I need some advice. About to tile my bathroom with 4”x26” faux-wood tiles. They can be seen here: http://www.rocatilegroup.com/roca/products/norway.html
There is a display board at my local Lowes that features these tiles. On the display, the tiles are butted up to each other, with no grout lines. I really like this look, as it looks like a real wood floor.
I asked the Salesperson if it was OK to install it this way. He called the MFG and they said yes, this tile has rectified edges and can be installed tight with no grout lines.
I’ve already prepped the subfloor – I laid ¼” hardibacker over the ¾ plywood. The hardibacker is set in thinset and I taped the seams. I also applied two coats of Laticrete water tight membrane.
Since I won’t have any grout to seal, I’m hoping the water proof membrane will protect against water. I’m also concerned about leveling the tiles, since I will have zero room for error with no grout. I am planning on using a 1/4 x 3/8 square notch trowel and Laticrete Multipurpose Pro thinset.
I’ve since tried to do some research on this and not finding much. Does anyone have experience with this and can offer some advice/tips?