DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Flooring (
-   -   Installing ditra over subfloor (

NNJ 01-15-2012 05:02 PM

Installing ditra over subfloor
Installing Ditra over plywood subfloor. As per schuler guidelines I must use modified thinset. I purchase speedset polymer modified thinset mortar. I'm not sure if this is modified ? Or shoud I take the clue on the package polymer modified to mean modified.
Thanks in advance for advice.

JazMan 01-15-2012 09:47 PM


I purchase speedset polymer modified thinset mortar.
It's modified alright. You even just said so. :thumbsup: But, you do NOT want to use that to install Ditra. It is a fast setting mortar, you do not have enough hands to work with it before it gets hard. Buy a regular modified, avoid terms such as 'speedset' - 'rapidset' or anything similar. You can install Ditra then begin setting tiles shortly after.


NNJ 01-16-2012 01:41 PM

Thank you
Thank you for your knowledge and advice.
I did use the speedset to put the ditra down because I already had it and wanted to get rid of it. Fortunately it is a fairly small flooring project so it went down without a hitch. I used the mega bond to apply tile to the ditra.
Thanks again and Happy New year.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.