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Old 02-18-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Well finally, I've installed most of the tile panels I've been working on. This is the first time I've actually installed tiles on a vertical surface.... it was interesting.











There are six other panels, but I don't have pictures of those yet. The courtyard I'm working in isn't done yet, but it's damned impressive.



Next I'm grouting them.

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Old 02-18-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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That looks awesome! Nice job

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Windows that aint windows that's INTERESTING!

Did paint the tiles your self?

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very cool
who is that purty girl?


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Old 02-18-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks guys... RatherB . I not only painted the tiles, Lev, but I made them too. I wasn't going to install them myself but because they aren't square or exact, I wanted to make sure they were done the way I wanted them to be done.
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well I'm sure you are pretty too

nice work! I made a tile in ceramics class, didnt really work out
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Guess them not being exact gives them a unique/custom feel.

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well I'm sure you are pretty too

nice work! I made a tile in ceramics class, didnt really work out
I'm hoping that's me in the pics..... since I installed the tiles



Lev, that's exactly what my client wanted. He was willing to wait longer for tiles to be made.... that was an interesting process too. I rolled them with big sheets of paper and was kinda rough with them so they were obviously handmade.
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I am so confused right now
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J/K Tiny!
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I'm hoping that's me in the pics..... since I installed the tiles



Lev, that's exactly what my client wanted. He was willing to wait longer for tiles to be made.... that was an interesting process too. I rolled them with big sheets of paper and was kinda rough with them so they were obviously handmade.
Know what would look cool? Make a window out of tiles and shape all the tiles like the window is shattered.

Sorta like this but you know not as many shards.



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Very cool Tiny! I can get you more of those orange buckets some time soon if ya need some.
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Don't learn too much about setting tile. You might end up doing it indefinitely.


Looks good. What kind of grout are you using?
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MrC, I have no idea which grout. I have to go and stare blankly at the miles of choices until someone at Home Depot tells me which one is best for outside. But I'm hoping to make lots more tiles, my client likes to throw parties and maybe there'll be some new customers. Az, I love those buckets.
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It has been my experience that the Home Depot and Lowes monkeys don't really know what they are talking about. But if you care for a suggestion. Definitely go with a sanded grout. Sanded grout is made for larger grout lines where as un-sanded grout is made for 1/8" or less. I have some good methods for grout installation to if you'd like some pointers.

Personally, I hate grouting anything on a wall.
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Looks good Tiny.
What do you think of the tile?
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What do you think of the tile?
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It has been my experience that the Home Depot and Lowes monkeys don't really know what they are talking about. But if you care for a suggestion. Definitely go with a sanded grout. Sanded grout is made for larger grout lines where as un-sanded grout is made for 1/8" or less. I have some good methods for grout installation to if you'd like some pointers.

Personally, I hate grouting anything on a wall.

I haven't actually looked at grout yet, but thanks about the sanded verses non sanded. I did a breezeway with tiles cut in the shape of leaves years ago and grouting didn't seem that bad, but hell, I'll listen to any tips I can. On the wall is totally different and I'm planning on ripping out my shower this summer and making tiles for it, so please, any pointers are welcomed.
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Great job T. If we ever need some custom tile work I'll be calling you.
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I mix my grout in a smaller bucket. The thicker mix will be harder to spread. The thinner mix won't stick to the wall and will make a big mess. So it is tough to get a good consistency but I'm sure working with clay you will be a pro. I always start at the bottom and work my way up. I use a flat rubber float to completely press the grout into any open space. Once you work the grout into the grout lines use the float to skim off any excess that doesn't need to be there.

I usually let the grout sit for 10-15 minutes depending on heat and humidity but there should be a nice, almost solid film on the tile before you attempt to clean it up. If you are going to grout each window at one time you can let the first window set up while you grout the next. Use one of your orange buckets with good clean water and use a sponge. I prefer this one.



The idea is to take off the grout on the tile and leave what is in the grout lines. But you want each grout line to be as smooth as possible. If you drag the sponge straight along the grout lines you will drag it out of there. So go at a diagonal across the tile to keep from pulling it out. Keep your sponge clean. Rinse it out a couple times before you go onto the next tile.

From the beginning I always go over all the tile with my sponge and level out all the grout. Then I proceed to clean up. I start from one side and work to the other cleaning only one tile at a time. I will make a pass on one side of the sponge and flip it over and repeat. That is usually decent enough to get the majority off the top. I continue until I'm finished and then let it haze over. I wait for the grout to set up enough where I don't disturb it with a dry cloth but use that to get the haze off the top. Being outside I wouldn't use a cleaner past that but inside I always wipe every tile down with lemon oil. Clear as mud??
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Thanks MRC. Crystal clear actually.

These are the tiles that go on either side of the arch.....



I installed those today. There's a set on the back side also.
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I heard that about you.
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should have put a jeep instead of the butterfly!
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They look just awesome chris!
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That looks great - good job.
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Damn good job there Ms Terror.
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Only one word comes to mind................... EXCEPTIONAL
Is there anything She cant do ??????????????

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