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WCIF Tile grout

Postby nonredneck » 18 Jul 2016, 20:35

BNQ hola does not seem to carry it.
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Re: WCIF Tile grout

Postby Pfeffersack » 19 Jul 2016, 21:57

My understanding is, that they do not use special grout but the tile glue instead..... At least that is what the local hardware shop told me. That's how I put my floor tiles and it worked.
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Re: WCIF Tile grout

Postby shifty » 20 Jul 2016, 09:34

Pfeffersack wrote:My understanding is, that they do not use special grout but the tile glue instead..... At least that is what the local hardware shop told me. That's how I put my floor tiles and it worked.


that's true. it's a shit system but it's cheaper/faster and in Home repair in Taiwan that is all that matters.. however because they are both a Portland cement based product you can make your own. Mortar has more aggregate sand etc ... I'm pretty sure that you can find the exact recipe (ratio) online if you look. Every contract I've taken for repairs I've made my own and added things for water resistance clarity color ... it takes longer its more expensive but its done properly
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Re: WCIF Tile grout

Postby nonredneck » 21 Jul 2016, 10:53

I'm looking for grout, the stuff that goes in-between the spaces in the tiles once they are laid down, not mortar. (See http://www.wikihow.com/Grout-a-Tile-Floor). The tiles have grout in-between them (I think it's grout, it's definitely not glue). But it's breaking apart and I need to put some new grout in-between the tiles.
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Re: WCIF Tile grout

Postby shifty » 22 Jul 2016, 09:21

nonredneck wrote:I'm looking for grout, the stuff that goes in-between the spaces in the tiles once they are laid down, not mortar. (See http://www.wikihow.com/Grout-a-Tile-Floor). The tiles have grout in-between them (I think it's grout, it's definitely not glue). But it's breaking apart and I need to put some new grout in-between the tiles.

Mortar is what is used to glue them down.. grout goes in between both are portland cement products... the recipe is slightly different grout may have some additives for color or texture, but its base is the same as mortar... you can make your own, recipe easy to find online... however, If you feel you need to buy premixed..
https://world.taobao.com/item/521225510 ... eqM#detail
https://world.taobao.com/item/525734459 ... eqM#detail

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Slightly off-topic

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 23 Jul 2016, 22:25

As it looks like there are a few more keen DIYers on here, I've got a tile-related question.

I am thinking about putting a fake stone wall (文化石 in Chinese) in our living room. Does anyone know if I need to remove all of the paint and mess up the wall before I apply the tiles? I'm a bit worried that they won't stick without this step.

Thanks

PS: It's my own house so no need to worry about landlords getting upset etc.
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Re: Slightly off-topic

Postby shifty » 24 Jul 2016, 19:45

Milkybar_Kid wrote:As it looks like there are a few more keen DIYers on here, I've got a tile-related question.

I am thinking about putting a fake stone wall (文化石 in Chinese) in our living room. Does anyone know if I need to remove all of the paint and mess up the wall before I apply the tiles? I'm a bit worried that they won't stick without this step.

Thanks

PS: It's my own house so no need to worry about landlords getting upset etc.


jesus christ yes! So many things wrong with that question where to start?...
Because I'm a nice guy let me say this, saver yourself the headache AND eventual outcome and just hire a professional like me to do it . Because I'm a dick let me say this when I show up and see it half done and fucked up I'm going to charge you 30 % more than I would have at the start just to fix your fuck ups...

Yes you have to score the wall (remove paint etc) before you start..
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Re: Slightly off-topic

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 24 Jul 2016, 22:07

Because I'm a nice guy let me say this, saver yourself the headache AND eventual outcome and just hire a professional like me to do it.


Yes, but where's the fun in that? How am I going to learn anything that way?

I wonder if something like this is available in Taiwan?



I'm still mulling this over so haven't yet been to see what's on the market in Taiwan, however most of the interior stone walls I've seen in other people's houses look like they were done using individual cladding pieces with grout in between them (trying to stay on-topic here :lol: ). The system above would be much more convenient.
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Re: WCIF Tile grout

Postby shifty » 25 Jul 2016, 07:50

Yes those are available in Taiwan they come in sheets and are basically standard tile sized with a mesh backing.
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