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Unread 06-06-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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What color of thinset?

what should dictate the color of the thinset? Everyone has told me set tile with white because of bleedthrough or some such thing. My tile is a milk choclate and I am wondering if traces of the white thinset on the edges of the tile will show up on the dark grout i plan to use. Thanks for the help. Jared
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Unread 06-06-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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Traces of any color of thinset you use that are adhered to the tile that are higher than the plane of the grout are gonna be visable, however white will be more vissible. Bottom line is make sure there is no thinset higher than the grout.

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Unread 06-06-2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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Double layer of Kerdi on shower pan?

I did the whole shower in Kerdi. O.K if I put another layer on the shower pan or am i just being paranoid. Also, anyone who decides to do a diagonal pattern or design , read the section in the Liberry first. Wish i would have. Jared
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Unread 06-06-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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You are being paranoid and I don't mean that in a bad way. If you have properly installed your inside corners and been careful around the curb, there is no need to put more than one layer of kerdi on the floor. I held water in my shower for over 48 hours with no problems at all. You gotta trust the kerdi!

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Unread 06-06-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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The next day after setting tile, if you wipe the tile down with a wet sponge you can get most of the higher thinset off. Some will require your finger nail.. Every day thereafter it will get harder and harder to remove, so get to it sooner than later... Later will require a utility knife or razor blade scraper...

and don't be so hard on yourself, if you never tried to do anything, you'd never have all of the fun you're havin and makin all of the mistakes we've all made..
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