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Unread 11-17-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Countertop installtion with Ditra: needed advice

Hi folks,

have a new project - my first countertop installation. The tiles have not been chosen yet (no granite nor marble, probably 6x6 vitreous tiles).

There is already 2 layers of 3/4 in ply installed over approx. 70 sqft of countertop.

From what I see the best way to proceed from here is to use a Ditra membrane.
We also have a Schluter Rondec-ct edging that allows a 1inch strip of tile to be set within the stainless steel edge piece.
  • What is your advice on Epoxy Grout?
  • Should we use a grout color very similar to the tile color so the countertop looks more unified?
  • Any other advice for countertop installations?

Thanks in advance for any help folks
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Unread 11-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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Epoxy grout is different from regular grout. Invest in a mini-unit and do a mock-up so you can get the feel of it before commiting to your final project.

Grout color is up to you. Colors that match the basic color of the tile will tend to receed, so it does look more monolithic. However, don't think that you won't see the joints, the profile of the tile will give them away.

Other advice: Measure twice, cut once. Quit when before you are tired. Eat out a time or two. Have fun.
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