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Old 02-09-2018, 11:51 AM   #46
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anyone tried an ink line on the Ditra?
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:34 PM   #47
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Many probably have.
Then they prefill the Ditra waffles and snap regular chalk lines and thank themselves for doing it. Save yourself the agrivation and pre fill the waffles.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:37 PM   #48
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do I need to wait for the underside of the ditra to harden before filling the waffles or can I lay the ditra and fill the waffles all in one day. also what about sharpie and long straight edge. I have a 12 foot straight edge I use for granite countertops I am thinking about laying it down and tracing my chalk line.
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You can do it all in one step. Going to get that Sharpie all gunked up with chalk tracing the lines though.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #50
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You can fill ‘em whenever you’d like. Matter of fact you can tile right away, or take your excess thinset and fill waffles at the end of tiling each day.

Use whatever works for your reference lines so long as your lines come out square and aligned is what matters. I like to have my straight edge down with some weight or fasteners and start my tile off that, but lines are always the best check especially for multiple rooms
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:39 PM   #51
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Here is a rough sketch of the room I am doing. It is basically 2 rooms. How would you guys go about tiling this? I had planned on laying out tiles to see where they land and make sure it all works out good. Then I would snap a line through the center walk way in between the two rooms. then maybe measure and snap a line every x amount of inches maybe 3 or 4 rows of tiles just to have something to follow. I planned on probably starting at the back of the living room and working my way to the center walk way and working my way into the kitchen. I am thinking it will take me two days to lay the majority of it probably a third day to finish up any dead spaces and maybe some cuts around the perimeter. What would you guy do just want to see what others think.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:39 PM   #52
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there will be no cabinets to deal with
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:24 PM   #53
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You can do it any way you want but I would pop lines for 2 rows at a time. If those are steps going down on the left side, I'd start there with my layout for full tiles and depending on the situation, probably even tile the riser. That's one place you don't want a sliver.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:13 PM   #54
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Hey everyone. I will be using these bags of kerabond for my installation of porcelain tile onto the ditra underlayment. I was told by tile supplier that kerabond is unmoddified? I cant find anything on the bag specifying. Is this mortar suitable for installing my tile onto the ditra?
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it is unmodified.
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so its a good one to use?
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It's an appropriate one according to Schluter for use over their products.

Lots of disagreement over the use of unmodified thinset mortar to install porcelain tile, but it's been installed successfully with that sort of product for many decades.

The Kerabond is one of the best such mortars on the market.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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I used the kerabond t for large format porcelain over ditra.

The one you have should do fine.
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what is the difference between kerabond and kerabond T?
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Kerabond t is a medium bed thinset it's just a little thicker of a mix to help support and fill larger variations with larger tiles.
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