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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #151
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It doesn't look like it in the picture in sample shown in #144, but the spacings between the glass and stone pieces are a little erratic, especially after I pull the thing apart to make cut-outs for outlets. It became obvious yesterday when I was dry-fitting 1/16" spacers in to see if I could square things up. Didn't work very well, as the mesh seemed to hold them crooked.

So a question for the pros - In this situation do you ever take the mesh apart and install all the pieces individually? Am I asking for a lot of extra work and/or significantly increasing level of difficulty?

One other question: the border pieces are glass and the biege pieces are stone, probably honed, filled and polished travertine (fragile). I can cut both just fine on my el-cheapo tile saw, but do you have any tips/warnings for me on the install, grouting, etc?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:53 PM   #152
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Unread 05-04-2013, 05:52 AM   #153
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Jay, why don't use tacs or finishing nails to provide support for each piece horizontally to align them. Back-splash in the kitchen is not like the shower that needs waterproofing so puncturing the wall is not going to hurt anything.

Those are some pretty tiles by the way
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Unread 05-04-2013, 06:10 AM   #154
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We do one of several things.

Use upholstery pins as described 40 gauge 2 inch ones work well for us.

Or put blue tape over the mosaic before setting it protecting the tiles from moving.

Or take the tiles of the mesh and properly align them before you cover them with blue painters tape before setting.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #155
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Tesa and Paul,

Good comments. I think some combination of pins and tape will do the trick.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #156
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BTW, the mosaic is Hirsch Glass, FR0003. Goes great with the Sienna Biege countertop!
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