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Old 07-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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I am in Wisconsin and tiling a outside wall in a DIY shower remodel. I plan on removing existing vapor barrier and applying Redgard over 1/2" cement board. I want to be as cost effective as possible as these projects get expensive (as everyone knows). Is VersaBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar a good mortar to use to adhere ceramic and glass tiles over Redgard? I will gladly pay more if the outside wall should need a more expensive mortar (possibly for more flexibility). Thanks for any input!

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Hi "Ski", welcome,

Sounds like a good plan to me. Versabond is decent and a good value.

Are you gonna removed the vapor barrier or just slash it?

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I never thought about simply slashing the vapor barrier - I would assume that is a 'better' solution as it is less work and I m not messing with the insulation at all. Is either removal or slashing a better way?
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Slashing of course.

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Versabond is "lightly modified." For outdoor projects in the extreme Wisconsin climate,I would use a highly modified thinset. My first two choices would be Laticrete Platinum or Mapei kerabond/keralastic. Custom's has Flexbond,I think.

Be sure to roll two coats of Regard as per directions for waterproofing+crack suppression membrane. Because this is outdoors, use Fusion grout or an urethane grout. Which ever grout you use needs to be protected from rain for at least 3 days but 5 days is better.
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Olzo,

So you're thinking "Ski" is building and outdoor shower? That could be interesting for the neighbors.

It's an outside wall, that doesn't mean the wall is actually outside.

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Lol, I thought he was building an outside shower.That's the kind of thing my neighbors to the North do at their lake retreats. My bad. Carry on.
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Yes OLZO we know what you meant, they're rinse-off showers to get the dirty lake water and sand off.

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