Tiles keep getting larger and thinner, and with these technically demanding products come new approaches to laying tile. Specialized mortars, grouts, trowels and other tools all need to be considered. Working with these products requires finesse, planning and patience.
Mark Pennine, Ardex technical manager, recommends the use of a pourable mortar in thin and large-format tile installations. “A pourable mortar allows the installer to achieve proven 95 to 100% coverage on the back of the tile when installing over a flat and smooth floor surface that was prepared using a self-leveler.”