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Old 12-01-2017, 08:38 PM   #31
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Getting ready to do the ceiling. I have done a few ceilings but not with 3/8 thick porcelin 12x24. My method is to burn a thin coat on the ceiling,comb a full consistant 3/8 notch on the ceiling, back butter the tile(scraped flat),add a bead of thinset close to the outside edge of the tile(kind of like a fat caulk bead about 1" from the edge),push tile into thinset with upward pressure and slide tile a little bit back and forth perpendicular to the notches.

Please let me know if none,some, or all of this is correct. Also could some of you guys explain in detail your method of ceiling install. That would be most helpful. And what is your preferance for thinset.
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:30 AM   #32
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I install tile on a ceiling essentially like you. Except that the combed mortar is onto the tile, not the ceiling. It's a lot easier combing thinset on a tile in your hand than the ceiling,

I use the same thinset I'm using for the walls.

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Old 12-02-2017, 08:22 AM   #34
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You are right Bubba. It is really easy to notch onto the tile and get a nice even amount.

1) how do you get an additional bead around the perimiter and get it fairly even?

2) has anybody used Laticrete 257 Titanium? It is supossed to be like 254 but for LFT
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1) how do you get an additional bead around the perimiter and get it fairly even?

Using the flat edge of the trowel, I use a shearing motion across the edge of the tile to deposit mortar. It helps to understand the described movements of this action as though you have a kitchen butter knife completely loaded with jelly. Not only are you moving the knife from left-to-right across the tile edge...but you’re simultaneously drawing/dragging/shearing the knife’s length from tang-to-tip to unload the jelly.

The less length of tile edge you cover in this motion, the fatter the mortar bead. Conversely, the more length of tile edge you cover in this motion, the skinnier the mortar bead. You’ll learn to adjust based on how little or much mortar you’ve got on the towel edge at any given time.

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Has anyone used Laticrete 257?
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Yes its super sticky. Many consider it the ultimate in thinset.
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