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Unread 07-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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what type of Mortar for tiling 12x24 porcelian on Durock Next Gen W/ Redgard Membrane

hello everyone!

I am new to the forum, glad and very happy to found this forum.

I am about to install Durock Next Gen with Redgard waterproof membrane on surrounding bathroom walls, but was not sure which type of Mortar to use for tiling 12x24x3/8 Glazed porcelain. I want to be sure that it has good bonding.

Will Custom Building Products 50 lb. Marble and Granite Fortified Premium Mortar from Home Depot work?

Also, is there an alternative to Redgard waterproof/moisture barrier?


any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Abby. The marble and granite thinset works fine with porcelain tiles.

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There are also sheet membranes such as kerdi, dalseal, nobleseal....
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Thanks Dave,

Is there another thinset that will bonded well with big size porcelain?
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Abby, there are many dozens of thinset mortars available that will bond your porcelain tiles. Anything that says on the bag that it meets ANSI A118.1, or A118.4, or A118.11 has been tested for bond strength to porcelain tiles.

Some have higher bond strength than others. Some are easier to work with than others. Some cost more than others. Any one of them will hold your tiles on your wall very effectively.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Versabond would be a fine choice, and its stocked at the Home Depots I'm familiar with.
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CX, I read the other forum that a guy have the problem with bonding after applying REDGARD to the DUROCK NEXT GEN on his surrounding shower pan walls, but bonded perfectly with the area outside the shower in his bathroom.

is there a particular thinset that you would recommended?

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Without knowing what problem "a guy" had or what mortar he was using, I can't comment on that, Abby.

Both your RedGard and Durock require a modified thinset mortar (A118.4) for bonding (not that un-modified wouldn't work), so chose one of those from whatever source is convenient to you. Custom Building Products (makers of the RedGard) makes several and some are available at your local home center. The VersaBond Deckert recommended is a good all-around choice.

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My error. The guy was using premix thinset and that is why it wasn't bonding with the tiles

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