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Old 03-02-2002, 08:36 AM   #2
chip
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Joe Tarver

The Top Man at the National Tile Contractors Association, says it best!!

Cement has absolutely no adhesive qualities, what so ever.

If It can't absorb into the substate and or the tile, it isn't going to stick.

In the days when "MUD BEDS" were the only way to set tile (now they are just "THE BEST WAY"),they used to soak the tile, and sprinkle cement on the still plastic mortar, and set the soaked tile on the cement and it would be absorbed into the tile and the mud bed and harden. This creates exactly what John is talking about.

Chip
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