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Old 06-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Travertine over slab

I am planning a 160sqft installaltion of Honed Travertince over Slab (previously existed carpet), with 1/8" grout lines. Is it neccessary to seal the concrete before? Also I have been told various thinset/mud approaches for the installation. Wanted to hear any suggestions for the preferred method.

I am hoping that a reinforced thinset applied with a 1/2" notched trowel will be sufficient.

There is also various comments about sealing the tiles prior to installing ( I am assuming to make cleanup easier)

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sorry I missed an important fact...The tiles are 18'x18".

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Hey Hardwood, "overkill if he seals the concrete?", the man wants to install travertine tile, you don't seal the substrate when installing ceramic or stone tiles....ever.

What specific brand and type of thinset were you going to use?

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