FYI, granite tile is tough to install well. You're supposed to butt
the tiles right together, and the bevel on each edge is only 1/32 of an
inch - so the grout line is all of a 16th! Sooo...when you don't lay
the tiles in *exactly* the same plane, you get noticeable edges. Very
frustrating for me! Thank god the original fast setting mortar I tried
set up REALLY fast and made me abort, or I'd have had real troubles
even getting the tiling to be "acceptable".
I'm very disappointed in the job I did. More so than the client,
thankfully, I guess.
So, you did finish the job? You said "abort" so it sounded like you didn't
I was wondering if it was possible to install tile with a narrower grout
line than the common ~3/8" you see typically. Seems it would make it more
attractive and easier for chairs to roll over. I didn't consider the plane
Were you installing on a concrete slab? New construction?
I aborted when I first used the epoxy mortar, as it set up way too
quick for me.
When done right, it looks good, and you're right about the chairs.
Bathroom remodel, subfloor was "ok". I should have been more careful
about checking it for flatness. I also pressed the initial tiles too
deep into the mortar, and ended up not having room to play with when it
came to making the tiles coplanar.
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