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Old 03-02-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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what is the best thinset to use under cement board?
the stuff that flexes a litle or just the normal stuff?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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You may use a modified thinset--the powdered kind.--Use the search button there is a blog by Bud Cline called" Mud what is it?"

Mapei and Latacrete are two well known makers--go to their web sites and read up on thinset.

Come back after you do some research at their sites.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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which would be best for thinsetting down the cement board?
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber
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http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber
and what cement board durock or wonderboard?
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If you are going to use Custom Blend--use Versabond---That is a modified thinset--also good for the tile.
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If you are going to use Custom Blend--use Versabond---That is a modified thinset--also good for the tile.
they dont have versabond, only the flexbond or is that the same stuff?
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That is their most popular product. I did not find it on the website---but they have it.

There is no need to spend the extra on the Frexibond.---call the store--I know they have it.-Mike--
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flexbond is not worth it? cause i have one bag of that before i knew i was going to be doing cement board
so since i have the flexbond and i dont know if i can return it without a receipt should i use that first (bonding cement board to subfloor) or for tiling?
i wonder if they would let me return it without a receipt
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You didn't say that you had it already---it's a fine product---go ahead and use it--Mike---
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sorry yah i have a bag of the flexbond, but if you say the versabond is good to i would rather use the versabond under my tile and under the cement board
1/4 square notch for laying the cement board?
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Versabond and Flexbond are the same "type" of thin set. Flexbond is better. I don't know how much tiling you'll be doing. If I need one of each, I would use the cheaper under the board, and the better to set the tiles. When did you buy the Flexbond? Can you find the code stamped on the bag?

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i bought it about 3 months ago
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If it was stored in the house you should be fine.---The garage--it's probably shot.

Powders must be stored in a dry place or the cement will be spoiled.
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returned it today, will get two bags of versabond as it is about the same price for the two bags as the one bag of flexbond
also going to get durock
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Thinset is like everything else in life, you get what you pay for.

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