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I am almost finished one room laying ceramic tiles. I am about to put in the edge ones that I have had to cut.

I know this sounds like a really stupid question but how do I put the thinset in such a small area? My trowel will not fit in order to create the ridges.

Would I put the thinset on the back of the tile? Is that the way it is done?

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Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!

I am disapointed in you.:huh:

Would I put the thinset on the back of the tile? Is that the way it is done?
Yes, backbutter the tiles. After you wet the substrate.:):yes::)
 

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You would be more disappointed if you had seen the different manoeuvres
I was doing in order to create those ridges.........:laughing:

I actually wipe the substrate as I go along with a damp cloth, just to pick up any dust, etc.

Bud, I am getting better at this tiling thing......They are looking better than the first ones that I laid. I am getting less thinset squeezing out, and I love not using those spacers.

Are tiles no exactly all the same size, or is it just my tiles? Sometimes I notice that some are off about 1/16th of an inch.
 

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Nope! Generally all tiles are not the same size unless they are "rectified tiles" but I ain't-a gonn-a get into that right now. It's not you.

Pain in the butt, huh?:)
 
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