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Unread 09-16-2022, 11:35 AM   #1
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Which Thinset wall/floor

I am doing my first tile job in a bathroom remodel. The alcove tub surround will be 4x12 subway tiles and I will be using Kerdi Board as a backer. The floor tile will be 12x24" Porcelain tile. I want a high quality Thin-set for both applications. I've read good stuff about Ardex thin set and various others, Is there one thin set that has no sag for the wall and can still be used on the floor?

Please recommend me either one thin set for both applications or one for each.

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Unread 09-16-2022, 04:32 PM   #2
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Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag" claim. Some thinsets are pretty good at holding tiles in place but I would still plan to use wedges or spacers on the walls. Throw that out and you have a lot of thinsets to choose from. Versabond LFT is a good one and so is Prolite. Home Depot has both along with a few others.

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4X12's are pretty light, I'd not worry about sag, assuming you will be using some spacers. if you mix thinset mortar to the instructions, it will hold a small tile like that very well on a wall, especially when you achieve full mortar coverage - which you should - and that is only achieved by walking that tile back and forth, compressing the ridges of the trowel notches fully.
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If you are using Kerdi and you can get your hands on Schluter All-Set then that would be a good choice.
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