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I plan to tile our bathroom with 60x60 cm tiles (8 mm thick) and the shower (because of the slope from all sides) will be done with mosaic tiles (5x5 cm).
After researching I came to the conclusion that the big tiles will be done using buttering-floating-method (trowel 10 mm on the floor and 4 mm on the tile itself) and that the small mosaic tiles will get the mortar on the floor of the shower only.
Because of this, there will be some height difference (by big tiles there will be around 10+4 mm of mortar and by mosaic only 4 mm). How to solve this? How to insure that the height of the both tiles will be the same?
There is a small sketch I made in the attachment.

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Hello
I plan to tile our bathroom with 60x60 cm tiles (8 mm thick) and the shower (because of the slope from all sides) will be done with mosaic tiles (5x5 cm).
After researching I came to the conclusion that the big tiles will be done using buttering-floating-method (trowel 10 mm on the floor and 4 mm on the tile itself) and that the small mosaic tiles will get the mortar on the floor of the shower only.
Because of this, there will be some height difference (by big tiles there will be around 10+4 mm of mortar and by mosaic only 4 mm). How to solve this? How to insure that the height of the both tiles will be the same?
There is a small sketch I made in the attachment.

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It is done with tile adhesive to create a nice smoot pitched down transition between the floor tile and mosaic. It is doable. Send us more pictures before and after. Good luck!
 
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I plan to tile our bathroom with 60x60 cm tiles (8 mm thick) and the shower (because of the slope from all sides) will be done with mosaic tiles (5x5 cm).
After researching I came to the conclusion that the big tiles will be done using buttering-floating-method (trowel 10 mm on the floor and 4 mm on the tile itself) and that the small mosaic tiles will get the mortar on the floor of the shower only.
Because of this, there will be some height difference (by big tiles there will be around 10+4 mm of mortar and by mosaic only 4 mm). How to solve this? How to insure that the height of the both tiles will be the same?
There is a small sketch I made in the attachment.

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Fix your large tiles first. When they have set, measure the depth to the shower tray. Deduct the thickness of the mosaic and the bed from the measurement. Get a straight piece of timber ( skirting or architrave is best ) cut a notch in one end to the depth of your deducted measurement. You can then use this to screed off your tray.
 

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