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diy'er on LI 09-09-2009 02:26 PM

another tile question: installing large (1'x2') porcelain wall tiles
we found wall tiles that we absolutely adore. Before we order, do you anticipate difficulty in installig them becuase of their large size (1'x2' and roughly 5/8" thick)? I made sure that they are wall tiles (not suitable for floor use). I'm just thinking that since no wall is 100% flat and plumb that 2 foot long tiles might be more difficult to install. (Porcelanosa (the tile manufacturer) has special thin set designed for their tiles, so I presume if we follow their instructions, the tiles will adhere properly.)

I would appreciate any advice from anyone having experience installing large wall tiles.....


R&D Tile 09-16-2009 06:38 AM

Nice plumb walls and 100% thinset coverage.

Where on LI?

diy'er on LI 09-16-2009 01:10 PM

western suffolk :)

thanks for your reply.

I'm *hoping* those walls are plumb.

come to think of it, I just thought of a way to check for wall bulges... inspect the alignment of the current wall paper pattern!

I'm determined to turn this hideous 70's homage to all things brass and harvest gold into something mod and stylish. I'm nervous that I'll be smacked by something unforseen once again.

but then again, isn't that the never-ending DIY dilemma?

R&D Tile 09-16-2009 01:59 PM

The easiest way to check the walls is to place a straightedge [longer the better] up against it and slide it around and see if any gaps or it rocks over any studs that might not be perfect with the next in line.

I'm in Nassau county by the way.:)

diy'er on LI 09-16-2009 02:57 PM

hmmm, I'll do that. I just have to find a straight edge that's definitely straight (telltale sign #341 that I'm not a pro :whistling2:)

it's good to see another local on this board :)

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