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Old 03-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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I bought "white" thinset mortar.
When i was tiling it came thru the tiles and now is level with the tiles.
especially around the small border tiles.

should i now forget the grout and finsih it off with the thinset?

any water type problems with that?

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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Sure will be, that should have been cleaned off as the tile went up.
It all needs to be clean out now.
An ossilating tool with a diamond blade will make quick work of it.

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why would thinset mortar have water issues?
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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you can put peanut butter between the tiles if you want to.
joe is trying to tell you the right way it should be done.
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I'm sick and tired of all this talk about peanut butter.

Some dumas is always suggesting to mix up the thinset to the consistency of peanut butter.

Now we've got peanut butter as grout.

NUTELLA is the stuff we want to start using. Everyone go out and buy a jar of nutella and get familiar with it.
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Sounds as if you have too much material under it, correct notched trowel?

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I don't understand how this happened. Wrong size trowel or to much thinset or did you just push on the tiles to much?

Bottomline is this. If the thinset has setup your screwed. Well not screwed but its a pain in the ass to correct now. Go with joe's ideal.
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Joes idea is tried and true---a standard wood blade works,too---sometimes cut small to fit the smaller mosaics works well.

Just for the readers here-----mosaic tiles can be set with grout--and grouted as you set----
check with the grout manufacturers before doing this----

Several Youtube videos exist, showing this technique-------
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Always wear eye protection, especially when working with an oscillating saw. If the area isn't too large, you can also use a little grout saw.
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Keep a vacuum handy as you are going to make a mess and keeping the work surfaces clear will avoid any misses with the multi-tool.
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Appreciate the input and comments.

I feel allot better after following Joe's recommendation to remove the thinset.
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Actually, thinset is a lot easier to remove than grout. Just a matter of time and effort.

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