Two color thinset for radiant floor
I was just taking out a broken tile, carefully scraping away the thinset because of the radiant heating wires under there. All of a sudden I noticed the dust went from white to gray. Hey! That’s right! I skim coated the wiring with gray thinset, then I set the tile in white thinset! How clever I was! (Never mind I was just trying to get rid of the gray thinset I had leftover from another job.)
Next time I’ll do it that way on purpose. Thought it was worth passing on.
Note: The radiant floor people recommend skim coating over the wires if you are using mosaic tile, which I have. Big ones, not necessary. Still, this replacement thing might make it worth the extra step.
Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.
How much time did that take you? I put down mosaic 2 inch tiles in my bath and everything looks fine with the exception of one errant tile sheet (12" x 12") that is from another batch. Didn't think it then but it is noticable.
Since I grouted it in already I just need to steel myself to the project some saturday.
I just wondered how hard it was to knock one (set) out and replace it. Of course I put the Warm Tiles wires under mine as well.
My fix was just one 1" tile. I don't even know how it got broken. It didn't take 5 minutes to take out. A whole sheet is daunting.
Have you even got another sheet that matches? I have a room like that with 3 tiles in one corner that are from another run and don't match. Fortunately they fall right under a table, and the shadow makes the difference disappear. I picked a porcelain tile for the bathroom that has very consistent coloration from one lot to the next, so buying more later was no problem. You can't just put furniture over a mistake in the bathroom. You can get bath mats!
Watch out for colored cotton ones, though. They may stain the grout.