Many YouTube videos, books and even the instructors at our trade school tell us to start tiling at the 2nd row and to use a ledger, then go back and do the first row. I think there may be issues with puncturing the substrate and having to waterproof those holes after the fact. Your method seems to be to work without a ledger all together and I like it much better. But are there risks in doing it your way and is there any time that you might use a ledger?
Ever since they came out with reasonably priced lasers 10 years ago or so, I’ve been using a laser to set the first row and never went back to a ledger board. Always found it to take more time and effort to piece in later, plus as you mentioned there is a waterproofing issue that will need fixed
I have not found a situation yet, where I’ve gone back to the ledger board….
I guess maybe if I was held up by a tile order and did not have the shower floor tile, I’d consider going back to the ledger method
Great. I watch your methods carefully and they make good sense to me despite what I see and read elsewhere. I will follow the ledger-less method until I run into issues and bring any further questions about it at that time. Thanks again for your kind, prompt and knowledgeable response.