Laying tiles on the wall

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  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 16, 2017
    Be sure to put a mastic on the back of the tiles. Home improvement stores sell ceramic tiles in 12" sections. Apply mastic put on wall and tap with hand or rubber mallet. Then put whatever colored grout you want on it. They make grout now that does not need to be sealed. Fairly easy weekend project

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 16, 2017
    I'm assuming you're talking about glass or ceramic tiles. Home improvement stores sell both in 12" sheets. Apply mastic to the back, stick on wall and tap with hand or rubber mallet. Then when done apply grout in the color you want. They make grout now that does not need to be sealed. Easy weekend project

    • William William on Jun 16, 2017
      Thinset/mastic goes on the wall not on the tile. Adhesive needs to be placed on the wall with a notched trowel. And different notch size for different size tiles.

  • William William on Jun 16, 2017
    What kind of tiles? Size of tiles? What walls and where? Different process for different wall material, size of tiles, and location. Some require thinset. Some require mastic. Some require cement board backing. Some can go on drywall. You do not put thinset/mastic on the tiles but on the wall. Peel and stick tiles don't need any adhesive. More information is needed.

  • Kori Pierce Taylor Kori Pierce Taylor on Jun 17, 2017
    There are excellent videos on all sorts of tile installation on YouTube . I am sure you will find one of them very helpful. Several go through the various steps and will also suggest types of materials you may want or need depending on job you are doing. I found these very helpful.