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Old 01-23-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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Waterproof Backing for Tile


I'm seeking information on building a ceramic shower and waterproofing the tub surround. It's all new construction and I'd like to do it right the first time.
What experience has anyone had with products and materials when installing a custom shower pan and building the shower walls and the tub surround?
What backer board is recommended when using a waterproof membrane.
What brands of membrane are user friendly but top of the line?
I'll spend a few extra coin for quality materials, but hope to make up for the extra expenditure by doing the work myself.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Schluter and Noble are your top brands. Schluter makes Ditra for waterproofing membrane and shower pan systems that are very DIY friendly. There site.. http://www.schluter.com/6_1_ditra.aspx

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