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  1. JaydoubleU

    JaydoubleU New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Hi all,

    After some advice. I’m tiling a 4m floor in 1 inch hexagon mosaics. The floor is green chipboard which is pretty secure but I would always use ditramat 25 on it prior to fixing but Schlüter have said not to fix anything under 50mm on to ditra 25. Anyone had the same issue? It’s not the sort of job I fancy doing twice!

    Cheers for any help.
     
  2. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Correctly over board floor with a tile backer board or grip prime and fibre leveler.
    Are you restricted for height?
    What’s the useage of the floor to be?
     
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  3. JaydoubleU

    JaydoubleU New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Cheers Lee, floor is a customers ensuite. The floor height is definitely degotiable.
     
  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    As above overboard with something like hardie backer but you may want to skim it over with a smoothing compound after to get it perfectly smooth to recieve mosaics
     
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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019
  5. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Hardie Backer flies and screwed and then go over with a feather edge smoothing compound to fill any little gaps such as screw heads etc
     
  6. Tile Fix Direct

    Tile Fix Direct Julian at TileFix Direct TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    Aldershot
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  7. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Definitely wouldn't recommend orbry, wedi, marmox etc for small mosaics. Point loading would be too much and the board could compress.
    Result would be a mess.
     
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  8. JaydoubleU

    JaydoubleU New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Thanks to you all. Seems to be that hardie backer board with a skim of levelling compound sounds favourite then.

    Cheers for the help.
     
  9. Tile Fix Direct

    Tile Fix Direct Julian at TileFix Direct TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    Aldershot
    50mm and larger are fine, smaller is the problem. Oops! I thought the customer said 50mm mosaics. You are quite correct!
     
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