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marcj2112

04:25PM | 09/14/06
Member Since: 06/08/06
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Bvflooring
What size trowel do you recommend for 4in and 8in wall tiles, and 12, 16, and 18 in floor tiles? I also read some prefer to butter the back of each individual tile instead of applying the thinset to the floor first and then laying the tile. Any recommendations?

Thanks

fugazi48

07:10AM | 09/15/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I believe your bag of thinset should have the specs for that. Mine said 1/8 for the 12 inch tiles I installed. Hardibacker suggested 1/8 under the backerboard (I used 1/16).

I think it may faster to put the morter on the floor instead of buttering. I believe it is less tiring also, but that may just be personal preference. Of all at the tile I have removed from my walls, it looks like they used 1/16 or smaller. My guess is that you should read your bag.


fugazi48

07:12AM | 09/15/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
no on second thought, I may have used 1/4 for the tile. shoot. Please ignore my post. I would read your bag of mortar.
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