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Old 04-03-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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What trowel for 2x2?

I'm helping a neighbor put tile in his bath. we're almost ready to tile. he choose 2x2 ceramic mounted on a sheet. i'm thinking my 1/4x1/4 square notch is going to put down too much thinset. will my 3/16 v notch be the better choice?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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Chris,

I'd go with the 3/16" v-notch. I think you are spot on about the 1/4x1/4...too much thinset oozing out. Educate your neighbor prior to setting...he's responsible for getting all the thinset out from in between the tiles.

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Old 04-03-2007, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi Chris

If your tile has a relatively flat backing on it the 3/16" v-notch will do.
If the tile has large cups, or appears to be cut out of a larger format
tile i would suggest doing the pull test. Notch an area and lay the tile
into the thinset. Pull up a few pieces and check your coverage. If the
tile needs more thinset either skim the backs of the tiles or move up
to a larger notch trowel.
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they're relatively flat. no large cups or anything. thanks!
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