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Old 04-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #21
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I got a 72" level and went over several areas of the floor to find its not very level/ flat at all. So, I am abandoning the tile idea. Oh well. Back to lowes goes the tile, ordering epoxy-coat tomorrow.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:46 PM   #22
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Can you not patch the floor to fill some of the imperfection?? I wouldn't give up on the tiles so easy yet.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #23
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What?

Look at how wavy my floor is. You can see it if you look at the bases of the green cabinets on the rear left side.

Tile worked on it when nothing else would.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #24
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When I really think about the floor (and after staring at that tile for some time) I dont want a beige/tan color, with dark grout lines in b/w. I want a grey/black or taupe - a dark color. I ve checked a bunch of places near me for comparable tile in that color and that doubles my tile cost. ($2/sf +) Then add the modified thinest and grout that I want and the cost goes up some more. I have ~425sf.

I can order a full (2 car) epoxy-coat base kit, and a full clear kit, and extra flakes to go on top from lowes for under half of that price. For proper surface prep, I can rent an edco grinder locally for another $150 for the whole day.

I can knock out the prep in one weekend day. I need to fix some damage spots where the surface cream has chipped-off from the aggregate with an epoxy patch kit, surface grind whole thing, and will use the included myriatic acid etch (even though probably dont need to), neutralize (baking soda), clean & dry. My bro and I can bang out the coating in half another weekend day.

Another factor for me is I have a 2.5 yr old son, and another son on the way due mid June so I need to get this done.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #25
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When I really think about the floor (and after staring at that tile for some time) I dont want a beige/tan color, with dark grout lines in b/w. I want a grey/black or taupe - a dark color. I ve checked a bunch of places near me for comparable tile in that color and that doubles my tile cost. ($2/sf +)
I've noticed the same thing. If you want a beige tile floor, it's cheap. If you want grey - not something with grey in the name, but tile that's really grey - it either doesn't exist or is way more expensive.

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