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Old 06-12-2011, 05:22 PM   #31
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that is so funny!! Ok...I've heard what you said and will proceed accordingly

Question on a somewhat different note and please don't yell at me...just kidding...
Again while at Home Depot I asked the quesiton of what kind of tile to use. They said it was a personal preference but they would suggest porcelain tile. I've been reading up on the differences and the only things I can come up with is the material of which they are made and the issues one may have in making cuts.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #32
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I don't have an applause button--but--clap clap clap--

In project show case--look for 'Jims downstairs bath project"

It's fun reading--He made plenty of first timer errors and corrected them--and build his knowledge and tool collection.

He's gone on to several more complicated projects and still has his sense of humor.

I always tried to impress this on my kids----"The only people who don't make mistakes are people who don't do anything!"

Clean off the mud---and on you go---You will be teaching the Depot kids how to set tile soon enough.

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #33
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that is so funny!! Ok...I've heard what you said and will proceed accordingly

Question on a somewhat different note and please don't yell at me...just kidding...
Again while at Home Depot I asked the quesiton of what kind of tile to use. They said it was a personal preference but they would suggest porcelain tile. I've been reading up on the differences and the only things I can come up with is the material of which they are made and the issues one may have in making cuts.

What are your thoughts?

You aren't walking on it and you don't need to worry about freezing---

So any tile (pretty much) will work for a bath wall.

The small mosaics glued to a mesh are the hardest to install (think rocks glued to a wet handkerchief)

Porcelain cuts fine--wet saw or score and snap---It's really a mater of personal taste.---Mike---
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #34
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Porcelain would (in my opinion) be the better choice. Most all porcelain tile is of good quality and you can't go wrong. FINALLY they were correct about something but that is mainly because porcelain tile has taken over the universe during the past several years and is now a word they can all pronounce after much study and practice.

It is all about moisture absorption. Ceramic tiles can have a routine moisture absorption rating of up to seven percent and in some cases a lot more, it just depends on the tile. Porcelain tile however will never have a moisture absorption rating of over 1/2 of one percent.

Porcelain tile is also a thru-body tile meaning that the tile is consistent in density and color(s) throughout the tile itself. This isn't to say that a "glazed" porcelain tile isn't different on the top than it is on the bottom but for all intents and purposes it is the same throughout.

The quality of the porcelain tile over other regular ceramic tiles is the density. And yes, the greater density does equate to a product that can be harder to cut but only slightly harder.

I will also mention that all porcelain tile is in fact ceramic tile. The difference is the recipe used and the kiln firing methods but all porcelain tile IS ceramic tile.
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Holly,I'll move this to the 'tile' section---Mike---

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