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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    so this bathroom used to have VCT on it, but it popped off real easy, but the glue used for the VCT is still on the plywood. does anyone know if unmodified thinset can be used to put ditra straight on it? or should it be fast setting thinset since the plywood seems a bit sealed due to the VCT...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    My husband and I are doing our own bathroom remodel before we sell our house. We would have been on schedule to finish the bathroom by the end of this weekend. We installed ceramic tile over the Ditra membrane using some premixed mortar that he bought. 90% of the way through he ran out of the...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'll be redoing a bathroom floor in a rental unit of mine, and my priorities are strength, durability, and waterproofing so I don't have to worry about tiles breaking or water seeping down to another unit. I know concrete backers like a Hardiebacker are the way to go for flooring, but I've come...
  4. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hey all, new around here. We're installing two small tile areas in our living room. One is 7'x3' and the other is 6'x2'. Our tiles are 3/8 thick and 12"x12". Our subfloor is 1.5" x 6" TNG planks. Right now there is 1/2" particleboard over it. I was planning on cutting out particleboard and...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am checking to use self-leveling to make the floor level or use one of product like Planipatch to just cover the sagged areas. I have a bump in the middle and both side are down, like an umbrella. 3/16" on each side. I am planning to put Ditra down after that. Thanks for yuor advise in advance.
  6. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I'm doing a remodel on our small en-suite and getting ready to tile. I'm planning to install radiant heated flooring (wire not mat) as secondary heat but am a bit shocked at what I need to do to level and install all this. Maybe some seasoned guys can chime in regarding this. The structure...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Wondering if anyone can share some advise on using Ditra with thinset after removing vinyl sheet flooring where the paper backing is still attached pretty darn good to the plywood subfloor. While removing the sheet vinyl, the green paper backing seperated from the material. We are scraping off...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Help! We put down ditra on modified thinset over wood subfloor in our bathroom. We have hills and valleys maybe from kneeling on. They make it look so easy on-line. We pulled up the ditra a few days later and tried to chisel the modified thinset in order to start over. This was online...
  9. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm going to replace my current fiberglass tub with a tile shower, and replace the particle board/laminate/Pergo flooring with tile. I need some help with the fine details before I finalize all my purchases and really get going with the demolition. There's pretty much one question per...
  10. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi Everyone. I am new here and have read alot of posts regarding tiling and specifically the use of Ditra. I am taking on a project to tile an entryway and living area. the entryway will butt up to an existing tile floor. I need some guidance on how to make up the inch difference to the top of...
  11. Flooring
    One section of the Ditra did not stick to the thinset at all, my 4 year old son pulled it up rather easily and the fleece on the bottom was white and clean. This sheet was laid at the end of the day so I am guessing the the thinset was too dry by then and even though I pushed it down with all my...
  12. Flooring
    I want to lay 12x12 porcelain tile in my utility room that has a concrete slab floor. The concrete is 3/4 inch lower than the top of the backerboard under the matching tile in the adjoining kitchen. The kitchen tile is on 3/4 inch plywood, thin set, hardie board, thin set and then tile. I need...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I just got bummed out as I was nearing the end of my small bathroom tile job. I could have sworn I did the square footage right but I guess I didn't take into account what the Ditra takes into it's little cubbies. I'm roughly 5 tiles from finishing and ran out of thin set. It's to late to get...
  14. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    The floor of my house consists of 2x8 Doug Fir Tongue and Groove w 4ft span. It is pretty stout. I want to re-tile my bathroom floor, and would like to use the Kerdi waterproofing membrane. Based on the research I have done it sems like I am going to need a lot of layers (too many?). Here...
  15. Flooring
    I have a 4' x 5" powder room. The vinyl asbestos tile is gone. The asphalt "cutback" remains. It's well adhered to the concrete (55 years cured). I have read on these threads that I can use a modified thinset (Merkrete 735 Premium Flex) right on top of the cutback and then lay my 12x12 ceramic...
  16. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi all! So, I'm installing porcelain tiles on concrete using Ditra underlayment. The Schluter instructions specify unmodified mortar for layers between concrete and Ditra, as well as between Ditra and the tile. I've been reading that many installers still use modified for both mortar layers...
  17. Flooring
    How do I build up tile for my new kitchen floor The old kitchen vinyl floor was torn out as well as the 3/4in subfloor, still leaving the 3/4in plywood on the joists. This plywood was very loose(loose nails) so all edges were screwed into the joists. we want to tile the floor now to match the...
  18. Flooring
    I'm going to re-tile almost 800 square feet. I just pulled up all of the old tile that was adhered directly to the subfloor (no backerboard, no Ditra). Most of the tiles popped up with a floor scraper very easily but there was a little bit of thinset left on the plywood. For the last two...
  19. Flooring
    My first post, and tile project. Planning to use ditra on a 175 sq ft. covered 2nd story balcony. Substrate is a like an epoxy or elasotmeric over plywood. Wondering about what morter to use under the ditra. Also there is one area on the deck that has a small hump, may 1/4 in height where the...
  20. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Does anyone have any advice for or against using Kerdi over old --but in good shape!-- plaster/metal-lath walls in a tub-shower area? The old unit was a fiberglass 3 piece that did an excellent job of keeping the plaster dry over the past 40+ years. I removed it and have patched some rough...
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