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Old 12-27-2017, 04:26 PM   #21
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what do you mean by premount? before the wall tile?

Had a row of 2" square mosaic on top of a half wall of tile and I was able to use the Raimondi clips-was nice b/c it pulled them out so they were in plane with the wall tile.
Probably on sheets of ditra.
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what do you mean by premount? before the wall tile?

Had a row of 2" square mosaic on top of a half wall of tile and I was able to use the Raimondi clips-was nice b/c it pulled them out so they were in plane with the wall tile.
I mounted these on Kerdi, have used Ditra to plane things out.

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never thought of that, thanks guys.

I've been using strips of Kerdi and Ditra on rare occasions, to build out the mosaic but it's typcially difficult b/c the field tile above and below is already in place which doesn't leave a lot of room for troweling the thinset.
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never thought of that, thanks guys.

I've been using strips of Kerdi and Ditra on rare occasions, to build out the mosaic but it's typcially difficult b/c the field tile above and below is already in place which doesn't leave a lot of room for troweling the thinset.
You can mount the mosaic, let it set, trowel the backer not the wall, set the band in place.

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never thought of that, thanks guys.

I've been using strips of Kerdi and Ditra on rare occasions, to build out the mosaic but it's typcially difficult b/c the field tile above and below is already in place which doesn't leave a lot of room for troweling the thinset.
Pre mount to Kerdi if the mosaic is thick, ditra if it’s thin. You can lay it on a bench and not worry about sag. I’ll fabricate a tool the thickness of the grout line and use it to create consistent grout lines throughout the sheet of mosaic. Leave the ditra (or kerdi) a little large, then trim it after the thinset sets and before installing on the wall. You can do long rows, then slap it on the wall the next day. So much easier and faster to work on a bench than on a wall.
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Will this work with a diagonal pattern? Mount and setup, then cut it down the following day?


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Will this work with a diagonal pattern? Mount and setup, then cut it down the following day?


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Yes. If you have a way to cut it.

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Wet saw.


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That is genius. Definitely trying that next time.

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