Glass floor tile in RV

Discussion in 'Ceramic & Stone Sales and Installations' started by Mike Antonetti, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here's the tile they've picked, time to start looking pretty!

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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Finished, ready for pickup!

    Used Flexcolor CQ grout, little bit of a hassle,especially detail cleanup, sticks to cabinets real good. Dries sorta hard, I was expecting little more flex, probably premix the type for vinyl plank would have been better but I think this grout may breathe better, leary about blocking plywood of moisture vapor. I charged 650$ for labor, should have been double, but had to balance the amount of work versus what was accomplished.

    Would of liked to use the white silicone grout but owner didn't like color. Fiasco trying to get grout from distributor. Story was driver of tile distributor got injured, order guy had to drive truck, then I had to pay 65$ to ship it, then I had to order 4-1 gallon minimum premix, or 2-1 gallon flexcolor, plus the shipping to get it by Friday. So I located flexcolor at a lowes 100 miles away, my lowes carries TEC. So turned it into a trip with the wife, ate at Fishbone, and Cinnabon at the Brandon mall.

    I want this thing out of my yard, glad to be done.

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  3. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    That looks real nice, Mike. :good:
  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Thanks Jim, I've done some tests/mock ups trowel sizes, bonding of glass tile to plywood which held extremely well, prying upward cracked tile before separating. Trowel notch was small to allow tile to bottom out onto plywood not allowing tile to move with downward pressure. The small size glass tile works extremely well, larger are easier to crack. I was concerned about slip resistance, tile has excellent texture. The adhesive only goes to less than half the depth of tile, important for the grout integrity. Also it curls under the tile slightly where the adhesive voids are. The white grout setting material which is the R&R from flextile gave me some more working time, it needs ventilation, and the white showed better tile color than the clear setting silicone I tried. I think the DuPont clear silicone was weakened by sitting in the trailer. It didn't set a day later, so by my experience over the years of silicone is that if it doesn't flow out like its brand new, it's compromised and won't set. GE has sent me some free replacement tubes in the past. (maybe 10 years ago) Hardwood transitions I've installed (some) may be compromised, though I used combinations of nails, silicone and construction adhesive in one transition.

    And finally, any issues arise I'm sure I'll hear about it. Just further knowledge for real world application.

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    Last edited: May 6, 2017

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