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Do mosaics compress?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by xAlex, 31 Jul 2019.

  1. xAlex

    xAlex

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    Hello all. I’m going to tile with 250x400x7mm tiles. Half way up the wall (or there abouts), I’m going to put a 100mm strip of mosaic tiles horizontally. It’s concerning me that as these mosaics are on a web, the tiles which go above them may compress them together if there is any slippage , then the tiles and the mosaic would be misaligned etc. Is this a concern?
    Secondly, has anyone used the attached adhesive to good effect or should I use a powdered quick dry?
    Thank you
     

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  2. terryplumb

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    What thickness are the mosaics ?
    You can buy adhesive backed ,plastic mesh sheets ( around 300 x 300 mm).
    The mosaic sheet sticks to the rigid mesh' s adhesive back. Can be cut with a sharp Stanley knife into strips. This method reduces the chance of the mosaics changing position ,especially if used in conjunction with a few tile spacers.
    I only use powder adhesive for mosaics, and larger size tiles ( including the size you refer to ).
     
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    When adding boarder place tiles in first ( use baton to support upper tiles and when set, place in mosaics.Used this method in my shower room.
     
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