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Unread 03-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Quartzite laundry backsplash

I'm putting up a backsplash in my laundry renovation. I've chosen some quartzite tiles in a "boading creme" color (http://www.tileshop.com/products/pro...1&pageIndex=1), 4" square for a diagonal pattern above counter and 16" square for running bond pattern below the counter level (behind the washer and dryer), splitting the pattern with a slate half round.

I've not used this quartzite rock before. Any experience or tips? I'm expecting to use a no sag modified thinset, and sealing with a color enhancer before grouting. The sales staff from the tileshop obviously is recommending their store brand thinset and grout for this -- any negative experience with these products or tips or advice from the pros?

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Unread 03-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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Hi Christopher, I've installed it before and I usually make the joint 1/8 to 3/16. Use a sanded grout and seal it afterwards also. You will probably find that a non sag thinset will still let the tiles slide, especially thick and heavy stone. I would get some wedges to help hold them up, start at the bottom and work your way up.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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The plan...

Thanks Davy... I'll be using a 1/8" grout line. I decided to drop the tile down to a 12" quare below the counterline, fits the 36" height better.

Here's the design plan...



Of course, most of the large format tile will be hidden by the washer and dryer, but I'll know it looks good back there...

Anyone have bad experience with Superior Pro-Bond non-sag thinset used with Superior Pro-Lastic liquid polymer?
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Unread 03-09-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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gettin there.
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That's looking good. Some of the non-sag thinsets won't hold up stone like you're installing. You're doing fine, keep it up.
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Tile is done and sealed! Picture taken at night so colors are a bit off.. the tile is much warmer than it appears here.

Wife picking out some sort of tan pain for walls... and a new light!
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Great work, Chris! Can I come and live in your laundry room?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 11:27 AM   #8
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After working in that 8'x6' room around the washer and dryer a few days this last week... its nice to get out of the room -- felt like I was living there. I think paint might be another week away...
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