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redhot916spd
2011-02-02, 09:13 AM
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still a ways to go , 1/4 round, carpet , install the fans, new counter for the bar and I will be done with this crap. I procrastinate on KCSR too much! This is brazillian slate , its pretty soft, it scratches easily with anything metal but also repairs easily with a spray sealer. Its a natural stone.

Scooby24
2011-02-02, 09:36 AM
Hey at least you're almost done. I've been sitting on mine stagnant for the last two weeks, trying to figure out how to take care of this crack situation. It looks good John!

redhot916spd
2011-02-02, 10:17 AM
Hey at least you're almost done. I've been sitting on mine stagnant for the last two weeks, trying to figure out how to take care of this crack situation. It looks good John!

thanks scoob , do you have a pic of it? I had quite a few cracks in my flat work, it will be interesting to see if I wind up popping a tile. I don't care if it does happen its pretty easy to pop one out and slap another in it. Unless we get a serious earth quake I don't think it will bother it. That's why I got quake ins.!

CaptainHook
2011-02-02, 10:24 AM
thanks scoob , do you have a pic of it? I had quite a few cracks in my flat work, it will be interesting to see if I wind up popping a tile. I don't care if it does happen its pretty easy to pop one out and slap another in it. Unless we get a serious earth quake I don't think it will bother it. That's why I got quake ins.!


Do tell. I've never done tile, but I have a tile in my kitchen, like 14x14, and a tile in my bathroom 8x8, that are both cracked, or the grout around it is cracked.

Scooby24
2011-02-02, 11:33 AM
thanks scoob , do you have a pic of it? I had quite a few cracks in my flat work, it will be interesting to see if I wind up popping a tile. I don't care if it does happen its pretty easy to pop one out and slap another in it. Unless we get a serious earth quake I don't think it will bother it. That's why I got quake ins.!

I don't, but I found a cheap solution is redguard that I got at home depot for 45 bucks. You spread it in and around the crack to form a crack isolation membrane. My crack spans the length of the basement so if it moved, I'd have to redo a ton of tiles so I don't want to take a chance.

redhot916spd
2011-02-02, 12:51 PM
Do tell. I've never done tile, but I have a tile in my kitchen, like 14x14, and a tile in my bathroom 8x8, that are both cracked, or the grout around it is cracked.

this thing is great for removing grout, just use a diamond blade on a small grinder like a ryobi to cut the tile out. You just make an x on the center of the tile and crack it with a hammer to get it out. The soniccrafter will remove the thinset under the tile also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MWBWt3ByBg

Albatross
2011-02-02, 01:49 PM
Looks good!

freekwonder
2011-02-02, 02:12 PM
Wow looks really good. I wanted to do tile in our bathroom, but we are fixing to sell in two months so I just did the allure vinyl tile :cry:

redhot916spd
2011-02-02, 02:32 PM
Wow looks really good. I wanted to do tile in our bathroom, but we are fixing to sell in two months so I just did the allure vinyl tile :cry:

No sense in waisting money, it will sell just as easily with vinyl and you kept money in your pocket.

freekwonder
2011-02-02, 02:37 PM
No sense in waisting money, it will sell just as easily with vinyl and you kept money in your pocket.

:yesnod: Our thoughts exactly, vinyl tile is still going to be a million times better than the carpet that was in there.

fast895ohstang
2011-02-13, 07:08 PM
looks great man...and scooby...im the slacker...i have been finishing my basement for almost 4 years now hahah

tim_ws6
2011-02-15, 12:12 AM
Wow that looks good!

redhot916spd
2011-02-15, 11:33 AM
thanks guys!!!

JamesB88
2011-02-15, 11:27 PM
Looks good, I really need to do something like this in my basement.

Gunnar
2011-02-15, 11:30 PM
That looks killer.

tim_ws6
2011-02-26, 10:44 AM
Question for ya, did you paint your trim with it on the wall, or paint before you installed it?

Scooby24
2011-02-26, 11:55 AM
Question for ya, did you paint your trim with it on the wall, or paint before you installed it?

I used a sprayer and painted before tiling which made it easy because there was no taping, however, the grout near the trim didn't come off perfectly clean in spots so I'll probably have to do a bit of painting over it.

Joe
2011-02-26, 02:19 PM
Looks good!