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Old 12-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Ceramic tile walls

Just starting to think about renovating my 73 Overlander. The 61 Tradewinds is done except for polishing and it has not broken me (in spirit at least). Am going very modern with this one and have seen several examples of what looks like glass/ceramic tiles in the bathrooms. If you look at some of the Hofmann (hofarc.com) work you will see them. Anyone know what material this is? I have seen "thin" glass tiles, but they even seem a little heavy. I really do not want to use any plastic or fake tiles.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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Trailers are like boats the flex a lot. I can not see tiles staying where they are glued for long. People have posted that have put up tiles. I do not remember seeing any follow ups as to how well it worked out.
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Sounds like it would be real pretty, until it starts to remove itself.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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I've had ceramic tiles in my 1991 34' for years now with no issue BUT I didn't use conventional install methods.

I used a mastic style glue (i think it was liquid nails) to attach them and grouted with colored silicone.

That has stood up to probably 45,000 miles and a couple of dozen different states of travel.
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I saw a post where Hoffman outlined his technique. Off hand, I think it was similar to HiHo's method above. Try searching this site - I'm pretty sure it was here that I saw his technique.

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really want to someday put in glass tiles in a bathroom. Will probably use epoxy.
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really want to someday put in glass tiles in a bathroom. Will probably use epoxy.
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IMHO, the adhesive needs to flex, otherwise it's gonna pop loose. Most of the ceramic stuff I've seen ends up in a Trailer park Queen or on the floor.
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Thoughts on SmartTiles? We are considering these gel tiles for our 81 Excella's kitchen.
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I am looking at Smart Tiles too. I wrote to the company and asked why they don't recommend them for shower application and they said the adhesive isn't waterproof. They suggested a stronger adhesive like 3M 77, but that the warranty would be void. I'm thinking I'm still going this route due to the weight difference and the fact that the tiles can flex. Liquid Nails gets my vote.
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