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Old 04-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
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I'm about to set tile in a new shower. What is the best adhesive for laying ceramic tile over durock board? And, also for the floor, what is used to set the 2x2 tiles for the floor?


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Old 04-17-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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I'm a little worried about your shower-- Shower pans need to be waterproof--

Powdered modified thinset is the best--stay away from premixed adhesives--they are water soluable and must not be used in a wet area

Typically a PVC membrane or rubber is installed over a pre sloped sufloor--then the membrane--then a layer of deck mud--then tiles are set into a modified thinset---

What exactly are you doing?

Water will seep through tile and grout --they are not waterproof---concrete is not waterproof,Either--water will saturate that and eventually reach the wood below---Mike--


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What Gary said = Do you have a membane installed?
Do you have the floor sloped towards the drain?

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