Thank you for those kind words. The guy doing my plaster did say he would hire me if I needed some work in my free time, haha.NOT purrfect?? DUDE! This is better than some "pro" jobs I have seen done by PAID people that do it for a living!!!
Grout-are you going to try to match the coping or going for a contrast? I can see a medium gray to make the stone stand out.
White grout looks clean when new but will not stay clean. Either way you will end up with gray grout after a few years.My preliminary thoughts are to go with a white grout, just because I would think it looks cleaner. Maybe I will try to find some pictures of what others have done.
Thank you. Please do snap a picture of your mortar lines.Type S mortar is pretty white it's a very light grey. I can snap a pic in the morning if you wanna see a fresh job with quickcrete profinish mortar as grout
Coping looks great overall dont sweat it. I see a baby booboo on that small inside corner piece but I've seen pros do waaaaay worst. Looks great be proud of it. Precast curve coping is one of the hardest to install you always have to fudge it and trim/shave material
I was reading the specifications on the 254 again from Laticrete, and they say its for use underwater, so I would think that it's pretty water proof. When I was installing the coping, I would say I averaged 1/4" - 3/4" of 254 under the coping. Those things aren't coming off.It can be either. If your repair is close you waterproof that and then apply tile. You can go pretty thick with 254 its rated at 3/4" inch on vertical I've done over an inch on coping with no issues. 254 is super strong stuff grey is fine white is always a bit stronger in any thinset. Its water rated that's what makes it what it is. I'm doing a stone veneer tomorrow with their hi-bond mvis thinset supposedly it's the stickiest they make. We shall see how it goes my first time with it
Alright, I will use a ledger board. Is 1/4" plywood what I use for that? I had some landscaping edging that was great for flexibility, but I am not sure that it is thick enough for holding tile.Dont sweat the plaster guy he will fade it in wont be alot extra. Never set tile without a ledger they always slide you want the suction bond to stay in place. When tiles slide then get pushed back later they loose strength