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Old 10-12-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I have a question about the use of Ditra vs. Ditra XL.

According to the specs (http://www.schluter.com/Schluter-DITRA-XL.aspx), Ditra XL is used for transitioning between subfloor and 3/4" hardwood flooring.

In my case, I need to do exactly this: a 3/4" transition from subfloor to hardwood flooring using 3/8" 8" porcelain tiles.

However, looking at the specs for Ditra XL, the thickness is 5/16" (vs. 1/8" for regular Ditra). With subfloor thinset, this thickness profile becomes @6/16" or 3/8".

With a 3/8" thick tile, this gives me no room for the thinset tile embed.


Even assuming no thickness for the subfloor thinset, I'm still looking at 1/16" for a tile embed. That's less than half of a typical tile embed (1/4" compressed to @1/8").

What am I missing here?

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Rich these same questions have been asked and answered at Floorstransformed. To keep posting the same thing on every website you can find is a waste of every one's time and energy. It's all the same people at all the websites. Go back to FT and continue there.

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Rich these same questions have been asked and answered at Floorstransformed. To keep posting the same thing on every website you can find is a waste of every one's time and energy. It's all the same people at all the websites. Go back to FT and continue there.
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Didn't realize that there was so much overlap in people between websites.

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Didn't realize that there was so much overlap in people between websites.

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No apologies necessary. There are a handfull of guys that frequent all the sites and multiple site posting really isn't advantageous.
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