|The plywood board is easily extracted from the recess.|
An unwelcome puddle of water is exposed underneath.
By the time we could start it was already the end of October. A day or two of rain, and we need to wait. A few days of sunshine and it becomes colder. Proper setting of our mortar is sensitive to moisture and low temperatures. With the first tile we had started laying we realized that the opportunity was slipping away. The rest of the job will have to wait until spring.
|We surround the mosaic tile with a strip of masking taped cardboard|
to leave room for the grout between the tile and the concrete band.