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Unread 12-12-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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This place is great. I have both tile you world book and kerdi book. I have been reading like crazy and now projects are about to start. I just bought some ditra for my kitchen counter tops and kerdi systems for showers that will be getting done soon. so here is my first list of questions. Oh you can call me Ski my internet is amazingly slow but will put my name in signiture page soon.

OK I purchased my produsts at a local tile shop, trying to keep my neighbors working. They sold me Mapei ultraflex 1, polymer modified(6 sacks) just add water and Mapei Kerabond (1 sack).

So my first question is I thought Schulter sytems didnt want any modified used in there installs? So is the Mapei Ultraflex the wrong thing to use for well any part of the install? All the installs using the Schulter systems will be ceramic tiles: counters 12x12 vanitys 6x6 and showers a mixture.

I am also puting some green marble down for a wood stove hearth will be laying it direct to concrete floor any comments on that welcome. Wasnt puting ditra down because of the heat from the stove. Sorry for being so long winded any advice greatly apreciated. And once again this place is great and yes I bought my tile saw through here now if they would just send the right one someday.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hi Ski, Welcome aboard.

You might want to break the green marble off onto another thread.

The Kerabond is the way to go for both the Ditra and Kerdi, unless the Ditra is going down on a wood floor.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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Just a clarification, the ditra will be going on plywood substrate for kitchen counter. Also to clarify I would NOT use Mapei ultraflex 1 to bond the ceramic tiles to either the ditra or the kerdi in the showers? I should just return the Mapei ultraflex for Mapei kerabond?
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Unread 12-13-2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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You want a modified thinset to set the Ditra to the ply and an unmodified thinset to set the tiles on the Ditra and on the Kerdi. Same for putting the Kerdi up, unmodified thinset. Kerabond is good.
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