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Unread 07-22-2017, 08:16 PM   #16
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I don't see the benefit of importing stuff that has no local tech support
Thanks everyone I agree I see the potential for failure giving people something they have never used or heard of and saying hey give it a go. For the setting materials I use now I have cell phone numbers for the reps and go to the local demos. they all all either answer or get right back to me, hopefully they will send guy for a demo otherwise I guess I will be calling germany for "help". As for the rapid set part I have no interest in fast setting mortars I am not a fan of chasing the mortar.
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Unread 07-23-2017, 10:17 AM   #17
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rapid sets are an essential part of my arsenal. For example if I need a tub surround done in one day and it has a mosaic strip, I cut some spacers and set the row above the strip with rapid set. Then I can continue to the ceiling and an hour later take the strips out and do the accent. Also I can leave an awkward closet for the next morning, rapid set and still grout at the end of the day.
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Unread 07-23-2017, 05:01 PM   #18
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I see the benefits. I guess I meant in General. The jobs I have had for the last 3 years have been way more than a in and out. Plenty of areas to work in so no real need. I like the idea for the accent though.
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Unread 07-26-2017, 01:22 PM   #19
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Just a correction to an earlier post, our lightweight mortar is the Ultralite family.

I would also encourage you to support the companies that provide you with local sales reps, training, technical support, and warranties (and answer questions on the John Bridge forum).
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Unread 07-26-2017, 04:25 PM   #20
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I would also encourage you to support the companies that provide you with local sales reps, training, technical support, and warranties (and answer questions on the John Bridge forum).
I am not buying this stuff. This is what the shop(retail store) is going to start selling with their tile as the setting material. I have never heard of it and I was hoping someone here had used it as to give me some insight on what they would compare it to. I thought maybe somewhere in this country someone might be using it. I don't like the idea of using something with no local support. If I sell a job I use Mapei or Ardex and since you put me in contact with Brett I only use the flexcolor CQ grout even if I only need a gal but my Dal doesn't have gals of the color I need then I buy the 2 gal pail. I like the product, it is what works best for me and if that cost me a little more well so be it.
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Unread 07-27-2017, 01:04 PM   #21
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You're right Shawn, I wasn't singling you out when I said "you", I meant it for anyone reading through this post. I haven't personally used this particular mortar to do a competitive analysis.
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Unread 08-03-2017, 02:54 PM   #22
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Shout out to Mapei.

You guys have hit it out of the park with the Ultracolor Plus FA and Mapesil T. We are finishing up a 35k/sf tile job for a boutique hotel...nothing but compliments.

Ultracolor Plus FA= super fine agg, creamy, good work time, sets fast, easy clean
Mapesil T= spreads like butter, looks like grout, no shine.

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Unread 08-07-2017, 05:30 AM   #23
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Do love the FA!!!
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Unread 08-07-2017, 03:11 PM   #24
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I'll stick with Permacolor Select.
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Didn't like the Permacolor Select. Used it on a few jobs. Sounds stupid but the original Permacolor worked great. My distributor has the Select but most guys have switched to FA. I guess to each their own.
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Unread 08-08-2017, 06:20 PM   #26
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Does this mean I'm not a tile god any more?

They say if every man in this world had the same tastes there'd be alot of virgins running around and one HELLUVA worn out woman SOME place!!
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Thanks Kevin, I'll pass your compliments along to our product team for grouts, I know they'll appreciate the kudos.

Bill, it definitely takes all kinds If you ever decide to switch let me know how you like the FA.
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Unread 08-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #28
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Dan, I've used it, and it's not bad. More often than not, customers have already picked out their grout colors, and I'll get whatever they want. But if I'm asked for colors, I'll give them a Laticrete grout chart. The biggest reason I like the Select over other grouts (even the original Permacolor) is twofold-- first, I can make any bag of grout any color Laticrete makes with the right color packets. Makes it a lot easier to stock grout for a contractor. Secondly, thanks to the R&D from Stone Tech, it really DOES have sealer in the grout already. Makes it permanently sealed, so that it's the next best thing to the chemical grouts. And now, with the measuring jars they give out with the grout colors, you don't have to mix up a whole unit to make sure you don't have shading problems. That was my only stumbling block when it first came out.
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I have been using Kiesel for about 18 months now and I really like their products. Their Trio is light and easy to use. At the request of my Kiesel rep, I has my apprentice do a side by side comparison with my usual med-bed for floors and I not only got the 30% more coverage, but he did it 20% faster. I saved a bunch of $$.
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Welcome, Paul.

You a rep for these Kiesel products?
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