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Old 03-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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First time tiling a bathroom


i bought 1/4 inch hardibacker. how much gap do i need between tub, backerboard, and tile. At threshold, if i have an 1/8 space from wall, tile will sit back 1/8 from threshold. how do i keep tile even to door? do i need any type water repellant like Red Guard? thanks
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One question at a time---

Is this for the floor or walls?
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Tiling a floor.
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That helps---Leave a gap of about 1/4" at the tub and walls---set the board into a bed of wet thinset and screw or nail.

Tape the seams with tilers mash AS you set the tile----
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The wall with the doorway. If i have a 1/4 inch gap for the backerboard, my tile will sit back a 1/4 inch from the threshold. how do i remedy this? i wanted to tile even with the wall and make a wood threshold that would meet the flooring. thanks for your help.
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You will want to install a tile trim like schluter at the door threshold and red guard is never a bad idea but likely unnecessary in your situation. I would return the hardi backer and purchase cement board, but thats just me.
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Your cement board should sit on the lip that comes up from the tub for the walls.
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the schluter product is fairly thin. does this address the 1/4 inch gap away from the wall. will this make up the difference? what schluter product do you recommend? thanks
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the schluter product is fairly thin. does this address the 1/4 inch gap away from the wall. will this make up the difference? what schluter product do you recommend? thanks
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You could use ditra if elevation is what you are talking about.
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i was going to use wood for elevation. the problem is the gap for the wall. if backerboard is 1/4 inch from wall tile will be an additional 1/4 from threshold. will it matter? thanks
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I'm a little slow in the head today---1/4" from the threshhold--and the wall--what are you trying to do?

Are you talking about thickness ? or height?

Sorry but I just can't follow what you are trying to do---
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He's talking about the perimeter gap and gap to the tub and marble threshold.

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Thanks Jaz----Splitting head ache for two straight days---sorry.
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The perimeter gap is correct. I didn't know the terminology. if the board sits back a 1/4 inch won't it effect the way door looks with regards to the tile? Is there a trick i'm missing?
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