WHAT TYPE OF SPREADER
DO I NEED?
Tile trowels come in many shapes and sizes, generally starting out from a 3/16″ V-notch up to the 3/4″ U-notch. The other main consideration is where the tiles will be set, on the floor or on the walls. When setting tiles on the floor, the mortar bed needs to be a bit thicker to withstand the punishment of foot traffic.
Another consideration is how flat your surface is. If you’re laying tile on a floor that slopes a bit, you would likely back-butter or spread out your mud-bed slightly thicker than the general guide that we’ve posted below.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN V, U, SQUARE NOTCHES?
The major difference is the concentration level of thin set that’s applied.
The dimensions of a spreader are identified as follows: A x B x C.
The letter A identifies the depth, B the dimension of the notch, and C the spacing between the notch.
However, saw notch is only identified A x B