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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:01 PM   #15076
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I looked at this small job last week and told them that i would install on a time and materials bid. They agreed, so I started looking into the Laticrete MVIS mortar. After a call to Jim Partridge, our local Laticrete rep, he spotted me a bag if I would send him some pictures and give him my opinion of the mortar. So, I decided to give it a side by side comparison. I installed the bottom part of the hearth with regular modified thinset and all the top with the MVIS mortar. The MVIS performed excellent. I followed the instructions on the Laticrete website. Once the veneer was set for about 5 minutes, it took quite a bit of effort to remove it. I did use a temporary support for the stone above the fire place but removed it after 15 minutes and the veneer felt very solid. The thinset did not perform the same and some of the veneer actually slumped. I would definatly use the MVIS again and recommend it for veneer stone jobs.



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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:16 AM   #15077
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Looks good Juan, do you mind sharing what thinset you used to compare with the Latcrete MVIS?
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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:25 AM   #15078
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Looks good Jon, that Ditra over hardwood should hold up at least until the parade of homes is finished
You're right, just gotta make it through the parade and then it can tent...lol 1/8" gap all around the perimeter so it just might survive
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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #15079
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Great looking marble job there Jon!!!!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #15080
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Hey Jon if it does tent that will be more fun for the roller skaters delivering food
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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #15081
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Jon,very nice!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 10:07 AM   #15082
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Nice work Jon and Juan.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #15083
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Isaac,
I had some Ultraflex 2 left over from another job so that's what I used. Not that I want to talk smack about Mapei products, I think just about any regular thinset would have slumped with the veneer stone.

I've done other veneer stone jobs and always used a traditional method - lath, scratch coat, and Type S mortar. For a small one day job like this one, this system was the way to go. IMO, the time saved in labor for a traditional method would far outweigh the cost of the MVIS.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #15084
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That floor came out really nice Jon

And that fireplace is awesome Juan! I've passed on a few veneer jobs cause I dont want to have to deal with it, maybe I'll give it a go with that mvis.

I'm back to the job I floated a week or two ago. Hydroban went on and commenced to stack the 20"X40"X3/16" Lea porcelain sheets. Pretty cool that Laticrete already has a warranty for this specific type of thin tile.

Used my new 26" RTC razor push cutter and man that thing is awesome! set up my tilematic and didnt use it once! I'll post some pics in the other thread soon.

The owner is an architect and he has calculated that the water will not get on his cabinets on the back wall of the shower. His wife is betting against that calculation. I just smile and keep stackin Kind of a trip he prints out all the layouts he wants in a CAD drawing.

The floor is half inch thick 16"X16" limestone which worked well with the laticrete drain.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #15085
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That floor looks good Jon!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #15086
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Thats a cool concept for a drain,Obie
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #15087
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You're right, just gotta make it through the parade and then it can tent...lol 1/8" gap all around the perimeter so it just might survive
I'm betting it will survive just fine

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The owner is an architect and he has calculated that the water will not get on his cabinets on the back wall of the shower. His wife is betting against that calculation
I'm betting she is right

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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #15088
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Some progress.

Same ole,same ole....mud,liquid,divot...yawn
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:46 PM   #15089
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Rod, nice use of what you had. Your creativity is always impressive. The high dollar designer isn't happy because she didn't think of it.

Jon, sharp looking floor, looks like it was there all the time.

Brian, more good looking showers.

This is a no curb shower in Cordova, TN. The joys of bullnose that doesn't match the tile is quite evident in these pics.
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Obie I wish I would have planned on going to Palm Desert I heard you got that board while you were there.
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