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Unread 02-18-2020, 11:00 PM   #16
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The next step is to research and find your favorite waterproofing method or hire a pro who guarantees his / her work.

Which path are you on?
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In his last paragraph, he said he was going with Kerdiboard and a foam tray.

Certainly nothing wrong with a tray, but a properly installed mud floor works even better, and is a fraction of the cost of a foam tray.
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Mud is always cheaper, until you add in the chiropractor.

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Just a question about the floor around the shower. How far outside the shower should I run the waterproof membrane? I was just going to run it maybe a foot outside the shower but really can’t find any guidance in my searches. There is backerboard covering the whole floor and I can’t imagine we would have much moisture outside the area of the shower. Thanks!
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There's no rule or best practice about that. I would do at least 2-3", but you can do as much as you want.
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We prefer to waterproof the entire bath floor whenever possible. Products like Ditra or the liquids such as Hydroban also give some measure of crack isolation.

If using a sheet membrane we like to run the fabric up the walls a few inches behind the baseboards. This also helps when someone flushes a Barbie doll or a dinosaur.
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Thanks for the replies. I finished prepping the bathroom and picked up the Kerdi products so I can get started tomorrow. When it comes to the thinset for the shower walls, I noticed Kerdi recommends an unmodified thinset. I picked up a bag of Mapei Keeshond T as recommended at the store. What do you guys think? I have searched and see some mixed reviews. Is there a different thinset you would use for the wall tile (ceramic 4x12)? Thanks!
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I picked up a bag of Mapei Keeshond T
I hope that's Kerabond T you bought. If it is, you did good.

If it's really Keeshond, I don't know what to tell you.
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