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Old 05-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Thinset to use with porcelain?

First time tiler about 1/3 the way through my living room w/ 13 x 20 porcelain Dal-tile on top of Hardibacker. I just realized that I was using the pre-mix thinset I bought for the Hardibacker to subfloor bond for the porcelain. How big of a problem do I have? What kind shoud I switch to? Thanks!


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Old 05-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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You need to take up the tile you have already laid and wash everything down to remove ALL of the premixed garbage.


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Old 05-17-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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Aren't DIY projects fun, sometimes?

Why did you use mastic to install the Hardie in the first place? That stuff is much more expensive and not as good.

It's definitely no good to set the tiles. Once you're ready to start over, get a decent quality modified thin set mortar. A "basic" grade starts at about $13 per bag. The better ones in the twenty plus range. The are many brands and they should all be good. Some are just better than others. We don't know what brands are available near you.

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