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Unread 03-10-2021, 09:12 AM   #16
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This is the floor tile purchased.

https://www.flooranddecor.com/porcel...efault&start=5
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Unread 03-10-2021, 10:43 AM   #17
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DCOF >= .42 so I think you're ok. But you could also put a couple on the floor, splash with water, and see how much your bare feet slip.

Fixed...thanks CX
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Unread 03-10-2021, 12:02 PM   #18
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DOC >= .42 so I think you're ok.
That would perhaps be a DCOF rating, Charlie?

Keep in mind that such ratings are not intended for shower floor applications. They're specifically for "Level interior spaces expected to be walked upon when wet." The TCNA Handbook points out that "The specifier shall determine tiles appropriate for specific project conditions."

All tiles are slippery when wet. Shower floor tiles are especially so, considering they are frequently covered in water saturated with soaps and other slippery compounds and walked upon with bare feet.

I would recommend against any tiles larger than mosaic sizes regardless the type of sloped shower floor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-11-2021, 07:50 AM   #19
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Thank you all I will check on those comments.

Any opinions on the flood test and the amount of wicking I experienced?
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Unread 03-11-2021, 09:34 AM   #20
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There is always some wicking in those sheet-type direct bonded waterproofing shower receptors. I can't see enough in your photos to offer a comment, but consider that the Schluter membrane depends upon having a properly mixed thinset mortar between two sections of clean fleece surface to provide the waterproofing. Thinset mortar is not waterproof. Once you've defeated that condition, as when you removed previously bonded membrane and replaced it over membrane with dried mortar on it, you can no longer expect the same waterproofing. While it might work, it is not the bond that the manufacturer warranties to be sufficiently waterproof for a shower receptor. If you're happy with what you've got, it's what you're gonna use, eh?

And we don't know how deep was your flood nor how long your test.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-11-2021, 02:19 PM   #21
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CX,

Schluter All-Set was used per their directions for applying membranes.

The flood test was done for ~25 hours.

~ 3.5 inches of water in the front of the shower.

~ 2 inches of water in the back of the shower.

Enough water to fill up a 55 gallon trash can.
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Acceptable test. You like the result, I like the result.
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Bathroom coming along slowly but nicely.

I was able to get the bathroom floor tile laid.

I still need to do the curb and the shower floor but I will post an update picture as soon as possible.
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Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning Schluter All-Set Haze off of rough tiles.

These were cleaned during install (not well enough).

I didn't even think about this because the only tiles I have installed are subway tiles and those tiles on the bathroom floor next to the shower. (no problem with those)

I have tried green scotch bright pads (with water and water/vinegar).

This looks great when it is wet but as it dry's it has a terrible haze.

Pictures to see what it looks like from wet to dry.

Curb was just installed Monday.

Schluter was not help but they did give me the number or my regional manager and I will ask him when he calls me back.

Grout joints are open.
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Here is where the walls stand now.

Waiting on trim for the niche.
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Schluter's Recommendation was Dish Soap & Water.

Since the grout joints are open I am concerned using a cleaner and letting it get in the grout joints.

Schluter had no concern over that just that the cleaner could damage the tile.

I am either going to use Kerapoxy or Flexcolor CQ for the shower floors.

The vertical surfaces will be Flexcolor CQ.

I gave Mapei a call and will call them back today to get there advice again.

The reason I called Mapei is because I will be using their grout and will most likely be using their cleaner & sealer.

They were hesitant to give me any advice on cleaning Schluters Thinset and were concerned about the open grout joints.

I might go ahead and grout the tiles with a Mapei Grout and then go ahead and use one of there recommended cleaners after.

I have read a good amount of old threads on this form talking about thinset haze and I might give the magic eraser a try to see if that helps at all.

I have a spare tile I will test all cleaners on before I actually try it in the shower.
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Unread 06-03-2021, 08:42 AM   #27
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Cleaning haze left by All Set should be any different than any other modified thinset mortar.

What kind of tile are those, Scott? Maybe the tile manufacturer has some ideas...
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Dan,

Thanks for the reply.

https://www.flooranddecor.com/porcel...efault&start=5

This is the tile that was purchased.

I will try to get ahold of the manufacture shortly and see if they have any ideas.
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I did manage to get the shower almost completely clean.

I am thinking about using Kerapoxy (I will call Mapei and get some tips from them as well) for the shower floor and curb.

There are not many grout joints so I think I will be able to do this if I follow the directions and keep everything clean & replace cleaning water often.

1/16 on the curb and 1/8 on the shower floor.

I have only seen one thread about Epoxy for a Schluter Shower Floor (from 2008) and it does not recommend against it.

Any issues with Epoxy and the way a Schluter Shower is designed.

This would just be the shower floor and the curb.

If the epoxy is not to bad I might try it on the rest of the bathroom floors.

Walls I am planning to use Flexcolor CQ.
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While I would think twice about using an epoxy thinset, I'd have no problems using an epoxy grout on a Kerdi shower.
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