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    pastor1189 Posts: 1,538, Reputation: 3
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    Feb 13, 2017, 05:14 PM
    Thinset Mortar
    Tile guy told me he would need 4 bags 50 Lbs each of thinset. Mortar to do a 12x12 bedroom.
    isn't that excessive?
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    Feb 13, 2017, 08:10 PM
    Try using this How to Estimate Grout & Thinset for Ceramic Tile | Home Guides | SF Gate A lot depends on the coverage chart on most bags and the size of the tile you are using. Large tiles use deep notched towels. If you only use 3 you can take back the 4th if its unopened.
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    Feb 13, 2017, 09:03 PM
    That seems a bit high but depends on the tile size. You nave 144 sq. ft. 36 tiles per bag. Typically need a 10% cushion. Believe me, it's better to have and not need it than not having it.
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    Feb 14, 2017, 02:53 AM
    Okay thanks a lot.

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