I am considering a particular tile for my shower walls. It is
actually a 6x6 floor tile. It says it is porcelain ceramic tile.
Pretty thick and heavy. I plan to use thinset, maybe latex modified.
Is this a good idea? Any suggestions? It is going on over 1/2"
durock. It will not be on the ceiling, only on the walls. Thank you.
Diamond wet saw that you need for straight cuts anyway, will approximate
curves by notching. If you really need perfect round holes, or closed
holes, then you need a diamond drill or hole cutter and a drill press.
"Wet" is key. Even diamond blades wear out quickly without it. A wet
blade will cut for miles and miles.
On 30 Jun 2004 05:50:41 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (kilerbbb) wrote:
No problem using floor tile on walls, but not t'other way.
Make certain the thinset you use is rated for porcelain tile; the
cheaper grades are not. It is not enough to just use any
latex-modified thinset. Thinset doesn't stick as well to porcelain as
to standard tile, and so a grade with more and better latex modifiers
is required. And for a shower, use the best grout you can get and
with an anti-mildew additive. Remember to use silicon caulk for the
corners, not grout, which can be a problem if you are using other than
white, black, or grey grout. Finally, remember to use building paper
or other waterproof membrane behind the durock. The paper should lap
over the edge of the shower base if you are using one.
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