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Unread 01-01-2016, 08:34 PM   #61
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Yes, looks real nice.
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Unread 01-01-2016, 10:23 PM   #62
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Thanks. I can't wait for that first shower in it next year!
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Unread 01-02-2016, 04:33 PM   #63
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I'm preparing to tile the curb which we decided will be the bathroom floor tile (not the rocks in the shower) and I want the grout lines to carry over from the floor, over the curb.

My floor tile is 12x12 and looks like I will end up with a row of half tiles somewhere. So my question is: is it better to have full tiles at the entrance or back against the far wall?

Also, that's linoleum on the floor. Somebody once told me that linoleum has to be installed on a flat surface. Is this true?
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Unread 01-02-2016, 04:44 PM   #64
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On layouts like yours, I usually try to have a full tile at the door unless it results in a small piece at the opposite wall, in which case I try to make them the same.

You'll want to do a carefully planned layout so that the tile on the curb looks right. You don't want to have thin pieces on the edges just to keep the grout joints lined up with the floor tile. Plan the floor layout and curb layout at the same time.

And you'll want to take up that vinyl in preparation for installing tile.
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Unread 01-02-2016, 05:01 PM   #65
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Got it. I wasn't going to tile over the linoleum. I was just wondering how flat the slab would be under it.
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Almost impossible to tell the answer to that one until it's removed. Sometimes they use a vinyl floor patching compound to get the floor flat, which would have to be removed.
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Unread 01-02-2016, 07:01 PM   #67
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I'm with Kevin on starting the floor layout at the door. Actually, halfway under the door is nice unless the carpet is too short to reach. In that case go ahead and slide it to the carpet.
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My recollection from watching some post-tensioned slab houses built is that the cables are 4-ish feet apart, and they are in a sheath. They don't want to stick to the slab, they pull it together from the outside edges. So those things that look like pipes are probably, oh, pipes.
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Unread 01-03-2016, 02:19 PM   #69
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Welcome, Kath. Think the project is well beyond patching the concrete at this point, though.
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Unread 01-05-2016, 11:38 AM   #70
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Those pipes were used to hold the plumbing in place during the slab pour.

But Kathy, why did you copy and paste post #17 on page 1? I'm trying to forget about that day
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Unread 03-16-2016, 06:00 PM   #71
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Grouted

The grouting of the bathroom kicked my butt. I'm not very happy with the end result but I have a baby due any day now so it can't wait any longer.

was I supposed to seal the stone before grouting? The grout appears darker towards the middle of the floor after its dried.
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Nick,

If it was natural stone you can seal first or after, just depends on the desired look at the end. Might want to try an enhancing sealer to bring out the muted stone. But it will darken the grout as well.

Do a test area to be sure
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Did you read the Grouting Tutorial some really nice guy wrote?
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Yeah that tutorial is great. I started grouting at 6pm and finished around 3am . Around 2am I was starting to get crazy thoughts in my head about how I should have just payed somebody to do this whole shower from the start!
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