistakes so far:

1. Should have gotten floor flatter. (I did the best I could tho.)

2. Should have used the proper self leveler. (I’m confident in the jif set but still.)

3. I was not able to follow the grid lines very well. (Should have stopped and double checked more.)

4. I lost grout lines in a few spots somehow. (Kind of wavy looking in a couple spots or too thin in one area. Should have stood up and eye balled the overall grout lines more than I did.)

5. I should have relocated the cross pattern movement joint. Would have preferred a straight line as suggested but don’t have the skill to accomplish. (Better planning next time and better tools.)

6. I should have bought a snap cutter for the cross cuts. (I’m using a super cheapo harbor freight counter top wet saw with their blade for everything.)

7. I should have gotten better thin set coverage on a few tiles. (Get the floor flatter than you think you need.)

8. I have lippage in a couple spots that bugs me. (Not the spin doctors fault- it was all mine. Some future spacers I had placed snapped off from my feet the next day and/or I didn’t have them setup right and had to remove.)


These are just off the top of my head. I’m sure there’s more but you get the picture. Plan as best you can. Good luck.
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Unread 05-26-2021, 07:02 PM   #65
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Happy to report that I am done laying tile on this project, finally..

Wanna thank Christopher, Davy, Cx, Bubba, Dan, Phil. Much appreciate it.

Picked up prism grout and a grout float. Gonna get after it tomorrow. I’m gonna work in small sections as Davy said. Fingers crossed.

This $50 harbor freight portable wet saw and their $30 diamond blade worked great for me.

I cut a brick with the blade to break it in and needed the brick once to sharpen the blade during this project. I’m gonna keep this thing for the next project and will get a snap cutter then.
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Workin on the haze removal but very happy so far with the Prism fast setting grout.. Thanks Davy.

I’m hoping to finish grouting tomorrow then time to scrub.
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Nice looking floor!
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Unread 05-28-2021, 02:00 PM   #69
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17 bags of thinset and 4 boxes of prism grout later, my tile project is on the 1 yard line.

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No points, 'till you cross that line, Mike.
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Movement joints completed!

They are properly filled with backer rod and I used customs silicone product. 2 full tubes worth.

I forgot how difficult it is to work with silicone, but I always use a trick I came up with many years ago. I use toilet paper or paper towels (filled up a plastic bags worth this time) to wipe off my fingers as I go over the silicone bead to be sure there is full contact. Works well.
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White grout on a floor, Dan? Come back in a year and tell us how that's working out for you, eh?
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The tile manufacturer’s photo uses white grout. That’s what I was going for.
Hopefully they didn’t lead me astray.
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What grout did you use?
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I used customs prism bright white grout.
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