With small tiles, as you have on your shower floor, installers need to modify their usual way of spreading the thinset
mortar or other bonding material, Brookes said.
From an undulating wall sculpture's base of chicken wire, plaster bandages, and thinset
, to a large outdoor armchair sculpture's base of foam, fiberglass mesh, and concrete, this guide will help to demystify 3-D structures for aspiring sculptors and mosaic artists.
StirWhip is an excellent choice for paint, compound, concrete, grout, thinset
, epoxies, lacquers, adhesives and sealants.
It will also help keep thinset
from squeezing out between the spaces of thin mosaic tile.
I have searched the internet to hire a lifting machine and although these are available, the biggest problem seems to be the removal of the thinset
once the tiles are removed with dust etc.
This process requires a special thinset
mortar placed on the back of the stone to resist moisture seeping behind the stone and freezing.
In a concrete slab or under a tile floor, electric heating cable is usually laid in a serpentine pattern in the concrete or thinset
. For use with carpeting, thin mats or sheets are placed on the floor before the arpeting is laid.
Working with Parson & Whitley, Thin Joint suggested the specification of an SIM (Super Insulated Masonry) wall which could achieve a low u-value (a measure of the heat transfer through a material) using an Aircrete block, bonded using Clan Thinset
mortar and a Relius External wall insulation system.
mortar again to replace the tiles on the floor.
Consider using thinset
for these pieces because they'll hold better.
Spread an adhesive, such as thinset
or mastic, on your work space, then set the mesh right into the adhesive.