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Unread 05-28-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Quick shower tiling question

I am getting ready to tile my KERDI shower's floor. I have chosen 2x2 tiles. The questions which I have searched but not been able to find any answers to are as follows. What size trowel would be apprpriate for these tiles? I do have a 3/16 by 1/4 v notch and was wondering if this would be sufficent. Secondly the 2x2 came stuck together via either hot glue or epoxy in sheets. Will I have to remove all of these to set each tile indepently or can I leave them attached this way if the spacing is right? Thank you to everyone for your help.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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to me it depends on the thickness of the 2x2.
if it's a thin 2x2 your o.k. with the 3/16"x 1/4" trowel.
it they are a thicker 2x2 I like to use a 1/4" x 1/4".

and its best to leave the tile on the sheets for ease of installation.
cut a row off with a razor knife for your edges and then pull them
off the sheet to make the end cuts.
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Hi John,

What Brian said.

Way back in the old days (before my time) mosaic tiles came unmounted in wood kegs. It hasn't been done that way in 60 years. Leave them on the sheet, except for the cuts.
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John,

wood keg ? you sure that was tile ?
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Thank you for all of the help once again. Does it even matter that some of the glue/epoxy or how ever they are attached potrudes into the grout lines? What would you consider thicker tile? I have a 1/4 by 1/4 u notch also so that should work based on your reply.
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the glue is no problem.

some 2x2 tile (mosaics) are 1/4" and some porcelain or
marble mosaic 2x2 tile on sheets are 5/16" to 1/2".
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