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Unread 12-09-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Any body ever worked with this tile

I am bidding a job that calls for this tile http://www.casadolcecasa.com/en/prods-134-1.asp the color is TODI. 16x16's on the floor and 16x32's on the wall. First off what is the quality, and secondly does anybody know if this is a polishable porcelain? I can't find info on the website if it is a solid body or not, but the plans do call for me to polish the edges.

The downloaded PDF is in Italian so I can't figure out if this is rectified either. I don't know where the tile is being purchased from as I am just bidding this off of plans.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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I recognize the name so i probably have used it but can't remember.
As you know you can polish any porcelain,through body just looks better.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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Hey Levi,
Material is rectified, full bodied, higher end stuff.
Has trim available for it also SBN and "quater rounds", be careful of the "quarter rounds", they are nothing like you may be familiar with, that are actually more like a form of tile "base shoe" than a a-106. Material is toolable if you are going to create your own profiles.

Good line, Good outfit. Pricey.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks Gabe,

I finally figured out who is supplying the material and contacted them. It sounds like a quality product, but this is for a bathroom remodel in Aspen so you expect nothing less. 16x16's on the floor and lid, and 16x32's on the walls I am thinking this will be my first job using the TLS We are also going with a 1"x3" classic splitface agorini mosaic for the backsplash, and wrapping the mirrors with a pencil. Should look sharp
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Unread 12-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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Sounds like a hell of a lay-out Levi. "Word on the Street" is that it is a fun line to work with. CasaDolce makes some really nice lines and have real good quality control on thier products,( for the most part ),as compared to other oufits.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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I have installed tons of Casa Dolce Cas since moving to Florida.
It's very popular down here and as Gabe said its a good tile.
Pretty much anything from Florim is.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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16 x 32"s? Sounds like you'll need a bigger snapper.

Put it in the price.

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Unread 12-09-2011, 10:02 PM   #8
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My brother just did a job with these. Nice. But those walls better be flat or you'll be pullin and packing all day. Bullnose blade and polish by hand with resin backed marble diamonds I usually go to around 400g and hit the edges with high gloss poly to shine em up. Works ok but nothing's as good as factory finish. IMO.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 12:08 AM   #9
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Itile, not worried about the edge I use a flex with a goot profile wheel first and can make the finished product a lot better than the factory.

Ordered some caps to go along with the 500 straps and the gun mick provided me, so excited about giving the TLS its first go aroung.
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Will also need a few more bags of mud, a lot of their stuff is thick and deep cavity backed.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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Really nice tiles Levi but like Brian said a thick tile with deep cavities,
this is the Casa Dolce Flagstone Beige bath we did a couple months back and we are doing one now with the same except in 7x7,
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Unread 12-10-2011, 09:33 AM   #12
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I used CasaDolce Pietra Aurinia for my parent's kitchen a while back. It was actually my first tile job wehn I was 17....I was more clueless than one of those idiots on a DIY network show, lol (and by idoits I am referring to the hosts ) I remember it was 15 degrees outside and my wetsaw water kept freezing....I guess mixing some antifeeze mighta helped..durrr

Anyway - it is nice stuff and has held up well. They sell factory bullnose and listellos, or at least they used to.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #13
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Kyle,

The plans call for polishing the edges, and I personally think that looks much better that setting large format tiles then throwing a 3" piece of BN on the end.

Whenever I have a material that can be polished I will try and talk the customer into allowing me to polish it. On one job I did last year in denver they were adamit that I use BN because they did't want the added cost of me polishing (this was a $4000 steamer) so I my helper ended up polishing all of the porcelain for the $6.19 / ln. ft. that they would have paid for BN. I prolly lost a little money on that, but still gave a much better finished product.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 02:14 PM   #14
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Casa dolce is a great tile. Last 2 times using it I used 1/16 grout lines no problems. Although they were 13x13.
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