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Showing posts with label back splash. Show all posts

Friday, October 31, 2014

10:05 PM

Tiling and Grouting in Same Day

Tile and Grout in the Same Day? YES!

 
The live feed blog written the other day focused on a backsplash that was completed in about 4 hours. The blog post walked the reader through the backsplash installation from start to finish. It was installed and grouted within this 4 hour time frame. Now there are some installers and manufacturers of tile and tile products who will tell you  that you have to wait 24 hours before grouting tile. In some instances this is completely true. Whenever using tile adhesives the time required for the premixed stuff is 24 hours .
 
However I am a mason and all tile I install is set and installed with concrete. And I know from my years as a stone mason and tile installer that concrete is concrete no matter  grout or thin set it is still concrete. If  you use the correct thin set and the weather allows your tile to dry beyond the phase of still moving then applying the grout is not a issue again as long as the tile is set enough not to move. Now I must also be clear that NEVER at any time do you walk on tile before the 24 hour drying time because this WILL weaken the bond of the tile to the floor. In this instance it was a backsplash so walking on the tile to grout it was not a issue. IF you have questions or comments about this post FEEL FREE TO COMMENT WE INVITE ALL COMMENTS AND LOVE TO HEAR ALL POINTS OF VIEW  HERE SO OUR BLOG READERS GET ALL THE INFO POSSIBLE   regards   chris

Monday, October 27, 2014

10:03 AM

Backsplash Installation LIVE-Part Five-An hour and a Half into the Job

                                                                             

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -10:03 am

Part Five

1 hour and a half into the job and I would say I am about halfway done. Here is a picture of the progress chris

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9:49 AM

Backsplash Installation LIVE-Part Four-Wet Saw vs. 4 Inch Diamond Blade Grinder

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -9:49 am

Part Four

                                  
As you can see from the photos, outlets are cut in such a way that the middle ears of the internal workings of the outlet lay upon the tile and the tile acts as a spacer making this a very simple process if you cut the tile precisely. Now I do have a wet saw, obviously is I'm a professional tile guy but very seldom do I use the wet saw. So most of the time I prefer a 4 inch grinder with a 4 inch diamond blade as pictured to make these small, but tedious cuts

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9:23 AM

BackSplash Installation LIVE-Part Three-Broke Joint Brick Pattern Tile

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA - October 27, 2014 -9:23 am

Part Three


                            

As you can see , you start with a half  piece tile and a whole tile, which produces the brick pattern or Broke Joint Tile Pattern its known as. 

On electrical switches like the one pictured above, the ears of the internal workings of the switch are such a way that the tile acts as the spacer,  and you just screw those electrical outlets right back into the top of the new tile.  More Broke Joint Brick Pattern



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Chris, this was a picture from one of the big storms in Gloucester, MA while you were sitting in front of pool in FL. You dog!
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9:10 AM

Back Splash Tile Installation LIVE- Part Two- Broke Joint Tile Backsplash


Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -9:10  am

Part Two

Broke joint tile is tile that is set in an offset joint like bricks and you start out on 1 flat  side of the wall with half a piece and whole pieces to give yourself the offset pattern to begin the installation.  The first thing you do is cut yourself a few half tiles to install the broke joint tile . It is one of the easiest installations that you can do yourself because basically the tiles are offset in a brick pattern and there is no real straight line required except your horizontal line as you'll see in the next few posts You'll see what I mean .in a few minutes as I get some tile on the wall .It will be clear as to why this is a very simple installation for the homeowner or novice.

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