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09-09-10, 10:55 AM
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Posted By diydavek

too easy!

Well it seems that what I'll have to. Still it's a bit of pain ...
but thanks for the suggestion
09-07-10, 05:46 PM
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Views: 1,164
Posted By diydavek

posting a large (>12000 char) how to?

folks, I've finished installing a grouted, self-stick vinyl floor and have documented my experience. I tried posting to this forum but there's a 12,000 char limit. I really don't feel like editing...
09-07-10, 05:17 PM
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Posted By diydavek

you sure can

I just finished installing a grouted, self stick vinyl floor. The flooring I used could be grouted or installed without grouting. I suspect a vinyl floor not engineered for grouting would be too...
08-10-10, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

Final thoughts suggestions ... self-stick tiles?

That's basically the reason I searched and found this forum. The big box stores do carry the products. Sometimes I find the associates are very knowledgeable, sometimes they aren't; ergo why folk...
08-09-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

drat!

Thanks, I sure was hoping sanded, acrylic/latex caulk would have been a solution. Darn, darn, darn. Hey they can put a man on the moon.....
08-09-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

Experience with sanded acrylic CAULK?

Folks, I've found sanded acrylic caulk from several companies (Hydroment and Tec). It's caulk in caulking tube, colored, sanded, water based (I'd think its a silicon/latex but has water cleanup). ...
08-06-10, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

the grout ....

Yep, I've sorta been had .... and what the manufacturer says dovetails with what you all are saying as regards having to limit grouting ....

The manufacturer (whose name I can't remember now)...
08-05-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

why not "real" ceramic?

The answer is ...

1. The floor was not engineered for ceramic/ marble/ slate. The floor joists are 2X10s on 16" centers with 3/4" T&G plywood and underlayment, but the span is 14 feet. In the...
08-05-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

Grout is only used for the seam ...

Folks, this is a new 'style' of flooring. Think of it as a hybrid. The tile is laid down using the self stick of the tile. A space is left for a grout line. You use a grout bag to lay a line of...
08-04-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,496
Posted By diydavek

What grout for 1X1 self stick vinyl tile 'seam'?

Folks, what grout should I use with self stick vinyl tile for the 'seam'? In other words it's a 1'X1' self stick tile but I'd like to space them 1/4" or 3/8" and grout the seam for a ceramic tile...
07-30-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 69,896
Posted By diydavek

Adhesive remover purpose?

My question still stands... even with a heat gun and scraping some gummy residue will remain, so how is that removed?

The next follow on question is about adhesive remover? If adhesive remover...
07-29-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 69,896
Posted By diydavek

after scraping ....

I understand you have to take up the old adhesive 'mechanically' (scraping - using heat gun), but there will surely be a thin film of adhesive left. How do you remove that so as to have a perfectly...
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