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Old 01-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Ditra Bath Remodel Help!


Handy total beginner is removing existing bath/shower combo (skirted tub) and existing drywall.

I want to use ditra and tile it. What do I use to cover studs (product the ditra will be applied onto)?

Should I use cement board? Doesn't seem to make sense since Ditra is water proof.

Please consider ease of use as this is my first attempt.

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Drywall?

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Why not go on the Ditra web site and see how it's installed?
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Still could use some help...Anyone have any experience?

PS Ditra website doesn't actually cover this application.
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Drywall...? I'm just askin'...
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Thank you Mike. I want to know about Ditra myself.
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Like Bud said Ditra is for floors. Kerdi is for walls. You can use durock for the substrate, then kerdi on top. Apply the Kerdi per the manufacturers instructions.
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I've been reading/asking/researching this stuff for a couple of months, as I work thru a new bathroom build. If you are curious about Ditra and Kerdi, find a REAL tile store (not big box home center) that sells the products. I did and they handed me a DVD with installation videos. I bet you could call Schluter and get one. I also found some great info at the floor elf's web site.
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I've been reading/asking/researching this stuff for a couple of months, as I work thru a new bathroom build. If you are curious about Ditra and Kerdi, find a REAL tile store (not big box home center) that sells the products. I did and they handed me a DVD with installation videos. I bet you could call Schluter and get one. I also found some great info at the floor elf's web site.
Schluter has an excellent customer service center. Call and they will help you with any questions and their staff is really knowledgeable.
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Thanks. This I helpful. Sounds like I need to go to my local tile shop.
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Who are you, Bud's buddy? Why are you coming to his defense?

I'm sure he does know his stuff. He should share it with all, like carpenters like myself that wouldn't mind learning a little about tile.

He knows he was doing wrong.
Maybe he just needs a break.

And by everybody, I meant all the people that feel the way I do, that were following or contributing to the thread.

And when people start taking threads to the private sector, it takes away the opportunity for others to share their knowledge with the op, as, contrary to belief, Bud isn't the only tile guy, and he doesn't know it all.
There's always somebody better.

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These threads are not here for you - or anyone else - to bash others.

Bud has made over 8,000 posts and has 13 blog entries on this website. I would consider that being helpful in the extreme, wouldn't you?

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Bud has made over 8,000 posts and has 13 blog entries on this website. I would consider that being helpful in the extreme, wouldn't you?

I will pm you about your other inaccurate statements.

That was not personal bashing--only an observation that asking members to stop posting on the open forum is not in the best interest of the site---

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