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Old 03-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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press down on ceramic tile lightly or with upper body weight?

I've seen videos of experienced/pro guys laying ceramic tiles. One guy presses down on ceramic tile lightly with his fingertips... the other guy presses down with his upper body weight. I dunno the science concerning air/moisture or whatever underneath tiles. Is this a big issue?

[all i know is push down harder if the tile is too high & backbutter if too low]

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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A gentle push and slide/twist action is used to flatten the troweled ridges in the thin set--

This will give you full coverage on the back of the tile-----------no need to put full body weight on the tiles----

Be careful of Youtube videos---some are wrong,very wrong----there are great ones---but more bad videos----


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