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Old 03-20-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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What adhesive to use for tiling wall?


Hi,

I am currently tiling foors with thinset and it says it needs 24 hrs
before being stepped on.

I am planning tiling the kitchen backsplash (drywall) with 6x6 pocelain tiles.
Will the same thinset work (its instruction says so) or do I need special
kind for the wall?

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Will the same thinset work (its instruction says so) or do I need special kind for the wall?
So......what's the problem?

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What adhesive to use for tiling wall?


You can use mastic, but if you already have the thinset why would you buy something else?
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What adhesive to use for tiling wall?


I was afraid that thinset used for foors may not work well for walls or it
is harder to work with for walls. Do we need something that can hold
tiles well on walls when tiling?

What do you guys normally use for wall tiling?

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Many thinsets can be hard to work with on walls but it's mainly when using large body tiles. 6x6 shouldn't be an issue with any normal thinset. Mapei UltraLite would be my recommendation for future projects. It's very lightweight and works well in just about any situation. No need to go out and but it now though if you already have perfectly good materials that will work for your needs.
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