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Old 01-12-2009, 03:07 AM   #1
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I'm in the middle of remodeling my bathroom and I had a question about my window sill. We just put in a new window in the shower wall and I planned on installing the window sill with an oak board and tile on top, side and bottom. I also was going to seal it with oil based Drylock.

I am of modest budget so nothing extravagant is possible. I've searched local resale lots for stone but nothing I've found comes close to matching anything else in the bathroom.

My question is this: Would the sealed wood be a decent form for a tiled window sill in the shower? Other suggestions?

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NO. you will need to use 1/4" CBU and a waterproof membrane.

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You cannot use the wood for a tiling base. For one, wood and water don't mix and when you tile you are NOT waterproof. Water will penetrate and get to the substructure. Second, you cannot use thinset over a sealant. Even if you did decide to try this (highly unadvised), the chance of the tile actually remaining adhered is very unlikely.
Further more, if you did find some stone that would work, you do need to address the window sill area with waterproofing. Like I stated, a simple tile installation does NOT keep moisture from it's substructure. You can get a bucket of RedGard from Home Depot. It gets painted on and will give you a waterproof substructure that can be tiled over.

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The next question that I have is that now I'm going to be using the 1/4" CBU, the next problem I have is that the window sill is only 3" deep. I'd like to make it deeper but if I make it 4 inches out, the CBU doesn't leave much surface space to tile the facing edge at all. I can't build it up with a second CBU sheet because the tile would actually be higher than the top of the window frame. Is there a trick to fasten a strip of CBU below the sill but on the shower wall so I actually have some surface for tile?
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I'm not totally understanding this situation. I think I do but if there's a way you can post a picture, I'd have more to go off of for a suggestion.
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Use durock and then paint the sealer on. Dont know the name but it is usually red or green sealer. Then go over with tile.
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ultimatetouch, but not ultimately perceptive.

You have responded to an entry that is approaching two years old.

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