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Thread: Installing pool tile

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    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx

    Installing pool tile

    When you are installing the mosaics are these steps correct?
    1. Put some very soupy cement looking mixture down with a brush sort of like waterproofing...What is that?

    2. Float the floor with portland and sand to create a flat base for the thinset/tile

    3. Looks like the smaller tile uses 3/16" trowel with white thinset that is safe for underwater applications. Mapei special mix that was 24 bux for a 20 lb bag...

    Questions.....What is the soupy liquid they put down and let dry around 10 minutes and then put the portland mix as the base?

    What is the overall height needed to be for the plaster to surround the area flush if using quartzscape product.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Installing pool tile

    Sounds like they're using something like Laticrete (looks like thick milk), which is an aid to help set crete bond to the fresh crete.
    Luv& Luk

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