Subway tile trowel recommendations


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Old 04-20-19, 10:03 AM
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Subway tile trowel recommendations

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Can someone recommend the correct size/type of trowel I will want to install 3" x 6" subway tile for a backsplash?

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Old 04-20-19, 01:00 PM
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Usually the thinset you are using has recommendations for the notch size. My guess would be 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4". The recommendations are just that recommendations. I have gone to a taller than recommended notch when the surface underneath was not even and I wanted more wiggle room to get all the tiles uniform. And, when the surface below is good and I want to minimize excess thinset squishing up between the tiles I've gone with a smaller than recommended notch.
 
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Old 04-20-19, 01:41 PM
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1/4" square is too big for thin subway tile. I recommend a3/16" V-notch trowel.

This also might be helpful: https://www.tiletools.com/size-trowel-use-tile/
 
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Thanks everyone. I need to get to the store and take a look around. Still busy smashing the old crap off.
 
 

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