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Old 09-15-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hi , I have done a bunch of floor tile but I am now attempting to tile a tub surround and have a few questions. I put up a kerdi membrane for waterproofing. I plan on using 12x12 porcelain tile. My big question is are there any tricks to keeping the tiles from sliding as I install them? Thinset doesn't seem like it will just hold them immediately, although I know its the right product to use. Also am I correct that I should butter the tiles as oppossed to spreading the thinse on the walls? Thanks and any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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Start at the tub level leaving a 1/16 to 1/8" gap and use spacers as you go up, nothing to it.

The gap gets caulked after grouting.

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Use an epoxy thinset with porcelain. The spacers will do the trick.
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Absolutely no need to use epoxy. I think maybe our construction friend meant to say modified thinset mortar? If so, he is still wrong because the porcelain is going over Kerdi.

The thin set should be spread on the Kerdi with the proper notched trowel, there is no need to butter the tiles too, but won't hurt unless you apply too much.

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Jaz,

I knew the kerdi used the unmodified. I assume a 1/4 x 3/8 trowel is correct? I was just worried the tiles might slide as I put them up but apparently I was wrong about that. Thanks everyone.
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I was just worried the tiles might slide as I put them up but apparently I was wrong about that.
They will, unless supported.
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so what just use 1/8 piece of wood under the bottom tiles and thats it?
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I use spacers, there are all kinds that will work, also depends on whether or not the tub is level, the tile has to be level, even if the tub isn't.
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Yup they'll slide as you already know. Spacers or whatever is handy will be fine. 1/4x3/8x1/4 is my choice. Make sure you buy a good quality unmodified thin set if you wanna follow Schluter's directions.......so no shopping at the orange vest place.

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Oh great, a blank edited response.

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