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Old 02-14-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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Anyone know about Laticrete's 9235?

My rep *really* loves this stuff, did a seminar on it and everything. Does anyone know about how it holds up over time?

What do oyu think is the best way to waterproof a shower?
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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Hi 2nd

welcome and... what's yer first name?

I rather like Laticrete products but I've not used the "9235".

A frequent visitor and contributor to these forums from California ("Scooter") uses it and indicates strongly how much he likes it.

Here are just three threads you can view to read his comments.




If you search this forum on "9235" you will be able to read lots of comments about the product.
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hi there, I'm going to move this into the Pro Hangout. You'll get more responses.

You sound like you might be a pro, if so introduce yourself while your in there. Free beer.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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I met a laticrete rep in town today. gave him the url here. maybe he'll stop
by and give you the full rundown.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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This is a very good product. The setting I learned from used it for the waterproof liner in all of the shower pans he built.
It is a two part system. You have the liquid and a mesh. Paint a layer of liquid. Lay the mesh into that and then another coat of liquid. Extra coat can be put on after the first has dried. Until the Kerdi system came along I liked this system also as I found it easier to do the pan than trying to form the thicker 50-60 mil stuff. And you can fasten backer board to the threshold and when covered with this you don't have to worry about water getting in.
It is expensive.

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Old 02-14-2006, 06:52 PM   #6
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Very good quality waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane...one of the first on the market, and still the best IMHO. Only drawback is price, with some of the newer introductions into the waterproofing market becoming more cost effective.

I like 9235 because it allows you coat additional layers without a huge lag in wait time. It also has a higher solids content than some of the waterproofing membranes that I have used(meaning it has less of a tendency to thin out when installing).

In relation to antifracture membrane capabilities, I have no doubt that it can successfully bridge gaps over and beyond what Laticrete specifies(but let's keep that between me and you). It'll do the job......

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Wouldn't use it for that, but everyone has their own tricks I guess....I use it for waterproof safing above the mud pan, benches, and curb......
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:24 AM   #7
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I use it in all my showers. I have not tried the Kerdi system yet.
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:55 AM   #8
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I use it in all my showers too. I just don't like the idea of a sopping wet CBU and the product pretty much bullet proofs any installation.

It is a son of gun to install--quite messy, and I haven't figured out a way to make it clean. So I wear a hat, old clothes, or a garbage bag, cover my tennies with blue tape, and go for it. Two or three coats. I try to trowel on the first coat, but that is particularly messy, but the point is to get a nice thick first coat. We sometimes roll on the product for the 1st coat. I cover the floor with blue tape along the perimeter and perhaps some carpet scraps, plastic, or plywood.

Then quickly embed the fabric pieces (pre-cutting them is a must) overlapping each seam by 2 inches. For the corners I just but the fabric and then use a 4 inch wide corner piece overlapping each wall by 2 inches. Embed the fabric with a flat trowel.

Then quickly apply the second coat, which we usually paint on and after it is up, we apply a 3rd coat again with a wide brush. Then you're done.

I can do the typical shower walls, curbs, and jambs (I don't do the floors) with about 3-4 gals.

Throw away your clothes after your'e done. I'll have the stuff in my hair, up my nose, yeech. Watch where you walk--don't track the stuff all over the homeowner's floors--you'll never get it up.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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I heard that. If I am tiling the bathroom floor also (not the shower floor), I usually bring the 9235 out 3 or 4 ft. from where the walk-thru is. I always have enough left so I try to use it up.
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