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Old 06-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Iím remodeling our downstairs full bath, and this is my first time working with large wall tiles, 13 by 19.5.

I plan to install them one row at a time, especially the bottom row to make sure nothing sags and becomes un-level. Iíll use a laser to insure level!

My Questions: What is the best adhesive to use on the wall for larger tiles? Should I use a ľ inch trowel, the same as if I were installing them on the floor?

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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http://www.flextile.net/products/CIS...esives-90.html

this is what i use for most of my tile jobs.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Yikes---Wrong stuff---Use a modified thinset---powdered,mixed with water---never a mastic in a wet area--it will desolve when water gets to it.

And never under larger tiles--mastic doesn't 'cure' it dries like paint.

Under a large tile it could take weeks,months or longer to dry.

Use a quality modified thinset--start tiling from the second course--add a wood ledger board to hold up the weight---also use a leveling system to keep the tiles flat to each other--

Tuscan makes one and Lash by QEP is another---

A deep trowel will be needed--1/2" x1/2"-----Never bucket mixed stuff in a shower--
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lots of flooring guys here use flextile, i've used it in my own house. i did my bathroom 2 years ago. 2 hours after i finished putting down the tile on my floor i noticed a chip on one of the last tiles i put in and i had to smash it to get it off the floor cause it was already setup. i only use thinset on concrete.
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I stand by what I said---I've seen to many failures with premixed mastics--TCNA backs up my personal experience in their hand book.

Thinset is a sure thing in wet areas--and far less expensive than the bucket mixes---

Best to use the safest --use thinset---Mike---
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Mike is right on this thread, no tile glue by wet era's my old boss one time told me to use it in aprt bathroom I used thinset but had the bucket there for show.

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