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Unread 02-04-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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Glass Floor Tile Installation

What if your installing glass 12x12 or 16x 16 tiles over ditra over self leveling cement over Nu Heat over 1/2 CBU or mortar bed over subfloor. Wouldn't Mapei Kerapoxy be essential for the bond to glass? A slow cure would be able to be achieved with a 1/4 inch expansion around the rooms perimeter. I'm dealing with a manufacturer that does not give specifics on application. Ditra does not specify this app. for glass. TCA does similar for Hydronic. Any advice? thanks mark
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Unread 02-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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Does this glass have a white backing or is it clear? I would skim coat the glass with kerabond/keralastic, let dry; then install with unmodified. what manufacturer of glass or heat matt are we talking about anyway.

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Welcome, Mark. Please enter that first name in a permanent signature line so it will appear in each post for us to use.

I've split your post from that years old thread to a project thread of its own to eliminate confusion.
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... What if your installing glass 12x12 or 16x 16 tiles....... I'm dealing with a manufacturer that does not give specifics on application.
This installation is in your own house, I trust? That is a very, very risky installation and you are generally dependent upon the glass tile manufacturer for specific instructions and setting and grouting materials. What is the manufacturer's name?
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Wouldn't Mapei Kerapoxy be essential for the bond to glass?
Far as I know, Kerapoxy is a grout, not a setting material. Someone will correct me if that's not the case.

And I'd sure wanna know a lot more about your subfloor before we went any further.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Kelly, Kerapoxy is a epoxy mortar and grout. Kerapoxy IEG is just a grout. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Just guessing but I assume that if it says "mortar", you can bond tiles with it. Although, plain ol grout is mortar to me.
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See, Mark, bad information don't never git far hereabouts.

Thanks, Davy.
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Hey, my fingers are crossed that someone doesn't correct me.
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Cool

Thanks for your response. The electrical warm flooring is Nu Heat, I have installed this product many times, and recommend it. I am a licensed c-54 (Ca) tile contractor. The tile is "moda vetro" glass tile. The spec sheet names Pental Stone and tile from Seattle, but i believe the product is based from China. There specs do not give just that " specifics" unlike Oceanside Glass Tile and others. It does have a backing and I am trying to find out if it is a hot, warm, or cold fired glass. Glass has different requirements than ceramic and stone. The specs from Ditra, Nu Heat, Mapai, TCA, all vary a bit. I know that glass is not a one size fits all application. I can't guarentee an install without specifics. But I would like to find the best method of install. Thanks again Mark.
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Unread 02-05-2009, 06:46 AM   #8
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One thing about glass on the floor. it's gonna be slippery as all get out. do they realize that fact? and make sure the manufactuer recommends it as a floor tile. some don't.

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