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Old 06-11-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Do I need mesh reinforcement for a 2 1/2" mud bed?

I'm having to build up my bathroom floor to lay tile after I chiseled out the old tile. It'll have to be build back up around 2 1/2" in order to sit flush with the hardwoods in the hallway after adding 1/4" for the new tile. Should I put in metal mesh or anything for reinforcement or just simply put in the mud bed? I'm using Customfloat Bedding Mortar that I bought at Home Depot. I got it because it was waaay lighter than Quikcrete and since it's just a mud bed, I figured what the hell.


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Old 06-11-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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Some metal lath certainly wouldn't hurt, although you don't have to.


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