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Old 09-11-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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Tiling An Elevator

I need some insight!!

We've been asked to tile an elevator. We'll have to tile over plywood and there is a very minimal space for adhesive. I'm not as concerned about doing the job as I am about offering the warranty. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ron Reinartz, Advanced Waterproofing and Tile0setting Inc.
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: Tiling An Elevator

Don't offer a warranty. You didn't design the substrate structure and you can' t even begin to forecast the type of use the elevator will recieve. Don't warrantee the installation.

Use a quality tile product use quality setting materilas and grouts and don't skimp. You probably won't get the job doing that but you also won't have to stand behind such unknowns.

By-the-way....tiling over plywood isn't always the best idea. A special plywood is required and special attention must be paid to the type of thinset and additives used when you do tile over plywood. CYA!


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Old 09-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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I've never cared much for the elevator cab tiling business- it was full of ups and downs

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Old 09-11-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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I've never cared much for the elevator cab tiling business- it was full of ups and downs

Thanks a lot. I nearly choked on my chicken and noodles.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:13 PM   #5
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Sheesh, - - tile the damn thing and get paid.

Make sure you charge for 'each floor'!!
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Bob Kovacs View Post
I've never cared much for the elevator cab tiling business- it was full of ups and downs

Ya, the main trouble with this type of business is folks get in it, ride it a while and get off.

Plus, they walk all over your work.


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