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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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ditra with 1x1 glass inset?

I know ditra says not for glass and they dont recomend smaller than 2x2. was wondering if anyone has installed glass accent and been ok. I want to give customer the best job no cbu the gen has asbestos vinyl and they dont want to take out. vinyl is already flush with other floor or i would mud it.
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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hi Rob,

How big of an accent? Youll probablly be fine, but if its anything large in high traffic area, Might want to do something differnt at the accent. Maybe cut the ditra out at the accent and float it up with epoxy?
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Unread 04-03-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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The glass will be in 4x6 strips about 10 on floor.
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I like Jeremy's idea, cut out the Ditra. May glue a little piece of NobleSeal CIS or equal in there.
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Unread 04-03-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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I just did the exact same thing

As recommended by our good freind JB -- still, it is not warrantied by schluter,
but if it works , who cares . . . jus' sayin'
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Unread 04-03-2010, 01:12 PM   #6
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oh

but mine was on the wall

good luck
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I don't know what thing you're talking about, Stevo.

I'm afraid that isolating a segment to the sub floor and then surrounding it by tiles set on Ditra might create problems with movement or the lack thereof. The tile field on the Ditra is free to move, but the element glued to the subfloor is not. Any other thinking on that?
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Back the inserts with Kerdi.(we use Laticrete 254r to mount to the kerdi) This makes the inserts more monolithic parts and allows them to grab more of the ditra. It's worked for us many times. Might not be by the book but I think it beats mounting to the sub-floor..that sounds like it could have too many issues.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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That was a concern of mine also. there is enough of a thickness variation I was considering mounting tiles on comercial grade vct like in the schools.
then i could install on ditra this would distribute the weight more which is what i believe the conecern is with small tiles however not sure if this would satisfy why not to use glass.
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Hi Robo, what Trask said. These are 5/8" glass cubes mounted on Kerdi set on Ditra.
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could i use kerdi band? im a pan liner mud floor and curb with durock walls then hydroban. so i dont have any kerdi layen around.
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I'm confused why not just use the Nobel CIS for the whole underlayment if you are worried about the mosaic and point-load?
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I have used scraps of kerdi like musky mike and trask said. I have also used vct and epoxy or keralastic the accent piece to it. That's how I usually do my mosaic insets or accent strips in floor and showers. Just did it yesterday.
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Thanks for input guys. The gen already had ditra and is providing materials
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