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Old 01-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Installing Ditra over plywood subfloor. As per schuler guidelines I must use modified thinset. I purchase speedset polymer modified thinset mortar. I'm not sure if this is modified ? Or shoud I take the clue on the package polymer modified to mean modified.
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I purchase speedset polymer modified thinset mortar.
It's modified alright. You even just said so. But, you do NOT want to use that to install Ditra. It is a fast setting mortar, you do not have enough hands to work with it before it gets hard. Buy a regular modified, avoid terms such as 'speedset' - 'rapidset' or anything similar. You can install Ditra then begin setting tiles shortly after.

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Thank you for your knowledge and advice.
I did use the speedset to put the ditra down because I already had it and wanted to get rid of it. Fortunately it is a fairly small flooring project so it went down without a hitch. I used the mega bond to apply tile to the ditra.
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