Today’s manufactures of thinset adhesive’s and grout have made it so that you can no longer mix and match different adhesive’s and grout’s.

Should you choose to you a different manufacture of grout from the thinset, you get what’s called “ghosting”.

Ghosting is when the alkalis do not match between the two products. Your grout will appear darker in some spots, while in others, it will appear lighter.

The only time this does not happen is if you use mastic for the adhesive. Although mastic is much easier to work with, and cheaper, it is not as strong as thinset.

Most builders use mastic vs. thinset because it is cheaper.


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