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Never heard of Floor and Decor but found one 1 hr. away. They carry Schulter products and offer free consultation on products installation and design. I have a feeling they are going to know more than the high school kid behind the counter at Home Depot. (Not a rip on kids, I have three :cool: ) . Thanks for the advice.
 

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Never heard of Floor and Decor but found one 1 hr. away. They carry Schulter products and offer free consultation on products installation and design. I have a feeling they are going to know more than the high school kid behind the counter at Home Depot. (Not a rip on kids, I have three :cool: ) . Thanks for the advice.
I would not get your hopes too high, they hire the same kids lol. They do focus more on tile products though so there should be a slightly more focused knowledge base lol.
 

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Good to know. As far as the cement board is concerned, are there ones that are easier to hang than others, with out voiding the kerdi warranty?
The only one I have used is HardieBacker and I have only used that on the floor. Due to availability it was a choice between Durock and HardieBacker when I did my first remodel and I just preferred the look/feel/consistency of the fiber cement one. For my walls I found the foam board to be an easier install than the membrane. As far as I know there isn't a backer choice that would void the warranty as long as you install the membrane per instructions for the type you choose.
 

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I use go board in my showers. Some times with a kerdi base and sometimes with a poured base.
I use kerdi membrane on base with kerdi band and kerdi corners.
Polyurethane sealant on go board seams. I like it better than kerdi board.
 

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So here is the latest update. I took Mike Reilly's advice and found a Floor and Decor that has all the Kerdi products on hand. I spoke to a sales rep on the phone, and they were very knowledgeable. I have decided not to take the hybrid approach this being my first steam shower installation. I will be returning the GoBoard and Kerdi Shower kit which included the pan, drain, curb and membrane to Home Depot (because I will not need the membrane). I am going to go with the 1/2" 4x8 sheets of Kerdi Board and all necessary Kerdi components. I really appreciate all the friendly advice and comments. It still just kills me that the big box stores have access to some of the Kerdi Products but not all.
 
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