For the professional tile contractor and the do-it-yourself consumer alike, the temptation to use mastic instead of thinset for back-splash tile installation is appealing. For the do-it-yourself consumers, who have never worked with thin-set, the appeal of mastic is all the more attractive.
Working with thin-set for the first time is an intimidating process compared to working with an mastic adhesive.
First Impressions Matter; Mastic is Peanut Butter.
Considering DIY floor tile rip out to save money and then hiring a tile setter later to do the tile installation? Don’t do it!
Tearing out tile flooring to install new tile may sound like a quick and easy project, but it is not. Floor tile rip out is nasty, dirty work that will give little sense of accomplishment and probably save you little money in the long run.