So.....this is out of doors and exposed to the elements?
Where are you?
Where are you?
Not for this application.Wandering if they make a premix mortar that would work for slate on exterior floor.
Well there ya go, that answers that question.I seen some pre mix at lowes, but it said for tile and stone, interior use.
Baloneyhate to use bag type,
Why would you have to do that? Thinset is easy to mix by hand.would have to buy large drill and mixer attatchment, etc
YUP! It's not that much to do by hand.i didnt know you could mix by hand
YUP! DITRA or KERDI using KERDI Band for flashing material.What do you mean by a membrane? would that be ditra?
YUP!use a membrane instead of the cement board?
Porcelain tile. Porcelain has the least moisture absorption rating and is great for freeze/thaw conditions but you want to use a powerhouse thinset. In this case it is better to use unmodified (cheap) thinset but mix-in your own additive, no water. This will give you an inexpensive power thinset without paying sixty bucks a bag for it. That's not to say already modified thinset couldn't be used.If slate is not reccomended, what would be a preferred tile, for outside?
And that is wise to reduce slips and falls. Porcelain tile is available that mimics slate and offers plenty of surface texture to increase the needed coefficient of friction.Wife just liked the slate, mainly because of texture.
That's where the work comes in. You could do a "cap" that slopes using sand and cement (mud). Assuming you have the space available for the additional required height of the mud - about 1-1/4" of thickness. Really not as intimidating as it may sound at first.the plywood subfloor is flat, how would i build a slope into it?
I didn't see a single dumb question anywhere. Not everyone has a need to know all this stuff.Thanks in advance..and sorry for all the dumb questions,
Buy her some coveralls.wife wants this done