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Old 09-11-2017, 03:38 AM   #16
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Your grout joint should be no smaller than three times the variation in tile size. So if the difference in size between the largest and smallest tiles is 1/16", the grout joint should be 3/16". Incidentally, 3/16" is usually a place to start. You may be able to use something less, but typically slight variations among tile sizes prohibits that.

Look at Laticrete Spectralock, which has matching silicone for soft joints. I also like Bostik 1900 epoxy, which is a little tougher to work with, but very durable.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:01 PM   #17
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Setting rectified tile is much harder than a tile with a pillowed edge. I would use an anti lippage,leveling system. I like Ramondi and it is very reasonable in cost .You want to get your floor very flat before you install the Nobel seal.
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Thanks, Mark. I was wondering whether I should use a leveling system of some sort.

These are also some pretty hard tiles (>500 lb break strength). I think that all of my cuts (entire perimeter, 55% of tiles) will be straight. Can I expect to be able to scribe/break these reliably, or should I just saw them?

Regarding layout and order of laying: It is just a square layout, 4 rows of 32, with the outer two rows cut by wall and at cantilever end. Should I just lay the two inner rows one at a time, or both, then come back and do all the cut tile? Not sure I could still get the leveling clips under by the time I get back (the next day at least), if I do that.
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