One last question about tiling (pretty sure.. I think...)
Again 18 sq in tiles. What I've read is lay the full ones then go back and
do the ones you have to cut. Pretty sure that means putting weight on the
setting uncut tiles while you measure and lay the cut ones etc. That
doesn't sound like a good thing to me. Does this mean you wait the 24 hrs
or so for the thinset to cure adequately to take some weight before doing
the tiles you have to cut?
If this is the case, and putting down tiles after the thinset has reasonably
set on some is fine, then does it make sense to lay my decorative 3 inch
strips first, as they drive the whole layout, let them set for 24 hrs, then
set the full tiles against the now rigid decorative strips, and then, on the
3rd day to do 18 in sq tiles that need cutting. I know this sounds like
extra work but I'm worried that putting these big tiles down is going to
move the smaller strips unless i'm exceedingly careful. I've seen enough of
it working out the layout to know it's a real concern.
comments welcome as always