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Old 01-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #46
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Good to hear from you again Jaz. yeah,since your "signature" says you do "Ditra" installs, you must not dislike it too much.
anyway,since you do lots of floors, in your opinion,would it look "shlocky" if I do my kitchen in a "diagonal" pattern and my laundry room in a regular square pattern? (the two areas are right next to each other,separated by a door) I'm SERIOUS,my "assistant" and I may need "marriage counseling"

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Yup, still here. I prefer Ditra even though it ends up costing me more money and also takes more time to finish the job in most cases. On the positive side it's a better installation, lighter, thinner.

You can change layout at the doorway, it's a personal thing. I would make the change with a row of 4.5" tiles offset from the straight-set tiles.

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In the end this is more of an art and not science
Science promises consistency, more or less regardless of installer skill but art depends on the installer and can help or hurt.
This doesn't sound so good.
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so,Jaz,when you lay down "Ditra" as an underlayment for your tiles in a bathroom,should the seams be "taped" ala "backerboard"?

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Have you checked out Schluter's web page? They have instillation instructions etc.

http://www.schluter.com/2080.aspx
http://www.schluter.com/6_1_ditra.aspx
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thanks for the links "blondesense",that answered the question pretty much,you use "Kerdi-band" kind of like you use the tape on CBU seams. just wondering though if you can do like CBU and put down the "Kerdi-band" as you lay tiles to avoid the "speed-bumps". also,the manual says you should seal the floor/wall transitions too,you don't do that with CBU,right?

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It's difficult to totally waterproof a floor that isn't built like a shower. Usually there is no reason to build a floor that can hold water. If you need to do that however, Kerdi Band the seams and also flash up the walls. I have no idea what you'll do with the doorways and jamb/casing areas.

There will be a very slight build-up with Kerdi Band since it's only 4 mils thick. It's not a problem as it can be with CBU's if you're not careful.

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