Flooring and Carpeting/Granite tile

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Hi Chris,  I am installing 12x12 black granite tiles on my brick fireplace hearth.  What type of  mortar is best to use?  Should it be gray or white mix?  I will buy at Home Depot or Lowes.  Thanks.

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Phil ,

With darker tile is is safe to use darker mortars. With the lighter tiles and thus lighter grout the white mortar is best.
Make sure you use a premium mortar that is POLYMER MODIFIED ...MAPEI products from Lowes are nice. The mid range products are just fine.

Chris

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20+ years flooring installation ...carpet,wood,tile and vinyl. Residential and commercial. I do not sell the products , just install what ever the shop / customer has purchased. I actually love seeing the finished project completed and it gives me great satisfaction to help others acheive that goal. If I don't know the answer I will say so, and then I will recommend another expert for you. I may even research the subject and answer to the best of my ability ...including links to my sources. I wish you all success Chris

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20 years as an independant contractor

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H.S. diploma A.S. agriculture Mt San Antonio JR. College

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Gene Bonas and Kevin Churnock Inc. Sheward&Son&Sons Century 21 Forte Const. Famous Footwear BOSE Corporation Homebodies General Contractor Perry Floors, Tri Cord Flooring T.J.'S Supplies

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