Would you suggest the premixed mortar for the 6x24 inches floor tiles in the washroom? What size trowel should I use for this size of tiles?
The type of thin set mortar you should use would depend on what you are installing the tile over. In most cases you should use a modified thin set, and I much prefer mixing it from bags.
Many installers use a 1/2 trowel, as was suggested, however I prefer a 3/8 trowel as I find it adheres as well (you should back butter your tile) and isn't as messy.
Hope that helps.
Premixed Mortar is a specifically for interior installation of most ceramic quarry porcelain, and natural stone tile residential application such as walls, countertops and floors.
Do not apply over waterproofing, membranes, wood planking, press wood, particle board, chipboard,oriented standard OSB, pressure treated or oil treated , plywood.
Premixed Mortar can be use Recomended for interior only, can be use intermittent wet condition such as Backsplash Countertops, Shower Walls, Floors,use only temperature, between 10 C-35 C.This product is only setting not grouting.
Drying time will vary depending on tile size ,tile /substrate porosity and humidity.
This product should not be used with tile larger than 20"x20".
Typical Trowels and Approximate Coverage.
Flat baked up 4"x4".
Tiles from 4"x4"to 8"x8".
Tiles from 8"x8"to20"x20".
Trowel use 4,5x4mm.
Do not spread more adesive than can be covered before the adesive with slight push/pull motion across the ridges completely shearing the mortar ridges to give positive transfer to the tile.
Allow tile to reach a firm about 24 to48 hours and then grout with the appropriate Mapei grout.
Larger tiles such as 12"x12" will generally take longer to reach a firm set than a 6"x6" Tile.
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