Tavy Thin Skin Tile Underlayment 100 Sq. FT Roll
TAVY Thin-Skin Tile Underlayment 100 Sq. ft. Roll
Add the classic touch of tile to any room!
Steps to installing the TAVY THIN-SKIN Two-Part Tile Underlayment System
Does this product keep tile or grout from cracking?
by 1st time tiler 4/9/2016 1:18:50 pm
This product is designed for crack suppression for up to 1/8" over a concrete substrate.
Can I use Tavy on shower walls? Do I need an extra waterproofing?
by PJ W 2/19/2017 10:03:48 pm
This product is not intended for waterproofing applications. For adequate waterproofing, we recommend Laticrete Hydro Ban or water proof sheet membrane.
Can this product be used on painted concrete block walls? We have a basement shower made of concrete block. It's painted green and I hate the color, but the paint is in perfect condition -- no flaking or peeling. I'd like to update with subway tiles, but have seen that it's not advisable to tile over painted block. Would this work?
by Jaymie Derden 2/15/2019 11:30:42 am
The Tavy Thin Skin adhesive can stick to just about any dust-free surface typically found in a home. It will adhere to a painted surface. The wall tile adhesion will ultimately rely on the quality of bond between the current painted surface and concrete block.
Should I be using a non-modified thin set mortar when setting tiles over this product?
by Mike 4/1/2019 7:10:42 pm
You can use either modified or non-modified thinset mortar over Tavy Thin Skin, whichever you prefer.
How long does it take for your Tavy "glue" to dry once the Tavy thin skin is applied? I am going over linoleum.
by Glenn 8/16/2019 11:06:01 am
Tavy instructs to apply the thin-skin directly onto the glue once it has been applied. After installation of thin-skin, you will spread a thin layer of mortar onto the thin-skin. Once the mortar has dried you may begin setting tile.
by Kim -
Updated kitchen countertops with granite---the tavy system knocked out not having to replace the existing formica before starting on granite. It's super easy to use & you end up starting with a clean slate to lay the granite on. I would recommend this product to anyone. It's fantastic!!
I will buy this product again
by Ken -
Very easy to use.
by Greg -
I have used this product several times. It works. Saves the time and expense of tearing out existing tile.
Easy to use
by Kathy in Colorado -
This is the 3rd time we have used the Tavy products and found them to be fantastic. We have remodeled 2 bathrooms and most recently resurfaced a kitchen counter. The instructions are clear and the product is easy to use I highly recommend it.
by Nathan -
Works fairly well. Would be nicer if it didn't continually re-roll on itself after you cut or lay it out. It also would be nice if they provided the correct size trowel for the glue. Never did find the 'correct' one! Just used a close size.
by Nathan -
First time ever using this product. Went pretty well. Tends to want to roll back up on itself but other than that it seems to work great. Had trouble finding the trowel size that they recommend. Wish they would just offer one for sale. Would buy again