pre mixed mastic vs. thinset


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Old 02-17-03, 02:18 PM
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pre mixed mastic vs. thinset

have any of used the pre mixed mastic?
I have only used thinset and i am now tiling a small bathroom and was thinking about using the premixed stuff. Just open the can and go. Is it as durable as thinset? Should I be worried or not?
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Ron
 
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Old 02-17-03, 02:29 PM
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Ron,

"Mastic" and "Thinset" are two entirely different products.

All tile mastics are premixed.

Thinsets are available in dry form and premixed.

Be very very careful using premixed thinsets as they are not of the quality or content necessary for use in wet areas and they would be very slow to dry/cure when used with porcelain tile.

Where are you putting these tiles?
 
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Old 02-17-03, 02:33 PM
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Im using this in a bathroom of about 50 square feet. Floor tiles and i am using porcelin tiles should i just go with the thinset?
 
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Old 02-17-03, 02:38 PM
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Absolutely. Use a "modified" thinset. Be sure it's modified, should cost you around sixteen dollars for a fifty pound bag. Anything less won't work with porcelain tile.
 
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Old 02-17-03, 02:41 PM
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thanks for the help Bud.
will defintely take your advice
Ron
 
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