thinset tile


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Old 08-17-00, 12:09 AM
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i read in the family handyman about using thin set as a tile backer board to reduce height and am intereseted in knowing more as i lost the magazine-such as how exactly it works-any help is appreciatted---josh
 
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Old 08-17-00, 09:18 AM
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Thinset is used to secure the tile to a cement backer board. Heres how it works.

A comncrete backer board is installed on the floor to provide a sturdy base for the tile. Thinset is spread on the floor using a 1/4" knotched trowel and the backer board is laid into the thinset. The backerboard is then nailed down with roofing nails or screwed down to the floor every 8". The joints on the backerboard are then taped with a fiberglass tape much like sheetrock tape and the joints are filled with thinset. This gives a sturdy almost monolithic base for the tile.

After a overnight dry, Thinset is spread on the backerboard and the tile is set. An overnight dry on the tile and it is ready to grout.

Having a sturdy base for ceramic tile to set on is critical to the success of the tile job.
 
 

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