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I installed bellavita glass tile 8x16 im having issues with mortar stickig to it and holding it on wall.. why?

I installed bellavita glass 8x16 tile on a wall. I used white versa bond thinset.. some of the tile are fallinng off the wall. In multiple locations, even with different mixes of mortar. I dont understand why?

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Your not troweling enough glass thinset onto the wall. The thinset should be creamy and troweled evenly most people hold the trowel to flat or use to small of a trowel you also could lightly coat the back do the tile to give it a good mechanical bond

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Thinset mortar is used to adhere ceramic tiles and it can be found in your local home store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc). You'll need a slotted trowel to create ridges in the mortar before applying the tile. The troughs between ridges create a suction when the tile is pressed onto the mortar. Also, if your tile will be installed with grout lines (a gap between each tile), remember to pick up some separators. They are small "x" shaped pieces that are placed between tiles temporarily to maintain alignment and uniform spacing.

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Follow the steps

1.Rub the grout haze with a dry cheesecloth. Shake out the cheesecloth as you work to remove grout dust.
2.Scrub the glass tile with a nylon bristle brush and warm water if cheesecloth doesn't work. Wipe away the loosened grout haze with a sponge as you work. Avoid using the nylon bristle brush in the grout lines of recent tile installations, as the stiff bristles may loosen or cause damage to the grout.
3.Mix a solution of 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon warm water if haze remains on your tile. Scrub the grout haze with a nylon bristle brush dipped in the solution, wiping away the loosened grout haze as you work. Continued use of vinegar can weaken grout, so only use this method to remove haze and not for regular cleaning of glass tile surfaces.
4.Apply a commercial tile cleaner to the glass tile if the previous methods fail. Scrub the haze gently with a nylon scrubbing pad, letting the cleaner do most of the work. Rinse off the tile cleaner with clean water. Use a tile cleaner that is labeled for use on glass tile.
5.Remove the grout haze with a tile cleaner containing phosphoric acid or sulfamic acid as a final resort. These acids are safe to use on glass tile and are highly effective for removing grout haze. Avoid using phosphoric acid on colored grout, as the acid may cause bleaching or discoloration. Read the labels of these products carefully before using, and follow all manufacturer's safety precautions.

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I have a Saltillo tile balcony and the tiles are popping. There are no expansion joints, could that be the cause?


who ever installed it probably didn't use a tile underlay like wonderboard or hardibacker. Also for areas like that you have to get the good thinset mortar like FLEXbond and the other thing too is Saltillo is not very user friendly when it comes to installing if you're not fast because its so porous i literally sucks the moisture from the mortar and there for doesnt bond to ur surface. If the thinset is thick and dry it aint gonna work. ALSO WITH SALTILLO YOU MUST HAVE 100% COVERAGE WITH THE THINSET.. Hollow tiles or no thinset under corners and what not just going to pop up. I butter the floor AND the back side of the tile when doing that type of tile. It's not very flat so there for you must have alot of thinset mortar under each and every tile. good luck. hope this helped. I been doing custom tile for 25 years so i got ya on this. Who ever was the installer lacked some knowledge on Saltillo. Tear it up and get something nicer.

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The grout between tiles is just for filling the gaps. The tiles are glued to the wall, usually with "thin-set" mortar. Unless that mortar is in very poor condition it is unlikely that you would be able to remove that single tile without breaking it. The wall behind the tile might be water-resistant drywall (a poor quality situation) or it should be cement-board. I suppose it's possible that there is already a hole in the wall behind the tile, but the hole would be smaller than the tile, and assuming 4 inch (not large) tiles, this is a poor choice to gain access to the pipes. The usual access is through the wall from the other side. During initial construction, a removable access panel is sometimes provided (depending on local building codes and whims of the builder). If there is no access panel, and the other side of the wall is drywall, then cutting a generous hole, and fashioning a plywood panel (with trim around the edge to cover the gap between the drywall and the plywood) is a pretty standard and simple approach (depending on your skills). As an alternative and for more info, here's a link describing how to install a plastic snap-in access panel. Good luck! http://www.diylife.com/2008/06/23/plumbing-access-panel-installation/

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I bought a maax shower base. i am going to intall a cement board on the wall, water proof it and then tile over it. The shower base has a flange that is 1/4'' thick. do i install the cement board on top of...


There are two ways that I would do it depending on the width of the ledge on top of shower base. If you have enouch room I would shim studs with strips of material thick enough to bring the surface out even with flange on shower base. Then I would put cement board(wonder board) on wall and over shower flange to set on top of shower base. Finish seams on wall board per manufacturers directions,Let seam filler dry then seal with thompsons water seal or equivalent sealer. Let that dry then tile on that grouting and sealing with quality caulk at joint between shower base and tile.
If ledge on shower base is not wide enough then I would place cement board directly to studs then use filler strips on face of shower base flange to bring two surfaces flush. Water seal let dry and tile again coming down over top of shower. Grout and caulk to finish. P.S. I would use a siliconized latex emulsifier to mix in with grout. It gives a better ware proof seal. Hope this helps you. Good luck and thank you.

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