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    Hi all,

    I have recently just tiled this travertine wetroom, all is good and the customer is well chuffed. The little problem i have is where the sink sits the peice of trav its sat on is just slightly overhanging the tile underneath it by about 1/2mm. My question is, whats the best way to rub the tile down so there's no lip/overhang? I dont want to use a grinder really to keep dust down, i'm i right to use wet and dry paper? what grade, in what order? how long do you think it will take, cheers.

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    Default Re: a little advice on travertine needed

    dont know whats happend here, i'll have to re do it.
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    no, it was my computer on a go slow, ignore second post, still need info on original questions please
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    I would advise a polishing pad on a grinder, maybe have somebody hold a hoover near while your doing it to keep the dust at a minimum ...

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    If you do it by hand its going to be very difficult to make it look right , can you remove the front peice ??

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    Default Re: a little advice on travertine needed

    Silver trav.. nice..

    1/2mm is not a lot..?..

    IMO i would leave it if not noticeable.. because you will have to do a lot of work to rectify a small problem.. S

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    Ahh right i see where you mean now.. on the front of the sink block..

    That is easy to do.. Use 50 grit paper to take the tile back to flush and then go up in grades to bring it back to honed finish..

    so 50 grit:80 grit:120 grit:200 wet and dry and then finish with 400 wet and dry... that should leave it looking good.. make sure you do not sand the sides or top pieces.. the colour shading in that trav is sufficient to blend..

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    the customer has noticed it, its on the right hand side of the sink (the middle picture) He's told the plumber it leaves a slight shadow when the light above mirror is on. I've got the main bathroom to do aswell at the same house next week in the same trav, might talk to customer and see if he can live with it, if he cant i'll just have to sort it. If only real option is grinder then thats what i'll do??
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    Default Re: a little advice on travertine needed

    The corner looks to be chipped as well.

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    Replace the front peice if its possibe without damaging the others , might be a better option .

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    Default Re: a little advice on travertine needed

    cheers dave, it does look like front on pics but its the right hand side he's on about, i've not got mirror light on on pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcusko89 View Post
    Replace the front peice if its possibe without damaging the others , might be a better option .
    It could be that the top piece is cut slightly short and that the front piece might not go any further back... hence sanding it back... just a thought..

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