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3x6 Travertine wall tile questions - notch size and back buttering

3x6 Travertine wall tile questions - notch size and back buttering

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Old 08-18-11, 08:01 AM
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3x6 Travertine wall tile questions - notch size and back buttering

I am putting up 3x6 travertine on a wall. What size notch trowel works best and do I need to back butter the tiles? Thanks
 
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Old 08-18-11, 06:30 PM
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A 1/4x1/4" square notch trowel should be the one. No need to back butter unless you find one with a hole that goes all the way.

Is this a dry area?

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Old 08-19-11, 09:18 AM
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Not really. Its a shower. I will redguard over the cement board and make sure that there are no "holes" in the travetine near any wet areas. Thanks
 
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Old 08-19-11, 07:38 PM
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A shower huh? Is this tumbled travertine or is it honed or polished? Either way not my first choice for showers, lots of maintenance in your future, either that or mold.

What specific method, products will you be using for this project? Tell us all about it. You mentioned the backer with Redgard, fine. How about the floor? That's the problem area.

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Old 08-19-11, 08:45 PM
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I am using polished travertine. The base is a jacuzzi preformed so no problem there. In the corner nd t th bottom of the tie I m using the laticrete 100% silicon caulk. I think that. Should beok
 
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Old 08-19-11, 09:00 PM
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Sounds OK.

So, studs, concrete backer, (which one?), then Redgard, then thin set mortar, (which one?). Finally tiles. Makes sure to apply several coats of high quality sealer when finished.

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