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Old 06-26-2011, 04:50 PM   #211
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Looks good! I can't wait to see it finished.

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That tile looks great; This thread is very helpful as I start to plan our bathrooms. Can't wait to see you finish it up!
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Finished the hydro-barrier so will be tiling the floor tomorrow. Since the shower base is the line of sight I will use that for reference.

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Houston....

We have marble.....

The floor is in although there were some cracked tiles in the boxes, had four extra. Will keep in basement "just in case."

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Did you want a picture of the floor or the cracked tiles?
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Floor, lol.
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About a month and a half later I have completed tiling and grouting the walls. I have just cleaned the floor in preparation for putting down the Durock, to be followed by Hydro-Barrier.

I will never use Scotch 3M painters tape anymore as you can see earlier I had painted the wall before tiling. Knowing I would have some grout go off the tile I taped it off. When I removed the tape so did my paint.

This morning I had to cut in around the tile which will leave brush marks when I had a nice rolled finish oh well.

Once I have the floor in place I will go back and place the base cove tile.
Chris, sometimes it seems that tape works and other times not so well.

If the paint is well cured, and you press the tape just on the side you are trying to protect it usually works OK.

One of the biggest secrets is removing the tape as soon as possible after you have applied it.
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Chris...are you saying that you put marble tile on the floor?
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Chris...are you saying that you put marble tile on the floor?
Yes, just the Lowe's variety, nothing fancy. Will post a picture tonight. I didn't take a picture of the underlayment and membrane application.
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Overall, will be working on the base cove tile tonight.
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Yes, just the Lowe's variety, nothing fancy. Will post a picture tonight. I didn't take a picture of the underlayment and membrane application.
Hi Chris.

The reason I asked if you were using marble on the floor was only due to the safety factor. I don't know if you have ever tried to walk on wet marble, but it's extremely slippery.

Perhaps there is some sort of sealer you can add to try and alleviate some of the slickness, I really don't know.

Get hold of Bud Cline on the site here and see if he has any suggestions.

I did a job for a customer once and she insisted on marble tile on a step getting out of a fancy soaker type tub. Nothing I said was going to convince here to use anything else. Finally I said if I put marble on that step (the tub was set in a marble surround) I'm going to get you to sign a piece of paper guaranteeing me that you will use a foam backed piece of carpet on that step when you use the tub. She signed, I installed, and even then it was against my better judgment.

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