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Old 03-04-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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why use a ledger board and how high would you start from the shower floor ( ledger board ) I am using 12x12 tile

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I am sure that your question will be answered soon, by one of the many tile experts on this site.

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You temporarily install a ledger board to have a level support for the tiles. Usually I place it supporting the second row of tiles.

What are the walls made of? What type of shower floor/base are you installing? How about vapor barrier and /or waterproofing? What type of adhesive?

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The floor is concrete, the walls hardieboard,there is a vapior barrier behind the hardie and the seams are sealed with redguard
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am using ultraflex thin set
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #6
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The floor is concrete,
So that's it? Just concrete? No tile, no shower pan liner, no nothing else, just concrete?

If this is the case you don't need to use a ledger board.
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This is a pic of my shower. I started with a ledger board for several reasons. First, my pan was not perfectly level (which is not uncommon). If your first row of tiles is not perfect, everything will be off.
Second, I wanted full tiles below the window, and with careful planning and measuring, I was able to do this.
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