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Unread 10-31-2020, 07:50 AM   #16
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Is it acceptable to glue a small piece of kerdi board there, if the whole thing will be banded?

Something else I noticed. Part of the room will have a heated floor, and part won't (under the cabinet, under the tub, near the toilet)

Can you transition from ditra heat to ditra by using a larger notched trowel (maybe 1/2 by 1/2) on the ditra? It looks like the ditra heat is about 1/8 thicker than regular ditra. Or do I have to splurge and use ditra heat everywhere?
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Unread 10-31-2020, 10:02 AM   #17
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Splurge, Steve, it'll make your life a whole bunch easier.

It will be extremely difficult to build up the height of the regular Ditra with a thick bed of mortar while maintaining a uniform height across the area.
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Unread 01-19-2021, 06:45 AM   #18
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Things are coming along nicely. The tile and edging is in and I am going to start laying it this week

Is it best to thinset in Dilex eke before the tile? Or at the same time? Picture for reference
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I'd do it at the same time.
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Definitely at the time you set the tile. It would never stay in place beforehand.
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The tile I'm putting down is scabos travertine. It has some nice quartz inclusions that go through the tile. It seems like a waste to grout these. Would a clear epoxy hold up?
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I think the clear epoxy would hold up just fine, especially on a bathroom floor. My only concern would be that the epoxy may not be completely clear, and might yellow over time.

Still, will probably be nicer than grout.
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A true clear epoxy might allow some coloration of the thinset underneath to show through. You might like this translucent one https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-st...nslucent-grout

Any coloration of the tile would tend to be mirrored by the grout.
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Thanks for everyone's help so far. I almost have a full floor.

At the doorway out of the bathroom, I'm stumped on the best way to handle the drop off. The bathroomnis built up on a second layer of 5/8 plywood, so there is a drop-off at the threshold

I could use a Reno TK, but the lip would be too high and would just catch feet. Option 1 is a Reno U, but you would still sort of see the subfloor peeking out. Option 2 is a Trep FL, which would cover the plywood, but would stick out more over the carpet.

Does anyone have any thoughts?
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I've run into a problem here. I was planning on treating the half wall corner like a countertop and using a rondec step to cover up the drywall/kerdi interface. Im finding out that the 90s only come in horizontal turns, not vertical turns, and I'm trying to avoid mitering

Is there any trim that exists that would cover up the gap AND has a vertical 90? Or does anyone have any thought on this?
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