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Old 01-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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Water getting behind tiles will not cause them to fall off or get weak or anything like that. Whether you use grout or not, you should assume water is always getting behind your tiles.

I'm also skeptical about your reason for saying larger tiles "call for" larger gaps - what is this supposed to mean?
I think he meant because the larger tiles typically have bigger degrees of inconsistency. Therefore, to keep your tiles in line horizontally and vertically you would need bigger grout lines.

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With this line of questioning comes another one. I assume that I will need a large notched trowel for the big tiles and a smaller one for the 1x1 mosaic tiles. How will I keep them flush with each other on the wall if I'm using a different depth of thinset?
Use more thinset, to bring the mosaic tiles to the same height.

I really don't like this idea of not using grout. Expect a smelly mildew/mold problem in a few months.
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Use more thinset, to bring the mosaic tiles to the same height.
That isn't gonna work. You have to push the tiles into the thinset you know. There's other ways, but not more thinset.

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I really don't like this idea of not using grout. Expect a smelly mildew/mold problem in a few months.
That I agree with.

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