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Old 09-15-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Type S vs Type N mortar for mudset tile job

Anyone know if better to use Type N or Type S premixed mortar mix such as Quikrete to install 24x24 porcelain tile.... thank you!
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:21 AM   #2
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Where are you installing the tile?

See https://www.tcnatile.com/faqs/64-thinset-mortar.html
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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No neither are acceptable to set tile with.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thinset,drypack,thinset will be your best bet for mud-set method. The mortars which you described tend to shrink a great deal when used really thick.
Why do you want to mud-set the porcelain? ??
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:03 AM   #5
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Using quikrete mortar mix sandwiched between thinset (about 1" of mud) to install 24X24 porcelain with 1/16 grout over concrete slab covered with Whispermat sound proofing in highrise condo in Miami. Mudset installs are typical in this area in highrises as the slabs are not very straight.

Always thought that regular premixed mortar works fine but read that type s mortar tends to shrink more than type n. Personally have not noticed any difference in the installs that I have done. Always thought that premixed mortar is nothing more than sand with cement. Same as typical mud that would be mixed onsite.
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