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Unread 04-23-2021, 07:05 AM   #1
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Correct adhesive

I am using tile redi base and Kerdi board walls..for a 4x6 shower..what is the the correct adhesive to use for the last row of wall tiles that will be approx 2/3 on the Kerdiboard and 1/3 on the side wall of the tileredi base...using 12x24 porcelain tiles
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Unread 04-23-2021, 07:19 AM   #2
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Welcome, Andrew.

Tile Redi makes specific recommendations in their online installation instructions. Use one of those or similar in other brands.

If you'd be more specific about which Tile Redi product you have, that advice might change.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Hi, Andrew.

The epoxy mortar they recommend is found to be very messy to work with and hard to clean up after by most folks that use it. Do you already have a TileRedi pan purchased?

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The instructions I linked recommended a modified thinset mortar (A118.4) for tile installation, Goldstein. That's how's come I axed for the specific Tile Redi product information.

I've been aware that they (Tile Redi) had changed their recommendation from epoxy to cementitious thinset mortar for some of their products years ago, but I'm not sure which might still require the epoxy. You know the difference, if there is any?
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My base product is wonderful with bench kit. WF3648L-RB36-KIT...looks to be yellowish foam type product...has list of approved modified thin sets..SO this type base does not use epoxy based tile adhesive??
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That's how I read it, Andrew. Perhaps Bubba knows something I'm not seeing in those instructions. I do know that Tile Redi for years required the use of epoxy mortar for tiling their shower receptors.
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Bench top...

I am installing Kerdi board shower and bench. I plan to do a granite slab that is going to match vanity top for the bench top. Does the bench top need to be installed before tiling the shower walls or can it wait till after the tiling job as that is when the installers come for the vanity.
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Hi Andrew, the bench top can definitely be installed after the walls are tiled.

Do you have the top of the bench sloped towards the drain?
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I agree.

In addition to what Dan asked, can I ask who will be installing the granite for the bench? I ask because countertop fabricators/installers around my neck of the woods are not versed in the proper installation of material like this in a shower. They think that squirting a few ribbons of silicone to embed the bench would be perfectly proper. They don’t realize the importance of using a material like mortar and are not experienced in using proper technique to get a very high percentage of solid mortar coverage.

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Good point about actually setting the stone, Tonto, definitely don't want to use silicone for that, no matter how many time they tell you "we do it this way all the time". Which only means they've been doing it wrong all the time.
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yes the top of kerdi bench is sloped towards the drain...I will make sure it is correct mortar set and silicone edge sealed ...yes...I've seen the ones just stuck on with silicone !!Thanks...
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You're using a Kerdi Board bench rather than your Tile Redi bench now, Andrew?
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shower bench how to...

Can someone point me to a thread that has the correct procedure for installing a slab bench seat and curb top for shower AFTER the walls of shower are tiled...THANKS
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I'd treat it like a very large tile and use thinset. Caulk around the edges since those are changes of plane.
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Make sure to check for proper slope when you set it.
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