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Old 04-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Help! I have 121" wall and 13" tile. What do I do with the extra 1-2"? (with 1/4" spacers). Could I go bigger spacers? Or must I end up with a little excuse of a piece at one wall?

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Old 04-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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What size baseboard trim are you installing? This may make up the difference. But a small piece on one end will not be so terrible.

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What room is it? If it's a bathroom I start laying the tile in front of the tub where it's going to be seen with full tiles and make all my cuts on the back wall where in most cases there's going to be a vanity and toilet covering it up.
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you can do 6 3/4 on each end.

but really, 1/2 is only 1/4 n each end which is easily covered with trim.
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Laundry room, and maybe I will put small piece under washer and dryer. You're right, baseboard may cover most of it.

BUT another ? ... When laying directly onto cement, can I trowel the 1/4" trowel edge right down to cement?? Or do I need to have a layer of thin set down, then add another layer on top that I trowel with the 1/4" ???
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You really need to dry lay, then adjust the tile from there to get the proper measurement, so that you have the same sized cut tile on all outside edges.
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Otherwise the store person said to etch the cement first... Seems that they are just trying to sell me more stuff
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no they are telling you to do the job right. Etching will assure that the thinset gets a good bond.
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Help! I have 121" wall and 13" tile. What do I do with the extra 1-2"? (with 1/4" spacers). Could I go bigger spacers? Or must I end up with a little excuse of a piece at one wall?
Have you considered maybe a diamond pattern?

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