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Posted by Larry on August 8th, 2000 09:59 PM
In reply to One question... by Larry on August 8th, 2000 09:44 PM [Go to top of thread]

You mentioned that the plywood was installed over a crawl space. Is your plywood warping due to moisture and humidity? Also what size trowel did you use to install the tile?

I never install floor tile with anything less than a 3/8" mortar bed using a square notched trowel. I know a lot of websites promote the use of 1/4" v-notched trowel installations but I don't know a real tileman that does this (a helper maybe). Why? Tiles suck up the moisture from the thinset very fast and the tiles fail to fully bond with the mortar.

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