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Old 01-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Has anyone tired a decorative finish over ditra (wood or concrete subfloor) if so what method do you use.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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Could you ask your question again but this time have it make sense. Are you asking about mosaics over DITRA?

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decorative finish??? Is this for a floor or a cake your baking?
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Sorry that i did not spec what finish i was talking about a 1/4 inch stampable overlayment. If you know of anyone that has tried it over ditra. What is your taughts on that.
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Sorry that i did not spec on what l was talking about. I meant decorative concrete (1/4 inch stampable overlayment/mircotoppings/acid stain etc). Sorry once again.
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....using self levelling compound or what?

What the heck are you doing and why the mystery?

Never heard of this being done and I'm not sure I understand why you want to do it. Is this over a substrate that is cracked already?

I wouldn't be trying to use self levelling compound over DITRA but who knows what you are up to!

A little more information would be real helpful.
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he wants to use a thin concrete an stamp a design in it. yes you can. make sure you floor will support the weight. how big of an area are you doing?
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he wants to use a thin concrete an stamp a design in it. yes you can.
HOLD ON!
Still need to know where this "thin concrete" is coming from. What is it? Is it self leveling compound? Have you ever tried to pour self leveling compound over DITRA? Not likely to work at all for this purpose. Still awaiting some more information.
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Sorry for the delay. I am thinking about doing this in my own house over a wooden subfloor. The only problem is that my floors are 5/8 not 3/4. What about drypack or a thick beb mortar. The area is about 275 sq feet. What should l do.
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OK, now we are getting somewhere. You don't really have a plan, you are trying to figure out what to do - correct?

First of all a 5/8" subfloor isn't unusual. It is a minimum building code. The floor will have to be beefed up with good plywood to probably a minimum of 1-1/4" before the cement. Can you live with that elevation change? Joist size and spacing as well as unsupported span of the joists is also an important issue. So...what is that criteria?

THEN, you obviously also don't know what dry-pack and thick bed mortar are. How would you "impress" (stamp) those products? Those are products used in installing tile floors.

Mapei International (for one) makes some great products for this purpose. You should research their ideas and formulate your deal from solid information they or others offer. What you want to do can be done but not "on-the-cheap" and not shootin' from the hip.

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