trowel size for 60 x 60 ceramic floor tile?

7 Jun 2011
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United Kingdom
Hello everyone

Can anyone suggest the correct trowel size for a 60 x 60 ceramic floor tile? I had thought a 10mm u notched trowel would be suitable but would appreciate some guidance from you.

Cheers in advance
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Depends on the tile and the substrate.

Ultimately you check and use whatever gives the correct coverage.
Your 10mm u-notch trowel should be fine - are you intending to use tile levelling spacers?
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For a 60 x 60 ceramic floor tile, a 10mm U-notched trowel would be suitable. The U-notched trowel is commonly used for larger format tiles like the one you mentioned. It provides adequate coverage of adhesive beneath the tile and helps ensure a strong bond between the tile and the floor.

The size of the notches in the trowel determines the amount of adhesive applied. The 10mm U-notched trowel will leave a consistent 10mm-wide and 10mm-deep groove or notch in the adhesive when it is applied. This size is generally recommended for tiles in the size range you mentioned.

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