Sterling Ensemble how much mortar?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by sirgloves, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. sirgloves

    sirgloves New Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    New Jersey
    Hi everyone,

    I've been reading posts on here for a while and learning a lot but I have a very specific question I can't seem to find anywhere. If anyone could help I would appreciate it greatly!

    I purchased a Sterling ensemble tub (60 X 32 ) and am about to do the mortar bed installation. The instructions call for a 2" bed although I believe I'm going to follow Terry's "piles" installation approach.

    My question is for this specific tub how much mortar do I need? I know there isn't an exact answer , I'm just looking for some ballpark number of pounds. I don't want to end up with a lot of extra mortar or even worse end up with not enough and having it begin to cure on the subfloor then have to scrape it off and start all over again.

    I purchased an 80 lb bag of quickcrete mortar already and thought that would be enough but now I'm not exactly sure.

    BTW, the floor is level so this isn't going to be used for leveling.

    Thanks for you help!!
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Using the pile method, the 80 pound bag is plenty.
    Maybe even half the bag is plenty.
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