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How much thinset do I need for tile?

Amount of Thinset Needed
A 120 square foot room with 16-inch tiles will take a minimum of three bags of thinset. Divide the square footage of your project by 95 (the maximum coverage of a 50-pound bag of thinset. For example, a 10-by-12-foot room is 120 square feet; divided by 95, the result is 1.26.

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Thereof, how much thinset do I need for 12x24 tile?

Thinset & Grout Coverage Info

TILE SIZE RECOMMENDED SPACING Sq Ft COVERAGE (based on 25lb sanded)
12 inch 3/16 inch 115 - 125 Sq Ft
18 inch 3/16 inch 140 - 150 Sq Ft
12 x 24 inch 3/16 inch 130 - 140 Sq Ft
24 inch 3/16 inch 190 - 200 Sq Ft

Similarly, how much thinset should I use? Holding the trowel at a slight angle with the flat side against the surface, spread the thinset across the floor or wall like butter on bread. Leave a thin but even layer of thinset on a 3-foot-square area -- or about as much space as you can cover in a few minutes.

Furthermore, how much grout do I need for tile?

Average Coverage A 25-pound bag of dry grouting compound, when mixed with water, usually is sufficient to grout around 200 square feet of typical 4 1/4-inch square ceramic tile that is 1/4 inch thick, with 1/8-inch grout lines. A 200-square-foot area is equivalent to a wall about 8 feet high by 25 feet wide.

How many bags of thinset do I need for 200 square feet?

(22.68 kg) bag of mortar per 150 - 200 ft2 (13.9 - 18.6 m2). To bond tile to DITRA, using a 1/4" x 3/8" (6 mm x 10 mm) square- or U-notched trowel: Use one 50 lb (22.68 kg) bag of mortar per 40 - 50 ft2 (3.7 - 4.6 m2).

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