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Old 09-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Do I need Ditra/uncoupling membrane?


After working my ass off finishing the basement over the last 8 months or so, I'm finally ready to get the tile down in the bathroom and install the toilet and vanity so I don't have to go upstairs to use the facilities

The entire basement has Barricade subfloor tiles and aside from the bathroom, laminate everywhere. I want to lay some tile down in the bathroom this weekend as there isn't much that needs to be done and I might have some time. My question is do I need to use an uncoupling membrane even though the Barricade subfloor tiles sit directly on the concrete slab? Ditra sold at the big box stores isn't cheap and I haven't really looked at a local shop for an alternative but I figured I'd ask here to see if I even need the stuff to begin with.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hi guy,

Maybe it's me, but looks like the manufacturer is going out of their way to not show detailed instructions on what types of flooring can be installed over Barricade.

I don't think ceramic tiles is on the agenda. I know Ditra would require sheets of plywood or OSB first, but since Barricade is floating, I think it's a no go.

Please link us to the data that specifies how to safely install ceramic to this product.

I saw Barricade installed in a client's basement a few months ago. Laminate for most of the floor except he was planning to install a vinyl tile for the bathroom floor. He mistakenly glued some 5.5 mm luaun to the Barricade thinking it would be a good base for the vinyl tiles. WRONG. I walked in the room and noticed the ply was buckled and needed to be removed, time for plan B.

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Well I know DriCore recommends to not use Ditra with their product, which is a very similar subfloor product. The actual area being done is maybe 40sq feet.
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Well....right.

Ceramic tiles in this type of installation goes direct to the slab or over Ditra or similar product. You'll have a drop of course.

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