Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 05-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
wrx4sabelle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
Trowel size for 13" and 6 1/2" tile pattern?

I am laying 13" tile in a pattern with 6 1/2" (or so) tiles, over a slab floor using Versabond thinset. Can I use one trowel size for both? What would be the best size? I have a 1/4" x 1/4", which I think is too small for the 13" tiles but it correct for the 6 1/2". I worried if I use 2 sizes the tiles won't be level.

Thanks
Carl
wrx4sabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 05-01-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
Davy
Moderator -- Mud Man
 
Davy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Princeton,Tx.- Dallas area
Posts: 33,134
Hi Carl, the two size tiles should end up level as long as they are both the same thickness. I would use a 3/8 tall notch and skim coat the backs with the flat side of the trowel.
__________________
Davy

www.davystephenstile.com
Davy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-01-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
wrx4sabelle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
Great, thanks, I will get a 3/8" trowel. I was already planning on the skim-coat
wrx4sabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
Davy
Moderator -- Mud Man
 
Davy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Princeton,Tx.- Dallas area
Posts: 33,134
Sometimes I will use a grinder with a 1/4 inch wide grinding wheel to cut notches deeper in my trowels. They tend to wear down after a while. You could do the same instead of buying a new trowel.
__________________
Davy

www.davystephenstile.com
Davy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #5
wrx4sabelle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15
Hey, that's a good idea. I'm trying to find one to borrow but if I can't I may just do that.
wrx4sabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC