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analogmusicman 02-01-2013 01:38 PM

ditra thickness
 
since "ditra" is only 1/8 in. thick,does that mean that I'm stuck using it on all room floors if I want the tile to be at the same level from room to room? probably a dumb question,huh Jaz?:) wonder if Schluter made it 1/8 in. for that reason,hmm...(guess I'm just naturally suspicious):whistling2:

tnx,

zakany 02-01-2013 02:51 PM

They make a thicker version, too. Ditra-MAX or something like that. I believe that it is designed to bring tile up to the level of a hardwood floor. The downside would be needing to use a lot more thinset on top to fill the deeper waffles.

JazMan 02-01-2013 03:27 PM

It's Ditra XL and it's 5/16" thick.

Yes musicman, Schluter made Ditra 1/8" so that they'd hook us all. It's a conspiracy. They're a German company after all.:laughing:

Jaz

analogmusicman 02-01-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 1107381)
It's Ditra XL and it's 5/16" thick.

Yes musicman, Schluter made Ditra 1/8" so that they'd hook us all. It's a conspiracy. They're a German company after all.:laughing:

Jaz

Oh yeah,what about that stuff you're supposed to put around the perimeter of your "ditra"? that must be part of their conspiracy too!:) (they talk about it in their video)

tnx,

JazMan 02-01-2013 07:59 PM

You're referring to "Dilex". It's a great product which would take care of any cracking in the corners, but many of us don't like its looks, and it's not redly available. Most of us just skip mentioning it. It would add too much $$$. Like many things; people want it, but don't want to pay the price.

This is one of the trims - http://www.schluter.com/4_13_dilex_eke.aspx

Jaz

analogmusicman 02-01-2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 1107580)
You're referring to "Dilex". It's a great product which would take care of any cracking in the corners, but many of us don't like its looks, and it's not redly available. Most of us just skip mentioning it. It would add too much $$$. Like many things; people want it, but don't want to pay the price.

This is one of the trims - http://www.schluter.com/4_13_dilex_eke.aspx

Jaz

so, you can lay down your "ditra" without this "extra"? I'm trying to relate this to "concrete backer board", I don't recall having to put ANYTHING around THAT, I just left a gap at the wall then I stuck on the "bull-nose".

tnx,

poppameth 02-02-2013 08:57 AM

Dilex can be a nightmare to be quite honest. Maybe they build all their walls perfectly square in Germany, but around here I don't think there is such a thing as a square wall. If you don't have near perfect corners, Dilex just doesn't work out too well. The flat Dilex for floor joints works great though.


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