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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2007 09:26 pm
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Very nice job there Chief ! !  :glad:  I :Salute: you sir for the job well done!



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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2007 12:39 pm
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Looks pretty good ken.

If you grouted between the tile and your wood countertop trim Its Going to crack, I Gaurantee it.

A Matching sanded caulk would have been best to use there.

Subbase should be 1 layer of 3/4" Plywood and 1 pc 1/2" Concrete Board(good)

Or

2 layers of Plywood and 1 1/4" concrete board (better)

Or

1 3/4" Ply and  a 1 1/4 "layer Of Hand Screeded Mud over 2x2 welded wire(best)

I make my counter trim a bit different and generally from the same wood as the cabinetry if possible.

Mine looks more like this:

Lastly, you should be able to slide a hockey puck across the floor without it catching any tile edges!!

If you can do that, you can come work for me anytime :)



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 Posted: Tue May 29th, 2007 08:20 pm
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I didn't know about sanded caulk.  Were can I get that at?  I did caulk it with a color very close to the original grout.  I figured it would crack just with expansion rates and water from the sink over spray, yada yada.  Thew cabinets were 17 years old and I could not justify new ones when the hous is going on the market next month.  From the looks of them, they were lamanted cabs and real wood doors so, I played around with 3 different stains to get it close.



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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2007 01:28 pm
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Home Depot carries sanded caulk in their tile section. Any good Flooring store can Order sanded tile caulk in colors for you.

I am a creature of habit like most of us and stick to certain products that after 25 years in the trade I feel are The BEST of THE BEST!!

Mapei & Laticrete Thinsets, Mastics & Membranes

Hydroment Grouts, Stains & Caulks

Durock Concrete Board & Schluter Ditra for underlayments

Schluter Trims & Expansion Materials

Aquamix & Stone Tech Sealers.

I also Install My countertops Different than any DIY book Ive seen shows.

I screw the Plywood in from underneath Which allows for Removal down the road without tearing up the cabinetry.

I use 2 layers of A/B Plywood 1st layer screwed from underneath, Second layer screwed to first layer and a Skin of 1/4" Concrete Board Set with Mapei Keralastic.

All Countertops Get Epoxy Grout.

An Average set of tile countertops from Me will run you around 3000.00 BUT, They are gauranteed Till I Am DEAD to never crack warp or stain and they never need to be sealed.............Epoxy Grout is Impervious to staining!!



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 Posted: Thu May 31st, 2007 12:12 am
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Todays little project.............tomorrow I run the design into the shower ;)



 



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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2007 08:10 pm
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That looks cool Todd.  Is that the shower project you were talking about earlier?????



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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2007 12:46 pm
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Hmmm, I believe so Ken.

This ones been a bit of fun....DIY framing and Tub Install in an Old house.

Mistakes were made..............Mistakes I cant fix ( Like a Tub out of Level & A Poor tub deck design to start with , not to mention an angle on a wall that sweeps back towards the shower at about 150 degrees)

Fortunatly I have learned a few tricks over the years and am managing to dress up the ugly spots :thumb:

Later this year or early next year he wants me to do a Master bathroom in a new addition (huge)

He wants this pattern....(BIG BUCKS)




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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2007 02:52 pm
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Tileguy wrote: He wants this pattern....(BIG BUCKS)

  And to think your wife got that one by putting it on the honey-do list. :bg: I will say you some amazing work there dude. :thumb::thumb::thumb::pimp::p2::pimp::moose::moose::moose:



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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2007 02:23 pm
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Why thank you Chris...... Its just another day humping Rocks for me :)

Wifey was out visiting her brother the other day and snapped pictures of a bathroom I did for him 14 years ago (wow time flies)

The grouts a bit yellowed and could use a good cleaning (they are smokers) but other than that it looks like the day I put it in :thumb:

This is what 10,000.00 worth of Tilework looked like 14 years ago!!!:)










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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2007 05:29 pm
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supper nice job:thumb::thumb: Todd from a old tile setter

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