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Old 07-16-2018, 05:52 AM   #16
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Border tile is the same as the field tile with a border of small rectangles above and below the arabesque lanterns, so I remove the rectangles and have perfect horizontal half tiles. Name:  2D3868E6-6B88-40D5-89D2-3B9020D5E0A7.jpg
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:04 AM   #17
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Oh, ok. That will work as long as the field tiles are the size.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:43 AM   #18
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Lol, couldn't find a cut vertical tile! Laid out on the counter with spacers, it appears the height will be perfect with no cutting, allowing for caulk at the top and bottom. We'll see what happens when they're actually on the wall. We borrowed a saw, probably needs a new blade, the marble is chipping even after being scored.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:15 AM   #19
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Camille, are you scoring the marble with a snap cutter? If you are, that's not going to do any good. All you need is a wet saw.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:25 PM   #20
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Lots of water and a smooth continuous rim blade will yield the best cuts on most marble. Like Davy said, no scoring, and sandpaper or a diamond pad will smooth out most chips.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:57 PM   #21
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Thanks for the suggestions. Was using the wet saw blade to score prior to cutting. My husband is picking up a new diamond blade, he's actually doing the cuts because I need my fingers.

What grit sandpaper is best to smooth out the chips?
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:43 PM   #22
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You should have close to zero chips with a good blade on a wetsaw.

But the way you worded your last post has me wondering if you're using a wetsaw outfitted with a diamond blade...or something else.


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Old 07-17-2018, 11:47 AM   #23
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It is a diamond blade, but not a brand new one, it is borrowed so we don't know how old the blade is.
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:47 AM   #24
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How to get rid of haze

We've gotten the tile installed and grouted last night. Now we have a haze that we need to remove. We used non sanded grout and sealed the marble prior to grouting. I've wiped it down several times with warm water and a blue scotch brite pad, but the haze remains. I know we can't use an acid like vinegar or lemon, any suggestions?
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Did you try using a microfiber towel? Usually if you let everything set up over nite then come at it with a microfiber towel and water you can get most of it. If that doesn't work then maybe pick up a bottle of grout haze remover and follow the directions for that particular product.
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You might try some Krud Kutter cleaner. The big box stores have it. Just to be safe, any cleaner you want to use, try it on a scrap piece first.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:33 PM   #27
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Thanks for the replies, I tried both suggestions to no avail. I've heard of something called MB-22, would that help clear of the haze and restore the polished look?
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Are you sure it's haze? Maybe a picture would help.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:50 PM   #29
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Size:  22.5 KB[/attach]. It’s hard to get a good picture, but there are lines that look like they could be from the float and kind of globby areas too. Tile was much shinier prior to grouting
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Non-sanded cement grout (that you mixed with water), right?

Do a tiny little test: concentrate on one square inch of tile that is hazy. Use a damp soft rag. And rub in little tiny circles for 30 seconds. Is it a lot cleaner and shinier?

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