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Old 02-06-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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Floor tile - thinset question


I can see the lines from my thinset throught the ceramic tile - will these go away when the thinset is cured?

I'm doing floor tile for the first time. Mixed the thinset to the recommended "toothpaste" thickness - then let it sit for 5 minutes & stirred once more.

Unfortunately, it seemed to thin up to a pudding consistency - which made trowelling very sloppy.

Is this normal?

I felt like it was difficult to get the tiles to set at the same level (like the new ones wanted to sink a bit).

Thoughts / suggestions?

ETA: I went back in to look at what I'd done today and noticed streaking - I can see the trowell lines I made through the tile. Will this go away? I'm using a ceramic floor tile I bought at the Tile Shop.


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Old 02-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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ETA: I went back in to look at what I'd done today and noticed streaking - I can see the trowell lines I made through the tile. Will this go away? I'm using a ceramic floor tile I bought at the Tile Shop.
That's scarry. I'm not familiar with "Tile Shop"; is it some type of outlet store with discountd factory seconds, or do you have first grade product. I'd be pretty skeptical of putting any tile on a floor where the tile and glaze was thin enough to allow the trowel lines to show through. Are you sure you have a ceramic and not a glass tile?

Some brands of thinset need to have a little more powder than the recommended amount to give it enough body to support the tile without sagging, particulary with large tiles.


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Actually, it was like the water from the thinset wicked up through the ceramic tile & I could see a 'shadow' through the face of the tile.

The Tile Shop looks like a professional place. Saw lots of contractors in there during the several visits it took to select & buy my tile.

I'll try to mix the stuff really thick today before I continue.

ETA Please see the pics below... Any idea whether this streaking will go away after a day or two?
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I can see the lines from my thinset throught the ceramic tile - will these go away when the thinset is cured?

same problem like about (DYERWOLF)
my still wet right now and worry about it
please some answer this ?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:50 PM   #5
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This way you must backbutter many tiles as well as use the color of thinset that cordinates.
I assume you used white as you should have?

It will fade over time, there is not much you can do now.
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