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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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versailles pattern

I have to install 800 sq ft of travertine with the Versailles pattern. The pattern calls for no joint. These tiles are straight edged and not rectified, upon inspecting tile I noticed a sixteenth of an inch difference between tiles. I plan on shaving the odd sized tiles down with my wet saw does anyone know of a very ridged blade that will do the job or any other suggestion to get the job done?
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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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Welcome, Procopio.

You say "the pattern calls for no joint." Perhaps you need to tell us what is your concept of a "Versailles" pattern and what sizes the tiles are.

If we're talking about the same pattern, the tiles would, indeed, dictate the grout joint, but the tiles would need to be very, very well rectified to make them fit with no joint spacing.

Unless your application is a counter top or similar small, non traffic area, and your tile distributor is actually recommending, and willing to warranty, no grout joint, I would not recommend you try that even if you're willing to re-cut every tile to fit.

The current industry standard is for no grout joint less than 1/16th of an inch in width.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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These tiles are straight edged and not rectified
are they a chiseled or brushed edge ?
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These are straight edge travertine, the dimensions are 16x24, 8x16, 8x8, and 16x 16. The 8x8 and the 8x16 side by side with no joint equal the 16x16. And the 8x8 and the 16x16 equal the 16x24 with no joint. When I dry layed the tile on floor every thing fit nice and tight 1/64th of an inch joint. If I put a 1/32 joint it starts to step the joint. Upon inspecting the tiles out of several cases of tile I noticed size variation. The builder and service desk at the tile store want me to make it work.
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They are not brushed or chisel edged
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The builder and service desk at the tile store want me to make it work.
Then have them come and set it.
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its not a brushed or chiseled edge and its a honed I would tell them to get better material that's cut to have a grout joint.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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You're defiantly going to want to have a grout joint in your installation. Sounds to me like the stone is not of very consistent quality... most all travertine is cut to be set with what ever other sizes they manufacture, because it's used almost all the time in some sort of pattern.. In fact, it's been about 12 years since I put in some travertine, with one size and in straight without any kind of pattern..
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The Versailles pattern usually repeats itself. I would lay out enough area to interlock several of the repeat patterns together. Like CX said, the tiles will dictate the size joint you'll have.
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