I have a few questions about thinsets and mortars before I gather supplies for my bath remodel. I already have some Laticrete products (HydroBan) and was going to use their thinsets if possible. I've found that I can get the 317 and 3701 thinsets locally. With more phone calls I might be able to locate others also. I'm looking for advice from installers that have used Laticrete before. I plan on porceline tile on walls & floor.
1.) What thinset to use on floor between plywood and Ditra?
2.) What thinset to use between Ditra and tile?
3.) What thinset to use on walls between (hardibacker/cementboard) and tile?
4.) Why does thinset come in white or gray? Are there different applications for each?
5.) What the meaning of bonded and non-bonded?
6.) I see that Lowe's carries Laticrete Multipurpose thinset. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else. Is it OK, or is it just in-house crap?
7.) Has anyone had any experience with Laticrete pre-sloped shower pans? Still haven't decided if I'll take the easy route, or attempt a mortar bed.
Thanks guys. If it makes a difference, I'm in Northern California.