Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 12
Share |
Default

Installing Kerdi board in bathroom


I am going to install Kerdi board around my bathtub and tile the walls from the tub to the ceiling on 3 sides (it will be used more as a shower than a tub!). Iíve been researching Kerdi board and have decided that it will be the best substrate for the job. However, I have some questions on installing it that I havenít found answers to and am looking for someone who has installed it in the past to help me:
1. I have heard that the tub should but against the Kerdi board, not have the kerdi overlap the edge. If so, how do you seal it?
2. How do you determine what thickness of kerdi to install? The wall where it will be mounted is terra cotta bricks (picture attached). Iíve been told that I can thinset the kerdi directly to the bricks and then tile over it. The wall is uneven due to 90 years of settling. 1 inch? More? Less?
3. When you cut the kerdi and butt it against another piece at a 90 degree angle, you will get an exposure of the foam. Does that have to be sealed? With what?
Thanks for any insight on installing this!
Attached Thumbnails
Installing Kerdi board in bathroom-terra-cotta-wall-kids-bathroom.jpg  

JP's Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,548
Default

Installing Kerdi board in bathroom


#1 I would get rid of that window!!!
A window in a wet area is going to be nothing but trouble!!!
What's the first thing you do if there's a window there? Cover it up with a curtain, So why is it there?

#2 I would build that wall out so I could get some insulation in there.

__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 12
Default

Installing Kerdi board in bathroom


The wall is interesting: It is made out of terra cotta blocks (about the same size and shape as cinder blocks). They actually insulate very well with their airpockets (house is nearly 90 years old). The few tile that got damaged during the demo will be filled with insulation, but the rest are fine. The exterior is brick. The total wall is 14 inches thick. Removing the window is not an option due to it's placement on the house (it would destroy the look). So, need to work with what I have unfortunately
JP's Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
Stuck in the 70's
 
Blondesense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south central Missouri
Posts: 2,100
Default

Installing Kerdi board in bathroom


I considered using it when I did my shower. Their website may have answers to your questions.

http://www.schluter.com
Blondesense is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Bathroom Fan bates Remodeling 4 07-26-2012 11:24 AM
Installing Stone Veneer to cement board on a wall Augy Building & Construction 2 01-20-2012 06:17 AM
installing a bathroom fan parrolet Electrical 2 05-18-2011 09:32 PM
thinking of installing Bathroom Heat lamp in basement Juliediy Electrical 3 04-06-2011 12:03 PM
Installing backer board question zrooster99 Flooring 11 01-23-2011 04:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.