Asked by: Tisha Ponechome and garden interior decorating
What size trowel should I use for 12x12 tile?
Last Updated: 26th April, 2020
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Beside this, what size trowel should I use for 12x24 tile?
All tile manufacturers offer a recommended trowel size. Mosaic installations up to 2 inches can use a 1/8-inch notch, as can wall tiles of up to 4 inches, as a general rule. 16-inch tiles need a 1/2-inch-deep notch, and anything over 24 inches should use a …
One may also ask, what size trowel for 6x24 look tile? Some pros say they need a 1/2" square notch to achieve that on larger format tiles, but in theory if your tiles are flat and your substrate is flat it should require no more than a 1/4" square notch to achieve that goal.
Also asked, how do you know what size trowel to use?
Finding the right trowel for the job is quite simple when you know that, generally speaking, the trowel size should match up to the tile size – the smaller the tile, the smaller the trowel; the larger the tile, the larger the trowel.
What size notched trowel for floor tiles?
So a 12mm x 12mm trowel will leave a 6mm high bed of adhesive beneath the tile. A 6mm x 6mm trowel will leave a 3mm bed of adhesive beneath the tile. Using a U-notched trowel and embedding the tile into the adhesive leaves you with a bed of adhesive beneath the tile a little over 1/3 the size of the trowel teeth.