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Do I mortar first course to floor?

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  • Do I mortar first course to floor?

    I know, its probably a pretty silly question, but I can't find the answer one way or the other.

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    Re: Do I mortar first course to floor?

    It is not prescribed, nor is it necessary. The floor will expand/contract and move through normal operation and break any bonds created by mortaring. Besides, if you ever needed to replace a floor brick and it was mortared down, you'd kick yourself.
    John

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      Re: Do I mortar first course to floor?

      Thanks for the quick response. I'm heading out to mix up some mortar, for the second course, of course.

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