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Old 07-25-2018, 02:47 PM   #31
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Just got off the phone with Durock, awesome customer service btw. He was very nice and listened to all my questions. Told me I was good to go on tile, and said to make sure I use latex modified thinset under the Durock. I wanted to use Versabond under and over my Durock, latex sounds expensive.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:24 PM   #32
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You don’t need a modified thin set under the Durock.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:11 PM   #33
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Thx Ray, Ive read that here on alot of posts. Is that Versabond LFT good for Durock to tile?
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:59 AM   #34
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Can I use this trowel for my Durock? Also, what is this called in my second pic? I cant find it at hd or lowes online, and don't know what to call it. Is it a carpet shim or transition? I tried to save it, but it just crumbled up. Im gonna need one for my closet to tile transition.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:11 AM   #35
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What size are the notches on that trowel? Looks too big to me.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:41 AM   #36
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You can use cedar shingles for your transition. Like large shims, will gradually ramp up your floor. You can find them in the roofing section at Lowe’s.
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Old 07-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #37
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Kman, its 1/4x3/8x1/4, should I just get a 1/4x1/4? Thanks Ray, Ill go look today.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:27 PM   #38
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Do these tiles look flat to you guys? I wanna do a 1/3 and 1/2 mix staggered pattern. Couldn't find any pics of what I want to do here. On the box it says to do a 15-30% offset and not a 50%. I think I can get away with the 50%, unless you guys think otherwise. Im gonna use a 1/8 Raimondi spacer/leveling system. Tiles are
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It behooves you to follow the product manufacturer's recommendations, regardless what "you guys" might think.

Do otherwise and you're on your own with the results.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:47 PM   #40
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So do the tiles look flat to you?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:36 PM   #41
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Finally getting around to start tiling, work and life put things on hold. Ripped up the carpet and bought a cup wheel to clean up my subloor. I noticed some of the nails were a bit rusted, probably from my son always making a mess getting out of the shower. Should I cover the nails I have down with something so they don't rust with the thinset? I also wanted to put some screws down by the existing nails for re-enforcement on the plywood to my trusses, is this a good idea? What type of screws should I use?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #42
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Just make sure and hammer any high nail heads down, then come back with some coated or stainless steel deck screws.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:09 PM   #43
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Got it, thx Ryan.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:41 PM   #44
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I went to Lowes for Tec grout and didn't realize they stopped carrying it and only have Mapei. I went to Floor and Décor and that's all they have too. Every time I use Mapei I get a lot of efflorescence. The guy at Floor and Décor said to use Ultracolor plus FA. He also said Mapei is gonna phase out keracolor, is that true? I guess I will settle for mapei, Ultracolor says fast setting. How fast is fast setting in terms of minutes? Sorry for the dumb question. My wife liked the Alabaster, I wanted a darker grout to hide stains, but she's the boss.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:31 PM   #45
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If you want tec try some of your actual tile stores rather than the big box stores maybe they will have it.

I haven't heard about phasing out of keracolor but I dont keep up with Mapei much.

It is very tempermental about water, room temp, humidity, and mixing. Following the directions to the letter. Use ice water to buy yourself extra working time. I've used FA a handful of times and I wasnt really happy with my results. Alot of guys like it, but its not a product that I have been happy with.
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