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Old 12-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #61
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Here's my other option to deal with it.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:08 AM   #62
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Joe, thanks for those. I like them both and will see whether they'd look good.

I did a mini flood test last night, testing the Kerdi drain area only. I was extremely nervous about the bond around the flange fleece. But no leaks after 15+ hours. Tomorrow I'll be ready for the full 24+ hour test of the entire pan. After this, on to tiling the shower floor!
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:20 AM   #63
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Sigh! New concern about this meshed 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 porcelain from Floor & Decor. There is a lot of glue on the back of the tiles. I understand that this is a common problem with mosaic tiles. Does this pose a problem in my shower? I was thinking of laying it with Versabond but the reduced bonding surface has me concerned.

Here's the product:
https://www.flooranddecor.com/tile-d...912200615.html

Should I be concerned or is this a no-brainer?
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:08 PM   #64
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Wolfgang, when asked what thinset mortar he'd recommend to set a tile like that on a shower floor, one of our esteemed tile setting product representatives said, "Someone else's."

I'd recommend you first submerge a small section of those tiles in water and see if the mesh backing melts off the tile. That's the same bonding property you can expect from your thinset mortar. If you're bonding only to the glue, and if the glue is water soluble, you don't want the tile on your shower floor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:32 PM   #65
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Hi CX,
Thanks for your help! I did an extreme test, separated one tile from the grid and submerged it in hot water just taken off the boil. I let it sit for 20 minutes and then tried to scrub the glue off. The good news is that it didn't come off.

On youtube, I've seen people like Sal Diblasi lay such mosaic tile in showers. Surely, if he deems it to be safe, it can be done? What's the alternative if you want mosaic, anyway? Mechanically grind off glue from each individual tile and then lay them individually? I don't think I'll be THAT patient.

I was thinking to get a highly modified thinset for this application to increase adhesion. Extended drying time is not a concern as there is lots of drying space between the tiles and as I am not in a rush.

Short of another hour-long trip to the tile store, is there a quality highly modified available at Home Depot or Lowes that you can recommend?

Something like this?
https://www.lowes.com/pd/MAPEI-Porce...Mortar/3743821

Thanks for all advise you have to offer.
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If your glue is not water soluble, your only problem is whether your thinset mortar will stick adequately to the glue.

The MAPEI mortar you linked may do just fine, but doing a small test board might make you more confident. At Homer's you might try Custom's FlexBond.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:17 PM   #67
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Great. I think I'll try the Flexbond as it comes in a smaller 25lb bag.
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Schluter Rondec in stainless is ordered for my curb and niche! Good stuff but at $46 per profile not exactly cheap.

I've got 8x24 wall tile in polished ceramic and am trying to decide what to do with that 135 deg. outside corner on my neo-angle shower. One way would be, I guess, to back-miter the tile in that area and to try to create a uniform grout joint.

But maybe I should keep schlutering and try this beautiful stainless profile?

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...O-DE/p/DECO_DE

Anyone here ever tried the Deco-DE? It sure sounds like it's perfect for my situation. And at $41 it's such a sweet deal.
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