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Old 12-31-2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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Which type of adhesive or thinset should I be using?


I would like to know which type of thinset I should be using for setting ceramic tiles to my basement floor which is cement.

Is there a particular brand that would be better than another?

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Which type of adhesive or thinset should I be using?


Since movement of the slab and the floor will not be the same, I would use modified thinset.

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Which type of adhesive or thinset should I be using?


There is not one brand that is vastly superior to another. Most brands offer multiple types. A modified thinset will work for you but don't purchase the cheapest offering. Usually there's a mid-priced version which will be better than the cheapest one. I choose to use Mapei products. In their case, they offer Ultraflex I & Ultraflex II (and even a III). I'd recommend Ultraflex II. I know you've mention Home Depot before...they carry Custom Products. I'd suggest FlexBond over VersaBond.

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Which type of adhesive or thinset should I be using?


Thanks angus, for the great information.

I will purchase the better product as I want those tiles to stick.

I will look at tile stores for the adhesives as opposed to HD.
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