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Premixed mortar for 12x24" tile?

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Posted by: from Kitchener
5/3/2016 at 9:32:54 AM

We are installing 150sq/ft of 12" x24" porcelain tile in our laundry room and front entrance and would like to use a premixed mortar, to ensure consistent consistency. Is there a product you could recommend for this application?

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Uzma from UR Homes in Milton
Date/Time5/3/2016 at 10:46:45 AM

Porcelain Tile fortified Gray crys Thin set mortor designed to provide superior bonding of porcelain tile to concrete surfaces. Available at home depot.

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Shawn from Mota-Works Inc in Calgary
Date/Time5/3/2016 at 3:20:00 PM

Any of the common thin-set manufacturers make excellent mortars for this purpose which are easy to use.

If it is over plywood then use a polymer enhanced thinset for added flexibility.

If it is being installed over ditra-mat (or comparable pvc underlayment), then use an unmodified thinset.

Custom, Mapei or Laticrete are the most common.

Don't use the acrylic mastic as it is not suitable for this type of application.

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Matthew from Matt of All Trades in Kitchener
Date/Time5/4/2016 at 7:25:12 AM

I recommend to mix your own mortar. I find that the shrinkage for the premixed mortars can effect your tiles after you set them.

I recommend the clip and wedge system that is available at the box stores..a great system then it wont matter what mortar you use pre-mixed or self mix.

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Date/Time10/24/2016 at 11:24:34 AM

I also do not use premixed on floors... when using with larger tiles it's best to mix your own.

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