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Unread 10-01-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
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medium bed thinset vs. marble & stone thinset?

Aside from any aryliic additives is there any difference between customs bedium bed thinset and their marble and stone stuff. I'm putting 12" granite tiles on a countertop (kitchen). I allready have a jug of the acrylic admixture. What size trowel is best for this? Also short of buying redguard I wanted to seal the cutout area around the sink, is silicone acceptable for that? Thanks a bunch I'm hoping to start laying tile today.

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Unread 10-01-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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Use the stone one, has better adhesine.

Moisture is always an issue on counters, good idea to just Redgard the entire counter, peace of mind.

Oh, and don't use the additive in the thinset, it's already in there, adding more will screw up the mix, use water.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Rd, I guess I'm a little old school. Before they had reguard what did people use? I did a countertop years ago that is still doing fine today. But today we are in the age of information and innovation. A person can get online and learn resonably qiu ck many things it would have taken years to learn. I'm also a bit of a worry wort and fear failure with my projects. But, it's a catch 22, because I'm always working on a tight budget. So for me it's always been do the very best you can do with what you have and as always ask plenty of questions. Thans for listening to my rant.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:44 AM   #4
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Marble and Granite thinsset IS a medium-bed thinset mortar.

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Unread 10-01-2006, 10:03 AM   #5
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So technically if I add the acrylic admixture to the medium bed thinset...it will be come the same as the marble & stone thinset? Thanks
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Unread 10-01-2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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The Customs Marble and granite thinset is modified, doesn't need the admix.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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They are both modified, just one is more modified than the other, water for both as stated above.
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