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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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tiled Shed floor

Ok i know it sounds crazy and probably is, but yes i tiled the floor of my shed.
I had some left over ditra and had procelain tiles.

But anyways, spoke to schluter and they say no problem, i followed their guidlines:

My shed floor is 6'x8' and made of 2x6's every 16" with 3/4 plywood.

As per schluter recommendations i added 1/2 durock using modified thinset and screws.

Then i put down the ditra and used unmodified thinset as per schluter recommendation and set my tiles with again the unmodified thinset.

It looks good and i was pretty confident of myself but i've been reading that we should use only modified mortar for outdoors since it's more resisting to cracking.

What do you guys think, altought my tiles are not technically outdoors, they still will be affected by the extreme temperature changes here in Quebec.


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Unread 10-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Modified mortars are more resistant to cracking? Well, that's not true all by itself. It's true that some modified mortars are more flexible. And if there's some differential movement between the substrate and tile, it may flex enough to keep a crack from being inflicted on a tile. But you've installed your tiles per Schluter specs over Ditra. If some differential movement occurs, the Ditra is there to relieve the stress between the two. You did good.

As long as the 2x6 joists are up to the L/360 deflection rating, you're good to go. Take a look at this Deflecto calculator to see how your floor structure rates.

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I scored L/839 so i should be good.

Thanks for the link.
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