Sharp edges on table top -Advice needed

ch_glassFebruary 1, 2010

I have a friend that just finished mosaicing a table top with broken porcelain tile. It will be used outside. He was not real careful in making sure the tile pieces were level, has some very wide grout lines, used unsanded grout, and wiped too much out of the grout lines. Now...he wants to know what to do about the sharp edges that are exposed - there are plenty.

I had the following ideas: Pour some of that epoxy resin over the top. Regrout over existing grout with thinset (hoping that the adhesive properties of the thinset would adhere to the grout). Cover the top with plexiglass or plastic sheeting. He thinks putting a thick coat of polyurathane would work -- I think it would chip right off.

Feedback, anybody?

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shrty411

Resin may be his best bet. He could try going over it with sanded grout

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 8:38PM
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nicethyme

regrout

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 11:59PM
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nicethyme

I don't think there are any resins rated for outdoors. He could go over all the offending ahards with a dremel and smooth them off a bit but I agree with Shrty, he should go over it with sanded grout

    Bookmark   February 4, 2010 at 8:29PM
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texaswild

In my beginning days mosaicing I used polyurethane, and it clouded. Don't recommend it, but NT is right, dremel or carborundum stone and/or re-grout.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2010 at 8:52AM
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