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  1. Tiling
    I hate how discolored the caulk around the edge of the tub is—I used acrylic caulk along the tile that is against the baseboard and the tub and it’s prone to discoloration and trapping grime. Not moldy. Does anyone ever paint this and then use a sealer on top? I’m aiming for a v clean bright...
  2. Tiling
    Believe it or not the grout that I’m pointing to (flexible caulk grout) is made by the same company as the tile grout and is supposedly the same color...mocha. Yeah right! This is too Bright for me, what sealer could potentially be used on both the grout and tile to darken and enhance the color...
  3. Flooring
    Here’s the thought. I fabricate solid surface countertops I have a lot of leftover Dekton 1/4” thick material. I would like to do my interior stairs, tread and riser as one piece joined on a 45. So far I have preped the structure of the stair case to stop deflection and sheathed the tread with 2...
  4. Tiling
    Hey guys so I am not new to tile by any means but I have always used HD crap for my thinset. I have recently been trying to educate myself on the better products to make things go faster and easier. I recently dropped a fe sq/ft of tile at a job and I decided to use Laticrete thinset to help...
  5. Flooring
    I am having a hard time locating chemical/polymer free grout for a chemically sensitive client. The grout gap is 1/4 " and thought Saltillo grout would work but the gap is too small. Anyone have a source or solution? I thought maybe we could make our own grout with sand and cement? Not sure of...
  6. Remodeling
    Hey folks. I am looking for opinions on a tiled tub surround rebuild in a 1930s bath. The homeowners want to preserve as much of the original plaster walls (3 layer on wood lath) as possible, so I need to decide on the best method for joining new cement board substrate to the old plaster. I...
  7. Tiling
    I just started this job last Thursday, a week early because the shower was leaking into the dining room. This room is more a non custom with new fixtures, cabinets, Tile floor, Veritek shower wall surround and tub refinishing. My good friend Steve321 just recently signed up for CT and he's...
  8. Tiling
    Can some of you pros out there give me some insight on how to prep shower walls to be tiled? I always read that a cement backer board is the way to go. But yet every time I walk into a new home under construction by a variety of builders, they are using green board or blue board under the...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello Im Alex. I noticed a Contractor Talk app while playing with my iPhone and decided to sign up. I am a third generation tile, marble and stone contractor servicing the Dallas/Ft worth area. I specialize in custom showers, backsplashes, floors, stone refinishing, and just about anything...
  10. Kitchens & Baths
    Anyone have any suggestions? I was recently asked to install a pocket door in a relatively small master bath where one side of the wall I would be installing a tile tub surround ( quartzite natural stone 1" x 2" brick lay mosaic) approximatley 30" x 5'. Is this feasible? Also, the wall is of...
  11. Flooring
    Got called to finish a flooring job someone did not complete. The transition is between Laminate flooring and Stone tile. The gap varies over the 21 feet, from say 1/2" to 1 1/2" and the height between the flooring types is also wavy. It is pretty uneven and there are 3 large curves to deal...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Evening ladies and gentlemen, My name is Mike, and I do mostly tile work and small bathroom remodels. My preference is, of course, new construction tile. But as we all know, those jobs have been a little sparse recently. Started laying tile when I was about 14 helping my dad build his house...
  13. Tiling
    Hi everyone! My name is Yuriy, I am new here and also in tile business. I've learned how to do everything with tile working in one tile company, but now I started to work for myself and the most difficult part for me in tile setting business is estimating. PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP ME? All I need is...
  14. Tiling
    How about a favorite backsplash thread??? Mine is in the pictures below. Rhomboid tiles were on a mesh, but I had to end up taking them off the mesh as to cut in the inserts. Very labor intensive but made easier by being able to pre-cut a large portion of the pieces. I think the tile alone...
  15. Tiling
    Just wanna know if anyone has worked with this before and is this any good? And i know its not a replacement for real tile !!! i just want some feed back Thanks
  16. Flooring
    porcelain tiles 12" x 12" - slate look. gray & brown tones. match must be suitable for commercial use. need about 30 pieces asap. thank you! http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/bella1862/1801tile.jpg
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