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03-09-2007, 08:32 PM

I'm installing travertine in a small powder room. The tiles are a Versailles pattern consisting of about 8 tiles on a 12X12 sheet varying in size of 1.5x1.5 to 4x6. I have a couple of questions:

1) What sort of thinset should I use? I called Custom Building and they said to use Flex Bond-White, but I can't find it anywhere (for example, HD only has Flex Bond in Gray). Is Versa Bond - White okay? Any other suggestions?

2) What trowel notch size should I use for this quasi-mosaic pattern? Is 1/4 X 1/4 X 1/4 okay?

By the way, it's for the floor.


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03-09-2007, 08:34 PM
Hi Johnny, the Versabond will be fine. Use a 1/4" notch trowel.

03-09-2007, 09:29 PM
Thanks Mike, While you were responding, I was editing my question to say that the installation will be on the floor. Does that make a difference in your answer, or still the same? Thanks, again.

03-09-2007, 11:04 PM

irish tileguy in michigan
03-09-2007, 11:43 PM
what mike said , versabond and 1/4 trowel.

03-10-2007, 01:42 PM
Maybe a much bigger, unasked, unanswered question is have you verified the floor is adequate to support a natural stone tile? What is the floor, if it is not a slab, what is the construction of the joists, subfloor, etc? Regardless of the thinset used, this can make or break the final installation. Note, the actual size of the room has nothing to do with the suitability of the floor, it is the structure under that portion of the house.