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Using the proper trowel

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is ‘What size and type of trowel should I use for…?’  The proper answer to that is ‘whichever trowel gives you the proper coverage for your particular installation’. So there really isn’t one perfect answer to that question, a lot of factors are involved. But I’ll […]

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Unmodified Thinsets – A User’s Guide

In my previous post about thinsets I explained what modified thinsets are and how they came about. That post actually started out as this post, I tend to get sidetracked by beer my dog. Unmodified thinsets, in one form or another, have been around forever. With the expanded use of modified thinsets, the unmodified version […]

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Modified Thinset – A Brief History

What is the difference between modified and unmodified thinsets? Which unmodified thinset is better? What makes a modified thinset modified? Why do you drink so much beer? These are questions I get asked a lot, along with ‘why is my dog on fire’ (because you used the incorrect product for a specific installation). Unmodified thinset […]

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How to Install Tile on a Shower Ceiling

Michael has recently pointed out (a bit more eloquently than I would have) that I have indeed been a lazy bastard and have not yet written this post. Apparently people actually want to know how to do stuff I do – weird, right? So here you go – making your ceiling shiny. The main problem […]

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Proper Setting Materials for Tile

There are three basic materials used to set tile. Mastic Thinset Mortar Epoxy For each installation there is a specific material you should be using. Before you start any tile installation you should ensure that the material you choose is suitable for that application. Mastic Mastic is a latex or solvent based adhesive that cures […]

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