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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:59 AM   #3916
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Rick don't feel so bad, most of the wood floors done in these parts by pro installers are full of H joints and stair stepping. But the advice the guys are giving you is right though. Live and learn.
But hey, wood guys can't float that room out flat as a pancake like you did either.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:58 AM   #3917
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What's this world coming too? With rick setting tile that looks like wood and the job I did last week that had tiles made from glass, metal, & foam. I think you can get tile made from or to look like just about anything now. I guess that's what makes this such a fun trade to work in.










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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:54 PM   #3918
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Josh,

Too many "H's" in that splash......


How expensive was that Stainless tile???
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Unread 02-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #3919
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it has been a while since i applied epoxy grout in a commercial application........... wow!i felt i had hulk like arms after we were done...
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Unread 02-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #3920
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C'mon Orlando, you know that a premixed! haha

just kidding. is that the Customs 100% epoxy mixed with the Polyblend Sanded Grout ?
you need to try SpectraLock!!
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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:08 PM   #3921
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Orlando, you couldnt be more wrong. IF the homeowner is paying for a certain look, then thats what they get. Homeowner ok'd the joints being that close and the "H" look, so thats what Rick gave them.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #3922
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looking nice josh, whats that foam looking tile on the ceiling?

and whats the pookie orlando? gotta try laticrettes spectralock
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #3923
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I wanna see a hardwood floor guy float a floor level too!
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #3924
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it'll never happen, they dont give a dang about level, and usually just sand out the flawed areas.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #3925
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becarefull what ya ask for rick...I do wood and tile so I know how to float......i did a floor not to long ago that was bad and I floated it out...id say almost 97% flat...........i have also done a few of the tile that looks like wood floors.....had to butt the tile up next to another tile floor even went to the extenet to use a t cap in between the 2 floors...tile and tile.....
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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:24 PM   #3926
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actually ill set the record straight...........some wood floors come in the same length board......bamboo is a prime example it is 38 inches and 5 inch wide....so to start the floor you have to do starter rows and from there just throw the rest in as you go which spreads the joints out pretty fair....

keep it up you too and I will have streamline show ya how to install a KAZILLION feet of tile in 5 hours
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lol hey dan!...yes i to have installed and i install hardwood floors,and one of the worst case scenarios is and uneven floor that is gonna get 3/4 solid wood..not only is there floating involved but also underlayment repair,shimming and ripping 2x4's to get an even surface...im dropping it now..but i now have another question being that all i have used is customs epoxy,what is the diffrence..is it an easier application,i wont have to use two hands to apply it?

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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:41 PM   #3928
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Michael I have one more splash to do in that glass. I'll take it off the sheets and you can come help me set all 2500 3/8"x3" pieces one at a time. That way we won't get any of those pesky H joints. .
I don't know how much the stainless tile was. The last metal 2x2 I did was aluminum and was $60 a sq.ft.

Silvercitytile the tile that looks like foam is 2'x2'x1" foam acoustic tile.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #3929
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being that all i have used is customs epoxy,what is the diffrence..is it an easier application,i wont have to use two hands to apply it?
yeah SpectraLock is so nice to use and spread. you can hold out a little part C to make it more fluid.

watch this video at 2:50 in and see how smooth it is.

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thanks Brian..
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