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Old 12-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #16
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What brand of thin set is recommended for 12x24 porcelian tiles? Thanks.

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #17
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I don't think any particular brand is that important. As with all tile, use the correct type of thinset for the substrate, use a quality thinset (many brands make good and not so good thinset), use the right color of thinset in case the grout color bleeds through, and spread the thinset with the correct size trowel for the tile (in your case, probably 1/4" x 3/8" x 1/4). All of those are more important than brand.
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I guess my main ques is how do i know which thinset is quality? There so many to choose from ranging in price. And is there any difference with the white vs grey thinset? Ive asked the HD employees and their answer are always different. My tiles are the darker side if thats important.
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Color-wise, it's the color of the grout you use, not the tile. Use white with light color grout, and gray with darker color grout.

I understand your point about so many to choose from. At HD, go for the more expensive option in the type you want (although there won't be that many options once you figure out what kind you want - HD is not the best store for thinset.)

This is probably your only choice going over Ditra (unmodified)
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UMP47axCN8E

This is standard for modified
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UMP5EKxCN8E

but I prefer this if going over plywood (it tries to do a little bit what Ditra does)
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UMP5PKxCN8E

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