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Unread 12-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Smile Encaustic Tile & porcelain height difference

HI Everyone,

It's been a long time since I've posted but here's a fun one. I'm doing a bathroom have some Sand & Co. original encaustic 1890 tiles that I want to use as a border, they're huge 6 1/8" and 3/4" thick, 2 kilos each!! I plan on laying my typical subfloor of 3/4" Sturdifloor and 1/2" BC underlayment, (I'm at L/960 in deflecto zone). Then good ole Ditra and the encaustic tile border and the field tile.

The kicker is the field will be 5/16" Crossville geometric cut tile (my specialty) and below that Ditra and below that heated floor mat. My question is how to make up the height difference between the mighty encaustic tile and the porcelain of about 1/4" of an inch or more.

Or, do I use SLC over the heated matt to build up the height prior to the Ditra installation. I don't want any cracks between the encaustic border and the GT field tiles. Ideas?

Thanks Colleen at Geometric Tile
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Unread 12-30-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Can you use your SLC idea then caulk between the two?
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