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Old 04-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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BBQ ... Laticrete 255 Lightweight Mortars .... and more ...

Lightweight thinset mortars are being or have been introduced by many manufacturers.

These light weight products have their advantages.

If anyone is interesting in trying our Laticrete lightweight thinset, our Laticrete 255, I'll be pleased to provide a few "No Charge" bags for you to evaluate.


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ps - whoops ... I trust that my comments above are NOT seen as some sort of "hard core, pushy sell tactic ...!" It simple, I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is .....!
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Mr Rothberg, I could use some of those bags of 255..never tried it before...I promise...




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Old 04-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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Gee, I was using it ?Friday, I'll be using it tomorrow........

Of course, I paid for those.... gladly.

Don't get too worried, Mr. R, I'm guessing they don't have your great sales and service infrastructure, at least for tile products.

And as a CT company, you're nearly a local business for me, which I like.

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Old 04-12-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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If anyone is interesting in trying our Laticrete lightweight thinset, our Laticrete 255, I'll be pleased to provide a few "No Charge" bags for you to evaluate.
I've got a some showers coming up and would love to try it, but I'm guessing it would be difficult to get a bag all the way out here in Hatteras, NC.

This thread was 4 years ago. I remember that guy Stefan was talking about Nanolight. That dude also claimed he could set 1760 sf in 10 hours. Anyone else remember that?
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #5
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Henry, im already hooked on the 255 , one excellent thinset.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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Tomorrow we're going to be installing stone on a backsplash, but I'm out of 255. I'll have to go slumming with 254 instead.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:58 PM   #7
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i used 255 yesterday got my shop boss hooked on it for ceilings, he loves it and hes a cheap mule.

The only thing about is you gotta work fast it glazes over so fast you can only spread enough for tile that you'll cover in 5 minutes. And when you margin it off to put a level on it, it like doesn't stick to your trowel. It sets up fast though.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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Question on mixing. On this and 254, the instructions say to stir with a mixer. For a DIY'er, without a mixer, can these thinsets be mixed effectively by hand?

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:43 PM   #9
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In small quantities, yes. Start a bit loose and then tighten it up adding a little at a time.

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i can mix a 1/4 of a bucket with a margin trowel on the bucket they should you mixing the whole bag with a stick, thats impossible.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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Laticrete in the Hatteras, NC area ...?

Ok, where to get Laticrete in the Hatteras, NC area ...?

I don't know - but I'll find out ....!

I've contacted our local NC Laticrete guys and asked them....!

May I have your phone number & email address so that I can have them provide "Laticrete Support Service" to you ...?

And, I would like them to arrange to get you a few bags - No Charge - of our Light weight Laticrete 255 thinset mortar for your evaluation.

I've asked our local NC Laticrete guys:

Gary Martin
Cell: (203) 464-7291
Email: gdmartin@laticrete.com

Michael Goins
Cell: (203) 314-4332
Email: mwgoins@laticrete.com

to get in touch with you. But I need your phone number!

Please feeel free to give either of them a call ... about this or any other tile & stone installation issue.

We want to EARN your respect & business !

Call me if I can be of service to you!


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These Laticrete guys are alright!

Who knows how, but Mr. Rothberg tracked me down today and put me in touch with Gary Martin who is gonna get me some 255 to try out. Gary and I had a great chat about all things tile (and NC BBQ) and I was happy to make his acquaintance via phone.

Thanks to Gary and Henry as well as the JB forums for making it possible.
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Dan, you'll like the 255 , its some good stuff.
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North Carolina Barbeque? Isn't that like Texas Bar-b-q, only better?

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:34 PM   #15
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gueuze, where do you find this stuff?

Dan, one tip when using the 255...mix it EXACTLY as specified water/powder, and mix it thoroughly for ~4 minutes to get the pookie to the right consistency. I didn't believe it the first time I used it "I'm not mixing anything for 4 minutes!" , but after it failed to be anti-sag and I called my rep to , he told me "Hey dummy I told you at the product demo to mix it for four minutes..."

Once I did it the right way it worked like a champ.
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