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Unread 07-11-2019, 07:59 AM   #76
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Thanks!
The wall will be changing to horizontal
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Unread 07-18-2019, 10:39 AM   #77
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Unread 07-19-2019, 06:34 AM   #78
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Whoa, a lot of progress. Good job, Scott.
You're going to have a ball popping all those leveling clips loose. I know I did.

That shower looks to be about the same size as mine, the pony wall too.
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Unread 07-19-2019, 07:59 AM   #79
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The fun part is digging out the ones that have too much thinset around them...
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Unread 07-21-2019, 10:34 AM   #80
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Grout question?

Mapei Flexcolor CQ or Laticrete Spectralock?

I have about 215 sqft to grout 12x24 3/8" tile 1/8 grout goints.

How accurate are their calculators? If I go to 216 sqft laticrete pushes me to 2 full units


*Correction I just remeasured all tile areas accurately and I am at 190sqft to grout. *
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Unread 07-22-2019, 10:27 AM   #81
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Willy, it post 68 your picture shows the sloped edge between the shower floor and the bathroom floor. Can you tell me how you dealt with this transition? Does the shower tile cover the edge even where the wall starts?
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Unread 07-22-2019, 11:16 AM   #82
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Looks great, your tile job!

I'd say Spectralock. Hard to beat its performance in the long run. It's awesome to clean and relatively easy to install (to me, at least). I've never used the Mapei product but am sure it'd perform well as well. If you buy the bigger sizes (full size, commercial size) Spectralock, places like stonetooling.com also have very good pricing. It's the mini unit that's proportionately overpriced, I think.
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Unread 07-22-2019, 05:31 PM   #83
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How did you like the wedge lippage control things. I uh see the Rubi tile level quick on some of my shower walls. Too much grout and a few times they broke off at the surface and I had to cut them out and I chipped one tile or two tiles a little bit. I have not used them at all on the floor
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I'll 2nd the Spectralock, Scott, but I'm biased since I'm using it on my install. I haven't had an issue with the cleaning process either. For my money I like it because it doesn't absorb water, and therefore any mold that appears is only on the surface, not IN the grout.

Their calculator seems close, but conservative. I like the mini's for ease of use.
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It's more expensive but I'd still use the Spectralock. It's not recommended but I buy the big commercial units and cut the units in half or thirds.
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Unread 07-23-2019, 08:55 PM   #86
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Phil, I think this should show you how I dealt with the transition
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Unread 07-23-2019, 08:58 PM   #87
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Elkski,

I liked the leveling system, I too had issues with too much thinset in the joints. Which led to a chipped tile or two getting the plastic spacers below the tile surface. Live and learn!
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Scott, sorry i am being slow. What is that product you are using and is it parallel to the shower floor or the bathroom floor. Thanks for the picture that helps a lot.
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+1 for the spectralock. I bought full units and split them up. Really easy to do with a kitchen scale and some disposable cups from the paint store. Took me about 15 minutes to split up two full units.

Bathroom/shower is looking great

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Unread 07-24-2019, 01:09 PM   #90
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Phil, I’m not quite sure what you are talking about. The trim piece is schluter Rondec. The sloped floor was made from deck mud, then I tiled to accommodate the slope.

Thanks everyone for the advise on the soectralock.
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