Step 3: Roll Out the Membrane

how to lay a stone-tile floor roll out the membrane
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Don't let the thinset sit—any delay could prevent a good bond. Butt the first membrane section into the corner and immediately roll it out onto the fresh thinset. Spread and comb out another 6-foot section of thinset, and unroll the next portion of the membrane onto it. Repeat until the first roll reaches the end wall.
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    Tools List

    • utility knife with hook blade
      Utility knife
    • mixing drill
      Corded drill with mixing paddle to mix thinset and grout
    • small plastic bucket
      Buckets for thinset, grout, and rinse water
    • notched trowel
      ¼-inch notched trowel
    • grout float
      Grout float
    • margin trowel
      Margin trowel to spread thinset on back of stone
    • plastic putty knife
      Putty knife
    • sponge
      Sponge
    • Cheesecloth
      Cheesecloth

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