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Unread 03-05-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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which thinset

I have a job with 6x6 ceramic wall tile over hardi -Vp behind hardi over tub flange. I would normally use Ultraflex 2 for this but would like something creamier, Laticrete silver is available locally, how does it stack up against Ultraflex 2?
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Unread 03-05-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Never tried Silver so I dont know the texture. We are using Laticrete Gold for 3x6 wall tile over Durock. I would wet sponge the Hardi before applying thinset and tile.
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Unread 03-05-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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252 is nice, fine for ceramic. I second sponging the hardi. Maybe soak the tile too.
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252 will be fine for that. 253 is the better catergory, matches up with UF 2. 252 is the good category like UF 1.
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Unread 03-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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Hello Matt
Try the multi max or the 4xlt made by laticrete, they both are no sag thin sets and work great for wall work.
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Unread 03-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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I will wet the hardi. I had thought about old school soaking the tile. What I am really looking for is a creamier thinset. Mapei Ultralite is just about right but in this use it just dries to fast, yes even with misting the wall getting tile wet,and the price point is just not what I need it to be.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #7
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Isn't all thinset creamy? I've been on a 252 binge, its priced amazing and its pretty sticky and you can use the plastic bags for trash afterwords!
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yeah you have to like the 252 pricing. and when you mix it, let it slake and then mix it good for another minute or 2 it comes out nice a smooth!
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Unread 03-07-2011, 01:48 AM   #9
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What price you guys getting for 252?

Think i just paid $18 for white. That's probably your 253 price.
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Unread 03-07-2011, 07:17 AM   #10
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Now Isaac, You know you can't compare prices.
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Unread 03-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #11
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Yeah your right. But at least I don't live in Del Boca Vista.
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