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Old 05-24-2019, 07:59 PM   #4081
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We have hand set stones on the last 5 or so we have done. It works much better.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:42 PM   #4082
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Yeah the sheets normally look like ****
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We have hand set stone for about three years now. Some sheets are actually pretty darn good as is, but we don't want to risk it.
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We have hand set stone for about three years now. Some sheets are actually pretty darn good as is, but we don't want to risk it.
And to clarify, the last 5 jobs also means about the last 5 years...

Craig was the first one I saw post about it if I recall and now I'm in the same camp as you, don't want to risk it.
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Yeah a stone floor isn't very common for me to install. Last one I did was several years back and I didn't even think about sheet lines...it was a 3x3 shower. Looking back on pics of it, it turned out well.
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And to clarify, the last 5 jobs also means about the last 5 years...

Craig was the first one I saw post about it if I recall and now I'm in the same camp as you, don't want to risk it.
We do 3-4 a year. I have one coming up in a few weeks.
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Cut of the day...and I set these individually because the sheet lines were awful.
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Yeah a stone floor isn't very common for me to install. Last one I did was several years back and I didn't even think about sheet lines...it was a 3x3 shower. Looking back on pics of it, it turned out well.
Just finished one. Thought about doing individual setting Still recovering from a travertine 1x1 mosaic that I had to set in strips and individuals. Crap tile, from a crap store supplied by the, customer. This one spun each sheet for best fit / look. Set the 4x4 shower and had a moment of pause. The edges were flipping obvious, well too late now. Grouted and turned out well. Best I can tell the edges of the mats changed how those joints looked. Grout changed that.
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Little accent niche and corner wrap on our current shower. Also some prep for tomorrow.
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Alright...here is something new I tried. Keeping with the theme of setting smaller sheet tiles on Kerdi...the upper tiles for the last bit of tile in this shower were thinner than the ones below. I decided to apply them to Kerdi like I had done for the other decorative mosaics. That's was fine but then I had a brain fart and forgot one thing... installing a 2'x5' slab like that wouldn't be easy because of handling and flexing.

My solution was a few steps. First I wanted to be able to attach suction cups to the "slab" to be able to move and install it. Also I wanted to add something to help keep the flexing of the panels to a minimum. I tried the clear, adhesive type carpet protection on the face of the tiles and that worked awesome! That alone wasn't enough to give a proper seal for the cups so I hot glued some 1/4" melamine to the film and that worked really well. Then wanting to stiffen the assembly a bit more for moving around a spot glued some 1/2 GoBoard scrap across the film. This worked really well too.

Next I cut them to size using the Makita tile saw with track adapter. Then I skimmed the wall and applied thinset to the back of the panels.

It was perfect. It took 2 of us to install the back wall but I was able to install the smaller side pieces solo.

It won't be something I do every install but it worked fantastic for this situation and probably saved me some headache and time vs skimming out the wall to accommodate the thinner tile.

Tomorrow I will peel the film and strips off once the thinset cured overnight.
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Glad it worked out.

All said and done was it faster or just easier to work on?
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Glad it worked out.

All said and done was it faster or just easier to work on?
I say both...at least for me. Simply rolling out Kerdi on a flat surface and being able to lay down full tiles was quick. I was able to get them flat, with full coverage, and straight way quicker than installing them on a wall. I had the 3 sections applied to the Kerdi in less than an hour yesterday. Then today I had about 3-1/2 hours cutting them to size and setting them. That includes some head scratching time solving some of the issues. I am not a fast tile guy so I doubt I could have set them individually in that time especially when you consider I would have has to skim the wall to accommodate the thickness issue or applied Kerdi to the wall first before setting the tile.

The other benefit was cutting them as a panel vs individual pieces was much quicker and more precise with the track and Makita IMHO.

Not something for everyone or every install, but I will use the method again.
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Grouted up! Those deco tiles sucked to grout with urethane!!
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Very nice Andrew.

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Little custom vent I did. Also client wanted to add a small corner toe shelf. Made the shelf at the shop and installed after I tiled. It worked really well! https://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5d0c0e13...034800_858.mp4
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Little custom vent I did. Also client wanted to add a small corner toe shelf. Made the shelf at the shop and installed after I tiled. It worked really well!
What adhesive did you use to stick the shelf to the wall?
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What adhesive did you use to stick the shelf to the wall?
Quad color clay...it was almost a perfect match to the color body of the porcelain.

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