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Unread 05-26-2021, 11:12 AM   #1
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Greetings,
I'm working on a second bathroom reno. This is a shower/bathtub application. I'm planning on drywall with Kerdi membrane. A couple questions:

1. I'm having a drywall guy install drywall in tub area in preparation for Kerdi. Where the drywall in the tub area meets the bathroom wall, the drywall mud will need to be feathered out in order to make a nice seamless transition from old drywall to new drywall in tub area. The feathered drywall mud will impede into the edge area where the Kerdi membrane will placed. I'm guessing it isn't recommended to place thin-set mortar on top of unfinished drywall mud. Is there a recommended practice for this scenario?

2. There is a window in the shower area. Should the Kerdi membrane go on the frame of the window a small distance (1/4" or so) to ensure waterproofing? Would I use Kerdi Fix here?

3.Last shower I did I used Versabond for Kerdi to drywall. This time I was considering Versabond again or Laticrete 317 for Kerdi to drywall. Any strong preference?

4. We are going to use white subway tile. We want a navy blue grout or something similar. Any leads on a quality grout in bold colors? I did see Laticrete has the Permacolor grout, any advice there?

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Unread 05-26-2021, 10:31 PM   #2
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1) Figure out precisely where the outer edge of your tile will be. Use a level to pencil a line about 1/2” inside there and tape off the area with blue tape and red rosin paper or butcher paper. Be neat about it and the drywaller can tape and mud the joint. Then, pull off the tape to expose bare drywall for the Kerdi install.

2) An operable or non-operable window?

3) If you want a warranty, the 317. If you don’t care about the warranty and would like a little stickier mortar to work with, use the Versabond.

4) Sorry, never used or tried to obtain navy blue grout.

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Thanks for the reply. The window is operable, horizontal slider.
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Hi Phil,

The blue grout will stain things you don't want stained. Mask off everything near the tile field.
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Thanks for the reply. The window is operable, horizontal slider.
Is this window going to get water sprayed onto it, or is is out of the line of water? I ask because operable windows aren’t meant to get wet from the interior side.

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I found a blue color grout from Laticrete in their "ready to use grout" line. Anybody have any experience with this grout?
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Schluter niche question.

I'm currently working on a shower project. I have installed a Prefab Schluter 12x20 niche. I am planning on putting one piece of tile in back of niche. This will obviously be close to a 12x20 piece of tile. Per traditional standards this would classify as LFT. My question, is that really necessary in that application to use LFT thinset and 1/2"notch trowel? This would require purchasing a whole bag of LFT thinset for one tile, as I'm using Laticrete 317 for my smaller wall tile. Thanks in advanced.
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Use the 317, Phil.

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