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    YThin-set should not applied more than 1/4" amedium bed mortar is required for anything up to 3/4" and if you had at the mare minimum a straight-edge you would have been able to locate and correct those low/high spots before ever getting close to starting to install tile. Maybe take a look at ANSI and TCNA standards for tile installation

    thank you for advice.

    Great video as always! 😉

    Bobs a professional tile installer on a real job site giving you his valuable information ,free of charge .I think a grand thank you instead of critical insults is in order

    In another of your videos you insisted that a metal transition strip is the way to go but here you don't use one. Why?

    Thinset should not be used if you need a buildup of more than 1/2 inch . that product dosent have the density to stand that high. its always faster and easier to float the floor flat.
    btw no professional tile man would set his floor on cement board.

    what if your using a transition strip at the doorway? They typically only allow roughly 1/8" to 3/16" of thin set. I guess you could order taller ones but generally they are all 3/8"

    Good advice from a working setter; there will always be "experts" that disagree; we all have our own preferred methods; I never criticize unless its dangerous or downright wrong – thanks for sharing!

    You know.. after I've watched tons of your videos I've realized something. All the tile guys in my area are just all talk!! Even the big company's. Tried to charge a cust over a grand to set 4 tiles on a landing.

    bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla and no practice work

    Thanks< that was useful info.

    Im confused. Ya say door is high point but then speak of high middle. If door is high point then wouldn't thinset be thinner at door and thinker in middle?

    If you wan't a level floor,and make it a lot easier to lay tile you have to mud float the floor. You will use a lot less thinset less aggravation, and save time by not having to keep lifting tiles to make adjustments.

    A lot of information! Sounds like an experienced hand talking through past problems and getting around them.

    surprised the customer allowed the saw in the house

    Im a handyman in Little Rock, Arkansas and thinset is an excellent floor leveler and besides you'll save money to not buying floor leveler. Using thinset to level floor will give the tile and floor an incredible bond! Those idiots talking about buying floor leveling compound dont know shit…. Great job starr tile…

    Me, rectified tile ONLY, or I wont do the job. About 2.80sf. Earns me a paycheck quicker, and usually a reference.

    Perfect…have a slight drop in my floor….this was great info…

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