Floor tiles for wall tiles

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Old 11-04-01, 06:50 PM
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Can large ceramic floor tiles be applied as wall tiles for a shower surround? If so what kind of mastic will support the weight of 12X12 tiles? Or are they simply to large to use? What about a vapor barrier of some kind? Is anything more than cement backer board needed? What about grout line width? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!!!
 
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Old 11-06-01, 01:12 PM
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Hi Graham,

We do it all the time. Backer board is fine with a moisture barrier behind it. Use modified thin set, not mastic. Joints are usually 1/4 in. or a little less.
 
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Old 11-06-01, 02:59 PM
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What do you mean by a modified morter? Is there some special brand to use? Also, do I have to use a special grout? Thanks a lot Graham
 
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Old 11-06-01, 03:01 PM
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Opps I ment what do you mean by modified thin set? Thanks Graham
 
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Old 11-09-01, 11:35 AM
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Modified thin set is a step up from the garden variety. It contains polymers that make it stick better. Home Depot sells Versa Bond by Custom. I use it for a lot of different applications.
 
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