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Old 04-29-2007, 12:47 PM   #16
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:41 PM   #17
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Last weekend I purchased a rather cheap tile saw from HD for under $100. I also got the mortar, grout, spreading tool, spacers, grout sealer, grout spreader and grout haze removal sponges. Once again, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night!. No, really, I got $200 worth of Home Depot gift cards for staying at the Holiday Inn hotels and got to get all the stuff to do the floor! SWEEEEEEET! I've already got more than 180,000 points since January! Well, I'll let you know how the project goes, and I'll post some pics.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:08 PM   #18
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Second update:
I have torn out the toilet, trim and lenolium (sp?). I laid the morter, then cement board, screwed it down, more mortar, tiles (I measured and cut one day, laid them the next.) and even ripped a tile up, scraped the floor down (one of the damn spacers got mixed into the mortar, causing the tile to be WAY off level!) then retiled that spot. That is good and dry. Now I just have to grout it, seal it, put the toilet back in and cut new trim and install. I think we'll paint while the trim is off. It's much neater than taping and cutting in. Any tips or suggestions?


I'll get pics as soon as possible. Maybe next weekend.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:45 PM   #19
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Sounds like you are just about done, have you thought about doing tile base trim. Personaly I really like it. As far as pre painting trim before install this is common for obvious reasons but the only thing I don't like about it is in this case the trims are painted then put on then filled and caulked and then sanded and a face coat done. This does not paint the caulking that goes on the top edge against the wall and wiped with a damp cloth.and dust clings to it big time.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:39 AM   #20
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Good point. I haven't thought that far ahead. We will probably paint the room, and maybe the trim, then after filling I'll wait to touch up until after the caulking.


Also, I haven't given it much thought yet, but how do you adjoin carpet to the edge of tile? Just use a threashold or something? I've barely started looking into it. My basement bath is tiled, and there is not even a metal strip between the carpet and the tile. The carpet is not quite perfect enough to do that on this project. Neither is my tile work. I'd like to have a threashold cover the very edge. The tile itself is fine, but you can see the cement board a little bit. Is this doable? Is this common? With the cementboard, mortar and tile, the tiles are raised quite a bit from the carpet. I'd like some sort of transition. Let me know.
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Home Depot, flooring stores, all have transition pieces. Just stop by and give a look.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Cool! Thank you for all of your advice!
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