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oogoog

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A question about mitering and matching epoxy colour

I'll be working with some pinkish matt porcelain tiles where the core is the same colour as the glaze, I've found the perfect ratio of two Kerakoll grouts to match the tile colour for grouting to try and have the grout lines disappear (if anyone cares, 3x warm white to each 1x venetian red). However my experience with mitering is limited to just getting nice cuts. I've never installed them at eye level where they'd stick out like a sore thumb if glued badly. I'd appreciate any advice on this front.

The main question I have is about matching the colour; could I mix epoxy resin with grout to achieve the perfect colour? Or, what product would you recommend?

And also, would it be better to cut them sharp, epoxy, and then use a diamond hand pad to sand back once assembled? Or should I give them a 2mm bevel first and then epoxy?

Cheers guys
 

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Or should I be simply using something like Tanax Titanium Extra Clear and counting on the line not showing with that?
-you can always use a trim instead of mitering
-powder grout cannot be mixed with epoxy
-you can use powder grout all over, no need for epoxy for the mitered area
-you can silicone the mitered area as well and get an even matching color

If you go the mitering way, try to get a good cut to achieve a perfect installation without the help of polishing.
 
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A question about mitering and matching epoxy colour

I'll be working with some pinkish matt porcelain tiles where the core is the same colour as the glaze, I've found the perfect ratio of two Kerakoll grouts to match the tile colour for grouting to try and have the grout lines disappear (if anyone cares, 3x warm white to each 1x venetian red). However my experience with mitering is limited to just getting nice cuts. I've never installed them at eye level where they'd stick out like a sore thumb if glued badly. I'd appreciate any advice on this front.

The main question I have is about matching the colour; could I mix epoxy resin with grout to achieve the perfect colour? Or, what product would you recommend?

And also, would it be better to cut them sharp, epoxy, and then use a diamond hand pad to sand back once assembled? Or should I give them a 2mm bevel first and then epoxy?

Cheers guys
Guess could add touch of red pigment to a white epoxy and it still sets
 

oogoog

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Guess could add touch of red pigment to a white epoxy and it still sets
Yeah I think this is the route I'll go down; will experiment with the ratio. Thought with the price difference of the clear vs white epoxy I'd go for the clear and buy white pigment (on top of the red), so I'd have more flexibility with using it for other things in the future. (clear epoxy+white pigment cost about the same as white epoxy)
 

oogoog

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-you can always use a trim instead of mitering
-powder grout cannot be mixed with epoxy
-you can use powder grout all over, no need for epoxy for the mitered area
-you can silicone the mitered area as well and get an even matching color

If you go the mitering way, try to get a good cut to achieve a perfect installation without the help of polishing.
I was worried about the grout not holding very well in the tiny gap I'll have on the corner between the tiles. Also not crazy about having silicone in this spot (haven't quite figured out what to do about the colour of that too; though it crossed my mind to hand mix two Kerakoll ones and apply them using a piping bag). Wait, I re-read your message, are there any particular silicones you are fond of where one can get a colour match?

Also, thanks for the info on not mixing grout with epoxy, won't do that!
 
Yeah I think this is the route I'll go down; will experiment with the ratio. Thought with the price difference of the clear vs white epoxy I'd go for the clear and buy white pigment (on top of the red), so I'd have more flexibility with using it for other things in the future. (clear epoxy+white pigment cost about the same as white epoxy)
Could always ask the ai to fill it in that colour ;-)
 
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