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Old 04-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Kerdi and Keraset


I installed kerdi in my shower and i'm reading that keraset was a bad idea. Keraset is what lowes recommended. So did i screw up?

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Kerdi and Keraset


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Keraset is what lowes recommended.
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Does anyone at Lowes even know what Kerdi is? At Lowes you have the choice of Keraset or nothing in most cases. It's the only unmodified mortar they carry. It meets minimum industry specs, and it's cheap. They think you want cheap, why should they care if it all falls down. At least I think it's better than the Custom Blend stuff the orange place sells its unsuspecting customers.

It'll probably be fine, any problems so far? We (me and most tile guys here), and Schluter like to use better quality products.

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Kerdi and Keraset


Thanks for the reply. I was freaking out about it today and called Schluter and chatted with them about it. They said that it does meet their standards but is a lesser quality (as you stated). Should be fine. I do wish i would have used something better though. They recommended using the better products in the future. I have purchased DitraSet (i think its called) as they recommended for the tile over kerdi.

You are definatly right though. I should have known better than to take advice from a store that doesn't even sell the kerdi. The people working the floorcovering section just acted like they knew all about it. They said kerdi is the best on the market (which seems to be true) and other people come in and buy the keraset to install it. A mistake i won't make again.

Now i have another question. I have the kerdi on the wall and have a corner seat from KBRS that a friend bought for his shower and never used. The seat instructions said to install with modified thinset, but i need to use unmodified on the kerdi. I know it was made to use with KBRS products, but i would like to use it if possible. If not, i'll just ditch it. Any suggestions

Thanks again for the response
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