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Old 06-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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I'm going to be installing 12x24 travertine over Gypcrete floors. I was on the Gypcrete website (Maxxon.com) and they suggest using their Antifracture Membrane (essentially a trowel on/roll on product) that hardens and provides a suitable substrate for tiling over.
Does anyone have experience using this product and/or know if there are any other products I could use to prep the floor?
The only distributor where I am is an hour and a half away and I'd like to avoid the drive if possible

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Old 06-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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I'm going to be installing 12x24 travertine over Gypcrete floors. I was on the Gypcrete website (Maxxon.com) and they suggest using their Antifracture Membrane (essentially a trowel on/roll on product) that hardens and provides a suitable substrate for tiling over.
Does anyone have experience using this product and/or know if there are any other products I could use to prep the floor?
The only distributor where I am is an hour and a half away and I'd like to avoid the drive if possible

May i ask why you want to use gypcrete??

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The Gypcrete is already down. It was poured because of an in-floor heating system that went down
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I was asked to tile over what was already done previously. I'd never heard of Gypcrete before this so I had to do some research online
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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I was asked to tile over what was already done previously. I'd never heard of Gypcrete before this so I had to do some research online

If there's any chance of moisture,even vapor getting to that gypcrete you'll have a problem on your hands,the gypcrete will expand and pop the tiles right off the floor,darn stuff is a nightmare.

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