Wild Tile Job

Discussion in 'Ceramic and Stone Q&A' started by epoxyman, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Had to pickup and drop off my tile for my job next week was 4 pallets of 12”x24” plus thinset it was heavy as heck over 13,000 lbs in total.
    Was a long day the job is over 200 miles one way from my place....
    But it’s a nice job for us 2,200 sf of tile
    And 7,300 sf of epoxy flooring.
    Lot of floor prep to old paint and carpet glue that has to come up
     

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  2. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Last week I got about 1,250 sf of the floor tile down went really well
    Going to grout it on Monday morning
    Then start the other 650 sf on Wednesday morning.
     

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  3. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    ceramic or porcelain?
    it's sort of an odd look
    does it look better in real life?
    obviously it's stone pattern but what kind of stone would that be?
     
  4. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    It’s a porcelain hard as heck to
    It’s a odd look but kinda growing on me lol
    The owners picked it and they like it so I’m glad of that.
     
  5. Sedimentary Rock, the grays are now the trend.
     
  6. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    .............
    I can usually pretend I like it.

    Sometimes the other decor makes it work-------we're not seeing the big picture
     
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  7. Do you use the rolling wash bucket when you grout?
    ( I guess that's what its called... I used to have one and it said the skipper on the side of it.)
    Or still use sponge and bucket?
     
  8. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    How did you like the grout bucket system. I’ve seen them and pondered getting one to try it out. I suppose if I did more tile I’d already have one.
     
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  9. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I can ship you mine Chris. It's a pos.
    Used it for 1 job and then it just because a regular old bucket with wheels.
     
  10. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    I use both at times but today I used
    The roller buckets worked great did about 1,250 sf of grout in 4 hours by myself the trick to my rolling buckets are for me don’t push down on the sponge and make sure you get all the water out of it and buy good sponges I tried the cheap ones and they made a mess pulled more grout out then anything
    I only use them on bigger floors and not on walls at all.
     

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  11. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I might have to find these "good sponges" because I think you might know more about tile than me... just guessing here :) and I'll do anything to make grouting suck less.
     
  12. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    I use these
    Rubi Pro Sponge Float Plus w/Plastic Handle

    They hold up for about 2,000 to 3,000 sf
    On floors as along as you clean them out really good after each use.
    Also get the ones that have the squares cut into the sponge they hold more grout at cleaning up
     
  13. Mine is a piece of shit also, but a friend of mine has one and he swears by it. Im kinda in the same boat though... don't do enough to justify the purchase but ill probably get one anyway:)
     
  14. Hands down the way to go, wring our sponges all day and you’ll understand the value. They tip sideways easy though.

    Barwalt makes a good one as well.
     
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  15. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    That’s where I’m at. I’ll just suffer through using regular ol sponges n a bucket until I start doing more tile. You wouldn’t believe all the money I’m saving on tile blades.
     
  16. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I'm confused.... explain?
    Unless you mean that by doing no tile you dont need to buy tile blades...
     
  17. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Exactly. I’m saving even more money on tack strip;)
     
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  18. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Man I'm proud to say I have had the same 2 boxes of tack in my truck since the day I set it up.
    It feels good!
     
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  19. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    I was at Lowe’s a few days ago I picked up a extra dry cut blade had to take it back all it did was shoot sparks about 2 feet in the air so I did check to make sure it was going the right way to
    I’ll pass on these anymore
     

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  20. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Just think of all that money you could have saved if you didn't DO tile ;)

    .... I like that chris guy more every day lol
     

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