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Discuss Fixing mosaic's (horizontally) in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Jimny Cricket

    Jimny Cricket Active Member

    Location:
    Fatfield
    Hi there, I've done a couple of job's recently where the customer has wanted a horizontal mosaic border. Although the customer's have been pleased with the result I'm not!
    I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I'm looking for advice on fixing the mosaic (the 15 x 30mm type that come on a sheet approx 300mm sq).
    Next time I've decided I'm gonna set the room out and get some ally angle straight edges, screw to the walls and fix the mosaic's 1st and leave them overnight or 24 hrs and tile up to them - is this best practice?
    I'm sick of the odd wonky mosaic, dipping in or out, up or down!! :mad::(
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Dog tooth method is best way
     
  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
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  4. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
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  5. Jimny Cricket

    Jimny Cricket Active Member

    Location:
    Fatfield
    Cheers all helpful info :cool:
     
  6. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Cut chocks of wood to correct height and do all the field tiling first then dig tooth them in at the end.
     
  7. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    As has been said above but i just cut pieces
    of scrap tile to give me my gap
     
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  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I don’t like the dog tooth method, I usually tile the whole room and use off cuts of tile to create the gap for the boarder, then I use mosaic mesh To make the mosaic more manageable, i butter the back of the mosaic to the correct amount and put it in. Too much chance of them all wobbling with dog tooth, in my opinion
     
  9. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
    Most people tend to install the field tiles first then install the mosaics in the gap left for them. Where the mosaics are thinner than the field tiles theres various ways of building up the height. People use strips of backer boards, scrap tiles, mosaic mesh etc. You can also make a jig and use adhesive etc. to get your height. Whichever way you use make sure theyre set solid before installing mosaics otherwise theyll move about.
    Just cut a piece of plastic etc to make a small trowel to fit the border size and youre sorted.

    Sharon
     
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  10. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Maidstone
    I have used rapid on the backs , left them over night and fixed like a tile as the sheet is hard ?
     
  11. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
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    schluter
     
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  12. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Never seen that !
     
  13. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    Neither do I
     
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  14. Rosco100

    Rosco100 Professional tiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Inverurie
    Use these a great deal,So much easier and a nice finish,Got lots in stock.
     
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  15. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Do they sell the little trowel you'd need or do you make your own?
     
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