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Old 12-08-2009, 06:43 AM   #16
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White thinset and Gray Thinset, does it really make a difference..


Yup, the fact is that certain stone tiles (not all) may transmit the colour of grey thinset through to the surface; it is not a gradual bleeding and normally shows up in the short term; but show me a true professional stone tile installer that doesn't have white thinset on the truck...and I'll show you someone who gambles with his installations.

White thinset isn't just grey thinset coloured white; they use a particular portland cement variation that is white. Costs more too. But you'd better be darned sure that the tile (marble or granite) won't transmit the grey colour if you choose grey thinset over white in certain iffy installations.

Even if you were knowledgeable enough to know the stone you have in front of you won't absorb, white thinset is aesthetically more pleasing to the eye when it comes time to put down light coloured grout.

Now there's something I heard about the transmittance of light through certain stones being different with white or grey thinset; I'll get back to you on that...

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:29 PM   #17
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Soooo..... basically for a basic tile job, the color of thinset DOES NOT MATTER when installing ceramic or porcelain tile. Correct?
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:09 PM   #18
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Correct.

What may matter is weather or not modified thinset or unmodified thinset is used.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #19
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What does the weather have to do with it?

After all these years Bud has finally made a mistake.

I'm just being silly. (slow day).

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LMAO !

Jaz I read your comment and said to myself: "WHAT the hell is he talking about?" "Who said anything about the weather?"

I had to read it three or four times before I caught on. Thanks for the English/spelling lesson. I'm not going to edit it, I'll leave it as-is for others to laugh at me if they want to.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #21
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Jaz,

Did you change your shirt or am I seeing things?
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Yes I changed my shirt. After all, it was a Saturday.

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Yes I changed my shirt.
I thought so. I try not to let too much get by me.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #24
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What do you think of that "shim-job" that guy is doing on that wood slat floor? Don't know which thread it is right now. I'm sure you have seen it and ran the other way.
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What do you think of that "shim-job" that guy is doing on that wood slat floor?
( Solid hardwood floor underlayment insulayment silence quiet )

I saw it but it's about hardwood installation, so I moved on. I know the problem is the floor and not what he's going to install. It just made my head hurt and so I took a nap.

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Look, the answer is simple. Grey is fine for exterior applications, Mexican pavers and the like, or tiling floors. White is a finer sand which make for a much stickier thinset that trowels on the wall much more easily, without half of it dropping onto the floor. Working with white is far easier. far more efficient, and you will kick yourself wondering why you ever used grey. Period. Ignore all previous answers. Make your tile job eaiser. Use white thinset. Thank me later.

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