Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

mortar for bathtub


Our new whirlpool tub needs a mortar bed. Do we lay the mortar directly on the subfloor? We had planned to replace the current underlayment with ditra - can that go under the mortar, or is that just a waste of money?

Thank you for any assistance!
-Cheryl & Bill

zimmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,855
Rewards Points: 2,358
Default

mortar for bathtub


Use masons mortar ---Right onto the subfloor---no benefit putting Ditra under the tub

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,239
Rewards Points: 2,128
Default

mortar for bathtub


No reason to spend the DITRA under the tub.

The mortar bed (usually sandmix) is placed directly on the floor but you should first put down a piece of plastic or roofing felt or something to separate the mix from the subfloor.
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,239
Rewards Points: 2,128
Default

mortar for bathtub


Oh' (speedy fingers) Mike.

Beat me to it.
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bud Cline For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (08-25-2011)
Old 08-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

mortar for bathtub


Thank you so much, Bud and Mike!
zimmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 06:00 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

mortar for bathtub


We are removing the walls, and just because its easier, are thinking of installing 1/4 drywall right over the existing ceiling. This would avoid having to move the insulation while we work. The house is a ranch. What are your thoughts on this? Could this action result in moisture buildup between the layers and problems down the road? The ceilings are plenty high - 8 feet.

We appreciate your help!
-Cheryl & Bill
zimmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 06:08 AM   #7
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,855
Rewards Points: 2,358
Default

mortar for bathtub


Overlaying drywall is done all the time without issue.

You should be fine.----Mike----

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
Bud Cline (08-26-2011)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Sandy" mortar on tuck-point repair drm31078 Concrete, Stone & Masonry 7 11-25-2012 08:18 PM
Fieldstone Foundation Trouble - Any "Free Mason" advice available?? dtreger Building & Construction 0 06-29-2011 11:13 AM
Plan to install new fiberglass tub; questions about process for mortar underneath lazzlazz Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 05-02-2010 04:53 PM
Basement Concrete Block Mortar Seepage Advice Nightcrawler Building & Construction 6 09-22-2009 08:57 PM
Bond strength of mortar??? figs Building & Construction 7 06-06-2009 03:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.