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Unread 10-04-2019, 03:34 AM   #16
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I'd use either the Permacolor or Prism in a dark color.
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Unread 10-07-2019, 06:42 AM   #17
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Lots of options...

Currently leaning towards prism or Laticrete perma color.

We are still discussing what color to use, it's a hard choice.

Will probably wait until the floor is the right wall is done.

The floor will be the gray tile in the below picture. The right wall will have also have those tiles but with around a 3 horizontal foot strip of penny tile about in the middle.

That may give us a better overall idea of the color or colors of grout to use.

Appreciate all the help and suggestions. Impressed with all the help and great work seen on this site.

Chipped a tile next to the bench this weekend so had to replace it, it was one I was thinking about changing anyhow

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Unread 10-07-2019, 07:15 AM   #18
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Was that a Freudian chip, Bruce?
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Unread 10-25-2019, 07:59 AM   #19
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An update and any advice on using Prism grout.

First of all thanks for all the help, as others have mentioned this forum is awesome. Appreciate all the professional help, and you guys taking your time to help everyone.

Not everyone is willing to share their knowledge, you see this all the time, so thanks once again.

Doing this your self gives a new appreciation for the pro's, it is hard work to do right and on a time line.

I enjoy the DIY projects, and also want it done right, it's hard finding good contractors at times. Not saying my work is perfect, but I'd rather do some projects myself then pay someone to do a poor job. Hope that makes sense.

This is also basically an unused bathroom at the moment, so no real timeline. Unless you ask the wife, then I'm way behind schedule. :

I could not do this in a week like you pro's...

So on to the questions...
I decided to go with Prism grout, truffle, dark gray/brownish, or the wife decided that. Got the matching 100% silicone caulk too.

I've been reading on working with Prism, if there are any other hints advice let me know... I'll do smaller sections and be careful on clean up.

Is it ok to mix up less then one bag at a time, I think I saw it was, I don't want to mix too much up at one time.

I finished the penny tile on the wall, used Mapei Mosiac and glass tile mortar so it didn't sag, that stuff is sticky, it was nice to work with.

Also cut the penny tile squares up into smaller strips and off set the sheets to hopefully hide the seams.

So here's some pictures, may try to start grouting some this weekend, sorry about the long update, but nice to let you guys know I'm making progress.
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So got the bathroom tile done, chalked grouted etc.

I would like the grout a little darker, not unusual, I like the look of when it is wet.

I see that there are a lot of post about this.

I used prism grout, any recommendations on a product to use.

See pictures, it is almost the color of the dried grout that was extra in the container, I don’t think it is over washed, tried scrubbing with a brush and water.

I barely washed it down when cleaning then left it alone. So don’t think over washing when grouting.

I will wash better once caulk is dryer.

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How did you apply the mortar for those tiles? I can see the orange membrane behind all of them in the grout joints.

Also, what is with all the gray dots above the bench and floor on the membrane? You really shouldn't use kerdi fix to seal holes, you should patch them. Kerdi fix is not intended to be a sealer, but an adhesive.
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Unread 01-12-2020, 11:36 AM   #22
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Mike,
It is kerdi fix, oops, but is is really worked in, prodded in and worked around. Too late to change now, but the next I will use the proper way.

Hopefully that is the only questionable thing I did

I think you are seeing the edge of the tiles I used. Thin-set, was properly worked in to the kerdi, with 100percent coverage before using the notch trowel. Also back buttered the tiles by working it in both directions then some, probably overkill.

Thanks for your reply.
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Unread 01-12-2020, 11:46 AM   #23
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Kerdi fix is not intended to be a sealer, but an adhesive.
Mike, Schluter calls KerdiFix a "sealing and bonding compound" and would approve Bruce's application.

I personally prefer KerdiBand patches in that application, but nothing wrong with what he's got.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 01-13-2020, 03:52 PM   #24
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Thanks CX.

Any recommendation on enhancers?

I may not to Home Depot and get a few to try on my test board.

Would like it to be a little darker.

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Bruce, there is a recent thread on the enhancing and grouting combination in the Professionals' Hangout. Having had some experience with the specific product brand in discussion there (StoneTech Professional), I'm still skeptical about the new owner's (Laticrete) recommendation, but it's now their product. Their ball and bat, their rules, eh?
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