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Old 06-12-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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What Tile Project Are You Working On?


It's been a little dead hereabouts lately, so I thought I would try and liven things up a little.

Post some pics of your current tile projects in progress. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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OK Greg,,,,, you wanted to know. I am staring at a chunk of "Vermont extra sharp cheddar and deciding how big of chunk I want,,,, what knife to use ,,,,,and how big,,,,,,,,when i am done ,I'll post some pictures-
Luther,,


Seriously,,
Working on a nice remodeling proj,,, bathroom and some WW -

nice job Greg!
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Mmmmmmm, cheeeeeese....

What, no pics?

Thanks for the compliment.
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Bathroom in progress:

DensArmor ceiling:


Hydronic radiant floors:


Fitting tub, cellulose insulation:


CAD drawing of back wall:


Wall tile:


Border:


Granite shelf:


Accent between shelf & tub:



This project will also have Schluter Dilex profiles in the vertical corners.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #5
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Yes they are. 2cm light travertine, from my local supplier.
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Yes they are. 2cm light travertine, from my local supplier.
Maybe it's just the lighting in the pic but they look like almost a perfect match to the wall tile!
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Nice work as usual Greg! Love that bench. Epoxy and pennies for those shelves...?
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They are a very good match, but it's just dumb luck.

The shelves come in light, and dark trav, 8 and 10 inch.
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No pennies, or epoxy, it's a Kerdi shower.

I just put a little thinset on the back edge, and tile around it. Some color matched silicone locks em in for good.
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Gee, what a showoff you are Greg! LOL.

Sweet tiling!
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Awww shucks Ma'am, it wernt nuthin.

Don't lemme be the only show off, let's see whatcha got boys and girls.
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Hey Angus, I just got home where I could see your pics a little better (2" screen just didn't do 'em justice), is that new construction? If it is, YOU LUCKY DOG. Wazza time when 90% of my work was new const. and 10% remod. Now I'm lucky if it is 5/95.

Looks like a sweet job. Don't fergit to post up some pics when you're done, and along the way.
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Not new construction. Round here, all new is union. That's in the few places they are building new.

Actually, that's my house

I start a job next week removing tile. Making a half wall out of a 3/4 wall so some backsplash needs to go away. I will also be doing a new backsplash in their bar area....tile TBD.

I'm also waiting for the customer to purchase tile for a basement bath floor. That house will also get a tiled wine cellar floor & (allegedly) a remodeled master bath.

I was also called yesterday about updating tile around a corner tub. Whoopie!


But back to the pics....my bath has been an ongoing joke. The little lady couldn't make up her mind on tile. Oh yeah, and all that lovely hydronic I installed.....it's all gone. So anyone need about 150' of 3/8 OF PEX, let me know! I'll be using Laticrete's electric heat instead.

Anyone ever use their mats before? They were about 1/2 the price of Nuheat.
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heres one I just wrapped up...and started a 900 ft travertine floor with a full hydroban shower with travetine as well....

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Hey! You get your shelves from the same supplier as me Dan.

Gotta love the Emperador marble, eh?

Sweet job Dan.
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no man I am old schooler...I bought a chunk and made them...........trying new things and figuring new ideas..But i did get smart and make about 15 in a few normal colors so i dont have to make them on the job.......
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There ya go. I used to make em too, and sometimes still do. It's just convenient in the extreme for me when I can by em for fifteen bucks.
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heres one I just wrapped up...and started a 900 ft travertine floor with a full hydroban shower with travetine as well....

2 questions...
1) Do you frown on doing natural stone in a bathroom, especially shower area?

2) What goes on that blank area on the 1/2 wall between the tub & shower?
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no angus. if you install stone the proper way and make the shower waterproof. You dont have to worry. I also seal the stone after its done and grouted and had that bathroom sit for 14 days before it was sealed and used

the small return there like the 1x3 wall. The HO was painting it. Because it didnt look right tiled because of the other side of the tub. would look funny. And as always i only suggest to them and then they are the ones paying me so I have to do what they tell me.
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I understand from an installer point of view how you can successfully install stone. However, the maintenance required from the HO isn't a guarantee. Stone not maintained can start looking like shizbah pretty soon after. Just wondering how you explain this to the HO or if you just cash the check and let them worry about it.

I try to steer people away from stone but will install it and make VERY clear, lack of maintenance is not my issue.

Did you really mean 900 ft of floor in a bathroom????

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