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Old 02-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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how close does ditra need to be installed to a wall? i have a 42" wide hall, and i was wondering if it would be ok if centered the ditra in the hall or if i needed to cut it and put it down in sections so i completely covered the OSB

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If the hall is 42", aren't you tiling half way into the doorways too? If so shift the roll to one side and piece the other.

But, shouldn't you be running it the other way? How're you gonna manage installing it if it's running the long way?

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i was going to piece in the doorways. so are you saying i should cut it 42" wide and lay it across the hall instead of running it long ways? sounds like more time, but a better way for sure. also, what would be the minumum width that should be installed? i was thinking maybe 2", but not sure
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jaz, worked great, thanks for your help. now all i need to do is find a good blade to cut porcelain. also, is kerabond a good thinset to use over ditra with porcelain?
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Mapei's Kerabond is a very good premium unmodified thin set mortar. Mr. Schluter would approve if you used it. He would rather you use Ditraset, but if you can't find it, Kerabond is fine.

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