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Old 12-12-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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Applying Thinset on Floor/Wall Surface or on Tiles


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I learned that there are 2 options applying thinset for floor/wall tiling with trowel:
1. apply the thinset directly on the floor/wall and place the tiles
2. apply the thinset on the back of tiles and place the tiles

The second option seems cleaner, but I want to check with you all if one is better than the others.

Thanks!
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All,

I learned that there are 2 options applying thinset for floor/wall tiling with trowel:
1. apply the thinset directly on the floor/wall and place the tiles
2. apply the thinset on the back of tiles and place the tiles

The second option seems cleaner, but I want to check with you all if one is better than the others.

Thanks!

#2 is very wrong!... Unless you need to back butter the tiles thinset still is required on the surface.

It requires one to know how to apply the thinset the wall/floor correctly, with the write consistently applying thinset 1st flat then use the notch side of trowel to make ur lines.
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The second option seems cleaner
You've got it backwards.

However, you may need/want to also 'butter' the backs of the tiles too.

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Cleaner isn't either correct....or speedy. Thinset goes on the surface first, gets used in hard with the flat side of the trowel, then gets combed out with the grooved side. Tile is set nicely into that. It is POSSIBLE that you might also have to back butter some tiles...but that is not common for most standard tiles. Mexican terra cotta or the like yes. Ron
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Thank you, everyone!
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