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Old 03-22-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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tiling a sauna

HI everyone. well i'm doing my first sauna room, it's 3' x 5' and the floor is getting porcelain. do i tile it just like any other room, backerboard on floor then tile and grout? or is the heated room call for something different? thanks for your help. Phil
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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You have to be extra careful of moisture.This has a drain,right?You'll need a vapor barrier,behind cbu,or waterproofing over it, or Kerdi,over drywall or similar.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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Hi Davestone, all they want done is the floor and i didn't see a drain.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:18 AM   #4
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I'm guessing cedar or redwood walls and benches.

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Old 03-24-2006, 09:45 AM   #5
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I talked to the builder and he said that it is a pre fabed unit that doesn't require any moisture proofing or a drain, just install like a regular room. Yes cedar walls and mats on the floor. thanks. Phil
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:10 AM   #6
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If it were me, I would ask the prefab manufacturer what they recommend...but then again I am not a professional. I suspect also that since its prefab that you might want to be careful of screwing into the floor to attach cbu...perhaps it has a drain system underneath?
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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Hmm, I don't know anything except I like to use a sauna on occasion but I would guess that a prefab unit already had a wood floor designed for sauna use.

Wonder why they want to tile it, especially if there is no drain.
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