Do i have to cement back of tile?

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Old 11-27-08, 07:18 PM
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Do i have to cement back of tile?

When tiling, you spread the cement down on the floor, but do you have to put cement on the back of the tile to?
 
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I don't suppose you absolutely have to, but you'll get a much better bond and bed effect if you do. I normally spread the floor and then "burn" in the back of the tile. Spread thinset onto the back and then scrape off the excess with the flat side of your trowel. This fills in all the voids in the back of the tile so there is a better bed of material and more complete bond to the floor.
 
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No, just on the floor. You are using, I assume, a 1/4 x 1/4 notched trowel to give an even laying surface. And assuming you are using thinset. Once you get into tight areas, you may find it easier to "butter" the back of tiles and install them, especially smaller pieces.
 
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I guess when i say cement, it is thin set for tiles, thank you.
 
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Where you been? Havent seen you here in ages.
 
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