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Unread 12-14-2019, 07:41 AM   #46
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My project is moving slowly but progressing. Have finished wall tile except bottom row and just completed 2" hexagon tiles on shower floor. Now some questions. I noticed a few hexagon tiles slightly tilted when I run my hand across the tiles and a few loose. How do I fix those tiles? Also should I grout floor before placing final row of wall tiles to avoid loosening more tiles while working on the walls?


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Unread 12-14-2019, 10:02 AM   #47
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Dennis,

What thickness are the hex tiles, what size trowel did you use, which mortar?

In short, none should be loose. If they are you'll need to pull them out, clean any mortar off the tile and the base, and reset them. Same with the tiles that are tilted.

Yup, grout the floor before setting the bottom row.
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Unread 12-14-2019, 10:03 AM   #48
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When you say you’ve “just completed” the 2” hexagon floor tiles, how much time are you talking about? Please get specific. 12 hours? A day? 3 days? Time is of the essences when you’re talking about a day. And the tile gets dramatically harder and harder to remove from your Kerdi membrane after that.

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Unread 12-14-2019, 12:42 PM   #49
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The hexagon tiles were done 2 days ago. I used Mapei Kerabond T with a 1/4" Square notched trowel. I have been working. I can get to it again tonight to do a better evaluation so see if there are any more tilted or loose tiles. Lighting is an issue I will get more lights in there tonight


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The quicker you get to them, the far better chance of removing them without damaging the Kerdi membrane. If you try removing them, be very cautious.

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Went over the shower floor very carefully last night and this morning found only one tile that was tilted enough to require removal and It came out without damaging the kerdi. I could not find any loose tiles I thought I found the night I finished setting the tiles they may not of been finished setting. So I think I'm in good shape. Thanks for the advise.

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Have a question all tile is done except around the tub. Is there a trick to cutting the tile to match the corner radius on the tub? I have been putting it off for awhile knowing it was going to be tricky.

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Unread 01-23-2020, 06:25 PM   #53
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Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core bit. Then cut the arms to just join the edge of the hole with the wet saw. I did exactly that with my tile project. Came out fine (on the second try).
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