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Author Topic: marbling over a floor or, don't take it for granite lol  (Read 4033 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2009, 06:34:55 AM »

Jack, your comment really surprises me. Lauan plywood is generally used for vinyl tile that doesn't require a lot of water in the curing process, unlike thinset and grout.

We did not use water to mix the thinset or grout. We used a latex/vinyl admixture. I also forgot to add that the luan was sealed with a layer of fiberglass resin proir to installing tile.  The reason for adding the layer of luan was so that the finich floor would be flush with the wood flor that is on either end of the bathroom.  Jack
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2009, 06:38:46 AM »

Skip, I understand completely lol, my problem is a few medical inconviences that tend to make me unwanting to redo things, I want to be buried in the bus and I want it to be somewhat finished lol.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2009, 06:58:03 AM »

Cody,

   And if you preceed me do I need to bring the backhoe?

   I can just see my bus pulling a trailer with a big backhoe on it Smiley

   Take care

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2009, 07:00:27 AM »

Libby just piped up lol she said to dig a really big hole and then load the bus onto a catapult and splat, straight into the hole, I'm trying to picture that lol.
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2009, 12:04:40 PM »

Well, another small step done on the floor today, got the tile cleaned up and grouted the seams, seams like it turned out ok so far, now I'll let it sit for a few days to cure some more, at some point I'll seal it and buff out the tile, I'm very pleased with the color variations and some very pronounced grain patterns that the tile had, so far so good, not a crack yet and no sign of rust lol.
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2009, 07:27:36 PM »

Cody, that is looking really good. Keep it up.

God bless,

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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2009, 05:17:10 AM »

Cody,

Nice of you to adopt those feral marble tiles, and such a lovely color.  Hope my bride doesn't see this post or I'll be putting marble in the bus!  LoL

Is it me, or does it seem that controversy follows you around?  Wink

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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2009, 05:28:25 AM »

Matt, it's me, controversy and me are old friends, I started life as a cranky old guy and got worse as time went by.
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« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2009, 05:52:27 AM »

Matt, it's me, controversy and me are old friends, I started life as a cranky old guy and got worse as time went by.

Gee cody, I don't remember any cranky old guy at our place?  Maybe it is all in the perception or maybe Libby was keepin' under a tighter rein?  Jack
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« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2009, 06:26:07 AM »

I'm afraid my crankyness reared it's ugly head this morning again,  I figured while I'm redoing the bathroom floor and the toilet is out I'd rebuild it, well, I broke the vacuum breaker connection in the back and it'll cost more for the lousy part than to buy a whole new toilet at Bontragers or RV Surplus so I guess I know who I'll be calling today.  Actually, this may be a mixed blessing cause I wanted a taller one anyway and did look at them.
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« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2009, 11:13:42 AM »

Cody,

You have been just fine. Controversy has "followed" you just because (like on Jim's thread) you asked a simple question. Here, well don't worry about it. I sure haven't heard a cranky old guy. You are one of our standby's on here.

And besides of anybody you would have a right to be cranky Grin Grin Grin.

God bless,

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« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2009, 01:06:36 PM »

Cody, I do like that tile.  And I like the color variations!  Remoinds me of a scene in one of the Cirque du Soleil shows where the man and the woman are doing a slow balancing thing in the marble pool.
Beautiful work Cody...give our best to Libby.
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« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2009, 02:48:25 PM »

Hi Guy's,

I'm on my 5th year now with Marble floors in my bus that I layed myself with Flexbond. "$50 a bag" Not 1 crack in the marble or the grout lines as of yet!

This was a major concern for me at the time and turned out to be the least of my worries. Cheesy

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