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Unread 11-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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pebble stones on shower floor

hi all could have a delema i was lurking on harry dunbars site and noticed that he used modified thinset to install pebbles in his kerdi shower floor.his rational is that there would be adiquit airspace for the thinset to cure.i know this is a violation of kerdi(schluter) laws of installation practices but is it acceptable.would there be a concern for leakage and would it make the pebbles stay well attatched to the floor??? thanks to all in advance..dan
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Unread 11-06-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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Hi Dan, I just did two shower floors with those on Kerdi and used TECs unmodified thinset. Stuck like a rock.
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Unread 11-06-2007, 11:50 PM   #3
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Harry and Mike both have methods that work. Question is: do you want the warranty, or can you do without?
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Unread 11-07-2007, 12:05 AM   #4
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in a case like this the quality of the thinset may be as much or more of a factor than the type. I used premium unmodified (Kerabond) on my river rock floor. and yes, it's hard as a rock.
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I took the John Bridge approach -used Versabond. I used pebbles for my shower floor too with spectralock Pro grout.
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Unread 11-08-2007, 05:49 AM   #6
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I did the exact same thing as Chris, Versabond and SpectraLock Pro. Came out great. Check out my project thread below.

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Unread 11-08-2007, 09:10 AM   #7
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No fear of leakage and the thinset will cure fine.
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Ditra-set

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Unread 11-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #9
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I also JB'd it, used Versabond. Figured that covered me either way.

For gout, I'm using Mapei Ultracolor grout, it's their higher end grout.

Going to pre-seal with Stone Tech Heavyduty, grout, then seal grout and stone.
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Unread 11-10-2007, 03:59 PM   #10
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thanks you guys rock and are the worlds best

as stated thank you all...dan.
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Unread 11-10-2007, 10:56 PM   #11
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Welcome, Dan.

Keep in mind that our good friend Harry Dunbar also pewts "leche" in his deck mud. He thinks everything needs to be modified.


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Unread 11-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #12
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thinset

thanks cx ,i have edited myself.question whitch thinset is better for installing the porcellin tiles on the walls of my shower and pebble floor for my shower.i have already installed the decking porcelin tile on the whirlpool tub using latticrete 317 (must say 317 is realy strong i tested it ) .so is it latticrete 317 or kerabond..i have both and whatever this great forum says is best i shall use..and lastly should i use an epoxy grout or the hi flex grout from mapei.thanks ..dan.oh i have been taking pictures of entire project from start to finish and i will post for all to see so if some one could put my threads together for me i would be greatly appreciative.thank you all good day...dan
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Unread 11-15-2007, 06:23 PM   #13
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Question thinset question

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Unread 11-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #14
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happy lurky day

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