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Old 12-29-2010, 09:03 AM   #16
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I have a 13x13 foyer that I am wanting to tile. I have already measured and cut the backerboard to fit the area. I am aware that I am going to have to use the thinset under the backerboard and then screw down. Here is where my problem is.....I was told to use the AcrylPro to lay the tile, but every where I have looked on the internet is saying DO NOT use or you will be replacing or taking up tile and starting over. Can someone tell me the EXACT name of what ever it is that I need to use to lay the tile? I have a couple of bags that the "Home Depot" guy to me to get before I was told to get the AcrylPro. Help
I suggest contacting the experts at Virginia Tile. They have what you need the experts to walk you through your project. Home Depot is good for good pricing... but quality and price sometimes don't go hand and hand.


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Old 12-29-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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Hi Mrs. C,

At first I didn't know if the Virginia Tile you referred to was the one we know and do business with here in Michigan. But I see from your other post that it is indeed the same company. I've know them since the late '60's, seen them grow and grow. I've know the present owner since he returned from the Marines in the early '70's and his father introduced us. I send hundreds of potential customers there every year.

But installation experts? HUH? They are a world class distributor, but have zero experience in how to install anything except from reading spec sheets perhaps. A few of the employees for sure have done some work in their own homes and for relatives, but that's officially about it.

I'm not knocking them, I respect and appreciate the company and like several of the employees. I'm glad you obviously had a good experience and recommend them.

I strongly agree with your opinion of the orange place. Although I visit the big box stores weekly, I would never ever buy tiles there. Too much junk on the shelves and no one who knows much.

TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:49 PM   #18
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No, I don't know the right technique unless that is what you just told me about removing a tile after setting. I will do it, and I will also mist the Hardie backer like you said. Thanks so much for all the helpful info, and I know you are probably wondering why I haven't done it yet, but the truth is that I figured I would go ahead and paint my walls and cut and stain all the trim and get it ready for when I do the tile. I am leaving the tile for last. I believe I may have too many projects going at once.


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