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  • Caroline Montiel

    PENNY FLOOR TILE. Need: PENNIES, TEMPLATE, MESH BACKING for mosaic tiles ( mosaic_tile_mesh.aspx), WELDBOND GLUE, reg THIN SET, LATICRETE EPOXY GROUT (in Chocolate Truffle), LATICRETE CLEAR EPOXY Liquid Grout. • Collect pennies. Make 12" sq TEMPLATE of penny layout (cov w/pkg tape). Cut 13" sq mesh backing. Place mesh over template, Glue pennies to mesh accord to template. Install backing. Install tile w/reg thin set acc to pkg dir. Grout tile acco to pkg dir.

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