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Old 06-18-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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I know it's frowned up. But it is my mother inlaws condo.

Were renovating to sell it.

Currently has 1x1 mosaics on the bath floor, it's been there 30 plus years and fells solid, just dated. Substrate is concrete deck.

There is no way I'm chipping up this stuff. The update is purely cosmetic, no other issues.

What product do you guys recommend for this?
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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Won't floor height be an issue?

Thoroughly clean the floor (no acids), use a very good thinset, install. I'd use Kerabond + Keralastic as the thinset. Basically, a non-modified mixed with a latex additive.

Good luck with the sale!

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Thanks, that's the product I was thinking, it sticks to anything.

I'm not concerned about the height, right now the mosaic isn't even half the height of the marble threshold at the door, so I may be 3/16" higher when done. I may rip it out and put a wood threshold with a bevel to meet the soon to come hardwood floor in the hallway.

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while you guys are on this topic. I have heard people say to run some sort of sanding wheel over the tile with a grinder first to scuff it up. Is that with certain sizes or types of tile or just another opinion?
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while you guys are on this topic. I have heard people say to run some sort of sanding wheel over the tile with a grinder first to scuff it up. Is that with certain sizes or types of tile or just another opinion?
Its only done if its a glazed tile just to be on the safe side,but if you use MP thinset which has silica in it there is no need to scarify the tile,or you can always spread bonding agent instead of scarifying.

Or you can always do both just to keep it safe and be able to charge much more lol.
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no, actually you do it with ANY kind of tile, glazed or otherwise, to make sure there are no foreign substances on the face, and to roughen up the face to get a better bond.
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I would scar it up clean it good and vac it up. And tile over it with laticrete 254.............or mapei
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Won't floor height be an issue?

Thoroughly clean the floor (no acids), use a very good thinset, install. I'd use Kerabond + Keralastic as the thinset. Basically, a non-modified mixed with a latex additive.

Good luck with the sale!
why no acids? to avoid acid penetrating through the grout to original setting bed?? just curious
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To avoid leaving any kind of acid residue on the surface that might weaken the thinset bond.

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