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Unread 02-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Blue shower coating?

Does anyone know what that new coating tile installers are applying to cementboard on shower walls. Looks like a epoxy or thick coating(blue or balck) to replace any kerdi membrane, looks pretty simple too. I saw a tile guy install it, he used cement board and then coated it. He used a standard base and kerdi membrane. Is it any good, thinking of trying it in my own home? Looks alot easier than installing membrane on all walls.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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This stuff? (post 14) Mapelastic HPG.
I think Aquadefense is also blue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj8-0WisLsk

Geueze has lots of you tube videos showing applications of many different liquid membranes.

The one major downside to liquid membranes is application thickness. It's more difficult to get the correct thickness from a rollon as opposed to a sheet.
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yuck Mapei lol

try the Laticrete Hydro Barrier.....it's blue too

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The one major downside to liquid membranes is application thickness. It's more difficult to get the correct thickness from a rollon as opposed to a sheet.
then why roll it on ? use a 1/8" notch trowel to get your depth and then knock it down
with a flat trowel and fill in the grooves.

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Thanks for all the input. However, what I saw was black and or Navy blue and slightly transparent. The installer used cement board and standard tape on joints on walls only. Then he coated it with this material, he used no membrane in corners or joints, only what was used on cement board. When it comes to the base he used membrane and a standard Kerdi foam base. He installed it with standard installation procedures from Schluter. He did use pieces of Kerdi to seal from base to wall about 4 inch overlaps and Kerdi drain. What he used to paint on walls was just coating, he did entire shower walls and niches. It reminds me of the tar coating they install on the foundation walls on the outside of houses.( I know it's not that)
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Could have been a Mer-Krete product. One ting to note...there wouldn't be any Schluter warranty if you are interested in one. They would frown on the installation as you have described it.
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Only black ones I know are TEC Tripleflex,Laticrete 9235, and the ones made by Merkrete. None of them are transparent.

Do you have a link to some pictures of what your talking about? Maybe we can identify it that way.

Aquadefense I think is the darkest blue I know of.

This could also be something someone did using a product not designed to be behind tile.
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