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Unread 09-09-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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Quarry tile set in sand

Asked if I could re-grout quarry tile in a cheese factory. Has anyone ever experienced the tile set in sand. (see pic)

Possible a mud set with cement mixer dissolved?
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Unread 09-09-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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That's how the Romans set tile thousands of years ago. It works.
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Unread 09-10-2019, 01:54 AM   #3
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Would I just re-grout with epoxy?
Would the sand have to be dry?
Should I run from this job?
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Unread 09-10-2019, 05:08 AM   #4
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That's an sure has some big black stones in it not very well screened sand it looks like. I would think a cheese factory would be hard use, lots of water washing the floor, chemicals,heavy traffic of carts full of cheese, maybe moving equipment around or installing it. How thick is the sand?
Maybe call these guys ask them for advice after you determine how much sand base is in there. http://aldonchem.com/mt-quarry-tile....RoCoGAQAvD_BwE
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Unread 09-10-2019, 06:13 AM   #5
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Did you take pictures of the cheese did you get a sample
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I did get some curds👍🏼 I only went down about 2 inches in sand, not sure what’s below that
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Unread 09-10-2019, 05:36 PM   #7
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Can you dig the sand out with your fingers? If you can't, it's not sand, it's likely deck mud (dry pack) mixed too poor. If the sand/mud is fairly solid, thinset the tiles down and grout them. Maybe they set them with pure Portland.
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Unread 09-11-2019, 04:54 AM   #8
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Yes I can dig sand out with my fingers, about 1/12 inch down and it gets harder. Think I am going to run from this job. Too many variables I don’t know about.
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i know quarry tiles are supposed to be non permeable but do you think they had some sort of drain system in the sand?
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Unread 09-11-2019, 06:19 PM   #10
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Greg, sounds like running might be a good idea.
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I don't know hardly anything, but I would run away fast.
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