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Old 06-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #41
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The problem as I've seen it is they don't pack out down nearly enough. Probably less of a problem with porcelain but they're setting lots of travertine and marble like that too.
You won't get any argument from me on that one. If that's how they're doing it, IMO the only thing preventing failure is how large the tile is.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:14 AM   #42
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That's OK, because I can't really explain it either, even though it's a straight forward question.

I don't think tile is hard, but neither do I think carpentry is hard. Matter of fact, I think carpentry is more simple than tile, but I'm sure others will think the opposite.

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I would say that is an ignorant statement.
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I would say that is an ignorant statement.
How so?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #44
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This thread is about to get lame. Your every day carpenter can't build those stairs and your every day tile setter can't pull off that floor. Different skill sets that take a long time to learn. Since the best of the best spend all their time perfecting their own craft there isn't anyone out there who can really say for sure.
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This thread is about to get lame. Your every day carpenter can't build those stairs and your every day tile setter can't pull off that floor. Different skill sets that take a long time to learn. Since the best of the best spend all their time perfecting their own craft there isn't anyone out there who can really say for sure.
Agreed, if you feel like starting that kinda sh!t go argue about ground up/down or mesh/paper.


...Besides it's all easy compared to automation.
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Now painting is a skill I can't even approach competence on, but that picture had another bulb go off.

Doing piddly work on a house like that and 'client' wanted me to fix a light. I needed to take it down to adjust how it hanged as it was crooked. It looked like cheap junk, some garage sale trinket as it had those dingleberries hanging from it like the one shown does. On a ladder I was sweating bullets though because I figured if that went over the railing onto the marble floor below, I'd be working for free for a while to replace that cheap looking light fixture thingie....if I ever could.

Funny how sometimes cheap, old looking stuff is so priceless. I hated working on those type houses--there are people for that and it ain't me.
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...Besides it's all easy compared to automation.
My dumb phone is smarter than I am.
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That is some beautiful indoor hardscaping. As with almost any 'resurfacing' work, the laying of the tile does take planning but the devil's in the details. The most difficult part is the prep work i.e. making sure everything is level. The older the building is, the more potentially treacherous and out of square and also the more difficult it is to set it straight.
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That is some beautiful indoor hardscaping. As with almost any 'resurfacing' work, the laying of the tile does take planning but the devil's in the details. The most difficult part is the prep work i.e. making sure everything is level. The older the building is, the more potentially treacherous and out of square and also the more difficult it is to set it straight.
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I can't believe I missed this post, love these types of floor design, its called Trapezium Floor Tile. I know it cost a good penny for material and labor.
Had a customer looking at a similar floor design but wouldn't spring for the money.

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