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Agreed, I've always used a continuous rim blade on anything metal mosaic. Are they just metal capped @timeless john ?
 

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No - solid bits of metal on a mesh background - all different thickness.
Tried one before I left the job today with a great porcelain blade. Hardly scratched the surface and the piece came off the mesh. When I picked it up it was very, very hot for a couple of minutes. They are so small ( like the old 1/2p piece that I may end up just grouting the edge in! Only half a piece shows at any edge.
 
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I have some Marcrist 850 Inox blades which are great for all metal tiles
 

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Thanks so far!
Next - reading both the bags of adhesive Porcelanosa have supplied for this job Blutech One-flex+ and Blutech Super-one neither are suitable for metal.
So no metal mosaic today!
Fitting their Butech anti cracking mat for 43m2 of more planks instead.
So your preferred adhesive (non slip) for metal mosaics is .......




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Kerakoll biogel is probably a good bet, not sure if no limits is suitable ? If not there 'extreme'. A 1mm or .8mm metal cut off disc will make light work of it although if it's aluminium it will burr a lot. High heat build up with risk of discoloration
 

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Isomat s AK25 John, standard set S2
Even in this weather, if you spin it up now and again, easily get 3-4hrs pot life.
Or if you want bottle and bag their one is standard set too. Megalastic I remembered. :)
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......also :)
I believe Porcelanosa make a range of metal mosaic that are NOT designed to be cut, think it’s more designed to be a feature tile. Maybe worth enquiring John.
 
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Today will decide.
@3_fall I believe these mosaics are that small that they won’t be cut.
And the best adhesive available to me up in the outer ranges of Tiling land will be -
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Thanks everyone - if I can do a decent job I will post a picture.
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Lunch and half wall done.
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A few cuts to the ceiling then that wall is done.
Tomorrow a niche and grout the 1200x600 in.
 
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Couple of pictures of the completed wall.
The joints opened up in a few places on the backing mesh and I didn’t cut any tiles!
So I mixed up some translucent epoxy with silver glitter and finger pointed into any gaps - got away with it. On top of getting paid off the builder, his customer supplied a £50 voucher to one of our favourite eateries as a thank you!
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Voucher spent on Thursday!
Now where’s my next meal coming from?
 

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