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Old 04-15-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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Can I use bathroom tile for an outside application?- REPOSTED


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I have raised brick areas on the back porch kind of like as shown in this picture- http://www.rymergroundworks.co.uk/images or see attached
The top surfaces of the raised areas are 18" x 18" on top.
Can I put 4) 9" bathroom ceramic tiles on top of the brick structures- is that an appropriate application for bathroom tile or would they just pop off eventually. Install with quickrete or other?
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:50 AM   #2
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Not sure why you would want to do that, but fired ceramic tiles do well outside. Thinset is the usual adhesive here, but I suppose mortar will work.

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Tiles are rated by hardness--You need a 4 or 5 for out door use.
Bricks move and will cause tile failure,

Stable concrete can work--no brick.
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