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Old 07-09-2009, 18:03   #46
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I can the joints! ;-) No, there is a space between every tile. I used 5/16 washers, I think, standing on end so every tile's gap would be consistent. I then caulked the gaps rather than using unsanded grout. Caulk will flex, grout will crack. Like I said, it's been 7 or 8 years now and we've sailed in some nasty weather off shore and cooked many, many meals in the galley. Zero problems. The admiral loves it! Go for it!

So did you use 4200 to adhere them down with as well?
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multi-purpose mastic from home depot or lowes is a flexible adhesive...a whole lot cheaper than 5200.............and if it will stick tile to Formica. it's bad ass in my book,as a tile contractor Ive done a good many over Formica with no problems, the grout is where your installation will show flex first,so use silicon.
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Affirmative. My choice was 4200. It has performed flawlessly.
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well you must have had some left over from a hardware bedding job,for 13$ a tube, you could have bought 2 gal. of mastic....but that's apples and oranges...but if you had to go out and buy it for a first time project 4200 is over kill...
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Boy, you must be an expert! I have zero regrets about my choice.
How did your's turn out?
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Cool thanks..I hate dealing with a bucket of mastic..I end up getting it all over the place.
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the original post from SabreKai , was asking for advise on a tile counter top...if you used 4200 to put yours down ,that's great....but all i was saying is for his benefit, that there is a just as good ,cheaper way...and at 25 years at installing tile ,,,,,,,YES I am TYVM
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My corian counter top doubles as a work bench, especially when the admiral is ashore. If I scratch it, I can sand it out, usually before the aforementioned admiral returns. Can't do that with tile.
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Stone & Substrate

There is always something else out there.....

Try this.

Stone Panels by StonePly: Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone and Onyx Stone Panels

A good fit for the Catamaran owners, concerned with weight. This would satisfy the look and performance without the weight penalty.
I have seen the same with other lesser cost plastic honeycomb extrusions.

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Bash: I haven't figured out a way to scratch granite! Maybe if I was using something with a diamond bit. It dulls knives so we learned quickly to use cutting boards. lol

Taylor: That is a neat product, but when I looked into it years back it was really pricey. Plus it's thickness wouldn't have allowed the use of the original fiddles.
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There is always something else out there.....

Try this.

Stone Panels by StonePly: Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone and Onyx Stone Panels

A good fit for the Catamaran owners, concerned with weight. This would satisfy the look and performance without the weight penalty.
I have seen the same with other lesser cost plastic honeycomb extrusions.

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Cool product...Thanks

I had know idea there were that many granites to choose from either..
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Bob - IF you want to rethink this, I'd be more than happy to help out. We are in the planning stages of ours, as a winter project, using Corian (or other similar product).

We won't be in CC this weekend, but will the following weekend (we think), if you would like to kick it around.

As well, last year I re-tiled our forward shower - and you can look it over and discuss what I used to glue the tile down, and to grout the tile. As much of the tile is on a curved surface, the project was... fun.

Where are you in CC? We're on D pier.
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Bill, sounds good. I work nights at spohn shoreline, but am off on the 18 and 19th.
I will pm you my phone number.
Currently our boat is at Gulfsteam marines slip at the haul out across from the yacht club. Engine is out floor boards off, and not much wire on board to speak off.... waiting for the insurance company to find there way out of this mess by screwing me.... ah go to to love those insurance companies.
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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

if weight and money are not the primary factors, concrete is the way to go.

any size and shape (bends and bevels and integrated sinks and 1 piece counter / back splash) color and... well whatever u can imagine a good concrete guy can fabricate for you.

pretty easy to do if you can fabricate the forms yourself and have some time / patience. I dont have that level of finesse so i brought in a pro for some residential work.

concrete countertops - Google Search

dollars for dollars, it was about 55% of the cost (installed) as granite. looks better and is more durable (anyone know what happens when you take your cast iron pots off the stove and put them on granite?).

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Re: Tile on a Galley Countertop?

"(anyone know what happens when you take your cast iron pots off the stove and put them on granite?)." No, but I know when concrete gets too hot big chunks come out!
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