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Old 10-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Base And Mortar Bed For Stone Slate


I have some stone slate I got from a job along time ago.
It is roughly 1/2 to 3/4 thick
It is random pieces( nothing is cut)
I need to make my hearth area larger
I would like to use this stone
roughly 19" deep by 6' wide

My question is
After I get my floor and subfloor beefed up.
Is there a setting material
I can use that will allow me to adjust the
heights a little while setting?
Should I use some wire lath or something in my setting material?
I will also have 1/2 to 3/4 mortar or grout joints
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Base And Mortar Bed For Stone Slate


Medium bed thinset like Mapei LFT. No lath necessary.

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Great thanks
Do I need another product for the grout/mortar joints
Or am I just tooling this product
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Thinset is not used as grout. Just get a bag of sanded grout.
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You can also use type S or N mortar. You can set and grout with that.
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I think i will try that

I was reading a couple bags of grout in the garage
They said up to 1/2 inch
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you can always set it in mud. Alot more time consuming and will jack your heights up.

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