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alyboo

12:33PM | 08/05/05
Member Since: 08/04/05
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I am in the middle of a project, am putting down granite tiles for my kitchen coutertop. My problem is this, I'm using a sunset gold granite tile (light beige), 12 x 12" have set them with a premixed white thinset, couple of hours later the tiles have a blotchy grey discoloration on almost all of them. will this go away when the thinset dries fully caused by the wetness or is this staining the tiles? Should I have sealed the bottoms of the tiles before laying them? Also is the premixed ok to have used?, a friend said the latex in the premixed can cause the problem. any help would be appreciated.

Tileguybob

02:57PM | 08/05/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
The discoloration is normally due to moisture absorption and does go away, but with that Premixed junk, I dont know. My vote is to pull up the tiles scrape off that stuff and use reular white modified thinset that comes in a bag. I dont know how stores can sell that in good conscience.
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