Solid bed trowel

5 Apr 2006
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Confusion reigns once again after reading through the BAL adhesive calculator on their website. :confused: (

I've looked up the types of adhesive and the coverage figures are quoted for dry and wet areas (wet being the tiling of a shower area)

It goes on to say that for the 'wet' areas a thin bed solid bed trowel is the correct tool.

I've followed the excellent advice of one of the most helpful people on this forum, and I am looking square notch trowels for my walls, but would this only suffice for the 'dry' areas?

Should I consider a solid bed trowel for the tiling of the shower area? if so would "thin bed" be appropriate, in which case would I then need to select a square notch trowel to meet the depth, so that the tiles are all the same level?

Apologies for the number of questions here - the drive I have to get the job done right is immeasurable!

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If you use a 10mm sq notched trowel on the wall you will end up with a solid bed of about 3-4mm once you twist the tile into position,I also use sq notch on floors,had to remove a couple once and if you've used powdered adhesive then they are a real pain to remove.
I conclude from this, lancenotalot, that a 10mm square notched trowel would provide an adequate solid bed for use on shower walls. ;)

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