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First attempt at mosaics

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by IJWS15, 21 Mar 2014.

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    IJWS15

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    Tiling the cloakroom, fully tiled to above the basin in brick bond 400 * 150 wall tiles but above the basin she wants a mosaic area (glass) almost up to the ceiling. No border of the standard tiles around the mosaic.

    Now I consider myself a reasonably competent tiler but have not used mosaics before.

    - Looks like I will need to put battens on the wall to use the dog tooth method or is there a board available that I could use instead?

    - how do I avoid them sagging - have seen links to mosaic mesh, is this easy to use? or not necessary a all?

    Am also going to try mitering the external corners - two new challenges on one job.
     
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    Some more information

    Mosaic is actually 1mm thinner than the tiles.

    Tiles are actually 500X200 and have a surface texture which means they have to be wet cut . . .

    She said she bought bigger tiles so they would go on faster . . . . . . . . . . .
     
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