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Unread 08-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Pookie and Coverage on LFT

Looking at setting some 18x18's on a couple of restroom floors. Looking at using Ultraflex II, or do I really need to step up to Ultraflex LFT? 1/2x1/2 U or 1/2x1/2 square trowel? Or is that too big? And then how many feet can I get from a bag.


PS. I spend most a' my time working on walls, hence my questions.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi Nelson, the UF II should be fine. With that size trowel you should get bout 25 to 30 square feet outta a bag. Make sure you back butter the tiles.
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My local cost for U flex 2 is around 25.The LFT is a couple of bucks more.Either thinset you should be fine,but you will get much better non-sag performance with LFT.
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For me it depends on how good the prep is. If I'm setting over my own mud or very flat concrete, especially with rounded-edge tiles, then basic thinsets seem fine; but over backerboard or Ditra on wood-framed floors, or average concrete around here, I really like the easier leveling of the tile with a LFT mortar. Since the good medium beds are close to the same cost anymore like LT said, I usually just automatically go that way.
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Thanks for the reply, guys. I can get UF II fairly easily, here, but LFT hafta order in.
Going over 'crete, so i'll hafta flatten it out myself.
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Wow, 25$ for uf 2? Thats craziness, lowes sells it for that but anywhere else its under 15$ I can order it for 11$ the lft is around the same amount.
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I hate to hijack a thread but my question runs right along with th op's. Will be laying six by twenty fours and really nervous about it. I tried to get some 4xlt but ther's no Latacrete products for about 250 miles of here! So I looked at Ultraflex II and also Ultrcontact, which states on the bag it is for large tile and stone. Can't find the LFT anywhere. So, Ultraflex II or Ultracontact? Anyone used the Ultracontact? Thanks!

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Alan, you'll do better if you'll start a thread for your project in the Advice forum so folks can follow along with what you're working on.
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Mapei makes one called Ultralight its a great product.
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