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Unread 10-20-2020, 06:22 PM   #16
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Davy/Bubba, I’m using Laticrete 254 Platinum (recommended by the place I purchased the tile from) for the floor, would this be good for the shower walls as well?
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Unread 10-20-2020, 06:27 PM   #17
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Davy/ Bubba,
I’m using Laticrete 254 Platinum on the floors, would this be sufficient for the shower walls as well? Or should I go with ProLite?
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Unread 10-20-2020, 06:37 PM   #18
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Unread 10-20-2020, 09:19 PM   #19
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Laticrete 254 is one of the very strongest bonding mortars available. If there's anything that has any real need of extremely strong bonding, 254 is an outstanding choice. Is it overkill for this application? Perhaps. But there's no harm in that.

It is, however, not a non-sag mortar. The last thing you need is tile oozing down the wall due to gravity while you're working hard to place tiles in exactly the right space with the right spacing. There are many non-sag mortars. Davy's given you one that he uses regularly and might wanna consider that one. Make sure to mix it per directions (not by "eye") and you will be very pleasantly surprised at how well the tile behaves itself while you're working hard to place tiles in exactly the right space.

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I have worked with 254 Platinum in the past it is awesome when it comes to non sag, coverage and just down right stuck and will never come up. That being said I only use it if it is spec'd and I try to talk whoever spec'd it out of making me use it. If you get ooze out in a joint or if you get it on something and don't catch it and clean it up before the next day it is a pain in the rump to get off/out. There are better alternatives that don't make my day harder than it needs to be. I am a ardex guy, but I have used prolite, it would work just fine for what you are working with and you be a lot happier using it then you will using 254.
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I’d suggest staying away from 254. Great thinset but can be difficult to work with unless you’re super diligent about keeping it off of / out of anywhere it doesn’t belong.
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Unread 10-21-2020, 06:59 AM   #22
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Prolite it is. You guys are the best, thank you!
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Unread 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM   #23
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I might add, just because a thinset is non sag, I've found that it still might be necessary to add wedges or spacers to get the tiles to stay put, especially for the first few minutes.
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