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Old 02-20-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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How much thin set & grout do we need?

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We are planning on doing ceramic in our kitchen, powder room and mud room. 12x12 ceramic tiles.

The room sizes are:

Kitchen: 12x18
Powder room: 5x6
Mudroom: 8x9

Can anyone give me a ballpark as to how many bags (and what size bags) of thinset and grout we are going to need? For example, I have no idea how much thinset a 50 lb bag will make (if someone says 50 lbs, I'll scream


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You have about 300 feet of tile to lay. I would probably buy 5- 50 lb. sacks of thin set, and two 25 lb. sacks of grout.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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I just did a 300 sq ft project and I'll agree with John's #s.

I used the majority of the grout and had a bit of thinset left. Just remember to mix both in small amounts. Nothing worse than throwing out good mud / grout at the end of day one when you will need some more on day 2.

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Actually Meg,it mixes up to about 56.35 lbs. (its the water ya know

I Agree with Johns numbers unless you change to a very large format tile or a very small mosaic
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