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Manny_from_CT
03-02-2006, 12:44 PM
I have gutted my shower/tub surround down to the studs put up a vapor barrier, hardibacker board, and now I want to tile using 12x12 slate. I bought some flexbond thinset, but I wanted to double check that it would be ok to support the tiles. I know I have to seal the tiles, but I wanted to ask about the tiles before I went any further. CAn somebody help this newbie??????

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bbcamp
03-02-2006, 12:50 PM
Manny, the flexbond will work just fine.

Manny_from_CT
03-02-2006, 12:52 PM
Thnaks for the reassurance. One other quick question... do I have to tape in advance or can I do it as I tile?

Mike2
03-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Backer board seams, right Manny? It can be done either way but by doing it as you tile, aggravating speed bumps of dried mortar can be avoided not to mention mixing up yet another batch.