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Old 07-06-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hey guys. Working on a bathroom tiling. working with a Brennero tile, splendida white high gloss. The manufacturer recommends mastic to avoid crazing. But mastic is, as i understand it, always a major no no for bathrooms - epecially abutting a bath. Bathroom is small and humid. Thinset seems like the only choice, but now im worried im going to create crazing which would also be bad.

Am i missing something - why would a manufacturer make a tile, market for bathrooms and then require mastic? Any advice?
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What is Crazing?

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Cracking in the glazing, is my understanding. I'm not sure why thinset would cause it, I thought it was a problem (though some like the look) with the firing process.
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Have you called the manufacturer or just read the directions? I'd use thinset anyway. If the tile fails, either way, you're on the hook. I don't spend much time worrying about manufacturer's warranties.
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Have you called the manufacturer or just read the directions? I'd use thinset anyway. If the tile fails, either way, you're on the hook. I don't spend much time worrying about manufacturer's warranties.
Yeh try getting them to honor any warranty.
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