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Unread 01-20-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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accent strip

I would like to run an accent strip around the bathroom wall and I found one I liked made of small cut pieces of tile. The cost is too much though, over $15 per foot. I cut some pieces myself, but now I need to glue them to some sort of backing material. Could anyone suggest a material to glue the pieces of tile to and a type of glue to use? I looked in several craft stores, but could not find anything with a wide enough mesh. Thanks.
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Unread 01-20-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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Never even heard of anyone doing this ,but hey.sounds like fun. How about an orange Bag.They sell the 8# orange bags that are a heavy nylon mesh.Cut into strips it may be just the thing.
I would cut it into the proper sized strips and soak it in something that would stiffin it like varnish perhaps.Hang it to dry and try to get the holes cleared either with a small brush or stick etc. once you have this done you will have a nice stiff matt to adhere your pieces too. It will be time consuming but definitly unique

Another thought would be a plastic screen material from a hardware store. Put wax paper behind it so when everything dries you can peel the waxpaper off!!
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bond them to strips of nobleseal with thin set. then bond the strips to the substrate with the same thin set. (latex mod) www.noblecompany.com
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Unread 01-20-2003, 12:51 PM   #4
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Someone recently (within the past month) posted a long description of how to do what you want. She did an amazing job but I can't find it. I did copy this from another post (sorry for not giving proper credit to the writer):

" An alternative to bottom-mounting the tiles to mesh or Kerdi band/dal TS try using Mosaic Mount film from Venturetape. It's made so that you put your tile pattern in a grid form then lay the film over the top and have your pattern ready to set into thinset. After the thinset cures for a day, peel it off. Go to www.tilecreator.com/order.html and contact Mary. She's been a real help to me in the past and has a source for a 1"x1" grid."
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Unread 01-20-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
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Hi Vapop, Welcome.

Nobleseal is a sheet material that you can buy at a tile supply. You can also use Dal-seal or Kerdi (Schluter Sytems)

Hey, give us a first name, will ya?
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Unread 01-21-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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I tried the self stick drywall mesh tape and hot melt glue. The glue stuck to the tape, but not at all to the tile. I will give some of these suggestions a try. Thank-you. Phil
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Hi Phil,

You can use thin set to mount the tiles to the Noble and other products.
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Unread 01-22-2003, 09:45 PM   #8
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Lightbulb How about these 3 Deco trims?

You could search for a less expensive trim strip ...

http://www2.daltile.com/series.cfm?s=1&cat=3&series=38

( then scroll down to see the 3 Decos: CS70, CS71 and CS72.


If the above url does not work, go to the Daltile site and search on
Continental Slate.


Also, have you tried to glue it to window screening material?

How about fiber mesh drywall joint tape?

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Unread 01-23-2003, 01:11 PM   #9
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I tried the mesh drywall tape and like I said above the glue stuck to the tape but not at all to the tile. If I could find a decent glue, I think the tape would work. It would have to be a glue that doesn't affect the thinset bonding. I know there is glue out there somewhere, because the accent strip we liked was glued to a mesh backing. Any suggestions on a glue? Epoxy maybe? Thanks.

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You might check with some of our mosaic artists.

http://johnbridge.com/links3.htm
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