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Unread 07-02-2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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Mixing sand with red guard for traction?

A tile guy my contractor buddy uses says he mixes 1 cup washed sand per 1 gallon red guard to add additional adhesion for tile etc. I am sure people will blow a gasket at this, I am just interested if it has any merit or not. Thanks!

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Unread 07-02-2019, 06:27 PM   #2
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I can see it giving more traction if it were a walking surface, but then RedGard isn't to be a finished surface per their spec.

As for enhancing adhesion for tile, I find that laughable. If mortar doesn't stick to it, there are thousands upon thousands of failures in progress.

Seems silly to me that folks feel the need to on-site engineer solutions to problems that don't exist. The "more is better" mentality is rampant and doesn't seem to be abating.

My remodeling heart aches at the notion...


So there!
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Unread 07-02-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Aermotor.

Yeah...what Peter said. Mortar has more than ample bond strength. And you’re only messing with a proven product.

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I also agree with Peter.
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I agree with Davy.
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I agree with CX.
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Unread 07-03-2019, 02:43 PM   #7
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So, we're all agreed then?
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Thanks everyone!
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