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Old 03-29-2016, 02:52 PM   #31
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It would also be good to know what type of tile is going on. The heavier natural stones shouldn't really be set more than 3 rows at a time due to their weight.

I like to use versabond, kerabond when a unmodified thinset is called for. In this case, versabond is the ticket and the big box stores tend to carry.
It's 12x24 Porcelain. It's heavy.

I had my madre grab some versabond to fill the gaps. This will also work for the tiling? I have a builder surplus store that also has Mapei ultraflex and the others Jeff listed....
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:45 PM   #32
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at this point, I would use whatever is most convenient. versa bond is excellent for tiling. I've stuck 12x24 travertine on a ceiling with it not using supports.
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I didn't see this before the Tile Shop talked me into Pro bond at like 3x the price. Happy to get versa bond and return pro bond if you can just confirm I'll be able to tile whole shower in one night without waiting between every 3 tiles?

It's like 100 square feet. With 9 foot ceilings
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How are you finishing the edges of your niches?

Metal profiles or bull nose tile?
If bull nose--will you have the bull nose picture framing the niche or will the bull nose be inside the niche?
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:45 PM   #36
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I'd go ahead and use it, and I'd just tile the whole wall without waiting. You will have a hard time pulling the tile off the wall if applied properly, even when wet, let alone will it be falling off the wall. Applied properly means correct water content well mixed and complete coverage of tile, well pressed onto the wall to compress all thinset ridges applied with the trowel.
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I'd go ahead and use it, and I'd just tile the whole wall without waiting.
Go ahead with which one?
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How are you finishing the edges of your niches?

Metal profiles or bull nose tile?
If bull nose--will you have the bull nose picture framing the niche or will the bull nose be inside the niche?
Metal profile if I can. If not, bullnose inside niche, not framing
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How are you finishing the edges of your niches?

Metal profiles or bull nose tile?
If bull nose--will you have the bull nose picture framing the niche or will the bull nose be inside the niche?
Metal profile if I can. If not, bullnose inside niche, not framing
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I'm not familiar with that manufacturers products---However, the bottom picture looks like the right one for your tile---
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Well.
Came down to the final hour and decided just to go for a "concrete" look to pass the appraisal - and we did, thank God.
Now I need to grind the versa bond flat and tile like planned.
Sine we had so many humps and bumps I think it's probably not a huge waste. Versa bond was cheap and got my goal met.

Thanks for all y'alls help!
So, now that I have more time - what mortar/thinset should I use for the large tiles? Versa bond was mentioned, and it's 1/3 of the price of the probond that the tile shop sold me.

What's the difference between "thin set" and "mortar" ?

I've attached pics of my shower to give y'all a chuckle.
And if anyone doubts redguards water resistance - it's still in my hair and I'll probably have to cut it out.
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i thought my carerra marble tub surround with linoleum floor took the cake to get through an appraisal.

I know prices vary by region, but when quality thin set is mentioned, it is hard to imagine paying more than $20/sack here in the Denver area, and that is for white, which is at least a couple bucks more. For the price of the pro bond, unless it sticks the tiles up on the wall for you, you are more than likely getting ripped off.
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For the price of the pro bond, unless it sticks the tiles up on the wall for you, you are more than likely getting ripped off.
Yep, that's what I thought. Thank you!
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With all the jacking around and running to different stores you could have had the Durock down, walls shimmed and shaved and the Durock back up ready to redgard.
Yeah, probably. If I wasn't a single mom with a broken toe, sick kid, full time job and knew what the hell I was doing and had all the tools.

Any other helpful advice?
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Yeah, probably. If I wasn't a single mom with a broken toe, sick kid, full time job and knew what the hell I was doing and had all the tools.

Any other helpful advice?
When you don't know what you are doing the only other advice I have is hire a pro. Showers are not something most DIYers should tackle on their own with only internet schooling.

It takes years to master building a shower.
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