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Unread 03-31-2020, 09:03 PM   #46
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I wouldn't use Versabond on those. They look a little too thick for that.
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Unread 04-01-2020, 07:02 AM   #47
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The Versabond won't hold the paver due to its thickness? I wondered if we would have problems filling the deep joint spaces with the mortar when we are grouting, but didn't realize that thinset wouldn't work to hold the paver in place. What do you recommend?
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Unread 04-01-2020, 01:38 PM   #48
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Actually the weight of them was what I was thinking of. They don't cover much space, but they have some significant weight. That may be too much for a thin bed mortar.

Would a medium bed mortar work? Maybe, I'm not sure on that.

I'll bet Davy could tell you for sure, he's done some of those, or something similar.
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Hough, the Versabond would hold your pavers in place quite well once cured, the concern is the pavers, due to their high weight to footprint ratio, would sink into the mortar that you're trying to keep at 1/4" thick.

Custom also makes a non-sag version of that mortar called Versabond LFT that would be better suited to your application. The ceramic tile industry no longer recognizes anything called a "medium bed" mortar, but mortars that are rated as Large and Heavy Tile (LHT) mortars are what usta be called medium bed (Custom still refers to it that way). They are all thinset or thin bed mortars, though, meant to be used in the thinset method of installation.

I have used an LHT mortar only once to set some bricks for a shower curb and it worked just fine in that application and I have no doubt it would work with your brick-like pavers. Still gonna take you a while to get your troweling technique sorted out to get a consistent 1/4" bed under the pavers, though.

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Unread 04-01-2020, 06:52 PM   #50
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This is what I'd use. Custom's Natural stone and large tile mortar.It has a course grit and should hold them up as long as you don't mix it too soupy. Like the others said, still could be a little tricky with a heavy material that has a small foot print.
https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/TDS/TDS-309.pdf Home Depot has it.
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